NEWS AND RESEARCH

AWARENESS OF MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Whilst the National Union of Students said young people were under increasing pressure to perform, fortunately there has been a rise in University students seeking mental health support by more than 50% in five years.  

EFFECTIVENESS OF SUPPORT DEPENDS ON MENTEE-MENTOR RELATIONSHIP

Thematic analysis identified that effective mentoring requires a tailored partnership, which involves a personal relationship, empowerment, and building bridges into the university experience. Mentoring can effectively support students with ASD and/or MHC, but this is highly dependent on the development of tailored mentee-mentor partnerships.

ACADEMIC PRESSURE A MAJOR FACTOR IN MENTAL HEALTH OF YOUNG PEOPLE

Research by the NEU have shown a clear increase in the number of pupils experiencing mental health issues. “Just last month, 73% of teachers told us they believe student mental health has worsened since the introduction of reformed GCSEs. This is borne out by the Young Minds survey, which shows that school pressure was the top reason these young people turned for help with their mental health, bigger than concerns over body image, bullying or social media.”.

 

MITOCHONDRIA MAY HOLD KEYS TO ANXIETY AND MENTAL HEALTH

Research hints that the energy-generating organelles of cells may play a surprisingly pivotal role in mediating anxiety and depression.

 

HOW TO MANAGE BACK-TO-UNI ANXIETY

Five tips to help you manage anxiety when returning or starting university amid the COVID-19 pandemic

 

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