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Eating Disorders in Film

The problem with superficial dramatisations of mental illness CW: Eating disorders Mental illness is notably challenging to portray in film. Depicting the long and painful struggle of such an illness…

Bullying and Racism in the Workplace

Bullying is often not acknowledged within the workplace; it’s brushed under the rug, and its victims are told to grow a thicker skin. Workplace bullying is the targeted mistreatment by…

The ‘Trend’ In Publishing Mental Health Books For Children

Much has been said about young people’s unprecedented mental health crisis, particularly over the past two years, and for a good reason. Youngminds.org.uk report that “1 in 6 children aged…

What is to blame for poor mental health among young people?

This week’s issue of The Student is dedicated to student mental health, something that I know every student at university will have been touched by, whether personally or through friends…

“The system needs to change” – Inside the University’s Mental Health Crisis

Over-subscribed and under-resourced – a mental health service struggling to cope. This is the picture that emerges from conversations with students across the University of Edinburgh. Not that poor student…

Conscious Edinburgh: In conversation with Voices

Conscious Edinburgh is a student-led mental health charity at the University of Edinburgh. Their main focus to provide students with a safe-space on campus to support their mental health. The…

“The services failed me”: investigation discovers university giving cold shoulder to vulnerable students

CW: suicide, racial violence “The funding and structure of the services failed me.” These are the words of ‘Hannah’, a current second-year student, who, in winter 2019, contacted university support…

World Mental Health Day in collaboration with @mentalhealthedinburgh

On the 10th of October, we celebrate World Mental Health Day. Regardless of spreading awareness of the importance of mental health, there is undoubtedly a certain stigma around it. Still,…