Tag : mental health a-z

Mental Health A-Z: V is for View

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Whether your ideal scenery is a sunny, sandy beach, the top of a misty hill or simply the view from your bedroom window, a good view is always appreciated. Whether it’s waking up to a sunny view of Leeds, or walking up to the blue skies of the Malvern hills … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: T is for Top telly to watch when you’re depressed

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As I’m curled up on the sofa in the clutches of depression once more, in the onesie that I haven’t got out of for three days (yes, onesies are back – spread the word (did they ever leave?!)), I got to thinking what else I would do when I felt … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: S is for Strategies

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With the stacks of coursework and with exams coming up, everybody seems to be stressed out. And as the Easter holidays have began, unfortunately so will revision.  But as important as work is, it’s so important to take some time out. So, here are some things to do when you’re … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: R is for Regrets

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In Italy we have this saying, ‘meglio vivere di rimorsi che di rimpianti’. The problem is that English commonly uses the same word for both the Italian “rimorso” and “rimpianto”, which is regret. Therefore, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, regret is ‘sore, remorse, or repentance due to reflection on … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: Q is for Questions

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What will it be like? Who will I know? Will I be okay? Will I be happy? So. Many. Questions. So many uncertainties… One thing I have come to realise is that life is full of the unknown. At the start of every day, you will not know every minute … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: Q is for Quantity

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I’d always hated maths. I despised the boring simplicity of finding the one correct answer; using theory after theory to calculate the size of shapes I didn’t care about. The end of year 11 meant maths was nearly over, and lessons were a case of scraping through the exams. Revising … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: P is for Phobia

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Phobia is a word that is often thrown around too lightly. I’m guilty of doing it myself; my claim to have a ‘phobia’ of spiders is a little far fetched. I’m just not that fond of them, they’ve got eight legs and a horrible amount of eyes and they do … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: P is for Perception

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It’s another foggy morning. From inside the café I gaze out of the window, watching the people pass by. Fog curls through the air, leaveseddying across the street as mycoffee cup warms my freezing hands. As strangers filter past, I can’t help but notice how perfect each person looks. A … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: M is for Mornings… and how to survive them

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It will come as no surprise to you that I, along with 99% of the rest of the student community, struggle to get up early. And by early, I mean before 9am. Last semester, my sleeping was all over the place. Again, it seems, there are no surprises there. Going … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: L is for Language

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Language can serve so many purposes, it can be used to fight, it can be used to resist, but it can also be used to oppress, and to bully. It’s not always clear that this is what it is doing, because describing something as gay, joking that you’re ‘so OCD’ … Read More