Update: First Year of University & the Home Stretch.

Evening kids,

So my first year of university is coming to end. I have one exam left and my brain is borderline leaking out of my ears. That nearly excuses the fact that I have not posted since February and not come to say Hi on any of your lovely blogs for at least 5 months. Nearly.

I been so busy, or at least felt like I have been so busy with university and my part tie job that I have felt like I have had no time for blogging. However, summer is on its way and despite not reading as much, I have still been buying books just as quick!

I have a few post ideas up my sleeve. I may even have some study posts flying around since I feel like I have been doing so much lately and I have learnt a lot in a such a little amount of time. The usual bookish goodness will be coming too!

I hope you are all doing well and I hope to see more of you soon!

Alex 🙂 xxx

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A University TBR #uniprep

My small and slowly growing non fiction shelves! :) #nonfiction #psychology

As some of you may know, I am going back to school this September in 3 weeks time. They sent me a list out a couple of weeks of required reading, and as usual with me it is the first thing I thought of was the fact that it was a good excuse to buy books.

I plan to try and read a few of these! Main ones I need to get to are Issues and Debates, Studying Psychology, An Anthropologist on Mars and Affluenza!

Do you guys have anything to read for school? Let me know and we can encourage each other! Also, let me know if you like the look of or have read any of these! Some of them are older than me…

Off the Wall: Young People’s Experiences with their GP’s & Survey

Logo InterchangeHealthwatch Sheffield logoI usually don’t talk about what I do outside the blog, but I your guys help. I am currently conducting a survey about, you guessed it, young people’s experiences with their GP’s (general practitioners). This data is being gathered in order to present to GP’s the thoughts and views of young people ages 14 to 25 in the UK.

If you are willing to take part and match the 14-25 age range and are using UK based health servies/ GP’s, here is the survey link. It only takes around 5 minuets to complete.

The survey is being conducted on behalf of Interchange Sheffield & Healthwatch. Interchange being a counselling service for young people & the organisation I am working with and Healthwatch being the Offcom of the doctoring world, if you will.

Here is some more info about Interchange & the project:

Interchange is an Emotional Well-being service that provides a therapy and counselling service for young people aged 13-25. We work from Star House and in schools and community setting throughout Sheffield.

We are part of a pilot initiative called GP Champions. This is a three-year project funded by the Department of Health.
It is run by the Association for Young People’s Health in co-ordination with the charity Youth Access and the RCGP Adolescent Health Group. Its aim is to transform the delivery of health services for young people by creating innovative new links between GPs and local voluntary organisations. GPs will benefit from getting more options for referring young people and help with commissioning. The project promotes young people’s health needs within the commissioning agenda and supports improvements to address these.

I would hugely appreciate if you took part. A lot of people suffer in silence.  Hopefully doing this and gathering information will help us find way for a lot of young people to feel able to reach out for help

For those who are not based in the UK, I am sorry! I would appreciate if you shared this as far as you can. I have a deadline of the 2nd of June and then I need to collate all of the answers (Hmmm data…).

Thank you in advance and feel free to ask me anything!