Hope at hand

Bridging the gap for the next generation


May 2016

Shocking Statistics In New Report – Why We Do What We’re Doing *TRIGGER WARNING*

In the last few days a report has been published that was put together for the  vice-chancellor of the University of York (UoY), Koen Lamberts, by the institution’s student mental ill-health task group. This report shows that there has bene a significant... Continue Reading →


**Petition Update**

We recently launched a petition to urge the government to make drastic improvements to mental health services for students, and the lack of continuity of care they receive. As we said previously with 2,266,075 students attending university in the 2014/15... Continue Reading →

**News Update**

It is with regret we are issuing this statement, but we thought you all should be kept informed. Yesterday one of the founding members of HopeAtHand resigned. Sophie no longer feels her place is here at HopeAtHand, but remains committed... Continue Reading →

A Letter To My Psychiatrist

I’ve found myself in your office like many I’ve been in before. You sit before me asking questions I don’t know the answers to. The same questions I’ve been asked before, and despite my impatience and lack of answers, please... Continue Reading →

The Art of Self-Soothing

To self-soothe – “Comfort oneself when unhappy or distressed.” (   So often in life we can become distressed, anxious or even feel completely disconnected with what’s around us and with symptoms of mental health problems, we can become engulfed... Continue Reading →

Drastic Improvements Needed For Student’s Mental Health Services

One in four of us experience mental health issues in the UK each year, so why is it yet to become a priority for the UK government? With 2,266,075 UK students attending university in the 2014/15 academic year (Higher Education Statistics... Continue Reading →

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