Archive for the 'Mental Health' Category

Thesis getting you down? Read this! Help is here…

It has been said that the letters Ph.D. really stand for Permanent Head Damage rather than Doctor of Philosophy. Sadly it’s not uncommon for doctoral candidates to experience mental health related difficulties during their studies. Some of this can be down to the nature of the degree. Candidates have to spend a lot of time […]

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016 #EDAW16 by Dr Hugh Herzig

Did you know that next week 22nd – 29th Feb is Eating Disorders Awareness Week? Perhaps you already feel bombarded by news bulletins about the rising incidence of EDs… or how these days younger and younger people are affected. So why the need to be made more aware of EDs? At Student Health we have […]

World Mental Health Day 10th October 2015

Every year the WHO leads a day of awareness on mental health related topics, and the theme this year is ‘Dignity in Mental Health’. The aim is to campaign against discrimination and marginalisation, as well as stigmatisation, and to educate people as to what can be done to preserve the dignity of those with mental […]

Antidepressants; a GP ponders the urban myths…

I’m writing this blog purely as a GP who, every day, sees patients who take antidepressants. So these are my thoughts, based on experience, as well as evidence. I also see patients every day who should consider taking antidepressants, because they clearly have all the signs and symptoms of significant clinical depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder or social […]

Medical students and mental health

The view from the Faculty Support Office; Medical students present with a range of conditions, both mental and physical in all years of the programme. Some of the mental health conditions that our students currently present with are Generalised Anxiety Disorders, Eating disorders, Asperger’s, OCD, Bipolar disorder, Depression and PTSD. Some of the physical health […]

A word from our friendly local addiction specialist dr

Hello there, a brief update from my world as an Addiction Psychiatrist.   There have been big changes to how NHS services are providing support to people with alcohol and drug problems in Bristol over the last year. We are now providing services as part of ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol and Drugs Service). This is a […]

Five Ways to Wellbeing at Exam Time

Exam time is a difficult time for everyone, though for some more than others. So it’s important to remember that you can do things to help yourself remain calm and in control, throughout those weeks when your adrenaline can be flowing a little more rapidly.   Here are some evidence based ways that we can […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 12-18 May 2014; Anxiety

As a GP I really like it when a student comes to see me about their anxiety. Not only because it means they are keen to get help and get better, but also because there are so many things we can offer to ease their symptoms. In the last few years, here at Students’ Health […]

The Succeed Foundation’s Vision is “A World Free From Eating Disorders”

The Succeed Foundation has a simple mission to free the world from eating disorders. Through fundraising and investment in innovative research, and the promotion of ground-breaking evidence-based treatments and preventions, the charity aims to tackle eating disorders in measureable ways. Every individual with an eating disorder is unique. They will not all respond to the […]

When you hear the word ‘counselling’ what do you think of?

Two people in a room; one talking and the other just nodding and listening?  Films have a lot to answer for, and for me that image conveys nothing of the aliveness of the relationship that counselling offers. For instance, when was the last time that a friend or someone in your family really listened to your […]

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