Beyond the HYPE Blog
Nkasi Stoll is a PhD student under the supervision of Professor Stephani Hatch. You can read her blog published on the SMaRTeN (Student Mental Health Research Network) website below.
My name is Nkasi and I struggled with a mental illness during my undergraduate and postgraduate life; and continue to struggle with depression, anxiety, and pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder as a PhD student.
As well as my battle with mental illness I also often struggle to navigate the varying degrees of racism I face as a black female PhD student. Research in young adults suggests certain personal identities (e.g. identifying as an ethnic minority, female, LGBTQI+) might mean you are more likely to struggle with mental health problems… Read more
An insightful blog into the world of physical activity and exercise.
Did you know that physical activity and exercise aren’t quite the same thing? Where physical activity is all about moving the body, exercise is a planned, structured version. We all know the great benefits of physical activity and exercise, but why do we put it off so often? It seems that physical activity such as walking is underappreciated and exercise such as strength training has become more of a social trend or a chore, rather than something done for enjoyment and wellbeing. Have we lost the fun and enjoyment in being active?… Read more
The HYPE Project Research team wrote a blog post describing the project for the SMaRteN (Student Mental Health Research Network) website.
Late childhood to early adulthood is a vulnerable period for the onset of long-term physical and mental health conditions. It is also a period of increased risk for the development of harmful health behaviours. In addition, this period is marked by significant life changes. These include the transition from child and adolescent to adult health services, moving out of home for the first time, and going to university or beginning employment. It is for these reasons that we, at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, have developed a project dedicated to improving the health of young people… Read more