Posts Tagged: mental health

Are social media giants truly not taking a stance?

Are social media giants truly not taking a stance?

For the past couple of years, social media, their encryption laws, and illicit and defamatory content have been a subject of conversation. With Facebook’s very close scrutiny to scandals surrounding Telegram and its role in the 6th of January coup, this blog will assess how, by allowing certain content on their platforms, social media giants …

The Perils of Trial by Social Media

The Perils of Trial by Social Media

Social media can be a wonderful thing, but the same characteristics that make it great also make it easy to attack and judge people online. Most people who use social media like social media for the speed with which they can find out about the latest news or what people are doing. However, the speed …

How to mentally deal with lockdown 3.0

How to mentally deal with lockdown 3.0

The UK entered its first lockdown on 23rd March 2020. Heavy restrictions were put in place to ensure UK citizens’ safety, with such lockdown rules as all non-essential shops being closed.   A second lockdown was confirmed on 31st October 2020, with the UK entering lockdown on 5th November 2020. The lockdown ended on 2nd December.  …

How the pandemic has highlighted the importance of mental health

How the pandemic has highlighted the importance of mental health

The pandemic has prevented thousands of people from accessing mental health services.    The UK government introduced lockdown measures for the first time on the 23rd March 2020. The government advised that people remain inside, and only come out for essential shopping and one form of exercise, which meant that families must stay inside, until the …

Covid-19 and the mental health crisis: Was this inevitable?

Covid-19 and the mental health crisis: Was this inevitable?

The UK government’s action – or lack of – has undeniably exacerbated the mental health crisis. This mental health crisis will not be rendered invisible any longer.  Covid-19 has devastated our mental health. Feelings of uncertainty, isolation, fear, anxiety, and loneliness heightened as the UK headed into a second national lockdown in early November. As …

A Pandemic of Loneliness

A Pandemic of Loneliness

How the capital is facing a new impact of Coronavirus as a result of the previous lockdown and in the light of new quarantine restrictions. Since the beginning of the UK’s experience with the Covid-19 pandemic, the term ‘BAME’ has been widely mentioned amongst the many impacts on jobs, mental health and the environment reported …

End of compassion in immigration policy

 The new immigration bill, ending free movement within the EU, may be intended create a ‘high-skill’ economy, but comes at a high cost for the British society. Embed from Getty Images On Monday 18th of May, the House of Commons accepted the proposed new immigration bill by 351 votes to 252. Such a development is …

Mental Health Awareness Week: Kindness

Why we should focus on kindness beyond this week. Embed from Getty Images The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is kindness. Kindness is a concept that everyone knows, but it is often hard to remember to be kind and why it is important to do so. This has been particularly important during the …

Hope for the Hopeless: The Lasting Effects of Forced Marriage

Stripped of hope and choice the lasting impact of forced marriages shreds the mind and body of its victims, creating a gradient effect onto their offspring.  Embed from Getty Images Sexually transmitted diseases, violence (both physical and sexual), psychological torment, loss of freedom, and fear along with so many other disastrous effects encompass just some …