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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.

About Gina

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So far Gina has created 19 blog entries.

I am free to be me.

I am excited

I love going home for the holidays. My family are great and I love the rest. I am full of excitement, joy and love.

I am scared

I also hate going home for the holidays. I don’t completely fit here anymore. I don’t like the change in routine. And I hate the expectations. I am […]

April 4th, 2017|

Why can’t men talk about mental health in the pub?

by Connor (featured on Time to Change’s website)

It’s amazing what lengths men will go to in order to cover up their psychological “unwellness”. It’s a taboo topic in the pub. You can’t just openly admit that your anxiety has ravaged your insides till the point where you’ve questioned reality. They don’t want to know, it might […]

March 28th, 2017|

How to help a friend who is struggling with their mental health

by Lauren

What happens if your friend stops texting you back? No longer seems interested when you suggest a night out? It’s so easy to automatically assume that perhaps they’re losing interest in your friendship. Sometimes, the reality can be that they are facing a daily battle with their own mind. Mental illness comes in different […]

March 14th, 2017|

I wish we could talk more openly….

It’s a surreal experience when a colleague takes time off due to mental illness. It’s like some clichéd sci-fi episode where one by one those around you start to vanish and only you can remember them. The key difference being that in those shows, the issue seems to end up resolved. In reality, any attempt […]

March 7th, 2017|

I don’t have a disordered personality, but a loving one

This post was written by Abbie and featured on the Time to Change website.

When I was diagnosed with emotionally unstable personality disorder/ borderline personality disorder earlier on this year there was a strange sense of relief. I finally knew what was going on with me. I knew that depression didn’t explain some of my symptoms. […]

February 24th, 2017|

Mental illness attitudes

This blog post was written by Natalie and featured on the Time to change website

Judging others because of their illnesses, and without knowing, or caring, about their stories, will cause pain. I know from experience that poor attitudes can cause untold damage.

To give you my background, I am the victim of abuse and rape, and when I use the […]

February 23rd, 2017|

Opening up

This blog post was written by Katherine and featured on the Time to Change website

I first experienced mental health problems at age nine, but I didn’t really know what was happening. My parents just thought I was scared of everything and that I was a nervous little girl. At around the age of 14 I went to […]

February 22nd, 2017|

Conversations

This blog was written by George and featured on the Time to Change website

I kept my mental health issues secret from everyone I knew for ten months. It was a mental problem, but I could feel the weight of that problem physically weighing me down every single day.

Contemplating suicide alone, as a 20-year old who was […]

February 21st, 2017|

Anxiety

Anxiety: From university to work

 By Teresa

The constant worry and anxiety about things that are happening around you takes a greater toll on our minds and bodies than we would like to admit. It can decrease our overall productivity because we’re often worrying about things that “shouldn’t” worry us, leaving less room for other things that […]

February 20th, 2017|