Tag: therapy

Sport

Leave your troubles at the surface

Scuba diving has a reputation for being a somewhat ‘extreme’ sport. While it does attract its fair share of adrenaline junkies, there is a whole community out there passionate about the underwater ecosystems, the wrecks, and the sport. Even though it is not competitive like most sports, scuba gives a chance to step back and…

News

Eating Disorder charity BEAT to provide training for Norfolk parents

Norwich-based eating disorder charity Beat are partnering with the Norfolk Community Eating Disorder Service to support and advise the families of those trying to care for a child with an eating disorder. Beat are establishing a telephone support line, the provision of advice, and a two-day workshop this month to help parents to understand more…

Comment

Barking up the wrong tree?

The Student Union’s (SU) weekly dog walking sessions are designed to encourage students to be active, using sport to benefit their mental health.  While some may argue dog walking isn’t really a sport, the SU seem to be doing the best with the cards they’ve been dealt. For the university body seems to me far…

Science

Cancer therapy wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to two immunologists who have discovered how to fight advanced skin cancer with the body’s own immune system. Professor James P. Allison and Professor Tasuku Honjo will share the Nobel prize sum of nine million Swedish kronor (£763,866) for their discovery of immune checkpoint…

News

Students given paws from deadlines

Students met therapy puppies to shake off the winter blues and relieve the stresses of university work last week. The event was part of the library’s Winter Checkup event. On Wednesday 6 December, the national charity Pets As Therapy (PAT) brought four dogs for students to pet and play with. The event included other relaxing…