Tag : mental health

The mental health of NHS workers is in jeopardy: the Conservative government should learn from Germany about how to treat doctors and nurses properly

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

It’s no secret that the NHS is in crisis. Chronically underfunded by the current Conservative administration, in 2017 NHS Funding stated that it would need £30 billion to plug the funding gap. The response of Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, was to provide a measly sum of £8 billion. … Read More

Happy and sad: depression behind closed doors

5 months ago / 0 comments

Despite the many campaigns to increase mental health awareness, it seems there is still a long way to go, even with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Why, I ask myself, are people still struggling to understand the ins and outs of these conditions? Naturally, if you’ve never … Read More

Binge Eating: The Ignored Eating Disorder

6 months ago / 0 comments

With the arrival of Eating Disorders Awareness Week on Monday 26th February, we saw people all over the world sharing their stories, raising money and providing help and advice to those of us who may be struggling in a similar situation. However, an important part of raising awareness on any … Read More

Help4friend: a guide in offering mental health support to loved ones

6 months ago / 0 comments

Mental health impacts 20% of young adults in the UK. Beyond this, an even greater number of university students are suffering from some kind of mental wellbeing issue. The problem is, in fact, so big that it is being widely discussed in the media, at university boards and even within … Read More

EDAW: Visions of eating disorders in film and writing

7 months ago / 0 comments

Every time that Eating Disorders Awareness Week comes around, I am amazed to find that is has been another year without the control of Anorexia/Bulimia. Perfectionism – and feeling like you will never reach the standards that you set for yourself – is a common underlying cause of eating disorders … Read More

How to Deal With an Eating Disorder

7 months ago / 0 comments

Anorexia. Even now it’s hard for me to look at this word without wincing. Recent research has shown that over 1.6 million people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder. This is a monster that we cannot ignore and it’s about time we spoke about it. My experience. I … Read More

‘Unprecedented Demand’ Left University Counselling Service ‘Booked Up’ From 7th November

7 months ago / 0 comments

Freedom of Information [FoI] requests from the Leeds Student Medical Practice, reveal that University Counselling informed the practice that the service was booked up until the end of the term (8th December). Students were not told to stop accessing the service but advised of the waiting times. Previous FoI requests … Read More

New year detox mentality: the dangers of diet culture

8 months ago / 0 comments

Blogs editor, Emily Merrill, discusses detox and diet culture, arguing that for our well-being, and the well-being of those around us, we need to replace New Year weight-loss goals with self-love resolutions. Men think about sex every seven seconds. If you eat the crusts of your toast your hair will … Read More

Mental Health Counselling Provision Fails to Match Inflation

8 months ago / 0 comments

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that, in real terms, the amount that the University has spent on its counselling service has been cut significantly since 2009. In the latest available year of 2014/15, the University spent £512,000 compared to £511,000 in 2009/10. If this spending was matched to … Read More

Dinner talk and eating disorders: make your loved ones feel more comfortable this Christmas

9 months ago / 0 comments

Charlie talks eating disorders at Christmas, and how to be mindful of those around you who may be suffering.  The first thing to point out is that eating disorders – despite the title – are not solely about food. You can never tell if somebody has an eating disorder just … Read More