Getting that elusive ‘relevant experience’…A List of Relevant Experience from A Consultant Forensic Psychologist

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. This week we have another amazing guest article by Dr Ruth Tully who is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist. Ruth has kindly given our readers the insight scoop on what to go for when looking for that elusive “relevant experience”. With her many years’ experience, she has given us a list of the types of roles psychology graduates should be looking for. Dr Tully has also given PsychAssist readers an AMAZING discount on her new book to give you an insight into the world of Forensic Psychology……click the link below and use the discount code BSE19 for 20% off to have something to talk about in interviews. Continue reading Getting that elusive ‘relevant experience’…A List of Relevant Experience from A Consultant Forensic 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

Is Post Uni Depression A Thing?

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. This week we’ll explore a very sensitive topic to most graduates which Is Post Uni Depression. This is something that, upon reflection, I personally went through and really affected me after graduation. Looking back, there were 3 main reasons why I felt like this which coincidentally, is shared by many graduates that contact us. This is something that we believe effects many graduates, however is very rarely spoken about. We hope that this will help many graduates understand that they are not alone and this is actually very common. Continue reading Is Post Uni Depression A Thing?

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)

A Week in the Life of a Support Worker

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. We have received hundreds of messages from recent Psychology Graduates asking us about their next steps in their career. We often urge them to become Support Workers, however we are repeatedly met with comments like “I’m not cleaning someones backside!”. This couldn’t be further from the truth which is why we wrote this article from a support worker to show you what Support Worker life is actually like. This is something we wish we knew back when we started our careers. Continue reading A Week in the Life of a Support Worker

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…