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The Patience of Ordinary Things: in defence of doing nothing

It has been a week. Read that last word in italics, if you will - I am unsure if the Cherwell’s print formatting will...

Breaking the Ice on Seasonal Depression

January creeps in, bringing a chilly breeze that hints at the grasp of winter. The temperature steadily drops, barren trees shiver, and the landscape...

Mental health struggles: part of ‘the Oxford experience’?

An investigation by Cherwell has found that the number of students accessing the University’s counselling service has been steadily increasing over the past decade,...

Alcoholism at Oxford University: A Perspective

"Alcohol nearly ruined my life. For many years to come, I think, I’ll still be grappling with its consequences."

Oxford online museum project aims to improve mental health

Oxford researchers are leading an "online museum" project, ORIGN, to improve mental health for 16-24 year olds.

“I don’t read the news”

"The compulsive need to stay up to date with current affairs at the expense of my mental health (and personal hygiene) led me to reassess the way I inform myself."

Phones have taken over. Can we switch off?

"Social media is using the population as free labour, collecting our data after we produce it for free."

Work/Life Balance at Brookes

It is vital to recognise when to ask for help, and to know where to ask for it. Sharing a problem can often lighten the load of the problem. That’s part of the learning experience.

Vessel : A Review

CW : mention of disordered eating, fat phobia, body dysmorphia Have you ever wept in a toilet stall—maybe during a particularly rough school day,...

The life-sucking vampire: exams and the logic of capitalism

Elena Rotzokou makes the case against exams as a mode of assessment, pointing towards their arbitrariness as well as the negative impacts of their all-or-nothing nature. Rotzokou claims that the unhealthy logic of exams cannot be disentangled from capitalist and neoliberal thinking.

Reflections on rustication: Dating with untreated mental illness

CW: Depression, eating disorders. It is commonly said that in order to love another, one must love themselves. In fact, loving one-self is somewhat viewed...

Emotional Contagion: an insight into Oxford University’s terrifying epidemic of burnout and hyper-productivity

"Amongst these dreaming spires, emotional contagion hangs thick in the air like an intoxicating fog. It is a destructive concoction of morbid perfectionism, righteous self-obsession, and a sense of perpetual tiredness."

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