Julie's Story

My name is Julie and you might know me as your Executive Officer for Part-time students!? 

Personally, I have been struggling with my mental health since I was 13 years old. A child that had to move from the country they used to call ‘home’ to a completely different country. A few months after moving to England, I found out that my mother had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I will forever be thankful to the NHS for their efforts for getting my mum to feeling better and seeing her happy, but also supporting me and reassuring me that she will be ok!

Growing up, I have stumbled across other issues, and have always felt as though I am struggling. Now that we are going through a pandemic, my mental health has flown over the roof! However, what has and is helping me mostly is keeping in touch with those I love and care for. It helps having the university and my senior lecturers supporting me and understanding my struggles.

Sometimes, when I feel low, I would run a bath with bubbles, have a drink and lots of chocolate! I hope this helps you out and I am always available for a chat! Sometimes it helps venting to a stranger or just simply having someone to talk to. Always remember, you are not alone and we will all get through this together.

- Julie