mental health


1st October 2020 | By Claudia Waring

Almost 20% of England’s population will need mental health support as a result of Covid-19, charity warns

Up to 10m people including a large chunk of children and young people will need additional mental health support as a “direct consequence” of the...


5th June 2020 | By Ellie Swindale

Where do you turn to for help with your mental health during the pandemic?

As the need for mental health services continues to rise during lockdown, digital access has become essential for those with mental illness. Manchester College has...


19th February 2020 | By Leonie Backhaus

In a temper? Manchester’s first anger room offers new way to relieve stress and anger

Have you ever had the urge to let out all your anger and emotions and to smash something after an awful day?  Then Temper Tank,...


6th February 2020 | By eshembercritchley

Students record live Bang to Rights with Claire Sanderson, editor-in-chief of Women’s Health

Claire Sanderson, Editor-in-Chief, of Women’s Health Magazine spoke to first and final year MMU Multimedia Journalism students on Tuesday 4 February. Claire’s Twitter bio refers to...


18th December 2019 | By Hannah Barry

Trauma surgeon says mental health issues in west are slight compared with war zone trauma

Dr David Nott has spent the last 25 years travelling to war-torn countries helping those in dire need of medical care.  With the release of a...

How Are You Org

6th December 2018 | By F.Wells

How Are You campaign launched to help care workers in the UK

There are around seven million carers in the UK. They dedicate their lives to taking care of other people’s loved ones and looking after them...


16th November 2018 | By nq_admin

Campaign launched to raise awareness for and support untrained people caring for mental health sufferers

#LeanOnMe is a campaign aimed at raising awareness for the need to support those who are uneducated and untrained in dealing with a person that...


12th November 2018 | By Farran Golding

Switch Off campaign launched to raise awareness of smartphone and social media addiction

Do you often compare yourself to those around you, worry over your body image, struggle sleeping or socialising, or feel somewhat dissatisfied with life in...


8th November 2018 | By Kirsty Bird

Campaign launched to prevent the over-prescription of antidepressants

Antidepressant usage in the UK has risen by 170% since the year 2000, according to a recent study.  In 2018 alone, more than seven million adults...


10th October 2018 | By Sarai Van-Cook

Virtual clinics: how Manchester students will benefit from new 6bn mental health centre

Manchester is to be the first place in the country to establish a dedicated centre using virtual clinics to support students with mental health needs....


10th October 2018 | By Danielle Wroe

Why online dating may not be the answer to loneliness for millennials

A recent study by the Office for National Statistics found that young people aged 16-24 feel lonely more often than any other age group. Smoking...


7th June 2018 | By Tom Brady

State of Mind charity breaks world record at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium

Mental health charity State of Mind has set a world record for the largest number of people attending a mental health awareness event.   The charity...


9th January 2018 | By Nadia Turki

Student well-being officer speaks frankly about his battles with mental health

Saqib Mahmood, a student at The University of Manchester, has taken a year out from his course to become the wellbeing officer at the University...


3rd December 2017 | By Tom Green

Salford student organises Music for Mental Health charity night

A young man from Manchester is channelling his passion for music and helping others by organising a Music for Mental Health charity night. Liam Casey,...


29th September 2017 | By nq_admin

People of Manchester have their say on mental illness and employers

New research by Canada Life Insurance has revealed that almost a fifth people (18%) have gone to work while feeling mentally unwell. This suggests that...

skyline of manchester

15th March 2017 | By nq_admin

The perfect Festival for students, Sick! Festival, returns to Manchester this summer

If you are a student in Manchester, it has been hard to avoid the banners placed along Oxford Road promoting Sick! Festival. To most, a...


15th December 2016 | By nq_admin

MMU student launches campaign to help students with mental health problems

Calm Campus aims to provide information and insight that will help students who are potentially experiencing any mental health difficulties. Students are under so much...


15th December 2016 | By nq_admin

MMU student launches campaign to raise awareness about male mental health

Mental health is an issue which affects everyone. Even if you are not a sufferer, the odds that someone close to you will be. Campaign...


15th December 2016 | By nq_admin

Campaign launched to tackle stigma surrounding youth mental health

With rates of depression and anxiety among young people increasing by 70% in the past 25 years, its becoming a worrying problem throughout the UK....


15th December 2016 | By nq_admin

MMU student launches Campaign focusing on the contraceptive pill

Millions of women around the world take the contraceptive pill every day without a second thought. But in the past year alone it has taken...