4 Ways to Keep Yourself Healthy Whilst Working In Mental Health

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. Within this article we explore how to keep yourself healthy whilst working in mental health. This article was written by a member of the PsychAssist team who is currently a support worker and they give their perspective of how to look after your own mental health whilst working in such a demanding role. This is something we hear many graduates and support workers talk about so we know this is a topic that we had to address. Hopefully this will be able to help you in your journey! Continue reading 4 Ways to Keep Yourself Healthy Whilst Working In Mental Health

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How An Undergraduate Got Onto The Forensic Doctorate

Hello and WELCOMEto PsychAssist. This week’s guest article comes from Kara Deering, a recent graduate who has just been accepted onto the Forensic Doctorate. Kara’s story is very inspirational; from receiving 3 grades lower than what she was expecting in her A Levels to falling into a forensic placement during Undergrad. Kara has silenced all of her doubters to get onto the Forensic Doctorate straight out of University. When we heard this, we had to have her tell her story on PsychAssist. This is Kara’s very inspirational story….. Continue reading How An Undergraduate Got Onto The Forensic Doctorate

Why Psychologists Make The Worst Spouses!

Hello and WELCOMEto PsychAssist. This article is a little bit different from our usual articles but one that is imperative to write. I remember when I first entered the field of psychology and I would hear the phrase “Psychologists make the worst spouses” which really confused me, yet it is something I still hear to this day. This is why we have done some investigations around this topic and found these 3 themes that could explain why Psychologists may be the worst spouses. Continue reading Why Psychologists Make The Worst Spouses!

3 Skills Before You Apply For Assistant Psychologist Roles

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. It’s that time of year again where many Assistant Psychologists are about to leave their posts to take up their places on the clinical doctorate. This means that there will be a fresh batch of hopefuls looking to fill their spots, which could be you.  However, how do you know if you’re ready for an AP role? Within this post we will explore the 3 qualities you NEED to have before applying for AP roles. Continue reading 3 Skills Before You Apply For Assistant Psychologist Roles

Why All Psychology Graduates Should Work In Private Practice

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. Lately we’ve received a lot of questions from recent Psych Grads who are new to the field asking about the difference between NHS experience and Private Experience (we did write an article about this which was called NHS Experience VS Private Experience). They appear to have this pre-conceived misconception that working for private companies is bad and the only way to progress is through solely working in the NHS. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FALSE which gave us the inspiration for this article. Within this post, we will discuss the benefits of working within the private sector and how Psych Grads can flourish in these types of environments. Continue reading Why All Psychology Graduates Should Work In Private Practice

What Will Psychology Look Like In 2030?

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. Lately, we’ve been noticing some trends within the world of psychology which are very exciting. So much so that we thought that we should write an article on the topic (partly to give you information and partly to say “we told you so” in 10 years’ time). With the ever-changing world, we know how scary it can be to try to navigate through and succeed within this space. That’s why we thought we’d give you our thoughts and predictions on things to look out for in the years to come. Continue reading What Will Psychology Look Like In 2030?

Why Study Psychology In The UK? (Part 1)

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. This week we have a really interesting article by one of the members of the PsychAssist team. He is an INTERNATIONAL STUDENT studying psychology in the UK, which obviously comes with its own ups and downs. We at PsychAssist have an ever-growing international fan base so we wanted to write an article for them if they were ever considering studying Psychology in the UK. Within this article, we speak to Philo about his experiences of being an international student studying in the UK. Continue reading Why Study Psychology In The UK? (Part 1)