• Health Impact: Tired?

    “Doctor, I’m tired all the time.” As a GP, I hear this a lot.  In fact, tiredness is the most common problem that people see their doctor for.  1 in every 20 of my appointments are with patients experiencing fatigue1, and every year 1-2% of people in the UK...
  • Behind the Scenes at NNT – The Effect

    The New Theatre’s second in-house play this season is Lucy Prebble’s psychological drama, The Effect. Set in a drug testing clinic, the play follows volunteers Tristan (Luke Slater) and Connie (Lois Baglin), who have agreed to test a new form of anti-depressant. To the dismay of their observers, Dr...
  • Mental health concerns in universities

    According to a new report from UniHealth, 1 in 5 (19%) students have suicidal thoughts. The report goes on to claim that 82% of UK university students experience stress and anxiety, and 45% have feelings of depression. Such feelings of anxiety and stress can already be felt during freshers’...
  • University: a degree in mental health

    The end of university is a strange and conflicting time. With deadlines done and exams taken, ideally the only feelings we should be experiencing are joy, relief and giddy excitement at the prospect of new beginnings and fresh starts. No more all-nighters in the library, no more terrible campus...
  • Depression in Cricket: Symptomatic of its environment?

    As cricket fans, we all remember hearing the chilling news in late 2013 of Jonathan Trott’s mental struggles which had come to a head during the Ashes tour in Australia with him being sent home. Before him, one of the most talented batsman this country has ever produced, Marcus...
  • The Full Monty @ Theatre Royal

    Coming with warnings for pyrotechnics, the discussion of suicide and full frontal nudity, Simon Beaufoy’s theatre adaption of the well-loved film ‘The Full Monty’ was guaranteed from the start to keep its audience captivated – it certainly did not disappoint. ‘The Full Monty’ follows the escapades of down-on-his-luck Gaz...
  • Tantrums, Toys and Traumas: Children’s Mental Health

    Last week was Children’s Mental Health Awareness week. Did you know? No, I don’t think many of us did. The general lack of awareness on children’s mental health is of immense concern. However, this truth is hardly surprising given the stigma which still remains attached to psychological difficulties. The...