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A Personal Account on: Perfectionism

Written by AnnaSophia Gouw 16/12/20 I don’t know the exact moment when I realised that my thinking patterns were a problem, that they were stopping me from doing what I really wanted to do. Sometime in my late teens or early twenties I would say, but it could have been earlier. This year I got diagnosed with inwardly-focussed perfectionism,amongst other things, and during lockdown I’ve been on a journey to learn how to live with this, Read more…

Let’s Talk About… Bipolar Disorder

Written by Kuda Tapatapa 11/12/20 Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is only ever whispered about. This is despite it being the fourth most common mental health disorder worldwide after depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. This disorder affects how you feel and can cause your mood to swing from extreme highs to extreme lows. The portrayal of people suffering with bipolar disorder as “crazy” often leads to them dealing with their diagnosis in silence to Read more…

Sport’s Hidden Crisis: Men and Eating Disorders

Written by Maria Oliver Smith 02/12/20 As we watch athletes fly across our screens, breaking records and raising the flag for our nation we understand these individuals as figureheads, elite and invincible. However, behind competitive sport lies a hidden crisis… As the Coronavirus pandemic has ceased televised sport, the BBC took this pause in activity to address the stigma around men’s sport and eating disorders. Across two Panorama programmes presented by Colin Jackson and Freddie Read more…

Exercise around your Menstrual Cycle

25/11/20 by Anna Floyd Firstly, why am I credible to talk about this? As part of a project last year I undertook a lot of independent research barriers to women’s sport and exercise during your menstrualcycle. All of the  information in this blog post is based on scientific research journals and articles which I have referenced below if you want to read more!  Your energy levels, pain thresholds, stamina, strength, body temperature and metabolism all Read more…