Tag: Mental health

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University needs to learn from tragedies, this can’t go on

For years, topics surrounding mental health, depression, and suicide have been taboo in both entertainment and dining-table conversation. This stands in contrast to how seemingly willing public institutions are to pledge their support to ending the chronic lack of resources directed towards mental health. Every government promises more funding and every university promises that they…

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Prioritising you during Freshers

Freshers’ week is certainly a momentous time in every student’s life. It marks the transition from the comfort of home, to a world of new opportunities and independence. One thing  however, that is bound to accompany this change, is stress. Whilst trying to fit-in to your new setting, it can be easy to fall into…

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Clive Lewis: ‘Do I still think that I can think things through in a sexist, racist way? Yes I do’

Waiting in the side room of Clive Lewis’ office at OPEN Norwich, we wonder whether the Norwich South MP wants to be Labour leader after his pal (most of the time) Corbyn. He’s got all the right qualities. We can hear him laughing next door: charming. Tick. He was in the army. Toured Afghanistan. Tick….

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Mental health and music

CW: Mental health, suicide The music industry is well known for its highs and lows. Despite this, so many people seem to flock to the business. I became acutely aware of the toll that music can take on mental health last summer, sat behind the bins of a pub in Leeds, having a full-on panic…

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Eating disorders

In a modern woman’s world there are many things that can cause low self-esteem. Social media is present in most young women’s lives and often represents their image in a public space. Although it is good to be able to have such an online presence, the pressure of maintaining a certain weight can be very…

Science

Improving person-centred care

Patients with chronic and terminal illnesses often also struggle with depression and fear, both of which can be caused by the illness itself. Those that remain in hospital must then navigate these feelings along with boredom and isolation, which can lead to deterioration in both their physical and mental wellbeing. It is clear that medical…

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