Listening To Our Bodies II

I don't like being unwell. I don't want to stay in bed and do nothing. But seemingly, throughout my time in education, I've fallen ill at the end of term.  It seems like my body puts up with the stress during term time. Then, as soon the school/sixth form/university terms finish, my body says, "that's [...]

Demanding Our Time

We need to set boundaries for how we spend our time. With the constant pressure to be ‘active’ and ‘online’, we can feel like we must immediately respond to incoming notifications - requests, tweets, videos, emails, messages and calls. We don’t want to miss out and risk falling behind. Our devices have become part of [...]

Universities “failing” black students with mental health problems

Black undergraduates experiencing mental health problems have some of the highest dropout rates among students across UK universities, according to new data from the Office for Students (OfS). The regulator has revealed 77 percent of black students with mental health problems continue their degrees after their first year, compared to 85 percent of students of [...]

“Global Epidemic” Of Childhood Inactivity

Four out of five young people worldwide are not exercising enough, which puts both their current and future health at risk, warns the World Health Organisation (WHO).  The 2019 WHO study, published in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health journal, gathered survey data from 1.6 million 11 to 17 year olds. It followed physical exercise trends across [...]