How Sports Became My Therapy

“From an outsiders’ perspective, the natural assumption about any combat sport is that it attracts violent and aggressive individuals. That was not the case. Instead, I found a tight-knit, friendly community and an opportunity for more self-expression.”

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Mental Health And The National Health Service

Alyssa Shepherd discusses the growing mental health crisis in the UK and our NHS's inability to cope with the strain. This is partly down to facilities and funding but it is also to do with the structure of the system and the attitude to mental health in general. Alyssa suggests that we adopt elements of the Finnish system, which incorporates an online system that would streamline appointment-making and provide self-care tips and approaches to psychotherapy.

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