The latest statistics suggest that 7 in 10 students suffer from a short term mental health condition, or have been diagnosed with a long term mental health condition. Alongside this, 37% of students believe that they are not receiving sufficient help and support. The percentage of students in need of help is always increasing and coronavirus has not helped the matter, but there are more ways to turn for help than your wellbeing office or GP…
Introducing Dr. Dominique Thompson
Dominique is an award winning GP, young people’s mental health expert, TEDx speaker, author and educator, with two decades of clinical experience. Dr. Thompson has created ‘The Student Wellbeing Series’ – a collection of books focused around different mental health conditions that students might face at university/college.
Dominique has worked with university students for nearly two decades, and in 2017 contributed towards a landmark report on the nation’s student wellbeing, as well as being involved in the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education working group of Universities UK. Dr Thompson now works with universities across the UK on their mental health strategies, as well as providing training to university staff.
These handy guidebooks help students understand more about what they are feeling and how to navigate handling these different emotions and situations throughout their studies. The books are great for when the support you are receiving from doctors and university does not feel like enough, or as frequent as you would like them to be.
Q&A With Dr. Thompson…
What inspired you to write your book? Having spent 17 years looking after university students I became very aware that it might be helpful to students to have the advice GPs (and other specialists) give out daily in a convenient little handbook. That is how I came to write my 5 book series on student Wellbeing for Trigger. I have also co-written a book for parents of teens to help them to raise and support their children in the minefield of the 21st century!
What do you do in your spare time? Tell us about your hobbies and interests? I am as happy reading a good murder mystery as I am going for a swim at my local pool! I don’t have a lot of spare time as I have an 11 year old son, but if I have a spare half hour I also love design magazines like Living etc!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given, and why? ‘Live your life according to your values’- they guide everything I do.
Are you a dog or cat person? Dogs every time! We didn’t get a lockdown puppy, but we might get one in a couple of years when my son is older and able to help care for it too.
Who or what inspires you? My French grandmother- a Red Cross nurse in Occupied France, who helped as many people she could under the noses of the Nazis.
The Student Wellbeing Series by Dr. Dominique Thompson…
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