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University Counselling Service Falls Short

Edinburgh University’s counselling services offer short-term counselling and other therapies, ranging from four to six sessions per self-referral. The Student spoke to Edinburgh University students who have used the counselling…

Contemporary Fiction and Female Mental Illness

I love flawed female characters. As a big fan of contemporary literary fiction, I enjoy complex, well-written female characters and narratives about realistic, albeit slightly unstable, women. It can be…

The Lifestyle guide to uncomfortable conversations

CW: suicide, racism When was the last time you saw the effects of white privilege first-hand? Or noticed you were being treated in a certain way due to your gender?…

Government policies on mental health are symptomatic of more pervasive negligence

Recent reports have shown the amount of hospital beds dedicated to patients with acute mental health conditions has fallen by 30 per cent in the last nine years, despite promises…

What can universities do to help students with mental illnesses?

Content Warning: Suicide No one likes to feel forgotten. When pressure to succeed is at an all-time high and social struggles weigh heavily, are students being provided with the support…

OCD sufferers may struggle more with coping strategies

A new study has shown that those suffering from obsessive compulsive Disorder (OCD) may struggle to cope with their diagnosis more than those with other mental illnesses. OCD is a…

Mental illness: as long as there is shame, there is stigma

I must start this article by acknowledging and praising the progress that has been made so far towards destigmatising mental illness. Only a couple of decades ago, even uttering the…