It can be difficult to balance life and work, especially, when everything is done from our same 4 walls. Lockdown can be tough, but Jessica offers the best remedy for keeping one’s spirits high: the greenery all around us. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself at Exeter, Devon is a never ending playground of landscapes, and if not, there’s always a green place to be discovered at home.
Could it be that we will no longer have to get free counselling through a volunteer phone service? Or that the months-long waiting list for free counselling offered by the NHS can be skipped by real-time help? This is what Plaid Cymru has promised in the upcoming election, which has the potential to reset the priorities of the UK’s politics as a whole.
Work from home has not been the decline of productivity that every big business had predicted it to be. It has hurt normal human habits and mental health, but studies have shown that employees are not unmotivated. The age-old narrative of employees solely being motivated by material gains and self-interest, and that they won’t work without supervision from higher-ups, is but a myth. It does not justify widespread breach of privacy.
The University of Exeter has pioneered the development of an online therapy that reduces the incidence of depression and anxiety in young people.
Lifestyle print editor Georgia Shepherd shares how she’s coping with lockdown
Sophie Woolcock shares how we can look after our mental health whilst staying well in isolation
Lianna Tosetti examines the damaging stereotypes directed towards certain mental illnesses What are your first thoughts when someone mentions mental health? Does it make you cringe with discomfort? Or is it something you can relate to and openly talk about? Either way, awareness of mental health has been on the rise in modern society, with […]
The Exeter University Student Guild’s DVP Wellbeing, Lizzie Connick, discusses the launch of a new Instagram wellbeing page. What is ‘FeelingOurWay’? It is an Instagram page promoting mental wellness and positivity on campus. The aim of the page is to encourage a desire to feel content and at peace with the fact that things can […]
Aakruthi Karri discusses her thoughts on the recent World Mental Health day On 10th October, many countries celebrate good mental health as well as raising awareness of the various issues. These not only include depression and its symptoms, but those disorders relating to stress and anxiety. An example would be: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). […]
Breaching the subject of mental health, especially with those closest to you, can be difficult. But, it can make such a difference when you finally have that conversation. For me, that conversation happened a month ago. I mentioned to a close friend that I was worried about my mum as she has been dealing with […]