mental health



An app to help your mental health?

28th December 2020

Researchers at UofG are collaborating on an app to help mental health, but is the app store already filled with similar programmes? Over the course of this past year, the gradual escalation of the Covid-19 pandemic has not only dramatically disrupted many of our regular routines and activities, but the long-lasting implications of the disease ...


University of Glasgow study finds that lockdown has had a ‘major impact’ on mental health

8th November 2020

Over a quarter of adults experienced mild to severe depressive symptoms, a 20% increase from pre-Covid-19 lockdown. Research led by the University of Glasgow has shown that lockdown has a profound effect on mental health, with the most devastating impact being caused in the first six weeks.  The study, which assessed over 3000 adults via ...


University of Glasgow students wanted as part of Covid-19 mental health study

3rd November 2020

Public Health Scotland are carrying out independent research on student self-isolation and wellbeing. A new study to be run by Public Health Scotland will assess the mental health impact on students self isolating, with researchers seeking the assistance of University of Glasgow students.  The new study wants to understand the experiences of students who have ...


New report examines mental health of rural LGBTQ+ Scots

2nd November 2020

Discrimination, isolation, and Covid-19 all said to be factors affecting mental health of LGBTQ+ people living in rural Scotland. A new report examining the experiences of LGBTQ+ people living in rural areas of Scotland has recently been released. The report, titled “Further Out: The Scottish LGBT Rural Equality Report” and which was published last month ...


Suicide Prevention Day: where is the funding?

19th October 2020

In response to Suicide Prevention Day, Annika Kapp considers how current support services in the UK are failing. Content Warning: Contains references to suicide, OCD, and depression.  10 September marked the annual Suicide Prevention Day; the time of the year when social media tells you to check up on your loved ones and awareness campaigns ...


A journal of one’s own

20th September 2020

How journaling can help you unwind and relax during the whirlwind of university life. Entering the world of university can be a tumultuous experience that leaves you running for emotional shelter. Especially in first-year, when socialising is prioritised at the expense of me-time, stopping for a moment and jotting down your thoughts can be vastly ...


Drunken rambles or a cry for help?

20th September 2020

Sometimes a drunken conversation is the first step to getting help. Orla Brady shares some advice for navigating tough conversations with friends while under the influence. All of us who enjoy a tipple or two have been there. Waking up in the morning and remembering the hazy conversations from the night before. Then, all of ...