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Mental Health: It’s not all about you, but then again it is

In considering someone’s mental health status, often the viewpoint is on the person themselves – there’s something wrong with them, or ‘they’re not their usual self’ or ‘they’re very jolly today”.

Andrew Kidd, MA Psychotherapy

Reflections on Mental Health: Andrew Kidd, MA Psychotherapy

Hello! I’m a Counsellor studying MA Psychotherapy. Leeds Beckett offered a unique chance to top-up my existing qualifications in a flexible way that allows me to continue to support clients, while refining research skills. 

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Think Pacific: Students support Mental Health in Fiji

We make every effort to help our students prepare for their future career. This summer we provided financial scholarships to enable 3 BSc Counselling & Mental Health students to join Think Pacific's virtual internship programme.

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Lost, Taken, Murdered

Devastated by the tragic and brutal death of George Floyd, Dr Vivien Sabel (Senior Lecturer - Psychological Therapies & Mental Health) decided to explore her feelings and express them through the art of poetry. 


Social Care students join live radio chat at Fever FM

Social Care students Imaan and Insha, were rewarded with a visit to Fever FM for their improved performance on the 'Politics of Everyday Life' module.

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Talking Therapies: What is Love?

Dr Divine Charura, Course Director for Postgraduate Psychological Therapies & Mental Health courses, sat down with UKCP CEO, Sarah Niblock to discuss self-love.

Listen to the full podcast here.

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BSc (Hons) Public Health Graduation in Zambia

On 19th September we held our graduation ceremony for the BSc (Hons) Public Health which is delivered in Lusaka. This course first ran in January 2015 and our 3rd cohort of students have now started graduating.

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Leeds Beckett Social Work student wins national essay competition

Nadira Siddique who studies MA Social Work at Leeds Beckett University is one of four winners of the Social Work Union (SWU) World Social Work Day Essay Assignment Competition. 

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Prestigious Award for Leeds Beckett Professor

At the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Play (TASP) Professor Fraser Brown received this year's Brian Sutton-Smith Award for Play Scholarship. 

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Leeds Beckett Lecturer Awarded Title of Queen's Nurse

Sharon Underwood has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen's Nurse by the Queens Nursing Institute (QNI).

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