Within the UK up to 70% of our students are victims of sexual violence during their studies. As psychologists, we are well placed to incite change which reduces rates of violence towards, and improves outcomes for, students. Now is the time to talk about sexual violence in higher education.
Thoughts from postgraduates
When I mentioned to a friend and fellow Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) trainee that I’d been approached to write a blog for PsyPAG, he joked that I should write about being a “mental illness mascot”. It’s true, I think I was asked because of the fact I’m so open about my lived experience. But his comment got me thinking; I haven’t always been this open about my experiences, and I wanted to share a bit of my experiences of the process of feeling able to disclose.
About PsyPAG PsyPAG Committee Becoming a PsyPAG representative Current Available Positions The Quarterly Quarterly Back Issues Instructions to Authors PsyPAG Blog Funding Schemes Workshops Awards Bursaries Conference PsyPAG Guide Hearing Voices in Death: Listening and Learning My first experience of death happened when I was working on a hospital ward. I was devastated. We had …