‘Please don’t bleed, because there’s nobody out there to help me’: stories of students training in the NHS 

Unqualified students are being left to pick up the slack on NHS wards amid a dangerous staffing crisis. Nursing and midwifery students say their training has been inadequate, and one says she has to go to food banks to make ends meet.  Nina* is a third year midwifery student. Most of her placements have been […]


University of Edinburgh ranks 61st of 80 in controversial mental health league table

The University of Edinburgh has been ranked 61st in a league table that compares UK universities’ mental health services. The table has been compiled by the mental health charity HUMEN and reflects the opinion of over 7200 students across the nation. However, Student Minds, a UK charity which aims to improve the mental health of […]


Appalling access to mental health support

It’s nice to see that our conversations about mental health services have finally entered the political spotlight. We are constantly hearing about the scandalous funding situation for Mental Health Services in England but some time for introspection in Scotland is well needed. The Scottish Government introduced a Mental Health minister, Scottish Lib Dems have it […]