While nature is by no means a substitute for meaningful therapy and medical treatment for mental health, it does offer a vital respite; this has perhaps been no more felt than over the last year […]
First of all, it is important to remember that therapy isn’t a dirty word. Going to seek help is not a personal failure and is nothing to be ashamed of. In my opinion, if you’ve […]
In May 2019, CNN reported that we were at the beginning of a global mental health revolution. In January 2020, ITV launched a ‘mental wellness initiative’ labelled ‘Britain Get Talking’. Just over a year later, […]
Ioana Grădinaru investigates why lesbians have faced worsening mental health and loneliness in recent times.
In this article Charlotte discusses how her perceptions/priorities regarding self-care have changed during the coronavirus pandemic for World Mental Health Day, and offers some long-term tips for looking after yourself as a student.
“I think that the transition in becoming an adult is becoming all the more intense” Amy Wells says to me, the Welfare Officer at Leeds University Union (LUU), as we discuss over the phone about […]
A new mental health guide, available to download for free, has been launched by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. The charity was set up in 1997 in memory of Charlie Waller, a young man who […]
With the influential drinking culture that exists at University, sometimes it can be hard to separate socialising from alcohol. Social drinking has its benefits; it is fun, it brings people together, and it solidifies friendships. […]
With the conversation on mental health slowly becoming less stigmatised, we join in to take a look at the medications being prescribed and how they work. Mental health is already a deeply stigmatised issue, and […]
Jess Farmer documents why you should join mantality and some of their great work at the University of Leeds
Recently, I have been suffering with one of the strongest and most powerful waves of my anxiety that I’ve ever experienced. Although I’m still a high functioning person getting up and out of the house, […]
Let’s start with the basics: Mental health is a spectrum. Everyone has mental health. Anyone’s mental health may be good or bad, or somewhere in between. Bad mental health may be temporary, but it is […]