• Photograph of a model of a brain

    Making Neuroscience Accessible

    Lucy Woodward How does my brain work? How am I even thinking? What on earth is going on inside my head? These are all questions that neuroscience, an interdisciplinary science that studies the nervous system and brain activity, is intent on getting to the bottom of. In the last...
  • BoJack Horseman – How It Accurately Portrays Mental Illness

    Adam Feely Mental illness, depression, addiction, human condition, sexuality, trauma and self-destructive behaviour. These are just a handful of issues addressed in Netflix’s animated programme BoJack Horseman. Yes, you did read that correctly, an animated programme. It follows the exploits of the titular BoJack, a washed-up, narcissistic, alcoholic, drug...
  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 2-8th March

    Vibeke shares some information and advice from registered health nurse and Clinical Officer at First Steps, Amy Hudson, about the misconceptions surrounding eating disorders. ...
  • Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month: Is the music industry failing its male artists?

    Following a growing trend of suicides amongst male musicians, serious questions have to be asked as to why this has occurred, what can be learnt from it and what can be done in the future to help people in difficulty receive the right support. Eighteen months ago, a trend...
  • Swallow @ NNT

    NNT have kicked off their in house season this semester with Swallow, a three-character play exploring some of the deep-rooted issues of contemporary life. Written by Stef Smith, this script is honest, thought-provoking and powerful. Director Ted Marriott and producer Rosa Morgan have done a brilliant job of bringing...
  • Artificial Intelligence: a cure or creepy?

    When ‘artificial intelligence’ is mentioned to us, we immediately think of the year 3500, and human-like robots walking amongst us, talking and acting as we do, like in movies such as ‘I, Robot’. However, what a lot of us don’t realise is that in our daily lives we’re already...
  • Disorders In Drama: how mental illness is framed in the media

    The evident stigma surrounding those with mental health issues is slowly dissipating as our awareness of the issues increases. However, this hasn’t stopped the display of some negative stereotypes and attitudes to disorders in modern society. The most common cases of this are in film, T.V. and even the...