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    Lockdown and suicide: Making the unthinkable thinkable

    "What is certain is that, as we emerge into a changed world, with different perspectives, motives and desires, we must remember that lockdowns and pandemic restrictions have this other, less visible, less reported-on cost."

    Student Profile: Ellie Redpath

    “I guess the one thing that comes to mind is that change is a lot harder to make than you originally think it is going to be – which isn’t the most inspiring thing for me to say.”

    Oxford study finds minimal link between social media use and adolescent...

    Researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) have revealed their findings from an eight-year study of 12,000 British teenagers into the impacts of social...
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    The absurdity of adult animation

    I propose that we start considering animation as the art form it is:one that allows for the pushing of boundaries and the creation of beautiful nonsense.

    Counselling demand rose 86% over long vacation

    Data released from Oxford University's Student Welfare and Support Services has revealed that demand for its services rose during the 2019-20 academic year. The number of students registered with the Disability Advisory service also rose, continuing a trend observed in preceding years. The Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service also saw an increase in demand, with the majority of users being female undergraduates.

    Launch of new student well-being guide

    "I very much hope this guide will reduce anxiety and uncertainty, reassure students that they are not alone in facing these issues, and most importantly that there is always something they can do to help themselves and someone to talk to if it’s all a bit much."

    Don’t just do something, sit there

    For those readers who have not heard anything about mindfulness, this may only be because you have surrounded yourself with people respectful enough, that...

    Cambridge SU Undergraduate President calls for reading week to improve student...

    As well as tackling loneliness, his proposal hopes to create more time for the academic and extra-curricular opportunities Cambridge offers, as well as to reduce the number of students forced to consider or undertake intermission for academic reasons.

    ONS survey finds students’ mental health has worsened since autumn 2020

    Average life satisfaction, measured out of 10, has fallen by 9% to 4.8 compared to 5.3 in November. Self-reported anxiety levels remained unchanged for students, but at 5.2 out of 10 students report a statistically significantly higher level of anxiety than the general population

    Hallucinogenic healing

    "Some scientists argue that the use of psychedelics can drastically cut medical costs by generating a shift in psychiatry from the current palliative approach towards a curative one. "