• Featured,  Mental Health,  Music,  Opinion

    How K-Pop Taught Me To Love Myself

    The term “music saved my life” is a term which is thrown around a lot. For me, my mental health hasn’t been incredibly stable, but music is one thing that has helped me a lot in that sense. I’ve always been an “emo” and loved pop-punk/alt-rock and a lot of that sort of music has helped me through different things, for example, You Me At Six helped me through heartbreak, Knuckle Puck helped me through toxic relationships whilst nothing, nowhere helped me through times of loneliness. However, something which can be seen as unusual for an “emo” has helped with my mental health, and that is K-Pop, in particular BTS,…

  • Editorial,  Mental Health

    Mental Health.. Why The Mainstream Media Are Letting Us Down.

    This topic is certainly one that can be quite personal to some people, and is one which can be quite sensitive. However, that shouldn’t mean that it should be ignored. Everyone has been affected by mental health, whether they be a sufferer themselves, or know someone who suffers. But the mainstream media are letting us down, big time. I write this article in response to the outpour of headlines, tweets and posts I have seen about the death of Mike Thalassitis. I opened Twitter on the day of his death, and the majority of tweets I saw by news outlet didn’t actually mention his name, but only that he’s a…

  • Huddersfield,  Mental Health,  University

    Studying for a master’s degree helped my mental health

    I’m currently a postgraduate student, studying for a Master of Science (MSc) in Marketing Communications, with hopes of starting my own business or doing a PhD in business and marketing. A few years ago, that wouldn’t have even crossed my mind. I graduated with a 2.1 in journalism for my undergrad in 2017, and although there were parts that I enjoyed (the course itself), I wasn’t happy, and I wasn’t in a good place mentally. After graduating, I had no idea what I wanted to do, and I feel as though a lot of people find themselves like this after graduating. “University opens doors”, but in reality, it doesn’t (for…

  • Huddersfield,  Mental Health,  University

    How to pick yourself up after a low assignment grade: tips and motivators

    Time at university is full of surprising ups and downs, self-actualisation, and opportunities to improve and develop yourself to a professional level, and therefore, failures and let-downs are a very regular part of student life. Of course, no one likes to fail, but as much as we are wary of it, it is guaranteed and necessary if we want to make something out of ourselves. In fact, the only way you can avoid failure is never trying in the first place. Despite realising this, failure is painful and often difficult to accept. When faced with it, a lot of people do not know what to do next, or how to…

  • Mental Health

    #TimeToTalk

    It’s #TimeToTalk day,  a day where we can all help tackle the stigma surrounding mental health. Although, we should all be encouraged to openly talk about our mental health on a normal day-to-day basis, without the worries of what other people may say or think. However it can still be difficult in today’s society. First-year criminology  student, Natasha Reece, openly discusses her mental health and how it impacts her on a day-to-day basis: Hi, I’m awkward and I suffer from severe anxiety, depression and low moods, a trio of things you maybe don’t want to have when you’re a student. My usual days consist of me waking up worried, being…