• Symptoms, students, services and support: Eating Disorders Awareness Week

    At university, our peers can be our most important asset when looking after our mental health, but our friends can only help if they have the knowledge to do so. A study survey by YouGov, published on the first day of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018, found that 1...
  • Annie Peppiatt: “Calorie Counting is Not the Answer”

    I have just eaten a white chocolate chip cookie. This may not be the healthiest choice, but it is a choice I am proud to have made. I have resisted the temptation to check the list of numbers on the back of the packet. I have resisted the urge...
  • Thriving At Work? 300,000 Beg To Differ

    The independently-executed, ironically-named Thriving at Work report has revealed that many of us – 300,000 to be exact – are definitely not thriving in the workplace, and instead are losing our jobs due to mental illness. This is a lose-lose situation: employers are failing to keep their colleagues healthy,...
  • The Eating Disorder Hiding In Plain Sight

    ‘Clean eating’. ‘Cheat day’. ‘Guilty pleasure’. These are just some of the terms that have infiltrated our everyday language and become the new norm. Yet beneath the greatly edited, insta-worthy snaps of smoothie bowls, and selfies capturing beautifully toned bodies, there lies a dangerous phenomenon that is controlling and...