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DIY guide to brighten up your winter blues

DIY guide to brighten up your winter blues

Society
The subject of mental health in the UK is once again colouring this morning’s headlines. A government pledge to offer better mental-health services and support to schools has been announced, assuring a maximum waiting-time of just four weeks. Seemingly, different forms of mental illness enclose the dark winter months of the year, often urging us to sink into a bitter-sweet or horrific melancholia. However, there are some efficient ways to fight it, without digging too deep into your pocket or quitting your job to make a move to a tropical destination. You're welcome!  As to the BBC’s report, the NHS figures appoint that last year, in the UK, 1 in 10 girls aged 16-17 were referred to mental health specialists. Principally, about 50% of mental illnesses start prior to age 14. The governme
A psychedelic renaissance: a trip out of depression

A psychedelic renaissance: a trip out of depression

Society
New findings have been revealed by Imperial College's Psychedelic Research Group last month, suggesting the therapeutic potential of Magic Mushrooms to treat depression. How does it work? Isn't it dangerous? Are we going full circle to an era of psychedelic medicine?  “For once, I was actually able to look my demons in the eyes,” Ian recalls. “Rather than avoiding, rather than going the other direction; beneath the eye-mask and within my mind, I looked my dad directly in the eyes”. Ian, 40, has suffered from depression since he can remember. Too often, he experiences flashbacks from his childhood growing up with an abusive father. It was about four years ago when Ian hit a low point in his life, no longer being capable of working or committing to anything that required leaving the ho
Don’t shave, it’s Movember

Don’t shave, it’s Movember

Society
We are only halfway through November, so there's still time for you to join the tide and grow the moustache. If you have been seeing a lot of 'moustrachey' men around, it is not a coincidence, there is a reason - a very important one. If in October we were encouraged to 'wear it pink' to bring attention to breast cancer prevention, November - or shall we say Movember? - is the month dedicated to men. This is the time to raise awareness on men's mental health as numbers show that men are dying surprisignly young. The Movember movement puts a range of men's health issues on the spotlight, from cancer to anxiety. And it uses the cute moustache to do so. The campaign dates back to 2003, and now it has spread across the UK, the US, Canada and Australia. Fortunately, it has been grow...
Death by cocaine rises to all time high, so why is everyone still taking it?

Death by cocaine rises to all time high, so why is everyone still taking it?

News, UK
Words: Leanne Hall | Subbing: Ainaa Mashrique London is known as the Capital of cocaine in Europe. The Daily Mail recorded that an estimated 700,000 people in Britain took the class A drug last year. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) also reported that deaths due to cocaine rose by 16 per cent, a total of 371 deaths this year. The two "reasons" for consuming cocaine revolves around keeping up with the city life. One student, The Voice of London News spoke to said cocaine usage is high “due to its availability and the incredibly long, hard hours that people work. They feel the need to let loose, and more often than not to get them through the shifts.” Gordon Ramsey, renowned chef and TV star, has also looked into the world of cocaine by recently releasing a documentary about
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