All posts tagged mental health

Mental Health services – are they doing more harm than good?

Mental health trusts and hospitals are supposed to be safe havens. Yes, their resources are strained and understaffed, and although some people have to wait years to receive treatment, and […]

Personal Platform: ‘Anorexia’

I was only twelve. I was overwhelmed. And it’s a story that we know all too well: of the little girl who learns to hate herself because of what she […]

The Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Work of Hauwa Ojeifo.

Hauwa Ojeifo, 26, is an empowering and trailblazing woman on a mission.   She has founded She Writes Woman, a 24/7 helpline and walk-in centre in Nigeria. It is a […]

Everyone thinks I’m overly dramatic when I’m stressed. When an octopus is stressed, it eats itself. Now that’s overdramatic: International Stress Awareness Week.

So, the UK is a pretty stressed out load of people. I can’t be the only one that sometimes feel like, I wake up stressed, I get ready stressed, I […]

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 […]

The Third Week Slump

I’ll never forget when I first heard of the ‘Third Week Slump’. Three weeks into second year, I caught eyes with my friend. You could see the bags under her […]

Exclusive Review: Malcolm D. Lee’s ‘Night School’.

A film which destigmatises learning disabilities. Malcolm D. Lee’s new comedy Night School is about Teddy (Kevin Hart) who wants to obtain his GED, and attends a night school. There is […]

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, […]