Category Archives: mental health

Social equity and access to public green space in London: What are the implications for our most marginalised communities?

The Covid-19 pandemic has further exposed the inequitable access to public green space and parks for London’s population. Mayor Sadiq Khan has made green space a  priority for the city, which has seen London become the world’s first National Park City, with the aim … Continue reading

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The UK is experiencing a pandemic – so why does the government continue to prioritise immigration?

The effects of immigration policy on NHS patients and staff demonstrate how the government is focusing on restrictions to immigration over public health. The issue of immigration has been at the forefront of political discussions for a number of years, … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and the mental health crisis: Was this inevitable?

The UK government’s action – or lack of – has undeniably exacerbated the mental health crisis. This mental health crisis will not be rendered invisible any longer.  Covid-19 has devastated our mental health. Feelings of uncertainty, isolation, fear, anxiety, and … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Kindness

Why we should focus on kindness beyond this week. The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is kindness. Kindness is a concept that everyone knows, but it is often hard to remember to be kind and why it is … Continue reading

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Why the Covid-19 crisis is increasing the risk of domestic abuse for thousands worldwide

Source: Irene Lee Staying inside for long periods of time and sharing space with others is difficult at the best of times, families, partners and siblings can’t always get along but at time of such anxiety it can be particularly … Continue reading

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Why is there an increased risk of maternal death among BAME women?

The risk of death or complications for BAME women in pregnancy and childbirth is much higher than for white women in the UK. But what are the reasons behind the problem? For UK-born Asian women, maternity mortality rates are one … Continue reading

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Representation and responsibility: Film and TV writers need to acknowledge their influence and use it wisely

  Not all film and television writers claim to be trying to alleviate social injustice with their stories or use their creativity as a catalyst for social change. Some may write personal stories, or stories that are completely fictitious or … Continue reading

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Shroud Of Dishonour – What really happens behind the curtains?

Two prominent social and cultural patriarchal constructs play a role in all aspects of a woman’s life in the South Asian (SA) community; they are izzat (honour) and sharam (shame). Izzat and sharam are both factors that impede the assessment … Continue reading

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New generation, same old hatred?

Recent figures have revealed that within and around educational facilities such as colleges and schools, hate crime has risen by 62% in the last year. There have even been reports of primary children as young as six committing racially and religiously … Continue reading

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Brushed under the carpet – Depression in the South Asian Community

The statistics by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) 2017 revealed that 1 in 4 of the UK population will experience depression.  Many South Asian communities regard depression as taboo, something that is brushed under the carpet. It is often … Continue reading

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