Isolation, fear, loss and uncertainty; the post-pandemic world presents a serious challenge to our collective consciousness. Overcoming these difficulties could be the biggest test of our generation.
How do we care for the most vulnerable in society, in spite of social distancing? What can we do to ensure good access to mental health care in the wake of the lockdown? How will COVID-19 impact the refugee community? What are the challenges posed by the pandemic when it comes to organisations and the dynamics of the workplace?
A degree from the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies will give you the answers and the tools to help.
"I was accepted at the Tavistock Centre where I trained for a year in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. I also worked as an Assistant Psychologist at a forensic clinic... I then set up my own mental health company..."
"When I saw the position for Patient Sitter open up, I applied and when interviewed, I described the modules and placements I had done whilst studying my BA and they said it would be a perfect match for this position."
BA Childhood Studies student Briony Anstis talks to Dr Chris Nicholson about the several roles he held in therapeutic childcare with traumatised children and asks questions such as 'to what extend does your role match your personality?' and 'to what extent were you satisfied?'
"The University of Essex was the only institution that offered a programme as specific as the MA in Refugee Care with opportunities to not only learn theories but also to put in practice what is learned in the placement."