Hi, my name’s Olivia. I am from Bournemouth but during term time I live in Exeter where I study Psychology at University.
Throughout secondary school, sixth form and University, I’ve seen the impact that academia can have on Young People’s mental health. My own mental health has been affected similarly and I’ve learnt the importance of putting your mental wellbeing as your top priority as this is what will actually allow you to reach your goals, whatever they may be. Mine is to work in the field of neuropsychology or forensic psychology, I have not yet decided which!
Outside studying, I am passionate about eco-living to help out our wonderful planet, I teach myself guitar and I also love all things self-care: skincare, yoga, meditation…you name it, I’m all for it! On the topic of self-care, meditation has helped my anxiety substantially. Once you know the basics, you’ll find it easier to take a breather when you need it.