Catholic Psychology, a psychology and religion school, has launched a website that asks the public to share their secrets with its teachers and pupils.
Catholic psychologists Dr David Pomerance and Dr John Williams, who both hold the Royal College of Psychiatrists, have teamed up to create a series of posts called the Catholic Secrets of Success, which will run from Monday to Wednesday, with each post featuring a story from a student.
It will run for 10 weeks, and each week students will be asked to tell their own story.
The first post features a student who shared their success story, which included them attending a church service in the evening, walking to school by a canal, and playing rugby with their friends.
The second post includes a student’s story about his mother, a doctor, and a mother-of-three who went on a honeymoon to the Bahamas with him.
“When a student has a successful experience, they feel like they’ve made a difference, but often the students have no idea how they’ve helped others,” Dr Pomerances said.
He said the secret to the success of a Catholic psychology student was to be kind.
In the first post, a student describes his mother’s love for him, which he shared with his friend.
“‘My mother loved me so much and it was like she was my soul mate and I loved her so much,’ the student said.”
That was really uplifting to hear.
I think that, when you hear someone say that about you, you want to feel like that person is you, too.
“Dr Williams said he was inspired to create the series by his own experiences with depression.
After studying in Scotland for four years, he was diagnosed with depression in his mid-20s, but was able to take a break from his studies to work with children.
However, depression returned and he felt isolated and disconnected from others.
When he began working with children, he found that it was a natural reaction to having an intense relationship with their parents.
‘I wanted to be in a relationship with my dad, but I felt he was too busy to be around me,’ he said.’
And that was the biggest challenge I had.” “
I wanted the kids to see me as a dad.
And that was the biggest challenge I had.”
‘Weird’ as it sounds, the series is meant to help young people cope with their own depression, and the students hope that sharing their stories will help their teachers, parents and other adults who may struggle with the issue.
There is also a message for people who have not yet experienced depression.
“You don’t know what it’s like until you have it,” Dr Williams said.
“So it’s really weird as it comes out.”‘
There’s an epidemic of depression’The students hope the site will help them to cope with the depression they face.
“When I was younger I used to feel really isolated.
But I found that I had a very healthy relationship with people and I was just really happy,” the first student, who goes by the pseudonym “Sam”, said.”[I was] really happy to be doing what I wanted to do.
It was a really healthy relationship.”
Dr Williams added: “There’s this epidemic of mental health issues that are taking place right now.
We need to help people get back into a healthy relationship [with their family and friends].”
I think it’s something we all need to be able to deal with.
“What is Catholic Psychologists?
The website, called Catholic Profiles, is available to people aged 16 and above.
Its aim is to raise awareness of the need for psychologists to be sensitive to the needs of young people, and for teachers to be aware of what their students are experiencing.
“It’s important for people to have a mental health and wellbeing professional who understands the challenges young people face. “
“We want them to understand that if they need help, they can get it.” “
Catholic Psychology’s website is available at: www.ccs.org.uk/student-students/students-share-their-story/”
We want them to understand that if they need help, they can get it.”
Catholic Psychology’s website is available at: www.ccs.org.uk/student-students/students-share-their-story/