Tag : mental health

#WMHD15: Holding on to your dignity whilst enduring a mental illness

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It’s the lead-up to World Mental Health Day 2015, which is taking place this Saturday on the 10th October. Each year, the day itself and the week leading up to it will focus on a different theme surrounding mental health issues, in a bid to raise public awareness. This year … Read More

Corbyn’s Cabinet: Putting Mental Health on the Political Agenda

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Time and again, mental health is seemingly forgotten about in Westminster. The stories of patients being sent out-of-area to access vital treatment, the cuts to the number of inpatient mental health beds, and U-turns on therapy investment are nothing new. Yet under the coalition and the current Conservative government, it … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: A is for Anxiety

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When 4.7% of the UK population are currently experiencing an anxiety disorder, it is hard to understand why such conditions are still such a taboo in our society. Being part of the special club of people whose brains have decided to punish and torment us with irrational fears and place … Read More

Meet your new blogs editors! Introducing Hannah…

3 years ago / 0 comments

After a fantastic year for the blogs section, it was time for Daniella Weduwer to hand over the position of blogs editor to Amelia Dunton and me – Hannah Lewis. Like Amelia, I am entering my fourth year of studying after returning from a year abroad in Montpellier, France. I … Read More

Hannah Lewis’s Guide to caring for your mental health during Freshers

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Your first year of university is one of the most exciting times of your life. However, it is also a time of great change and new experiences, where there is a risk of exacerbating pre-existing mental health conditions, as well as exposing new ones which you may not have experienced … Read More

Mental Well-being: why looking after your mind MATTERS

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon explores the importance of looking after your mental well-being whilst at university and takes a look at the societies and courses of action that can help provide support for mental health issues amongst students. Freshers’ week is one of the most exciting times of the university year, with … Read More

“Why should my depression define me?” The Germanwings plane crash and the stigma of mental illness

3 years ago / 0 comments

It’s incredibly hard to put into words what mental illness means to me. I’ve tried more times than I can count, through years of therapy and stammered attempts at explanations to others, but the truth is, there’s no hard and fast way to even make myself understand the incredible blackness … Read More

Crossing the rocky road towards fair mental health treatment

4 years ago / 0 comments

Society always seems to tread a fine line when dealing with mental health issues. It’s almost like we want to say we’re helping people but just can’t make the leap to actually doing it. Sure, treatments are available for those of us unfortunate enough to have an imperfect brain. We … Read More

Are doctors pressured into prescribing anti-depressants?

4 years ago / 0 comments

Hannah Williams from Mind Matters told InTheMiddle why the over prescription of anti-depressants can be a problem in the mental health sector. Is it because of the lack of mental health budget? The national budget available for the NHS’s mental health care sector is only set at 1.4%. This is … Read More

The struggles of depression at university

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No matter the state of your mental health, arriving at university for the first time is one of the scariest, most overwhelming experiences that a young person can be subjected to. Leaving behind your friends, family and familiar home comforts brings with it a massive upheaval – and there’s no … Read More