With Boris Johnson urging recently that “absolutely every pupil needs to be back in school,” the return to education for both primary, secondary and higher education students across the UK after almost 6 months this week is finally a reality. However, the return is expected to present some major challenges to students’ wellbeing and mental health.
COVID-19 has triggered feelings of doubt, panic, and despair across the globe; but for the 1-2% of the UK with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the present circumstances are especially unsettling.
Tami Cherrie-Rees explores the therapeutic benefits of the Facebook confession page Leedsfess.
“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 […]
Sometimes, in a world where everything feels incredibly scary and uncertain, you have to give yourself a pat on the back for getting out of bed. It’s very easy to beat yourself up about having […]
Mental Health Week is for everyone. Importantly, it is an opportunity for universities to focus on the welfare of their students. It is a chance to speak out about issues aggregating poor mental health for […]
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week has an unconventional backdrop. Humans are social creatures; that is a given. Preserving the life of the nation has required us to abandon this instinct and reframe our lives […]
It’s widely accepted that social media can have negative impacts on the mental health of its users, particularly children and teenagers. In a development in tackling this serious issue, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has […]
I applaud the people who are taking this time out to achieve amazing things; acquire new skills; learn new recipes, and work out sequences. Despite this, it is important to remember that it’s perfectly okay […]
In 2017, across all British Universities, one student committed suicide every four days. If a student was dying every four days from COVID-19, there would be widespread panic and action. Yet this obviously serious mental […]
Coronavirus has sparked an almost apocalyptic public response. The media’s coverage has led people to bulk buy certain items in a state of panic, making supermarkets appear like a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Furthermore, the mainstream media […]
Research shows that nearly nine out of ten people with mental health problems say that stigmas and discrimination have a negative effect on their lives. With the current global discussion around mental health, it is more important now than ever that people speak up about mental health to raise awareness and challenge stigmas preventing people from having important discussions and seeking help.