All posts tagged Anxiety

A Commuter’s Guide to London – How to Thrive, Not Just Survive

As someone who commutes an hour to uni whenever I have class and has spent two years travelling into the City during peak rush hour for work, I’ve picked up […]

Awkward Sexual Moments – Part 2.

No matter how many times you have sex there will always be awkward moments that either kill the mood or send you and your partner into hysterics, and no matter […]

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 […]

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, […]

Are we in a student suicide crisis? Numbers are rising and is anything being done about it?

University, the best years of our lives, right? We hear it everywhere that students have it easy. Apparently, we don’t have to worry about the real world and we all […]

Putting yourself out there. It can be terrifying, but would you rather try and see how it goes, or live with regret?

I’ve been writing this column for a year now and I can safely say, I have loved every minute of it. So much so that I am continuing it in […]

Mental Health Awareness Week – This Year’s Theme and Why the Issue Shouldn’t Only Be on Our Lips for Seven Days

This week was Mental Health Awareness Week and in its 17th year the charity and organiser, the Mental Health Foundation, has focused on stress and how we’re coping. They surveyed […]

Does Queen Mary’s History Department Stifle Dissertation Creativity?

For many of us, the culmination of our time at university is the writing of our dissertations. Everything builds up to it. Although the prospect of spending a gruelling amount […]

The SU’s ‘Study Well’ Initiatives – Genuine Support or Not Addressing the Real Issues?

In the last couple of weeks, the SU has put on its annual ‘Study Well’ program. This has involved a miniature petting zoo, free fruit, Study Well notepads and bottles, […]