science, writing

Writing = therapy (or 5 reasons why writing is good for you)

Writing = therapy (or 5 reasons why writing is good for you) I have always enjoyed writing—whether it’s stories, poems, scripts, silly notes to myself or pages and pages of unnecessary commentary on my favourite television shows. There is something about putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) that soothes me. One of my… Continue reading Writing = therapy (or 5 reasons why writing is good for you)

Public Health

The impact of food poverty on society | part 2

In the previous part, I spoke about food insecurity and how it impacts the lives of many around the world. In this part, we'll be learning what food insecurity is, and what measures are being taken to combat it and the last impact it has on society. Food security is made up of four different… Continue reading The impact of food poverty on society | part 2

Public Health

The impact of food poverty on society | part 1

“Food poverty is contributing to social unrest. Add school closures, redundancies, and furloughs into the equation and we have an issue that could negatively impact generations to come. It all starts with stability around access to food.” - Marcus Rashford, Manchester United/England Football Player Last year, Marcus Rashford, a young professional footballer threw himself headfirst… Continue reading The impact of food poverty on society | part 1

Public Health

Malnutrition affects all countries on Earth

Since last year, I have taken a deeper interest in malnutrition and food poverty both here in the UK and across the world. One thing I noticed was that the image of malnutrition is often linked to regions in Africa and Asia. While the issues there are not unimportant, people are going hungry in all… Continue reading Malnutrition affects all countries on Earth

coronavirus

It’s still going to be a difficult winter

It is still going to be a very difficult winter. Distributing millions of vaccines will take months, so there will be a period where some people have natural immunity and others have vaccine immunity, while others remain vulnerable. Moreover, we don’t know how long vaccine immunity will last. While it would be great to get… Continue reading It’s still going to be a difficult winter

Mental Health

People expend tremendous energy trying to be normal

Winter can be a difficult time for those with mental health issues, and also for people who have what is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. Here is a list covering a range of suicide hotlines and crisis lines worldwide for those who are struggling. For those in the UK, here are some services available. Samaritans… Continue reading People expend tremendous energy trying to be normal

coronavirus, Mental Health

The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in.

The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in. While writing one of my last posts, 'The Effect of Coronavirus on Mental Health' - I wondered how things would improve. Before the pandemic began, many of us were already struggling. We were already dealing with poor mental health - the virus just put… Continue reading The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in.