Freshers and Mental Health

Blue Tree intern Maddy Lykourgos discusses the alarmingly high rate of mental health problems among first-year university students… Moving into university is an exciting time for many young people, the first chance for most to gain more independence and autonomy.…continue reading

How do we deal with failure?

Blue Tree intern Maddy Lykourgos outlines possible reasons why we deal with ‘failure’ so badly… Given the current aftermath that’s following the recent exam results season and new start to the academic year, failure and success are juxtaposed terms that…continue reading

Summertime

Blue Tree intern Maddy Lykourgos describes the gloomier side of summertime… Summer is well underway, with temperatures continuing to soar across the country and records being broken all over Europe. Whether you’re enjoying the weather abroad along the beachside or…continue reading

Grief: “it comes in waves”

For something that is so natural and certain, death is not a topic we generally deal with well. No two experiences of mourning are the same and while everybody goes through it, no one can prepare you for it or…continue reading