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What I’ve learnt about chasing dreams

I've never really had just one dream. But there's always been several things that I've loved to do: performing, reading, writing, exploring, music, analysing, asking questions. Always. Ever since I was a child. Along the way, as I've tried to navigate 'adulthood',...

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Mental Health Of Women, Parents and Young People Hit Worst in Pandemic, Lancet Psychiatry study says

The Covid-19 pandemic is having the greatest detrimental impact on the mental health of women, parents of under-fives and young people aged between 18-to-24-years old, a study by researchers at The University of Manchester, King’s College London and the National...

Cumberlege Review calls for Immediate reforms to improve women’s healthcare

The long-awaited Cumberlege review, which shines a much-needed light on women’s health, suffering and medical treatment, has been published. It reveals how women’s lives have been ruined by three key health scandals: The hormone pregnancy test Primidos, epilepsy and...

Redefining What Success Really Is

What does success really mean? It’s an odd word, success. Look it up in the dictionary and you’ll find success described as “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose”. Now, factually, I believe that. I agree. But dig a level deeper behind that definition and I see...

Black Lives Matter: Creating Change Is A Priority For ALL Of US

Together with so many people around the world, I have been watching and reading about the protests over the death of George Floyd. The outrage and despair continue as the lives of so many black people have been cruelly taken. Lives including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna...

Rape Conviction Rate in Sweden Increases by 75%

After a major change in the law in Sweden two years ago, the country’s rape conviction has risen by 75%, with calls now urging others countries to undertake similar legal reforms.  In 2018, the Scandinavian country changed its law on rape to sex without consent....

Spreading kindness this Mental Health Awareness week

Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) and at a time, when so many of us are struggling and paying even closer attention to our, our loved ones and our community’s mental health, this year’s theme is a universal one — kindness. ...

How to protect yourself against financial fraud

Expert tips on how to avoid falling foul of criminals ● Do not respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details. Fraudsters send these to steal email logins, passwords and banking details. ● If you’re purchasing goods or services from a company or...

Scammers use coronavirus to spread financial fraud

Regulators urge consumers, companies and charities to protect themselves against scams and schemes during Covid-19. With governments around the world trying to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, agencies are urging consumers, charities and businesses to be...

Beat the Blues on BLue Monday and All-Year Round

So today, the third Monday of January is officially known as ‘Blue Monday’. Why Blue? Well nope, it’s not the naughtiest day of the year (although that might perk us up a little!), nor is it the day when the music genre gets a special little appreciation! Nope — it’s...

Fix the broken rung to achieve workplace equality

Women in the Workplace 2019 is designed to provide insights on workplace equality, and how companies can progress workplace diversity. Advocating for gender equality in the working environment, the report seeks to address the “broken rung” in the career ladder. ...