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Mental distress


Letters—‘Small steps’ won’t help stop the climate crisis, action can

Letters—‘Small steps’ won’t help stop the climate crisis, action can If strategies from Allegra Stratton, the prime minister’s spokesperson for the COP26 climate summit, are anything to go by then November’s meeting will do nothing to arrest environmental crisis.

Thousands of NHS staff begin voting on action over pay

Thousands of NHS staff begin voting on action over pay Thousands of health ­workers received online ballot papers this week asking them if they are ­prepared to take industrial action over pay.

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

25 September 2020
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

09 May 2020
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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