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Mental distress


Mental health affecting pupils’ exam results

Mental health affecting pupils’ exam results Pupils experiencing poor mental health are over three times less likely to achieve five GCSEs at grades A*-C, or 9-4, than their peers.

Mental health made worse in pandemic by class and poverty

Mental health made worse in pandemic by class and poverty Depression and poor mental health have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Sadie Robinson explores a new report that shows how class affects people’s health and lives

How does culture affect the human brain?

How does culture affect the human brain? John Parrington spoke to Sophie Squire about his new book Mind Shift

The case of Britney Spears, mental distress and the state

The case of Britney Spears, mental distress and the state The documentary Framing Britney Spears has lifted the lid on the ugly world of profit and exploitation behind the celebrity glamour

Handling of the virus has made mental distress worse

Handling of the virus has made mental distress worse The virus has meant that mental health services are in crisis—Isabel Ringrose spoke to two health workers on the frontline  

Coronavirus, capitalism and a crisis of mental distress

Coronavirus, capitalism and a crisis of mental distress For many, lockdown will affect their mental wellbeing. Iain Ferguson and Sarah Bates explore why mental distress is linked to the social system that we live in.

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