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Hi there. I’m 21 and returning to university for my final year. I took a year out due to anxiety and depression and it was the best thing I could have done as I now feel better in myself and am a different person. A lot of things contributed to my problems, bad housemates, poor lifestyle and no ambition and negative thoughts. I’m going back on Thursday and am very nervous. It’s been 10 months since going back. I go to uni in England and from Ireland. I’m living with my mate from home which is nice. Any tips and advice to get me through? I’ve done my CBT and am on SSRIs. Any personal stories are welcome, thanks!
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi there. I’m 21 and returning to university for my final year. I took a year out due to anxiety and depression and it was the best thing I could have done as I now feel better in myself and am a different person. A lot of things contributed to my problems, bad housemates, poor lifestyle and no ambition and negative thoughts. I’m going back on Thursday and am very nervous. It’s been 10 months since going back. I go to uni in England and from Ireland. I’m living with my mate from home which is nice. Any tips and advice to get me through? I’ve done my CBT and am on SSRIs. Any personal stories are welcome, thanks!
It should be pretty straightforward.
You have CBT to protect you, SSRI plus make a list of positive things and a routine that will keep you on the up. Socialising, eating well, exercise etc.

In year 3 people are more focused on work and all your peers will have graduated for the most part, so you can make friends, but more it will be about 9 months of getting the work done chilling a bit and preparing for exams. You can have a fresh start as far as that goes. Monitor your MH and ask your friend to point out if you seem to be regressing.

Do get on top of studies but also timetable in any job hunt and using the careers service.
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(Original post by 999tigger)
It should be pretty straightforward.
You have CBT to protect you, SSRI plus make a list of positive things and a routine that will keep you on the up. Socialising, eating well, exercise etc.

In year 3 people are more focused on work and all your peers will have graduated for the most part, so you can make friends, but more it will be about 9 months of getting the work done chilling a bit and preparing for exams. You can have a fresh start as far as that goes. Monitor your MH and ask your friend to point out if you seem to be regressing.

Do get on top of studies but also timetable in any job hunt and using the careers service.
Thanks for that, I’ve a job sorted! All the very best
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