Behind the Books - student Q&A

Childhood friends Will and Amelia chat to each other about the ups and downs of uni life as part of the #BehindtheBooks campaign. 

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Will is going into his second year at University of Sussex studying Drama with Psychology and Amelia is about to head into her final year Bath Spa University, studying Psychology and Criminology. 

They want to remind YOU and any uni student out there that it is okay to have tough days at uni, to encourage you to reach out and chat about it with someone you trust and to remind you that your mental health matters! 

This video was produced and edited by Ewan Archer-Brown and David Peasland in September 2020.

Helplines and online resources 

  • Samaritans: free, over the phone support by calling 116 123  
  • Student Minds: have peer support groups online you can join  
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