How Parenting Methods Affect the Mental Wellbeing of Children
Maintaining a healthy relationship with your parents can be tough, especially when you have a critical parent. Not only do you have to deal with your inner critic but also another harsh critic in your
Rebuilding Your Mental Wellbeing Over Summer
Like many students – including myself – school has left you burnt out, exhausted, and feeling like you should just sleep for 6 weeks! Yet, we can use the time in summer to rebuild, develop
Wellbeing Advice for First Year University Students
‘Acknowledge it, Feel it, and Appreciate it;’ When starting university, I was moving to a city I was incredibly fortunate to be familiar with. Not only was the moving made easy, the stressful issues of
University Survival Guide: an insider’s tips and tricks to ensure that you survive, but most importantly, thrive at uni.
Branded as being the ‘best years of your life’ there is no doubt that the university experience is met with extremely high expectations. And yes, whilst these can be the best years of your life:
Dealing With Social Awkwardness
The feeling of not fitting in, being the odd one out, and the constant fear of being judged is something most people experience when around others. These feelings have become increasing common along the with
Dealing With Financial and Social Pressures at University
Mona takes us through the importance of balance within university life, sharing some tips on how to avoid a build up of pressure and not spread ourselves too thin. There is a general understanding for students
Live-streaming, Parasocial Relationships and Mental Health
Maryam tells us the mental health significance of maintaining balance, and how to implement healthy boundaries with livestreaming, both as a viewer or streamer. Life Online As somebody who spends quite a lot (a LOT)
How Social Media Affects Youth Mental Health
Maya talks to us about social media, its impact on the mental health of the next generation and what we can do to practice positive social media habits. Feeling the Social Media Pressure Pressure that
The Power of Reverse-Mentoring and the Companionship it Brings
Farheen shares the details of her fascinating experience with reverse-mentoring, and how she drew inspiration from the companionship that formed between herself and her mentee, Helen Ball. The Importance of Inspiration Inspiration is a necessity.
Romanticising Mental Illness
Eliza argues against the romanticising of mental illness, explaining why it’s so dangerous to glamourise the suffering of others. The Impact of Popular Culture The British TV Show Skinsfirst aired in 2007 and was an immediate success. Popularity increased
The Science Behind Rewarding Ourselves
Georgie explains how important personal reward systems are when achieving our goals and staying motivated in our daily lives, sharing her top tips for doing so! I think it can be agreed that we all
Who Stole My Self-Esteem?
Asher Majeed argues that self-esteem is not emphasised enough and that this has far-reaching implications for us all. He outlines the foundations of self-esteem, discusses how social conditioning can damage self-esteem and what needs to
Caring for your Mental Health whilst Battling Chronic Illness as a University Student
Grace admirably shares with us her experience at University whilst battling a chronic illness, offering advice for those on a similar journey. Being chronically ill sucks. Caring for a body that feels as if it
The Social Impact of Labelling Individuals as Introverts
Rita relays the complications associated with labelling, expressing the importance of letting individuals have a choice in how they are presented. The Social Stigma Around Introverts The Cambridge Dictionary draws a harsh distinction between what is known as
Bottling Mental Wellbeing; Are You Depressed Enough?
Eliza importantly shares with us the fallbacks of mental health care, particularly highlighting the consequences in our schools and universities. In 2010, David Cameron launched a nationwide ‘happiness index’, declaring that Gross Domestic Product was not
The Journey of Self-Direction Through Self-Reflection
Farheen discusses the importance of habits, sharing with us the advantages of her own habit of journaling. Creating habits is something that is essential. It may be easy for some but can certainly be a slow process
Thinking about the Wellbeing of your Soul
Maya shares some useful guidance surrounding the maintenance of our wellbeing, offering some fantastic advice. When fighting negative thoughts, directing yourself towards solutions can be the best thing to do. However, it is the power
Summer Reading Recommendations: Exploring Mental Health
Grace shares with us her top reading recommendations for books that explore the significance of mental health. Every summer during the school holidays, I would devour as many books as I could. I blame the
Does Job Stress Contribute to Mental Illness?
Fatima shares with us the pressure that job stress brings to new graduates, as well as the reassurance that you are not alone. Have you ever wondered if job stress contributes to the development of
Meditation and Self-reflection – Maya Tajuddin
Maya’s shares with us her experience of meditation, suggesting some techniques on how to get started. What is meditation? Meditation is the training of the body to control the mind through breathing exercises. It’s an
The Pressure of Beginning University – The best years of your life?
Ananya’s words of wisdom demonstrate how everybody’s university experience is different. Starting university is a time filled with change. It’s a process that begins even before leaving school. From the time that applications begin, we