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Medically Unexplained Symptoms: How misunderstanding leads to mistakes

Posted by Lexi Nye

4th December 2018

By Lily Hopkins The term Medically Unexplained Symptoms, or MUS, refers to persistent bodily complaints, such as pain, seizures and fatigue, which have no identifiable physical explanation. These symptoms are more common than you may think, with a recent publication by the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health finding that an estimated 52% of patients More…

September is Oddfellows Friendship Month!

Posted by Chloe Nunan

1st September 2018

True friendships help us grow. They help us become better people and help build a better society based on better values. They truly are priceless! These values are strongly believed and lived by at the Oddfellows. For over 200 years the Oddfellows have helped its members create friendships and offer help to them through times More…

Trolls Living Under the Keyboard.

Posted by Chloe Nunan

27th July 2018

We have all seen them… the rude, offensive and unnecessary comments that get made by some wherever possible online. Given the opportunity to post a comment, weather via social media outlets, sections for comments on web pages or blogs- some choose to write awful things for all to see. These can cause a lot of More…

The Reality of Adolescent Substance Misuse.

Posted by Ellen Shaw

18th July 2018

I recently attended a workshop aimed at offering an introduction to common substance misuse and New Psychoactive Substances, organised by The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH). Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Dhakras, offered an insight into just how common substance use is among adolescents. According to recent surveys the most widely More…

Football has Already Come Home…

Posted by Chloe Nunan

13th July 2018

Have you realised how throughout the 2018 World Cup England seems to have become an all-round ‘happier’ place? How long this will last is uncertain but the positive effect it has had over the last 30 days has been sensational. The England 2018 football team have somehow revived the nation and made us all smile and More…

Why Intelligence Tests are Dumb

Posted by Chloe Nunan

9th July 2018

By Harriet Hardy. Most people have heard the question, ‘what’s your IQ?’. IQ, or intelligence quotient, is generally accepted as a measure of human intelligence throughout Western society. This need to express and make judgements on intelligence is evident from early school years and is present right through adulthood.  However, like almost any other measurable More…

The Mental Wellbeing of Pilots

Posted by Chloe Nunan

6th July 2018

By Nathan Harper The information I found when I was looking for the materials to help me write this blog was from the British Psychological Society. They have carried out research into what is needed to understand, monitor and maintain pilots’ mental health. This blog will give a psychological perspective on the unique working surroundings More…

Effects of the Broken-Hearted Brain

Posted by Chloe Nunan

29th June 2018

Have you ever experienced that feeling in the pit of your stomach when something goes wrong, something unexpected happens and you feel helpless? One time you may have experienced this is during a heartbreak – the breakup between yourself and a partner or the loss of a loved one. Heartbreak is essentially a form of More…

Improving Access to IAPT?

Posted by Elliot Miller

27th June 2018

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme was developed as a systematic way to improve the delivery of, and access to, evidence-based psychological therapies within the NHS. Beginning in 2008, the IAPT programme has transformed the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders in adults in England. Over 950,000 people now access IAPT services each More…

How Does Transport for London Make the Tube Feel Faster?

Posted by Elliot Miller

25th June 2018

By Nathan Harper Now this blog doesn’t start on the trains themselves. The first section will focus on the stations. We all know that London is a typical capital city, extremely busy both on the human side and on the infrastructure side. One of the main sources of transport in London is provided by the More…