Mental Health: How the UK Suffers with Anxiety and Depression

Tweet In the UK, one in six adults experience a common mental health problem every week and one in five consider taking their own life at some point (Mental Health Foundation). These numbers are shockingly high and far higher than I realised. For every individual, mental health problems can arise in a completely different way. For some, it can be a life-changing event that plunges them into depression, but for others it could be something that could be described as more menial.  I used to believe that people would be…

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The bottom of the bottom

Tweet “Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives” says Boris, but what about those who don’t have a home where they can stay safe? Coronavirus spread around China and its neighbouring countries, and although global pandemic experts warned that the virus would eventually reach the UK and other western societies, our government failed to introduce lockdown measures before the virus had spread all over the country. Although according to our PM we have now passed the “peak” of the virus, the UK has now reached the highest death toll…

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How Is the nation reacting to the #ClapForTheNHS movement?

Tweet On Thursday 27th March, the nation stood outside their doorways and clapped in solidarity for the NHS, after the hashtag #ClapForTheNHS swarmed twitter, becoming the number one trending topic in the country within minutes of its first post. With the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly spreading across the country, nurses, doctors and key workers are feeling the love from the nation and are finally starting to get the recognition they deserve, becoming the new superstars and celebrities of our local communities. Yet citizens across the nation are beginning to question the…

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Life In The Fast Lane #3: Drive To Survive Review – Second Half

The third edition of Overtime Onlines weekly column. This week we look at the second half of Drive To Survive, the return of Aston Martin and ‘Project Pitlane’.

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NHS Spanish nurses leaving the UK after Brexit

Tweet The NHS was one of the important issues during the EU referendum campaign after the referendum result, the UK had major implications for the health service.  Across the country, the number of EU nationals registered as nurses and midwives decreased after the Brexit vote in 2016. The nursing staff has been the only occupational group to record a fall in the number of EU workers since the referendum.  According to a Parliament report published last year, looking at individual nationalities, only Spanish nationals have seen a substantial record decrease…

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