Comment: What Next? The start of LSE’s Mental Health Journey

On Monday 24th October, Freedom of Mind LSE’s UGM motion to improve mental health support at LSE passed with 434 votes in favour. The motion sits in a wider movement of mental health-related campaigns that are a serious cause for…

Comment: Lobbying the Student Counselling Service is the wrong priority, perhaps harmful

I don’t think that it should be news to anyone that LSE has a serious problem with mental health. As the recent UGM notes, the culture at LSE is liable to contribute to the deterioration of students’ mental health. This…

What next for student wellbeing at LSE?

LSESU Support Map LSE is set to unveil its Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework next week, as part of its London Wellbeing Week. The framework, reportedly based on the Students’ Union (SU) Wellbeing consultation of last year, sets out the…

‘I would like to report a sexual assault’: how my university failed me when I needed it most

(c) Rebekah Paredes-Larson When I began organising a campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault, I wanted to detach my work from my own experience. It felt easier to research sexual violence and plan events as a concerned student rather…

The Systemic Problem of Mental Health at Universities

UK universities have a mental health problem, and LSE is no exception. With student satisfaction below 80%, and 43% of students citing a need for improvements to the counselling service, there’s clearly work to do. But working out exactly what…

Mental Health and… Support

Everyone’s mental health is different. No two people experience their environment in the same way, and so the pressures and difficulties we face at LSE are as diverse as the student body itself. This blog is an exploration of how…