mental health



Open the gyms or sweat it out at home?

11th February 2021

Is it time to open up the gyms again? Our writer Rothery doesn’t think so, and here’s why. Exercise can have an incredible impact on our mental health and wellbeing, making gyms an important service for many people. Given that the gyms are currently closed in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19, a ...


Self-care: beyond the glitz and glam

10th February 2021

Has self-care been trivialised over the years? Drink your water! Slap on a £30 Glossier face mask! Spend 60 quid getting your nails done every month! If you’ve ever ventured into the “self-care” side of the internet, you will have most likely been confronted with advice like this. Whilst I am a fan of a ...


Neuroscience students launch Psychedelic Society

2nd February 2021

The society hopes to promote positive research into psychedelic drugs. Illegal hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD, magic mushrooms and DMT have become increasingly researched amongst the scientific community in the past decade. Government grants have been issued in the UK to study such compounds, in hope to ease the mental health burden in the UK. ...


When is it time to get help for your head?

29th January 2021

As 2021 shows no immediate signs of lightening the emotional load of the past year, Hannah Patterson explores how you can tell when you’re having just another bad day and when it’s something more serious. We’ve all had days where we wake up and feel like the world is just too much – days where ...


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 ...