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Open Mind Manchester launch peer mentor scheme

The student society has set up a new scheme that aims to provide a supplementary support system to those already in place at the University

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Take a wellbeing day, without an ounce of guilt

How often do you take some time for yourself? James Johnson gives you six tips to take some time for you, and why you shouldn’t feel guilty about it

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Interview: Cara Looij on (IN)SANE

Orla Quilligan talks to Cara Looij, project manager of multimedia arts event (IN)SANE

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The Loneliness Experiment launched

A University of Manchester psychologist leads an experiment which aims to explore what loneliness looks like in our world today

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Social media isn’t the cause of mental ill-health

The media seems to express increasing concern over the dangers of social media on mental health, but we’re focusing on the wrong thing

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Citizen science project aims to unpick ‘Secrets of Happiness’

University of Manchester clinical psychologist, Dr Sara Tai, has started a new collaborative project to unpick what happiness is

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K-pop in crisis: a controlling, corporate culture

Beneath a happy, energetic K-Pop exterior lies a draconian, corporate underworld

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ArtBox: Interview with artist Will Da Costa

We catch up with contributing artist Will Da Costa, who will be donating his playful illustrations to the event

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Synergi Project reveals effect of ethnicity on mental health care

The University of Manchester has partnered with the Synergi Collaborative Centre, whose research uncovers shocking difference in mental health care between white and BME people

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The fear of mediocrity and failure

Why we avoid meaningful pursuits, and what needs to change

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Interview: Greater Manchester Nightline

The Mancunion talks to Greater Manchester Nightline, the confidential phone service, to find out how they help students and how you can get involved

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Remedy your anxiety the natural way

James Johnson discusses some effective, natural remedies to help with those anxious thoughts