EDITORIAL TEAM

We've recently recruited a brand spanking new Blogging Editorial Team. Applications have submitted and we can now announce our sub-editors and editor.  

The Student Minds Editorial Team are in charge of  sourcing, editing & publishing Student Minds blogs, with the help of Grace Anderson. If you are a member of The Blogging Editorial Team, don't worry,  you can still write for the Student Minds Blog. 

Please contact blog@studentminds.org.uk with any questions about blogging.

The Team:


Editor: Lucy Coot
Hi, I’m Lucy! Through studying Psychology and experiencing life as a student, I have become incredibly passionate about mental health and helping to make a change. I am determined to work hard to remove the stigma through awareness and conversation to ensure that anyone experiencing it, never has to feel alone. I believe that uni should be something everybody can enjoy and there shouldn't be anything that limits them from doing this. Every student deserves to be faced with opportunities they feel happy and confident enough to take, no matter what struggles they may be dealing with inside. Through conversations, recognition and support with platforms such as the Student Minds blog, this can be possible!


Sub-Editor: Sophie Edwards
Hi I’m Sophie and I’m a student at the University of Greenwich studying Advertising and Marketing Communications. I am going into my 3rd year of university in September and I have struggled with my mental health up until this point. In the Summer of 2016, at the end of my 1st year of university I was diagnosed with social anxiety and depression. It was only when I discovered Student Minds that I felt less alone and knew I wasn’t the only student struggling. I hope by working with Student Minds I can support other students experiencing the same struggles as me and raise awareness about the help that is out there!


Sub-Editor: Aoife Clements 
After spending the last three years studying Law and anthropology at LSE, I am now pursuing my Masters in Anthropology. I am very excited to join the student minds editorial team this year. As someone who is passionate about removing stigma attached to mental health, I am looking forward to working with bloggers to share stories and remind students they are not alone.


Sub-Editor: Gloria Onwuneme
Hi, I’m Gloria, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the Editorial Team! A bit about me: I’m a Danish-born Nigerian, who left Scandinavia to study in the UK. I'm now also a medical student at Uni of Nottingham, with a keen interest in the workings of the mind. I hope to help Student Minds contributors share their insights and stories as widely as possible, and look forward to learning from them as well.


Sub-Editor: Jodie Goodacre 
Hey there! I am Jodie, a final year Geography student from Hertfordshire living with Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Type 2 and Anxiety. I am a passionate Mental Health Campaigner, having worked across the UK delivering speeches in schools, speaking with ministers at the department of health, working with the media all with the aim of raising awareness and reducing stigma.  I am thrilled to be working with Student Minds to continue this journey in highlighting the difficulties that can come with education whilst showing that life can continue with a mental illness, you can achieve greatness just like someone without a mental health condition. Though at times it can be incredibly consuming, it is not a life sentence and it does not define you. 


Sub-Editor: Emma Halahan
Hi I'm Emma and I'm a third year Geography student at Royal Holloway, University of London. As a sufferer of high functioning depression, I know what it's like to have little information about the student experience and mental health, especially for less common mental illnesses. As the Mental Health Chair at Royal Holloway, I hope to help shed light through the Student Minds blog on the varied experiences and issues faced by students when it comes to recognising, diagnosing and treating their mental health. I'm so excited to be one of your Sub-editors and together I believe we can use this wonderful platform to raise the profile of student mental health and to help all students have a place where they can freely talk about their experiences without stigma.

Sub-Editor: Julia Alsop
I'm Julia and I'm currently studying music at the University of Oxford. After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I've been keen to do work talking about mental health, as well as other disabilities. Alongside sub-editing for Student Minds, I am the Oxford editor for Blueprint zine, a website with articles on mental health started by students at Cambridge University, and I'm also the mental health officer for Oxford SU's disability campaign. I am absolutely delighted to be able to help with the Student Minds blog, to allow other students to talk about their mental health experiences and make discussing mental health not taboo, but something people can discuss openly and unashamedly.

Sub-Editor: Harriet Cunningham
Hi, I’m Harriet! I’m a Modern Languages and English Literature student at Durham University and I’m currently on my year abroad in Limoges, France. I’m so excited to be a sub-editor for The Student Minds Blog, as having struggled with Generalised Anxiety Disorder for the majority of my life, particularly at University, I am well aware of the value of this fantastic resource for those struggling. I am passionate about removing the stigma attached to mental health issues, and truly place so much value in the power of the sharing of writing online to do so. I’m really looking forward to getting involved in the development of this informative, collaborative and supportive blog!


Sub-Editor: Eloïse Anne
Hi, I'm Eloise! I'm currently doing a DPhil in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, looking at how parenting changes the brain. Through my studies and through personal experience, I have become passionate about supporting people suffering with mental illness, especially students. University can be a very tough time, but it is also a time to bring together bright, engaging minds and make a difference to our society. Through working as a sub-editor for the Student Minds blog, I hope to help people start a dialogue about mental wellbeing in an environment free from stigma.


Sub-Editor: Catrin Haberfield 
Hi folks! I'm Catrin, a third year Medieval English Language and Literature student at Somerville College, Oxford. I've always been super vocal when it comes to mental health; I love pushing boundaries and challenging people's assumptions about mental illness. I live with mental illness, so I know how much both the illnesses and the stigma can affect your life, as well as the lives of others. I'm incredibly excited to be a Sub-Editor for Student Minds, and I can't wait to help other people share their stories!


Sub-Editor: Thea Arch
Hi, I'm Thea and I'm a second year Social Anthropology student at Cambridge. Mental health has always been an issue close to my heart, and I have been lucky enough to grow up in a family where discussion and education on the subject was a huge priority. I feel I have benefitted personally so much from such an open environment, and am really looking forward to helping broaden the conversation about mental health in the UK.



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