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PsycINFO update (4 June 2019)

Our main Psychology resource, PsycINFO, is scheduled for a major update, expected to go live on Tuesday 4 June 2019.  This “reload” will implement the latest APA thesaurus tool.  Medical subject headings will be added as a search field and

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Happy National Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia!

Happy National Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia!  (Someone really should come up with a catchier name).  May 17th was chosen to celebrate gender and sexual diversity after the WHO declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder on 17 May 1990. 

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Closure and re-carpeting of Library Area 1A (10-31 June 2019)

We are continually working to refurbish the Library so that it is as pleasant a place to work in as possible.  The next stage of this work is to replace the carpet in Area 1A on the first floor of

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23 wellbeing things. No. 19, Add a splash of colour to your life

After focusing on one topic after another, even with breaks, the mind can tire.  There is only so much that the mind can manage before it starts to collapse under the weight of new knowledge and everything starts to slip

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23 wellbeing things. No. 18, Join the 6%ers

Some people are mood hoovers.  You must have met them or indeed proudly be one!  Mood hoovers find life miserable.  Not that anything in particular is wrong or troubling them, nor that they are depressed or deeply unhappy, only that

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23 wellbeing things. No. 17, Be the mate you’d like to have

We are all stronger when we support one another because there are lots of us, so even if we each only send one or two tweets, laugh out loud GIFs, uplifting anecdotes, texts to say “hi” or stop and ask

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23 wellbeing things. No. 16, Take comfort in being ‘normal’

“All the world’s strange, except for you and me… and even you’re a little odd.” ~ Anon. Everybody has had those days when they stare into the mirror and wonder how they came to be the way they are and

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23 wellbeing things. No. 15, Realising what is possible

If you have been following this blog post series, you may well have noticed that there were a couple of days without posts.  The simple truth of the matter is that I had so many other things that needed to

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23 wellbeing things. No. 14, Keep calm and keep your friends close

No man is an island entire of himself ~ John Bunyan Parties, family ‘get togethers’, gaming groups, sports teams, quiet congregations around the coffee shop table, Socratic walks in the park with your best mate(s) talking over the latest news

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Mindful meditation course starts this Sunday (5 May)

Starting from 5 May, the lovely Stephanie who runs the Thursday afternoon Library relaxation sessions is offering a mindfulness meditation course in Spinnaker Sports Centre on Sundays.  The sessions last half an hour between  11.50am – 12.20pm each Sunday from

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