Mental Health

5 ways to cope with depression

By Shannon Holden @shaywhophotography / @Shay_Who_Photos Sub-edited by Mental Health Editor | Ella and Philippa Strachan Firstly, look for something you enjoy. Everyone has something that makes them happy inside and in times when you […]

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Why are our teen girls self-harming?

By Shannon Holden | @shaywhophotography @Shay_Who_Photos Sub-edited by Jasmine Wing Lately, there has been an increase in the number of teenage girls who are self-harming. A recent government-supported study found that 1 in 5 girls […]

Mental Health

The unresolved debate: Depression and the Contraceptive Pill

By Ella Thwaites | @ellathwaites_ Subedited by Philippa Strachan | @philippastrac The combined oral contraceptive is currently used by over 100 million women worldwide but there is an unresolved debate over whether the medication can […]

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Understanding Mental Health: Crying

By Ella Thwaites, Mental Health Editor. | @ellathwaites_ There is a myriad of reasons for why we cry, whether it’s because we’re sad, stressed, happy, or overwhelmed, crying serves as a release of built-up emotion. […]

Men

Men’s Mental Health: what is an idealised version of masculinity?

By Ella Thwaites | @ellathwaites_ Subedited by Jasmine Wing | @jasminenatashaw From birth, men are forced to subscribe to an idealised version of masculinity, where being vocal about your emotions makes you weak, which is […]

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Living with Mental Health Issues: Conclusion

By Ella Thwaites | @ellathwaites_ Living with Mental Health Issues is a five-part written series which gives you an insight into life with mental health issues and how this affects different areas of your life. […]

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Living with Mental Health Issues: Family

By Ella Thwaites | @ellathwaites_ Living with Mental Health Issues is a five-part written series which gives you an insight into life with mental health issues and how this affects different areas of your life. […]

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Living with Mental Health Issues: Friends

By Ella Thwaites | @ellathwaites_ Living with Mental Health Issues is a five-part written series which gives you an insight into life with mental health issues and how this affects different areas of your life. […]

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Living with Mental Health Issues: Romance

By Ella Thwaites | @ellathwaites_ Living with Mental Health Issues is a five-part written series which gives you an insight into life with mental health issues and how this affects different areas of your life. […]

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Living with Mental Health Issues: Education & Career

By Ella Thwaites | @ellathwaites_ Living with Mental Health Issues is a five-part written series which gives you an insight into life with mental health issues and how this affects different areas of your life. […]

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The reality of the mental health services in the UK

By Heeral Pattni Mental Health Awareness Week suddenly brought Mental Health to attention in a way that is reminiscent of the uncomfortable lighting in patients’ waiting rooms. Politicians rush to boldly announce how much they […]

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Mental Health

Understanding Mental Health: Anti-depressants

By Jasmine Wing People with depression are usually prescribed anti-depressants, just like happy pill (as my dad says), well yes and no, but it’s more scientific than ‘people feeling sad’ and ‘a pill that makes […]

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Understanding Mental Health: Fatigue & Depression

By Jasmine Wing One of the common characteristics of depression is fatigue. This can be extremely hard to explain to those who don’t understand mental health / depression or believe that depression can manifest itself […]

Health

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

26th February – 4th March 2018 By Jane Imrie 26th February marks the start of the annual Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and with eating disorder-related admissions to hospital doubling in the last six years there […]