Following on from April’s stress awareness month, Megan [Edit Lab placement student] discusses stress in the context of gender dysphoria, and provides information on how to help those that may be suffering.
In recent years, mindfulness has become increasingly popular and is being recommended as a preventative tool and a useful technique to deal with stress and anxiety. What exactly is mindfulness, how does it work and are there any associated risks?
This week, following on from our previous blog on mental health in mums, we are delighted to welcome past EDITlab PhD student, Hannah Brown, now mum to a one-year-old boy. In this post she shares her fears and strategies about depression and anxiety in the early days of motherhood.
On the 28th of November the BBC and BBC Radio 5 Live were raising awareness for mums and mental health. Mothers everywhere were invited to join in online using the hashtag: #MumTakeOver. They had presenters come in to discuss their own, sometimes difficult experiences of having babies and becoming mothers….
As rates of depression and anxiety rise, it isn’t too surprising that social attitudes towards mental illness have improved considerably. However, as the current economic climate continues to strain our mental health, it also demands us to stay positive in the face of stress and uncertainty. Have we become so…
In any given year, one in four people experience a mental health problem, and for 81% their first contact with mental health services is through their GP. However, knowing how to explain how you’re feeling to someone who isn’t a trained psychologist can be incredibly difficult. Last year, the mental…
Completing a PhD can often seem like a Sisyphean (or perhaps Bush-ian?) task. Of course, there are times when it doesn’t feel that way (ah, March 26th, what a day that was actually…). In general though, we expect stress – and we get it. But surely there’s a better way?