Trialling CBD Oil For The First Time – A Review

Since medical marijuana was legalised in November 2018 in the UK, cannabidiol has grown to be a popular option for managing health conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, PTSD and other mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. CBD is a non-psychoactive medicine that is extracted from the cannabis plant by steam distillation. A […]

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Tearing Down The Stigma of AntiDepressants With Bath Mind

The stigma surrounding anti-depressants has been ongoing for quite some time. Both in taking them and not taking them. We have unknowingly built up a lot of shame surrounding medication for the mind yet we wouldn’t think twice about taking morphine to ease the pain of a broken arm. Since the age of 17, I […]

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A Review – The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva

We’ve thankfully grown better at conversing about mental health in recent years. But how much do we fully understand about the different illnesses? In the book ‘The Existence of Amy’, Lana Grace Riva takes the reader on a journey to recovery with main character Amy. Amy faces a daily battle against OCD and depression, but […]

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How Simulation Could Transform the University Experience for the Better

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2020 has seen a surge in use of technology, with COVID-19 forcing many to work from home and Zoom calls becoming a daily occurrence. Never has an application shaped society more than it has this year, and with a second wave predicted to hit the UK according to Johnson, technology use could become even more […]

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A Book Review – Great SEXPECTATIONS

“We may be “sexperts” but our expertise is in what society is telling us we should want, and most of us have very little expertise in discovering and communicating what we actually want”.  Sex is very much a taboo subject in society, though thankfully we’ve become better at addressing the fact that it’s purpose isn’t […]

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The Powers of Daydreaming

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As my primary school teacher introduced what I like to call complex maths (anything beyond division, multiplication, adding and subtracting) my mind drifted off into the world of contemplation. What I was thinking I couldn’t tell you but the fact that my mind was focused elsewhere was true. I envisioned what I’d be having for […]

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COVID-19 Highlights Factors of Structural Racism That Put Latino Communities at Risk

Crowded housing, air pollution and occupational factors may be putting Latinos at higher risk of COVID-19 in the US. A newly-released study has confirmed the beliefs we’ve had for quite some time. Structural racism is still prevalent and its’ factors have put Latino communities in the United States at high risk of COVID-19. Lead author […]

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How Plants Benefit and Help Mental WELL-BEING

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Indoor plants have become an Instagram aesthetic and a way to spice up simplistic spaces. Yet, their role has rooted in many people as a means of helping mental health. Rightly so, research has shown that indoor plants may reduce “psychological and physiological stress”, says Nutritionist and botanical medicine expert Rick Hay for the Metro. […]

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Why We Should Quit Associating Social Anxiety With Immaturity

“If I tell you my order, would you mind going to the till for me?” Those words have fallen from my mouth several times in the past and still do occasionally. Avoiding social interaction with strangers has become somewhat of a skill of mine. Self-scan is my best friend and shopping lists a necessity. My […]

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5 Ways to be Vulnerable and Put Yourself Out There

Vulnerability. A word that, just by looking at it makes us all want to retract back into the sheltering shell that keeps us “safe”. Being vulnerable is scary and uncomfortable, and it isn’t a state anyone likes to remain in for too long. My sister made a valid point to me a few weeks ago […]

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