Solution | Where can I go for help?

If you reckon you are deficient in self-health care or common psych knowledge, I strongly encourage you to check out following websites. Don’t forget to bookmark it if it really works for you!

1. Psych Centeral

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The Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network. Provides mental health information as well as annotated guides to the most useful online resources every day in mental health, psychology, social work, and psychiatry. You can get an overview of different conditions through drop-down list. Therapy Q&A and blog are in Experts column. There are a bunch of psychological quizzes free for test or self-diagnose as well.

2. WebMD

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Web health community, aim for providing credible information, in-depth reference materials on health care, enable members to share opinions, experience and ask for experts’ help. You can get access to a wide range of news articles and information under different categories. If you want more specific and expert, go to exports blog and do a refine search.

3. Help from UNSW

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You can make a counseling appointment if you think you do need a help from uni support. Depression and low mood are in mental wellbeing; of course you can click into other tabs and links and see how this service works for students.

Jie. X.

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Holiday Guide | Shopping websites EP2

During this mid-term break,some people travel but some people stay at home to study. Keeping studying and staying at home with no more things to do maybe boring, and many people get depressed after long time studying. The kind of depressive emotion will easily lead to post holiday syndrome when the holiday ends, in order to prevent this problem, maybe people need to find a way to relax even if they don’t go outside, so here I have some shopping websites for people to have a look while relaxing. 

1.Pixie Market: Some of you may already heard of this women fashion website, http://www.pixiemarket.com/ I always see many fashion bloggers wearing  dresses from pixie market and tag them on instagram. The price are roughly 100$. Free shipping over 75$ in U.S and over 250$ worldwide. pixiemarket                   pixie

screenshot from pixie market

2. Brandy Melville: http://www.brandymelvilleusa.com/ Here is another women fashion website: the style is more casual and the price is lower. Free shipping worldwide over 150$ 

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Screenshot from Brandy Melville

I will keep searching and updating more websites to share.

Xinru. H.

Holiday Guide | Shopping websites EP1

Today is the first day of the mid-term break, I suppose everyone feels relaxed and excited now. Do you have any ideas about where to travel or what to do at home? 

Here, I find some fun websites that include shopping websites,suggestions for vacation and travel guide websites for you to have a look.

If you haven’t think of any things to do outside, maybe try shopping online because I always do this, lol.

Feelunique: A shopping website of beauty products that can be shipped worldwide free over 20$ It has widerange of fragances, make up, skin care products , hair products, etc. http://www.feelunique.com/

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                Screenshot from the feelunique website. 

Here is another suggestion for you to do at home which is an article published on Apartment theraphy website

Things you do on vacation that you could at homehttp://www.apartmenttherapy.com/5-things-you-do-on-vacation-th-90324

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Screenshot from the apartmenttherapy website.

If you want to travel then here is a useful travel website that I find, it also has app which could be convenient to use on phones.

Lonelyplanet: A travel guide webiste which has expert advice, travel tips, destination information and inspirations: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ This website providel travel information all over the world, but if you are interested in certain place, for example, Australia, then go to this website: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia

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screenshot from lonelyplanet website

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screenshot from lonelyplanet Australia website.

Leave comments or share your fun websites with us

I will update more blogs as well

Xinru. H.

Survey | How much do you know about post-holiday syndrome?

Let’s start with the core question: what is post-holiday syndrome? If you think you are not familiar with particular term, then just recall the feeling of back to work after your holiday. You will probably want to stay in holiday mode for a while, become less motivated, and don’t want to work. There’s a paragraph quote summarizes the particular post-holiday feeling among college students, and we’ve got some phases up in the left corner describes major symptoms during their adjustment period.

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Following are some general questions for you to do an easy, self-rating on post-holiday syndrome awareness.

  1. Have you ever heard about ‘post-holiday syndrome’?
  2. How familiar are you with this syndrome?
  3. When you think of this symptom, what words/feelings come to mind?
  4. Have you ever searched any tips for avoiding and how to cope with post-holiday syndrome before symptoms occur?
  5. What did you do when you suffer from post-holiday syndrome?

There’s a formal survey we created online, which covers some questions above. It’s about your experience with post-holiday syndrome and how you feel about this aspect in life.

Take this speedy quiz, share your thoughts with us!

Click HERE to start off.

Jie. X.

Interview | Post-holiday symptoms

As I mentioned in last blog that some people do not know what post holiday syndrome is. Therefore this time I showed both definitions and our campaign page to several friends in university, then based on the existing knowledge that they already had, I started interviewing them about their opinions.

Q: After reading through the definition, what do you feel about post-holiday syndrome?

Lisa: I feel like I have the syndrome.

Ania: Yeah me too, I think we all have it.

Michelle: Eh, I don’t really have the syndrome.

Q: Why?

Lisa: Holiday is just so fun and I can’t wait for the next one.

Ania: I get relaxed, have more time to do things that I like and I don’t want to come back to school.

Michelle: Holiday is no difference with uni days to me, I still follow my own schedule and do the same things.

Q: Can you give me some feedbacks about our campaign?

Lisa: I think you guys have an interesting topic which I would love to find more about it.

Ania: I like the Youtube videos you published in Facebook, maybe you can also publish them in other social media platforms.

Michelle: One suggestion is that you can publish more contents instead of only links and videos, how about raising questions and asking more people to discuss?

Thank you!

(They got class to go so there were no time to ask more questions, but next time we will have longer interview)

Xinru. H.

Fact | What is post-holiday syndrome?

When I asked random students do they know what post holiday syndrome is, some of them show that they do not actually know or get confused sometimes. So here, the first question would be what is post holiday syndrome?

During the vacation, people are in relaxation, going to travel or playing for a long time. The mind and body are both relaxed, until the vacation is over and they suddenly feel tense up to work, and find themselves hard to adapt to the working day phenomenon. After vacation, people’s emotions are still immersed in the vacation atmosphere.

Xinru. H.

Welcome to ‘POST- HOLIDAY SYNDROME SUCKS’ !

Who are we?

We are a non-for-profit initiative aiming to raise the awareness of the importance of post-holiday syndrome among college students.

What’s the problem?

Many students are hit by post-holiday syndrome when they go back to campus. They don’t want to go to lectures, and having low efficiency while study. Students may not realize, or do not think post-holiday syndrome is a big deal, until they really suffered from that. Only few of them know the tips for avoiding post-holiday, and how to readjust themselves into uni life.

Why does it matter?

Statistic has shown that only 6.6% college students list study into their holiday plan, while the rest think holiday is for break and fun. Similarly, 6% students can keep exercise during holiday. Consequently, this dysfunctional daily rhythm will build the gap between living in holiday mode and going back to uni life. Students can easily stay in ‘break mode’ and miss classed in first few weeks after break. Holiday relaxation would misleadingly make them feel work does not come with good moments; holiday break is the best fun thing.

Now it is commonly for college students suffering from post-holiday syndrome. If you can’t help yourself get rid of it in a short time period, it is possible to trigger some psychological diseases. So let’s bring it back before it’s too late!

What can I do for help?

Our campaign really needs your support and engagement to help us draw the awareness. You can share the blog, like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, get ready for our posts and activities!

Jie. X.