The yoga trends you NEED to know about

Today is International Yoga Day. Whether you know your downward dog from your warrior pose or not, the ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice is one that’s well worth embracing. Originating in India about 2,000 years ago, yoga is good for building strength, flexibility and for clearing your mind, decreasing stress and helping you unwind […]

Lend an arm

World Blood Donor Day takes place every year on 14 June which raises awareness of the need for blood donations, and thanks donors for having given blood in the past. This year’s campaign is all about encouraging people to give blood after emergency situations such as natural disasters or major incidents. Donating blood is one the […]

Young people more likely to travel without insurance

With summer holiday season around the corner a new survey has revealed that young people are more likely to travel without insurance – risking medical fees in the thousands if they fall ill on holiday. The Association of British Travel Agents surveyed 2,043 Britons and found that 40% of 18 to 24 year olds were […]

Understanding mental health

The second week in May marks Mental Health Awareness Week. With popular shows like 13 Reasons Why depicting dramatised scenes of depression and suicide, and the term “OCD” thrown about for those who like things to be neat – do we really know that much about mental health issues? Charity Mind estimate that one in […]

Festival Lights Out

As sexual assaults at music festivals become more common, many leading events set to take place this summer have blacked out their websites as part of a new initiative. More than 25 festival websites will be blacked out for 24 hours today (8 May) to raise awareness of sexual assaults. The Association of Independent Festivals […]

How to De-stress

In our busy lives, it seems like feeling stressed is the normality. Some of us thrive off a little stress; however, stress for many can be a hindrance, and really affects their daily lives. It’s always good to take a second to clear your mind and de-stress – especially during exam season. And since April […]

Let’s Talk About Depression

Today is World Health Day, an annual event highlighting various illnesses and disabilities to raise awareness and spread knowledge. This year the World Health Organisation (WHO) is running a year-long campaign on depression. Depression is one of the leading illnesses worldwide and suicide is the second largest cause of death amongst those aged 15 to […]

The benefits of a full night of sleep

Today is World Sleep Day which celebrates all the joys of sleeping as well as highlighting some of the problems that go with it. There are plenty of issues to do with sleep and education, medicine, social lives and driving, but it is an essential part of everyday life and something that most people enjoy doing. […]

It’s Student Volunteering Week!

We all know helping others is good for your soul – but volunteering can also do wonders for your CV. And with this week being Student Volunteering Week there’s no better time to start lending a helping hand. The national campaign,  now in its 16th year, aims to raise awareness of the value of student volunteering. […]