Improving understanding this Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, but it’s a condition that is still largely misunderstood, even by those living with it.

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Family of Scott Hutchison launch new mental health charity to make Tiny Changes to Earth

The family of Frightened Rabbit singer, Scott Hutchison, has launched a mental health charity in his memory.

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Making a difference this International Volunteers Day

‘Tis the season of end of term quiz nights, society balls, and Christmas ceilidhs. As the semester draws to an end and your time starts to free up again, why not look into volunteering opportunities?

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Charity launches emoji jukebox

Scottish charity See Me Scotland has launched the world’s first emoji jukebox, aiming to help young people open up about their mental heath.

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When Christmas presents give back

If you’ve been living under a rock the last couple of days, you might have missed the drama with YouTube star Zoella and her disastrous advent calendar. Asking people to spend £50 for a calendar that contains glitter and confetti is a little bit steep. If Zoella’s calendar has you in a rage, why not make your money go further this Christmas? ‘Tis the season of giving after all, so buying presents is probably on the top of your to-do list. Ditch the £50 glitter advent calendar and get a gift your mates will love that helps others along the…

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Reasons to volunteer

Many organisations and charities depend on volunteers to help with the day-to-day running of their operations, as recent economic problems mean they simply can’t afford to pay as many staff members – and more and more people are relying on their services. Here are a few reasons why I think you should consider giving up some of your spare time to help those in need. 1. Experience It is becoming more and more common for both employers and universities to look for experience in addition to normal grades and qualifications. Try and link any possible volunteering or work experience back…

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Coppafeel! Greg James signs up as the face of the Uni Boob Team

Greg James wants you to cop a feel in the new academic year – but only when it comes to your own bits, please. The radio DJ, presenter, writer, actor and all-round nice guy is encouraging the nation’s students to check their boobs for signs of cancer as part of breast cancer charity Copafeel!’s Uni Boob Team. In the new term, a gang of student volunteers will be representing the charity on uni campuses UK-wide. These guys will be reminding you to check yourself regularly and teaching you the signs to look out for when things aren’t as they should be –…

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Nepal – how can I help?

When natural disasters strike, we’re often left feeling a bit overwhelmed by the scale of the destruction and the number of people affected. Turning on the news, we quickly realise how much need there is for the basics – water, food, blankets and medicine. Where do we start to help the many hundreds of homeless, displaced and grieving families? Following on from the back to back earthquakes in Nepal, we look at some of the most effective ways of helping those most in need. Give to a charity It’s important to consider the most vulnerable groups after a natural disaster. Save…

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Donating my hair to sick children

It may sound weird, but I’m not afraid to admit it: my hair is my pride and joy. Last week, my hair measured 33 inches from root to tip. It’s straight, in great condition and golden in colour. Growing it became a bit of an obsession in its latter months – the longer it got, the more people would compliment me, telling me how great it looked and how shiny and conditioned it felt. Late last year though, I read an article in a magazine about a woman who had donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust and it…

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