• What are the implications of the recent identification of three sub-types of depression?

    Rates of depression and anxiety among young people and teenagers have increased by 70% over the past twenty-five years. As of recent, there has been speculation and poor understanding as to what causes depression and for some, it has been found that medicines do not help, even when trying...
  • Mental Health in Football: how to tackle it ‘head-on’

    The University of Nottingham Football Club recently held a workshop to raise awareness of men’s mental health issues. A University of Nottingham alumnus, Ed Tarlton, who devised the session, was invited to share his past experiences with current players on Saturday afternoon. There was a general sense of optimism...
  • Instagram and Snapchat – is it having a negative impact on today’s youth?

    OK, I know that social media’s impact is analysed day in and day out literally inside and out by the private and public sphere. However, this is a pertinent question since it is affecting young people. Today’s generation seem to be more than ever sucked into a social media...
  • Student Suicide Rates – Rising and Relentless

    For the first time in UK history, it has come to the public’s attention that suicide rates amongst students have topped those of non-students. The figures have risen by 56% between 2007 and 2016, according to a conference in New Zealand, and though it is not specified what type...
  • There’s room for more puppies at the University of Nottingham

    Exam season is the worst season. It’s a time of stress, binge-eating, and many tears—well for me anyway. What could make this all go away do I hear you ask? Well, having a room full of puppies of course! I hear people say: ‘A puppy is for life, not...
  • The problem with how we view mental health

    When we talk about mental health, there is always a focus on the extremes; what if someone has a problem? Where can someone get help? How can I recognise things? This leaves those with chronic mental health conditions in a difficult situation as these extremes are the only examples...
  • Is Blue Monday really the bluest of them all?

    Apparently, the third Monday of January is the most depressing day of the year. And that’s not just because you’re in the midst of revision and you haven’t finished the essay that’s due tomorrow, or because you haven’t been paid since last year. Nope, this is science. Proper science,...