#Let’s Talk about mental health

#Let’s Talk about mental health

EUSA has a dodgy reputation when it comes to room booking nightmares, but when it comes to student support, they are actually pretty amazing. They’re running a welfare campaign called Mental Health and Wellbeing Week, running from the 13th-17th November. Here’s a brief summary of what’s going on each day, and where… For more details, check out this link: https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/representation/campaigns/welfare/letstalk/?utm_campaign=1945115_Student%20Newsletter%20-%20Issue%204%20UGO&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dotmailer&dm_i=27JU,15OUZ,6H3PSB,3L8OW,1   Monday 13th: Start your morning with some meditation in the Business school, then head to Potterdome for the Mental… Read more#Let’s Talk about mental health

Student Representation: Finding your community

liberation groups

Student representation is an incredibly important part of the university experience. This week voting is taking place to elect new sabbatical officers, liberation officers, society representation, and school representatives. I highly encourage you to vote if you’re an existing student – these positions do make a difference! Some of these positions are really important to certain groups within the university. I want to talk about some of the communities we have, which support all students at Edinburgh. Liberation Groups Liberation… Read moreStudent Representation: Finding your community

Catching up after illness

Catching up after illness

Today I write this from the comfort of my bed, where I have spent the last week suffering from illness. As someone with a weak immune system, an inability to absorb b12, and chronic mental health issues, missing class is a thing I have to deal with. I’d like to think I can give tips on how to catch up and stay on top of things when you’ve been ill. This is in no way going to help if you’re just… Read moreCatching up after illness

Mental Health and Well-being

Mental Health and Well-being

This week the university’s student association held mental health and well-being awareness week. Hopefully you took advantage of the amazing events, but looking after your mental well-being doesn’t stop there. University can be tough for a lot of people. Surveys have found that often over half of uni students experience mental health problems. A lot of them don’t seek help, or don’t know how to. In recognition of mental health and well-being week, I’m sharing advice about managing mental health and seeking… Read moreMental Health and Well-being