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35 People share how they look after their Mental Health mental health, people, health, social media, lifestyle, pixabay
Take five minutes to google 'How to look after your Mental Health' and you will find endless articles repeating similar bullet point statements suggesting you eat well, get a good night's sleep and get some exercise. These suggestions are all useful, but they are hardly holistic, in fact, they seem rather impersonal. Looking after your...
The relationship between zero hour contracts and poor mental health Coping with zero hours contract, kettle mag
New research from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL Institute of Education suggests a link between being on a zero hour contract and having poor mental health. The findings Researchers analysed data on more than 7,700 people living in England who were born in 1989-90 and found that twenty-five-year-olds who were on zero...
An open letter to my Mum on Mother’s Day mothers day
A letter for Mother's Day Dear Mum, It’s that time of year again when people buy their Mothers chocolates, spa days and trips out – basically demonstrating their love and gratitude in a shower of gifts. Yet if I spent more than a tenner on you, you’d be mad at me for wasting my money. In...
An interview with Beans on Toast
I first heard of Beans on Toast after a friend recommended I listen to his music after coming back from one of his gigs, where he'd been lucky enough to share a pint with him and as a result, informed me of his fun-loving, down-to-earth attitude. After listening to a couple of his albums and...
It’s time to talk Vaginas Vagina, Health, Taboo, Kettle Mag, Adam Dachis, Rebekah Chaplin,
Vagina is the clinical name for female genitalia, yet most of us are more likely to call it the vajayjay, foo, private area, lady garden…the list goes on. If we can’t even bring ourselves to use the actual term, it is hardly surprising that women tend not to talk about their vaginas. A recent survey...
BBC’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover: Scandalously erotic or realistic love story? Rebekah Chaplin, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Penguin, TV,
The new BBC adaptation of DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover has received dramatically mixed responses from critics, before its television release in September. Critics in dispute Firstly, there are the literary purists, who highlight that the word “cock” is only used once in the adaptation, while the words “fuck” and “cunt”, simply do not appear. Why are...
Mental Health and stigma in the media: an apology from Kettle Media, Stigma, Mental Health, Apology, Kettle Mag, Rebekah Chaplin, Health,
Some people live under the misconception that stigma of mental health no longer exists. This is incorrect. Those of us who experience mental health experience stigma on a scarily frequent basis. It is everywhere in day-to-day life. Few are properly informed about mental health, and even if you are informed, you may not feel able...
The importance of taking Mental Health seriously. Mental Health, Health, Wellbeing, Kettle Mag, Rebekah Chaplin,
The problems started for me, when I was nine. I didn’t realise it then, but I don’t think anyone does, not straight away. Things in my life had spun out of control. Life events meant that things would never be the same again, and I struggled to accept that. At this point, I felt alone....
Living with Agoraphobia #MHAW15 Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness Week, Agoraphobia, Kettle Mag, Rebekah Chaplin,
I wake up. I can tell it’s a bad day already. It’s the fifth bad day this week. Sitting up I feel dizzy, heart racing. I’m about to have a panic attack. The room spins, I can’t see, I feel like I’m going to throw up. No, I know I am going to throw up....
Endometriosis Awareness Week Endometriosis, Awareness week, Health, Rebekah Chaplin, Kettle Mag,
Endometriosis is the second most common gynaecological condition. It is estimated that around 1.5 – 2 million (1 in 10) women in the UK have endometriosis.* However, despite being a common disease, symptoms are often missed by a Doctors diagnosis. Endometriosis UK is highlighting the delays in diagnosis and calling for shorter diagnosis time, as...
Mental Health and #WhyWeDontEngage mental-health
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 12 months, I’m sure you are aware of the numerous cuts made to NHS funding by the current Tory Government this year. In fact, you are likely to know that one of the areas affected most by these cuts is the Mental Health services....
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sheffield Hallam University Mark Walker, Sheffield Hallam University, SHU, Rebekah Chaplin, Student Life, Kettle Mag,
Sheffield Hallam University is one of the largest Universities in the UK with around 34,718 students (2,931 of which are students from overseas,) and 4,421 members of staff. In fact, we have the fourth highest number of enrolments in the UK and 94% of SHU Graduates are in employment within six months of graduation. So...
John Peel: The Man Behind The Music
John Peel was quite simply, a legend. The BBC‘s longest-serving DJ, previously heading the Pirate Radio Station ‘Radio London’, he broke all the rules of radio and broke brand new genres live on air. Ten years after his death in 2004, dying at the age of 65 from a heart attack whilst of holiday, we...
My Favourite Film: Girl, Interrupted
People may not have a favourite food or book, but something everyone has is a favourite film due to the fact that cinema is something everyone can enjoy. So, here at Kettle we will be running a weekly feature on our editors, and some regular writers, favourite films. - Emily Murray: Film Editor When it comes...
Samaritans radar: a great concept, full of flaws
A new app has recently been launched by The Samaritans charity which will notify Twitter users if one of their followers on the site appears to be suicidal. The app, named Samaritans Rader, identifies key words and phrases, such as “depressed”, “hate myself”, “help me” and “need someone to talk to”. It then notifies users...
How international diets can help the UK diet
In light of the recent malnutrition health warning, I decided to look at the World's Best Diets and see how we can incorporate aspects of various diets around the world into our own diets here in Britain. In light of the recent malnutrition health warning, I decided to look at the World's Best Diets and see...
Can the cinema change how we see TV and art?
Doctor Who was shown in cinemas around the UK last Saturday. Doctor Who was shown in cinemas around the UK last Saturday. This event was widely received by fans across the ages, myself included, but how is showing television programmes and arts productions in cinemas changing the way we watch our favourite programmes and theatre...
Is the MeowChat app worthwhile or annoying?
I It started suddenly, one minute I was watching TV with my housemates and then, came the notifications. But it wasn't just me, everyone I knew had been inundated with MeowChat invites and the app had gone viral, like a social messaging plague.   Made by New York App developers Minus, the app formerly known...
Press freedom: Obstacles to Russian journalists russiaprotesters.jpeg
Russian journalists called on the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to investigate rights violations against journalists in Ukraine. Russian journalists called on the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to investigate rights violations against journalists in Ukraine. The RUJ or Russia Union of Journalists, urged OSCE to investigate crimes committed...
Platform challenges view of disability studies
Guscoth Health and Disability Consultancy has set up a new Disability Studies Journal called the Considering Disabilit Guscoth Health and Disability Consultancy has set up a new Disability Studies Journal called the Considering Disability Journal, which has recently been made accessible to students and graduates. The aim of the journal is to bring students and...
Game of Thrones: Is series 4 worth the hype?
The episode opens with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) leading her army of former slaves towards the slave city of Meeran and being met with a taunting warning of a dead slave for every mil The episode opens with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) leading her army of former slaves towards the slave city of Meeran and...
Crimea crisis: the beginning of a new cold war? ukr1.jpg
After weeks of campaigning through hostility and intimidation, Russia’s president has finally got what he is after. After weeks of campaigning through hostility and intimidation, Russia’s president has finally got what he is after. 97 per cent of Crimeans have voted to join Russia in the 16 March referendum, after the Crimean parliament stated “in...