Raising Mental Health Awareness: The Freedom of Mind Festival

Ella Marshall and the panelists on Mental Health and Culture: Derek Owusu, Triple O, Sonam Patel and Ruqaiya Haris. LSE’s first edition of the Freedom of Mind Festival took place during the second week of Michaelmas term, from 7 to…

Ella Marshall on mental health, LSE and Freedom of Mind

Ella Marshall is so much more than the “token state school friend” that she’s described herself as.  It was a Sunday outside of term time so campus was eerily quiet when we met. It was also probably the last hot…

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…

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SU Provides Suicide Awareness Training

This week SU staff and LSE Residential Life have been holding 3 hour-long suicide awareness and prevention training sessions open to all students. The sessions are delivered by a residential life officer and 5 SU staff members trained by Public…

Open Book: Mental Health and… Progress

So that’s it; the term is over and so is this blog. I want to take a moment to reflect on the 8 weeks of stories that Open Book has shared. What purpose has this blog served, if any? Will…

Mental Health and… Action

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…

Mental Health and… Sleep

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…

National levels of mental illness amongst universities urge a “call to action”

This week, results from a nationwide survey on student mental health uncovered the “alarmingly high” levels of distress and mental illness on our campuses. The survey of 37,500 students found that record numbers of students are reported to have increased…

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…