Eliza developed her passion and interest in psychology during her time at Sevenoaks School in Kent. Learning about the impact of mental illness and its negative impact on the brain and the wellbeing of others drove her to pursue a degree in Psychology at Newcastle University.
Joining ‘Mind the Gap’, the university’s mental health society, she has had the opportunity to volunteer in local schools and deliver workshops on mental health and the value of self-care. As an Action tutoring volunteer, she has witnessed first-hand how much her students' confidence in their mathematics skills improved and the positive impact this had on their wellbeing. Her studies have given her the scientific knowledge to appreciate the value that raising self-belief has on young people’s mental health.
As a volunteer, Eliza will be helping the charity conduct research into the link between memory and social deprivation. She hopes that one day this research will lead to a better society where everyone has access to help when it is needed. Eliza is looking forward to being a part of the Building Self-Belief team in raising awareness of the importance of self-belief in vulnerable young people.