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Beer and burger: Which one’s the best?

March 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Stereotypes about student food almost always involve baked beans, pot noodles, and pizza. Fair enough, some of you might say, but the main staple of most student’s diet is [...]

Mental Health in Focus: Drug Abuse

March 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

What is it? Drugs are a part of everyday life for a huge majority of people, and a lot of the time use of prescription drugs will never result in addiction. However, taking [...]

Mental Health in Focus: Alcoholism

March 27, 2014 // 1 Comment

What is it? It is always difficult to determine the point when your drinking crosses the line between social and moderate to excessive or addiction, especially at University [...]

The future of Counselling and Psychology

March 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the UK the perception still remains that mental ill-health is somehow self-inflicted, with an external cause such as an inability to deal with lifes pressures. [...]

Mental Health in Focus: Bereavement

March 26, 2014 // 1 Comment

What is it? Sooner or later, everyone experiences bereavement in life; it is a completely natural reaction to a loss. Loss of anything often results in grieving, but it is [...]

Mental Health Charity Profile: Mind

March 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Mind is a fantastic UK charity offering advice and support, with the goal of empowering anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise [...]

Mental Health in Focus: OCD

March 26, 2014 // 1 Comment

What is it? OCD affects 1.2 of the population, and is a condition related to anxiety. People can experience frequent, intrusive and unwelcome obsessional thoughts, which then [...]

Mental Health in Focus: Panic Attacks

March 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

What is it?  Panic attacks are periods of intense fear or apprehension that are of sudden onset and of variable duration from minutes to hours. Panic attacks usually begin [...]

Mental Health in Focus: Eating Disorders

March 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

What is it? Eating disorders are usually linked to issues of low self-esteem and are used as a way of coping with difficult feelings, although not necessarily. People with [...]
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