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.
This article includes references to male suicide rates across the United Kingdom. If you are affected by the issues discussed in this article, help is available from the Leeds University Union’s Help and Support team, […]
This article contains references to suicide. A student at the University of Leeds, Melina Bushell, took her own life in January 2020. 10 days after being notified, her father posted a thread on Twitter through […]
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 […]
Natasha Austen asks students about their experiences with the University’s support network and counselling. With a growing awareness of mental health, we would like to assume that institutions like universities are adapting to this issue […]
Instagram plans to extend its ban on images depicting self-harm and suicide to include any image that “promotes” self-harm, following an appeal from Ian Russell, whose fourteen-year-old daughter Molly committed suicide in 2017. This means […]
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. […]
Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive, part autobiography/part self-help book, discloses the author’s journey with depression and road towards recovery. Sarah Mortimore reviews the play and catches up with Janet Etuk, who plays Andrea, Matt’s […]
November 19th is International Men’s Day. It may seem off to have a day dedicated solely to men, as our society begins to celebrate diversity and minorities more, through initiatives such as Black History Month, […]
According to many researchers, physical exercise can considerably improve our mental health.
An investigation looking into the relationship between sport and psychology has proven that sports not only provide the opportunity to face fears, but also boost confidence and serotonin in individuals.