It’s all in the mind

Every 40 seconds someone takes their own life. That is the shocking statistic that the World Health Organisation wants to focus on this October 10, World Mental Health Day, 2019. With poor mental health particularly prevalent among teenagers and suicide the second leading cause of death among 15 to 29 year olds around the world,…

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Charity begins at school

Technology is often blamed for making our world more individualistic and there is a popular belief that Millennials and those coming up behind them are increasingly self-centred and unaware of the challenges facing others.But, according to data from the World Gallup Poll, there has been a significant rise in youth volunteering in a number of…

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What makes a perfect prefect?

Harry Potter depicts a magic world of prefects and houses in the best British academic tradition, but while the Harry Potter phenomenon has raised the profile of these practices, King’s College Madrid was implementing them long before J.K. Rowlings came up with her spellbinding tales of wizardry at Hogwarts. At the start of the 1990s,…

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Compassion begins at home

Mental health has carried a stigma for centuries. Now, finally, we are recognising that our emotional wellbeing needs as much attention and care as our physical health, particularly in an age when competition is rampant and technology is bringing a relentless stream of new and unfamiliar challenges – particularly for teenagers who are already dealing…

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