The Worst Thing About Being A Trainee Psychologist

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. This week’s article is a complete REALITY CHECK for all you aspiring psychologists. Previously, we wrote the worst thing about being an assistant psychologist back when I was an AP. This time around, we explore the worst things about being a trainee along with things that you can do to make trainee life that little bit easier. Hopefully, this article will show psychology graduates that the grass isn’t greener on the other side! Continue reading The Worst Thing About Being A Trainee Psychologist

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So What Is Business Psychology?

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. This weeks guest article is from Dr Grace Mansah-Owusu who is a Chartered Psychologist. This is an area that we are personally interested in as this sector appears to have a bright and broad future. Many top companies are starting to realise the importance of employee wellbeing and are actively exploring how to get the best out of their employees. This could signal a rise in occupational psychologists as they hold the required skills to deliver results. This is why we thought it would be great for Grace to explain what Occupational Psychology is and how you can pursue this career path.
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Diagnosis Shaming from Mental Health Professionals

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. This weeks guest article is from Rowan Wild who shares her experiences of “diagnosis shaming” from professionals. Rowan really goes deep on how something as simple as communication can have such a long term impact on service users. This is an article that should be read by EVERYONE within the mental health sector and should a lesson for all future professionals on the importance of their role! We hope you enjoy this article as much as we did! Continue reading Diagnosis Shaming from Mental Health Professionals

Why Study Psychology in the UK? (Part 3)

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist! This week we wrap up our article series from Phil on Why You Should Study in the UK. This is a very short article giving our international readers very practical tips on why you should study psychology in the UK with the previous articles exploring the trials and tribulations of studying abroad. We hope this will be very beneficial for anyone thinking of studying in the UK. Continue reading Why Study Psychology in the UK? (Part 3)

From No A-Levels to Building A Mental Health Service: The story so far…

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist! This week’s guest article comes from Stacey Pyle who has gone from No A-Levels to Building Her Own Mental Health Service. She previously struggled for years with her own mental health and found herself in her mid-20’s HOMELESS and a single mother of 3. Despite all adversity, she persevered to gain an access course to medicine where she received a DISTINCTION which subsequently led to an unconditional offer to study psychology. Stacey refuses to settle for the ordinary and is about to launch her own mental health service called “The Foundation Centre” which is backed by the Princes Trust. This is her story so far…. Continue reading From No A-Levels to Building A Mental Health Service: The story so far…

Why Admin Staff Will Make or Break Your Career

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. In this week’s article we talk about a crucial topic that could make or break your career. Within services, admin staff are widely underrated and quite frankly undervalued by services. This is also something that Graduates really take for granted which could be detrimental to your progress within your chosen discipline. This week, we explore Why Admin Staff Will Make or Break Your Career. Continue reading Why Admin Staff Will Make or Break Your Career

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