I’m A Celebrity…Talking emotions

The most recent instalment of I’m A Celebrity… hit our screens last night and there was some pretty deep chat around the campfire. Open and frank discussions on mental health have been welcomed and celebrated this year. However, there is still a taboo on the issue of suicide. It is for this reason contestants Iain […]

Coping with the common cold

It’s that time of year. The mornings are getting darker, you’ve had to dig out your coat from the back of the wardrobe and your Vans just won’t cut it as suitable footwear anymore. Never mind ‘winter is coming’, Jon Snow – it’s bloomin’ well here. And with the cold, dark, damp days comes the […]

Mental Health Matters

Earlier this year, mental health hit the headlines when Netflix released the controversial series 13 Reasons Why. While the show gained praise for raising awareness on teen mental health, there was also criticism and accusations of glorifying suicide. One thing it did highlight, however, was that in a world that never switches off, young adults […]

Have you been affected by sexual violence? Rape Crisis Scotland are here for you

The Rape Crisis Scotland helpline offers support to anyone aged 13 and over* who has been affected by any form of sexual violence, no matter when it happened. Sexual violence includes a range of behaviours such as rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, the sharing/threat of sharing initimate images without your consent, sexual harassment, stalking and more. We provide support […]

NTK: Meningitis

If you’re heading off to uni this September, chances are you’re preoccupied thinking about your course, your flat, your flatmates – will you get on with them? – and your new surroundings. You’re not thinking about meningitis. Why would you be? Well, first year university students, especially those who move into halls of residence, are […]

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 […]