Mental Health and COVID-19

Coronavirus has changed the way we live, albeit temporarily, but spare a thought for those with existing health problems, and particularly those whose mental health issues are exacerbated by the crisis. The CDC warns that the COVID-19 is likely to…

Comment: Help where you can

The CDC warns that the COVID-19 is likely to be most dangerous for older people or people with underlying health conditions including heart disease, diabetes and lung diseases such as asthma. But what about people that are especially susceptible to…

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…

MISDI postgraduate invents bot to crack boredom and loneliness at LSE

Evgeny Pavlov, a postgraduate student in the Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation course, has invented an LSE-exclusive interface for students to make friends over ‘random coffee’. The LSE Random Coffee Bot utilizes Facebook’s API coupled with Pavlov’s own…

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…

3 UGM motions pass: mental health, beef ban, and drug policy reform

By Angbeen Abbas and Benjamin Crozier The three motions presented on Thursday 30 February at this term’s second UGM have passed. Students voted largely in favour of  improving mental health provisions at LSE (464 votes in favour), banning beef on…

LSESU Pole Fitness – Debunking Stereotypes

All Photography by Angie Abdalla Strippers, sex, prostitutes, promiscuous females, perhaps even the recent movie ‘Hustlers’. These are probably the first few things which come to mind when one mentions pole dancing or pole fitness. While such stereotypes may hold…

the basic boundaries of being bipolar

CW: parts of this article allude heavily to self-harm and suicide, specifically in the last paragraph of “the lows –  depression and dysthymia”  Over the summer, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and, like any person with a new diagnosis,…

Guftagu #1: Mental Health within South Asian Communities

Welcome to Guftagu, which means ‘conversation’ in Urdu. Guftagu is a new Beaver Sound podcast in collaboration with LSE SU Pakistan Society, where we discuss issues related to South Asian social issues, culture, identity, and politics. Have a listen to the…