17 December 2021
Look after your mind this Christmas
How Christmas can detrimentally affect those who struggle with mental health issues, and how we can help ourselves, our friends and our family members who might not be feeling all that joyous this season.
8 December 2021
Wolverhampton Samaritans release charity single ‘At Christmas’
The charity aims to give isolated and struggling individuals someone to talk to about their issues, and last week released their first ever Christmas single.
3 December 2021
Learning how to say no: employment and setting boundaries
Entering employment whilst balancing other commitments is definitely a challenge. Over the years, it has taken time for me to adjust and find my feet in the workplace, especially when it comes to learning when to say yes, or no.
22 October 2021
BBC Young Writers' Award 2021 goes to story that focuses on teen insecurity
Tabitha Rubens, 19, received the BBC Young Writers' Award 2021 for her short story 'Super-Powder', which addresses the exploitation of teenage insecurities.
6 October 2021
Facebook whistleblower states website is harming children and damaging democracy
In a congressional testimony, a former employee of Facebook has said that the website puts “profits before people”.
19 September 2021 – 26 September 2021
WayWord festival returns with variety of online and in-person events
The student-led arts festival seeks to engage participants in unconventional forms of artistic expression and will take place 19-26 September.
27 August 2021
Climate change: Small rises in temperature linked to severe mental illness
The rise of air pollution in dense areas has been found to affect people’s psyche, leading to more people than ever seeking out mental health treatment
19 August 2021
Childline launches new campaign to support young people struggling with eating disorders
In a bid to show support to young people struggling with eating disorders and body images issues, Childline launches a new campaign and has shared with us the story of Faye Cullen – a young person who overcame anorexia.
24 July 2021
Are plants good for your mental health?
Can a houseplant really brighten your mood?
27 June 2021
Superhero on Screen: Exploring Grief, Loss and Mental Health (Part 2)
In this two-part column, I’ll be exploring examples of superhero TV shows which portray powerful depictions of grief, loss, mental health and what we should learn from their insights.
11 June 2021
Superhero on Screen: Exploring Grief, Loss and Mental Health (Part 1)
In this two-parter for my monthly superhero column, I’ll be exploring examples of superhero TV shows which portray powerful depictions of grief, loss, and mental health and discuss what we should learn from their insights.
24 May 2021
What does mental health mean to you?
Mental health: what does this phrase really mean?
24 May 2021
Coronavirus self-isolation support pilot to be trialled by government
The pilots will be trialled across different regions in England, with funding from a £12 million pot to be made available to provide services for those who need to self-isolate in areas with higher rates of coronavirus infections.
21 May 2021
Taking Care of yourself - Going back to normal edition
"Let's meet up; we are allowed now!"
How exciting that we are now embarking on a new chapter as we ease out of lockdown. While we enjoy the next faze, protecting our mental health in the process is the priority.
14 May 2021
6 ways to unwind during Mental Health Awareness Week
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Kickstart Journalist team at Voice have come up with a few ways that you can unwind and relax. Why not let us know what helps you destress as well?
15 April 2021
Toxic Productivity and Hustle Culture: A work-obsessed world
Hustle Culture. Toxic Productivity. Why is the world so work-obsessed and what are the dangers of this intense lifestyle?
3 April 2021
Cars and music: finding peace in a pandemic
This piece explores my relationship with music and my relationship with my mother, during a time where we were living in emergency housing.
2 April 2021
The effect of US ‘Teen’ dramas on their actual teen audience
How our favourite US ‘teen’ TV dramas have been destroying our mental health, especially among teens...