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BAME NHS worker’s remain in the firing line against COVID 19

The British government is being called to investigate the astonishing amount of BAME workers who are dying due to Covid-19. NHS England has called upon health trusts to assess (BAME)...

NHS front line experiences; the key worker highs and lows

The UK's NHS staff are tasked with facing coronavirus on a daily basis. They have struggled with challenges such as the need and lack of PPE (personal protective equipment) in some cases, as well as risking their...

Is Rihanna in a durag more than a fashion statement?

In March this year, Rihanna made British Vogue history wearing the ‘durag’, the first cover star to ever wear the garment. Editor Edward Enninful describes it as a “potent symbol of black life” that is “rarely viewed...

Coronavirus Crisis; Foreign Nationals in Limbo

The COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the United Kingdom, and the globe, has understandably left many feeling anxious. As the nation enters its fifth week of lockdown, businesses are closed, all non-key work has been suspended or...

Does the UK need martial law against lockdown defiers?

The UK has been put on lockdown since 23rd March, with today being the 19th day. The lockdown instructions have been to stay indoors. With the exception of the following four reasons.

Support in uncertainty: you’re not alone

Coronavirus, also known as COVID- 19, has thrown the world into uncharted territory.  The situation is developing rapidly, especially here in the UK – the current lock down has left Britons separated from their loved ones, non-essential...

You clapped for the NHS now clap for yourself

On Thursday 26th March at 8 pm, the public clapped for the NHS to show gratitude for the continuing service they provide amongst the ongoing rampage of COVID 19. Actors and royals, including Daniel Craig, Prince George,...

Corporate social irresponsibility in a crisis

Earlier this week, it was found that ASOS workers at their distribution centre in Barnsley are not being provided with protective gear, with 98% saying they felt they were working in unsafe conditions in a survey conducted...

Stranded and forgotten? The British nationals abroad

It has been four months since the novel Coronavirus first broke out in the Chinese province of Wuhan and since then it would appear that the whole world has ground to a halt. With employers implementing work-from-home...

Coronavirus lockdown finally exposed that we need to appreciate the NHS

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a complete lockdown on the UK in attempts to prevent the spread of COVID 19. https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1242187201334607886?s=20 The Police will be able to...
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A case of race: How racism can impact mental health

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What is lock-down like around the world?

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War commemorations during a pandemic: right or wrong?

For a nation that loves any excuse for a good old party, frustrations were riding high as Victory in Europe's 75th anniversary...

Male mental health hit hard by COVID-19

In the last three weeks, a charity has said that more than half a million people accessed training to prevent suicide.

Ending the silence on mental health in Africa

In certain African countries/cultures, mental health is an issue on which many are silent, especially among the youth. There are lots of...