Tag : mental health

Let’s talk anxiety and derealisation

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Late last year, seemingly out of nowhere, anxiety found me. It gripped me with its dull, malevolent claws, and, so far, hasn’t yet let go. It wasn’t Uni stress, it wasn’t a personal issue. To this day, I can’t pinpoint why it emerged or where it came from. There’s been … Read More

Must Read Books on Mental Health

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Having just finished National Eating Disorders awareness week (February 26th – March 4th, 2017) and now entering Self- Harm awareness month (March 1st – 31st, 2017) it seems essential to highlight mental health and learn as much as possible about some of these often debilitating disorders and illnesses. Where better … Read More

You’ve recovered from an eating disorder… But what happens now?

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Eating disorders are damaging illnesses that can grasp away your happiness for long periods of time. For eating disorders awareness week, Charlie discusses the confusion you may feel once you have recovered from an eating disorder, and how to deal with conflicting feelings. You’ve reached out for support from your closest … Read More

We should be pushing for mental health support for our personal tutors

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University is a tumultuous time; for many it may be the first time away from home, their first time studying in such a different environment and a whole set of expectations that they feel powerless to fulfil. It’s brilliant that in recent years society has begun to view the issue … Read More

Mind Yourself: songs to cure the new year blues

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Martha discusses University of Leeds’ Wellbeing Festival, and talks us through our student wellbeing playlist.  A new term is starting at Leeds University. This means the start of new modules, perhaps joining new societies and meeting new people. It can however mean facing new, or existing, challenges. Last week we held … Read More

2016 reflections: mental health, New Zealand, and free hot chocolate

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3rd January at 11:06pm, surely that’s not toooo late to reflect on 2016? I celebrated this New Years in the oddest way yet; at 12 midnight my boyfriend and I were stranded in the middle of Wimbledon Common with a bunch of people who may or may not have been … Read More

Welfare at Leeds: Time restriction vs Social Prescription

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What can you do in 10 minutes? Ring home? Put out your laundry? Do your dishes? What you can’t do in 10 minutes is have a conversation which delves deeply enough into all the aspects of your life which constitute your overall health and wellbeing. The typical length of an … Read More

May’s mental health missions: rhetoric or reality?

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Your friends are all pre-drinking for the night ahead. They’ve been playing ring of fire in the kitchen for the last half hour but you’re still in your room. Perhaps you’re studying your ceiling contemplating your worthlessness. Or pulling at your stomach in the mirror. Or having a panic attack … Read More

We need to talk about mental health

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Mental health. It’s a subject that still has a lot of social stigma around it. We don’t like talking about it. It makes us feel uncomfortable, vulnerable. This is despite the fact that, according to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 6 people will have experienced some sort of mental … Read More

Man up, crash down

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Apparently boys don’t cry. This is a view that seems to still hold a dangerous amount of weight in our society. Most men will be familiar with such disheartening phrases as “be a man”, “grow a pair” and “man up”; the last of which has had recent success on Twitter … Read More