RSCPP case study: Counselling for depression

RSCPP case study: Counselling for depression

Originally published at rscpp.co.uk: Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions, affecting 8-12% of people in the UK each year, and is the most searched for issue on RSCPP. Symptoms include long-lasting feelings of unhappiness and despair, and loss of interest in normal activities. In especially severe cases, depression can also lead … Continue reading

Wolf whistling: Flattery or threat?

Wolf whistling: Flattery or threat?

For Femail Online. It was reported earlier this week that a 23-year-old woman, Poppy Smart, had complained to police after being wolf whistled at by builders, on her way to work, every day for a month. Cue a renewed media debate about whether wolf whistling does or doesn’t constitute sexual harassment! I wrote for The … Continue reading

Healthy body, healthy mind?

Healthy body, healthy mind?

It’s now been eight months since I started doing regular freelance work for rscpp.co.uk, and a lot of that time has been spent in building up the core mental health resources for the website – pieces explaining the causes of, and treatments for, all the various mental health conditions and issues that RSCPP therapists work … Continue reading

New freelance year, new you?

New freelance year, new you?

Happy freelance new year! The subject of a recent email from HMRC, “New Tax Year, New Approach, New You”, made me smile. I know, you’re rolling your eyes, but against my better judgement I’m still a bit of a sucker for the rhetoric of “new year, new you”. However arbitrary, there’s something irresistibly appealing about … Continue reading

#UniMentalHealthDay: RSCPP therapists’ advice for students on managing mental health at university

#UniMentalHealthDay: RSCPP therapists’ advice for students on managing mental health at university

Originally published at rscpp.co.uk. Wednesday 18 February is University Mental Health Day, an initiative organised by the University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) and Student Minds, to put the spotlight on the mental health of people living, studying and working in higher education settings. According to Student Minds, events will be taking place on over 50 … Continue reading