Report on Third Year Wilderness Challenge

Trainees take on the ‘wilderness’ and raise £1,548 for The Laura Centre  Our earlier blog – see https://psychologycultures.wordpress.com/2016/08/02/taking-on-a-wild-wild-test-for-the-laura-centre/ discussed the motivation behind the Wild Wild Test and why we decided to fundraise for the Laura Centre. Now that we have completed it, we felt we’d like to share our experiences with you. The ‘Wild’ as…

‘I could almost feel my mind expanding’; Trainee Clinical Psychologist Lauren Wright enthuses about her visit to America

Lauren reflects on the first joint staff-trainee visit to the clinical psychology programme at James Madison University In April 2016, Emma, Sarah, Jerry and I (creatively dubbed ‘Team America’) were incredibly fortunate to embark on an international placement to Harrisonburg in Virginia. This felt particularly special as this was also the first time it had been offered as…

Mind over matter: First Years meet Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for mental health charity

An account in words and pictures of the first years’ undertaking of the Three Peaks Challenge. They raised more than £2200 for Network for Change, a Leicester-based mental health charity, double their intended target. Part 1: Packing and leaving We arrived at the agreed time of 7am at Carl’s. We packed up the kit and donned…