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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Mind-set of an Assistant Psychologist

I hear a lot of Psychology Graduates and Students speak about what it takes to be an Assistant Psychologist. You hear so many different answers to this question; however not a lot about the mind-set you develop as an Assistant Psychologist. Most Assistant Psychologists find it difficult to acknowledge that there thought processes and thinking has changed considerably since they first took on the role as an Assistant. This gave us the idea of researching the main mental paradigm shifts nearly all Assistant Psychologists go through to give Students & Graduates an idea of what’s to come. Continue reading Mind-set of an Assistant Psychologist

The Worst things about being an Assistant Psychologist

For years I have heard many graduates say “you need to get an Assistant Psychologist role” and always view these posts as the be all and end all. I have been an Assistant Psychologist for years and granted it has been very rewarding and amazing at times. Nevertheless, no job is perfect so I thought I would write a post about the Worst Things about being an Assistant Psychologist that may help inform your decision when applying for these roles. Continue reading The Worst things about being an Assistant Psychologist

5 Application Mistakes by Psychology Graduates

This is a post that has been bubbling for a while. I’ve asked every psychologist I know within my trust and other trusts about the common mistakes they see in applications from Support Workers to Assistant Psychologist. A lot of the mistakes outlined below can easily be rectified and hopefully land you that all important relevant job role. Do you recognise any of these common mistakes in your application? Continue reading 5 Application Mistakes by Psychology Graduates

How to Get Published as a Psychology Graduate

It’s always around this time of year that many Undergraduate and Masters Students are coming to that glorious moment when completing their dissertations. After a few days of self-glorification and a well-deserved break, most of us forget about our projects and move onto trying to find “Grown-Up Jobs”. What about all those hours of hard work? Do we just put it to the back of our heads? Within this post we will give you the tips needed for PUBLISHING your hard work. Continue reading How to Get Published as a Psychology Graduate

5 Reasons why you should have a Masters in Psychology

Every year, thousands of Psychology Students complete their degree only to become stuck on what to do next. Since the government introduced the Post-Graduate Loan system last year, this has made obtaining a Masters a more attractive offer; however how do you know if you NEED to complete a master? Check out the 5 Reasons below on why you should have an MSc in Psychology. Continue reading 5 Reasons why you should have a Masters in Psychology

5 Myth Busters for Psychology Graduates 

There are lots of myths for psychology graduates. Things like “you need an MSc to get an AP role” or “I haven’t got a chance of getting anything in Psychology as I graduate from… University”. Have you ever heard of the 5 myths in this post? Since I graduated back in 2014, I have heard so many things from different graduates that I previously thought where true. Things like “you need an MSc to get an AP role” or “I haven’t got a chance of getting anything in Psychology as I graduates from….University”. Have you ever heard of the 5 myths below? Continue reading 5 Myth Busters for Psychology Graduates