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COVID-19: Pregnant Women Now Allowed A Support Person At Birth, Under New Health Guidelines

After revised guidelines, pregnant women are now allowed a ‘support person’ of their choice at scans, during labour and at birth. Since the pandemic, many pregnant women have been expected to undergo their pregnancy journey alone, though new guidance reports that, “Pregnant women value the support from a partner, relative, friend or other person throughContinue reading “COVID-19: Pregnant Women Now Allowed A Support Person At Birth, Under New Health Guidelines”

‘Home Alone’: Post-Pandemic Loneliness At Christmas, With An 83-Year-Old

As Prime Minister Boris Johnson sticks to UK Christmas rules by instilling a “high degree of personal responsibility” upon his people, the upcoming festive period does not seem as jolly as usual. Home Alone, a Christmas classic, so ludicrously detached from reality, who are we but to laugh all over ourselves at the thought ofContinue reading “‘Home Alone’: Post-Pandemic Loneliness At Christmas, With An 83-Year-Old”

‘Please Eat. Please Don’t Let The Normalisation Of Eating Disorders On Social Media Harm You.’

‘Diet culture managed to manipulate my my tongue, my mouth, stomach and mind. I didn’t even realise’ *TRIGGER WARNING AND CONTENT WARNING – This opinion piece includes discussion of eating disorders and weight loss on apps such as TikTok.* “Stick it down your throat, I’m watching from the bathroom, making sure I don’t choke.” –Continue reading “‘Please Eat. Please Don’t Let The Normalisation Of Eating Disorders On Social Media Harm You.’”

Hartlepool Giving Tree Goes Viral, Raising Over 160,000 Christmas Gifts For UK Children

Hartlepool Giving Tree, an online platform where people pledge to donate a Christmas gift for a child or young adult, many of whom have escaped domestic abuse, has raised over 160,000 gifts, and counting. The Giving Tree, which is held at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, ‘organises a Giving Tree every year in order to supportContinue reading “Hartlepool Giving Tree Goes Viral, Raising Over 160,000 Christmas Gifts For UK Children”

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