Periods can be an uncomfortable topic for a lot of people to talk about. Scotland is on a mission to end period poverty.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]