Mental Health

Employers may discriminate against autism without realising

Employers often think they’re communicating well, but they use ‘neurotypical’ standards of interacting, writes Brett Heasman

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people connect and relate to others and also how they experience the world around them.

Most non-autistic people are not aware of the complex ways in which autistic people* experience the world and are not adequately prepared […]

In 60 seconds with Adam Sandelson

In a recent interview Adam Sandelson, the head of Student Wellbeing and member of Student Diversity and Support Working Group of EDI, speaks about his time at LSE, involvement with the Student Wellbeing services and the recent Peer Support Scheme that is being launched. 

I’m now in my 5th year of heading up Student Wellbeing. We talked for years about […]

Reaching out, addressing mental health

On the occasion of University Mental Health Day 2017, Emma Wilson discusses the importance of awareness of mental health issues, particularly among students, and the need for peer support. 

One in four adults are said to have a mental health problem at any one time. Within the student population, a study conducted by the National Union of Students (NUS) found that […]

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    National Self-Injury Awareness Day: Social justice, user-led interventions and challenging stigma

National Self-Injury Awareness Day: Social justice, user-led interventions and challenging stigma

On National Self-Injury Awareness Day, observed on Wednesday March 1, Kay Inckle highlights aspects of self-injury and argues that unlike the commonly held notion, this is not a personal pathology, but the desire to harm oneself is socially driven. She calls for the need to understand the root causes of this and shares with us information of various institutions […]

It’s ‘Time to Talk’

Mental health issues affect many in this country, yet people often prefer not to talk about them. This culture of silence exacerbates mental health conditions instead of making things better. As part of the Time to Change campaign, the ‘Time to Talk Day’ on Thursday 4 February 2016 is meant to initiate these often unspoken conversations, writes Stef Hackney. 

Mental health issues inflict […]

Butterflies in the stomach? Let’s talk about anxiety

Anxiety, according to the Mental Health Foundation, is one of the leading causes of mental ill-health in the world. Anxiety is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (12-18 May 2014). To find out more and get involved, read on.

You’re probably friends with that one in four: mental health in the workplace

6 February is Time to Talk Day – a day to start conversations about mental health. In this blog post, Daniel Payne talks about the Mental Health First Aid course he attended and the importance of discussing mental health at work.

Are you going to bake on the long weekend?

Does baking have a purpose beyond creating delectable goods? Recent discussions suggest baking may be a great way to improve mental health. If you’re a baker, you might already feel the therapeutic benefits of baking. If not, this post might want to make you try!

“A part of me is just mad”

David Crepaz-Keay, Head of Empowerment and Social Inclusion at the Mental Health Foundation, discusses the cautious language around mental health and the reclaiming of words such as ‘mad’. He says a “part of me is just ‘mad’ and in a strange way I quite like that”.

Relax, the weekend’s here – top tips to manage stress

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Stress is a common issue and most of us have experienced it at some point in our life. Around 12 million adults see their GP about stress-related mental health problems every year. In this post, Adam Sandelson, Head of Counselling at LSE, shares tips to manage and reduce excessive stress.

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