PosiFest – Transforming the Definition of Festivals

From March this year, the joyful clamour of celebration for mental health awareness and wellbeing should have been ringing out across Edinburgh.   PosiFest 2020, a new festival created by a group of University of Edinburgh postgraduates, was set to fill central Edinburgh venues with positivity. Instead, these venues—the Pear …

Eating Disorder Awareness Event: A Collective Triumph

If I did not turn around that day, the event may have never happened. It all started on 12th September at the School of Health in Social Science’s Welcome Session. After a few entertaining group icebreakers, and informative presentations by faculty and staff about the bits and bobs of being …

NRS Mental Health Network ASM: Unexpected Reality Check

In 2018, I graduated from a prestigious, high-ranking UK university with a MSc in Sociology. The graduation was surreal. The overall experience was HORRIBLE. That university’s attitude, in my experience, was dreadful. From superficial ‘formal dinners’ full of overdressed, drunk postgrads complaining about how much they hate the pretentious environment …

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