Published: 17 July 2023
Aishwarya Jagtap is an MBA in Human Resource Management student at the University of Sunderland in London. She attests to the help she has received from the Health & Wellbeing team and outlines the benefits gleaned from her interactions with them.
“I strongly encourage other students to take advantage of our Health and Wellbeing department. It's a great place to start when dealing with any issues that may arise, as it will help you find the best possible solutions.” Aishwarya Jagtap, MBA (Human Resource Management)
"I'm passionate about Human Resources because it's a profession that revolves around people. It enables me to work with different mindsets and explore their perspectives.
One of the main reasons for me to pursue studies at the University of Sunderland in London was that it has a very student-friendly atmosphere and comprehensive support on offer. Additionally, I found its multiple intakes appealing.
In my view, mental wellbeing is as essential as physical health. Alisa Mam, Health and Wellbeing Manager was the one who introduced me to EFT tapping technique which enabled me to manage stress better. I am a regular participant of her Chai and Chat sessions where diverse mental health subjects are discussed; from 'Wellbeing tips on winter season' to 'Mental health awareness of men’.
The Health & Wellbeing department has been instrumental in helping me manage my anxiety issues. I was referred to ‘Problem Shared’ therapy, where I learnt techniques that are now a regular part of my toolkit when managing on a day-to-day basis. Before this, I used to be easily overwhelmed by worries about the future or regrets over the past, but thanks to their support, I have become much more mindful and capable of facing these situations with increased calmness.
Unfortunately, I'm not well-informed on Disability support services. Nonetheless, I'd suggest other scholars should avail themselves of the Health and Wellbeing offerings; though they may not be able to sort out their predicaments completely, they'll at least be able to begin tackling them in a composed way. Moreover, it's certainly a plus that you can secure these services free of charge in an exorbitant city!"
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