Students get mentally healthy

The buzz about caring for our mental health is only getting bigger since World Mental Health Day (10 October). Now Glasgow Clyde College and SAMH have launched a Mentally Healthy College Community. The initiative was announced earlier this year, and in just four months, over 200 college staff have been trained to support the mental […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Could Kindness Cure Your Anxiety?

Doing something nice for other people – passing on a return train ticket, sharing some sweets, helping an old lady cross the road – is amazing. It makes you feel good, puts a bounce in your step. And in today’s political and social climate, let’s face it – we could all do with being a […]

Instagram’s New Feature Could Change Your Life

Poached eggs, nights out and fancy new purchases – Instagram doesn’t exactly give the full story of our lives. We all know the social media site has become something of a highlight reel, so it might come as a surprise to hear that researchers can predict which users had depression based on what filters they […]

Interview with blogger Natascha Cox

Natascha Cox is big news in the blogging world. With a growing following of over 85000 and collaborations with brands such as ASOS, Adidas, Next, River Island, Marks & Spencer and Urban Decay, Natascha has no plans to slow down.   Right now Natascha is working hard to promoting body confidence amongst teens –she has just been made […]

Managing your mental health

Today is World Mental Health Day and it’s all about raising awareness and encouraging conversation about mental health problems of all kinds. A report released this August showed that 1 in 4 university students suffer with mental health problems such as depression or anxiety, so it’s vital to talk about these issues – and to seek […]