Hope everybody is settling in well, stay tuned for the first welfare emails of term in the next day or so!
As everybody knows mental health is a serious issue that affects many people at university, particularly at Cambridge in the period leading up to exams. For men especially it's often difficult to address concerns they may have about their own mental well-being. This article by ex-CUSU hopeful Keir Murison touches on the issue and I would encourage anybody with a spare minute or two to give it a read:
This is a sobering topic, but one that shouldn't be avoided. University is an incredibly challenging time, and especially at Cambridge it's likely that we'll all experience a number of highs and lows. For guys in particular it can often be difficult to talk about mental health and the toll which Cambridge or other aspects of life might be having- but there is a lot of support out there.
If you think you have something which you need to address, Mind UK's guide to available support services can quickly lead you to help, or simply provide you with an anonymous source of support:
I've just gotten confirmation that CATS Cambridge (Cancer Awareness in Teenagers and Young People Society) will be coming to Teashop tomorrow (3:30 pm at the JCR). They will be providing information, flyers, and answering any questions you might have, so do come along!