The word “exorcism”, for most of us, brings to mind the rotating head of Linda Blair and the terrifying accompanying sounds of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, but for others, exorcism … Continue reading Demonic Possession: a case for mental health professionals?
Young people encouraged to ‘Express Yourself’ in series of activities launched today by BAFTA, Place2Be and Oak National Academy, including: ● Jodie Whittaker kicks-off the week with national virtual school assembly … Continue reading Jodie Whittaker, Oti Mabuse and Matthew Lewis among those supporting Children’s Mental Health Week
It’s less than a week before children across England are due to return to school. With the government steadfast in insisting they will all go back, what are teachers feeling … Continue reading Teaching Tier 4 – should kids go back to school?
Helpline provides therapeutic support, a live web chat facility, and a lifeline to communities struggling to deal with issues such as sickness and bereavement, rising hate crime and loss of support … Continue reading BARNARDO’S Offers HELPLINE For ASIAN AND BLACK FAMILIES Impacted By COVID-19 Ahead Of New England-wide Lockdown
“Wow, you’re brave”, she winced at me. Nine pounds? Really? Just gas and air? I didn’t tell her that the majority of my 11 hour labour didn’t even feature entonox … Continue reading In defence of home birth: hippy, dangerous lifestyle choice, or the safest place from a killer virus?
What pandemonium awaits Welsh retail workers today, ahead of the 17 day “firebreak” lockdown imposed by Wales’ First Minister, Mark Drakeford?
As parents across England and Wales prepare their children for a return to school that will look so different to such a large proportion of attendees, so many of us … Continue reading Disabled children: inhumane treatment under the blanket of Coronavirus
Fat-shaming, body positivity and stigma, obesity is a Public Health issue and those with a High BMI are in danger from Covid-19. Is weight loss surgery the answer? A perspective from surgeons and patients examines the issues
More and more evidence is coming to light that “long Covid”, as it’s commonly known amongst people battling it, is not just in their heads. Despite the stigma of the longer term suffering and the reported ignorance from the healthcare professionals they have struggled to gain recognition from, prominent voices from the medical community are finally looking into this phenomena.
Women are used to being called hysterical. The very word itself comes from the Greek word, hysterika, meaning uterus. If you’re hysterical, your behaviour is marked by “uncontrollable, extreme emotion”.
With Trump advocating anything from injecting Dettol right through to most likely shooting viruses in a petri dish, other conspiracies might seem to pale in comparison. In the UK, more than … Continue reading Coronavirus conspiracy crackdown: how are we dealing with misinformation?
Some social media groups now won’t allow you to post anything without clearly labelling all the topics you’ll cover. The rise of trigger warnings seems a kind way of letting … Continue reading What’s the harm in trigger warnings?