Freda Worrell explores both the positive and negative impacts that reading can have on people with eating disorders.
In light of mental health awareness week, here is Jasmin Priya’s poem about mental health.
In a landmark moment for the Me Too movement, Oprah Winfrey used her Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech to declare that “for too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up”. To rapturous applause, Winfrey captured the […]
Quick trigger warning before you read this article: It deals with mental health issues and may stir up some intentionally repressed feelings. I know it did for me when I was writing this. “34 million UK adults are mentally ill? What utter nonsense. Man up, Britain & focus on those who really need help,” tweeted […]
“W ith the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the forefront of the Heads Together campaign and the recent popularity of the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, dialogues surrounding mental health have been on the incline. The topic is on our minds, yet there remains a legion of misconceptions surrounding mental health, adding to the […]
A coording to an NUS survey in March, 78% of students have experienced mental health issues in the last year. A third said that they had had suicidal thoughts, with this figure rising to 55% among LGBT respondents. Mental health issues have been a growing problem over the last five years, with financial worries leading […]
Exeter University is joining today’s International Women’s Day celebrations by welcoming guest speakers and various society events. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic and political achievements of women around the world, as well as raising awareness to the progress and action still needed to accelerate gender parity. Events include a talk from two female professors, […]
On the 2nd March, Exeter’s Art Society will be holding a life drawing class to raise awareness of mental illness. For various reasons, mental health is an issue quite close to my heart, so I thought that I would contribute to increase public understanding of mental health issues by writing about my experiences with anxiety […]
T he final phase of the University of Exeter’s Athletic Union’s ‘Come Out an Play’ initiative was launched online last week. The latest development invites lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students to share their stories and experiences of sport in Exeter as an LGBT individual. The aim is to show that the majority of LGBT students have […]
This Saturday 31st October, a gallery in Exeter will be exhibiting the artwork of young Syrian refugees. The exhibition, named ‘From Syria with Love’ will be on show for one day only at the Art Gallery at 89 South Street. Organised by University of Exeter Syrian student, Baraa Ehsaan Kouja, there is to be around […]