Student Mental Health

  • 14 Sep

    With up to 565,000 students beginning university this autumn Priory child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg urges young adults to focus on their mental health.

  • 19 Sep

    Over a quarter of students have reported suffering with mental health problems, but what is the reason for this, and is there something we can do?

  • 16 Sep

    The rise of drug culture in the UK has seeped into youth culture, to the point where popular rites of passage for young people are now laced with the dangers associated with drugs.

  • 07 Sep

    Moving to secondary school can fuel negative image issues for children desperately trying to "fit in". Priory's Dr Jasti provides top tips on how to ease the transition.

  • 13 May

    There is mounting anecdotal evidence to suggest the use of ‘smart drugs’ is increasing, particularly amongst young people such as students. Priory looks at the dangers and drawbacks involved.

  • 26 Apr

    It is one of the most stressful times in your child's life (and yours too). With exam season looming, Priory's Dr Hayley Van Zwanenberg has drawn up a list of ways parents can help calm their children - and even use some of the tips themselves in their daily work life.

  • 22 Mar

    Priory's Dr Hayley Van Zwanenberg, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist from Woodbourne Priory Hospital, provides advice for parents who may be concerned their child is affected by sexting.

  • 03 Mar

    For 'University Mental Health Day 2016', we spoke to Jenna Sellis, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at the Priory Wellbeing Centre Birmingham who discussed with us the mental health challenges faced by students and how they can be supported through this crucial time in their lives.