Mental health and society

Why mindfulness matters in medical education

Posted on 18 July 2017 by Dr Craig Hassed

This post is based on a paper that appears in the second issue of The British Student Doctor Journal, an imprint of Cardiff University Press. There are many challenges associated with being a young doctor. These include managing stress, burnout, and maintaining good mental health and a healthy approach to self-care. There are also other
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What price student mental health?

Posted on 9 May 2017 by Ben Hannigan

In Wales prescription medicines are free. In England the situation is different, with each prescribed item now costing £8.60. Exemptions can be claimed, including by people aged 60 or over, under 16, or those between 16-18 and in full-time education. Exemptions also exist for people with certain medical conditions, for people on low incomes, for
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Mental incapacity is not a legal incapacity to vote

Posted on 3 May 2017 by Dr Lucy Series

This first appeared on The Small Places blog It’s that time again… …Yep, there’s a general election coming atcha!  Don’t know who to vote for? Don’t understand the options? Struggling to fathom the reasonably foreseeable consequences of your vote in this politically volatile time? Worried you can’t retain all the information about which party wants which
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Perceptions of mental illness: The media and mental health

Posted on 21 February 2017 by Rachel Pass

This post first appeared on thebraindomain.org You wouldn’t blame someone with breast cancer or cystic fibrosis for their disease, would you? We know they are caused by impaired biological mechanisms. Lifestyle choices can exacerbate risk but there is less stigma associated with suffering from a ‘physical’ rather than mental illness.  With both types of illness
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