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The mission of Mind Your Head is to promote understanding of mental health, to ensure that students have access to information about finding support, and to combat the stigma that surrounds mental health difficulties.

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So far Gina has created 19 blog entries.

Yoga as a tool to deal with stress and anxiety

by Emily Taylor

I started yoga practising yoga two years ago after years of telling myself I should go to a class, and I wish I’d started it sooner! Yoga has really helped me deal with stress and anxiety. It has also allowed me to become more aware of my body and its needs; allowing me […]

June 13th, 2017|

What do I do next?

by Emily Taylor

Remember when you were younger and you looked up to those that were older than you, those at university and you thought, “Wow, they are so mature and have their life all figured out”, and now you are in their shoes and you find that you don’t have it figured out at all. […]

June 7th, 2017|

University dropouts due to mental health

This article was published recently in the Guardian. The link to the original article is here

 

The number of students to drop out of university with mental health problems has more than trebled in recent years, official figures show.

Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) revealed that a record 1,180 students who experienced mental […]

May 30th, 2017|

Breaking up is hard to do

by Glyn Faulkner

Nearly four years in, with the deadline looming large, my PhD was in a death-spiral. My research was unravelling, and every attempt I made to shore-up the sinking ship cost me a section of the thesis that was supposed to be done and dusted.

The worst part: it was entirely my own fault. For […]

May 23rd, 2017|

Change in the right direction

This blog post featured on the Time to Change website

Latest results from the National Attitudes to Mental Illness Survey, released today by mental health campaign Time to Change, shows people’s willingness to work, live and continue a relationship with someone with a mental health problem have improved by 11% since 2009.

This has now improved at […]

May 16th, 2017|

‘A little bit OCD’: the downside of mental health awareness

People claiming they have serious conditions when they don’t just exacerbates negative stereotypes

It’s mental health awareness week. So that’s good. Well, mostly. There are downsides to increased awareness of mental health, it turns out.

You ever met someone who is needlessly cold or even outright rude to those who deign to engage with them? I used […]

May 11th, 2017|

“I think there’s a wave of change coming in mental health”

Featured on the Guardian’s website

Poppy Jaman, chief executive of the not-for-profit Mental Health First Aid England (MHFAE), believes Theresa May meant business when she pledged in January to make mental health a priority. Despite ministers being accused of breaking their promises after £800m in cash earmarked for mental health was last month redirected to offsetting wider NHS budget problems, Jaman […]

May 2nd, 2017|

It doesn’t take much to be in your friend’s corner

This blog post featured on the Time to Change website

People tend to ask me: why are you depressed, you have such a nice life? My simple response is… I don’t know. Depression wasn’t something I could control; neither was my anxiety. Back in 2013 I was sitting my art exams and self-doubt got a hold […]

April 25th, 2017|

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

by Grace Welsh

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ― Bernard M. Baruch

It’s widely recognised that when one replies with the phrase “I’m fine”, it is undoubtedly one of the biggest (white) lies ever spoken- probably somewhere up there with “I […]

April 18th, 2017|

Is it time for a new normal?

by Sarah Haywood

Sometimes it takes an escape from the bubble of normal life, to discover what your normal actually is. It can be a holiday, a trip to visit someone, working in a new location, or just a day away from your normal company and routine. Stepping outside of our normal rhythm of life allows us to […]

April 11th, 2017|