We’re All Mad Here

Words and mental health: In order to break stigmas do we have to change our vocabulary?

“You’re so mental.” “You went mad mate.” Words, they’re a tricky thing. There’s the old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words cannot hurt me.” With most […]

With a Minister for suicide being created and QMSU launching Wellness Weeks, are we finally moving away from vapid tweets and one-off postulations of care?

As I’m sure everyone saw from their social medias, campus stalls and news soundbites, on Wednesday it was World Mental Health Day. My Twitter, as usual, was flooded with people […]

Unity Society – A group of students raising awareness and supporting student wellbeing, because mental health matters.

For the last year and a half, I have dedicated my column (http://cubmagazine.co.uk/category/columns/wereallmadhere/page/6/)  to writing all things mental health, including, the support currently available to QM students: http://cubmagazine.co.uk/2017/11/the-garden-of-live-flowers/  http://cubmagazine.co.uk/2018/05/the-sus-study-well-initiatives-genuine-support-or-not-addressing-the-real-issues/  http://cubmagazine.co.uk/2018/06/are-we-in-a-student-suicide-crisis-numbers-are-rising-and-is-anything-being-done-about-it/  […]

Head Above Water: A public art piece bringing mental health to the Thames.

Standing at nine metres tall, a new interactive and thought-provoking sculpture by Steuart Padwick, and supported by Time to Change, is captivating the landscape and the city of London. The design, […]

Does childhood exist anymore? If we aren’t going to change our society for ourselves, we have to at least make it better for the next generation

Who remembers being ten? I can’t say my first year in the big double figures is that memorable, but as far I can recall, it was pretty good. Yes, my […]

For those who got their A-Level results this week, here’s looking at you kid, see you in September

A-Level Results Day. It symbolises the culmination of hours and hours of revising and reading (because as Ru Paul said: ‘reading is fundamental), copious litres of coffee and energy drinks […]

Recovery, Relapse, come as hand-in-hand as peas and carrots

No, I am not about to discuss the 2010 and 2009 albums by Eminem. Demetria Devine Lovato, known to the world as Demi Lovato. At the age of 25, she has […]

The Crowd: A Study of the World Cup Mind.

The concept of ‘crowd psychology ‘ or ‘herd mentality’ – investigating the ways in which the psychology of individuals is different from those in a crowd – has fascinated sociologists, […]

Friends and loved ones of those experiencing mental health problems occupy the liminal space between within and without – so what do they have to say?

Parents, siblings, extended family, friends, co-workers and peers, all of these people matter in varying ways to individuals. They are our support networks. Without them, many of us would crumble, […]