The lyrics of Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division, and a known sufferer of mental illness, depict the confused emotions surrounding anxiety and depression. But they are as relevant today as they were 38 years ago.
BY: MAIGHNA NANU Anxiety and depression; common buzzwords we regularly see plastered across social media. Thanks to events such as World Mental Health Day last week, our attention is increasingly drawn to the very real issue of mental health in our society. As a demographic, students are facing these issues in increasing numbers. In a recent survey, one in […]
The report author, Poppy Brown, is herself a student at Oxford University, conducting research on anxiety disorders.
By Sean Coughlan Education correspondent Education & Family There have been warnings of growing demand for mental health services for students Universities are struggling to cope with rising demand for mental health services for students, says a think-tank report. The Higher Education Policy Institute says some universities need to treble how much they spend […]
The leader of the opposition joined the growing number of concerned voices this week with a speech about student mental health.
Addressing a rally at parliament he spoke at length about what he saw as the unique challenges of being a student with a mental health condition, calling for lecturers and university staff to do more for students coping with mental health problems. He advised: “Invest the money now, give the young people the support they need, they […]