Insights: mental health
Reframing annual leave – a win for mental health, the environment and local businesses
Whether it’s our environmental conscience, Brexit-fuelled visa uncertainty or – yes, you guessed it – the pandemic, the way we are thinking about holidays has changed. Firstly, we’ve been forced to reconsider how we approach annual leave. In the...Read more
Wellbeing is not a one-size-fits-all approach
It’s safe to say that being plunged into multiple lockdowns across the past 18 months – though for good reason – has played havoc with the nation’s mental wellbeing. With restrictions changing at short notice and guidance sometimes unclear,...Read more
The pandemic of inequalities
Last week, the Health Foundation’s Unequal pandemic, fairer recovery report made headlines, revealing that throughout the pandemic, the chances of dying from Covid-19 were nearly four times higher for adults of working age in England’s poorest areas than for...Read more
Has the pandemic set us back 50 years, or will it propel us forward?
At its onset, Covid-19 was described as the great leveller. But the pandemic has exposed and exacerbated inequalities across many facets of life. For many, the situation has never been worse. But we also discovered a renewed intolerance for...Read more
Taking the time to reflect, recoup, reset and reward
As many will say, the pandemic which has consumed our lives over the last year, has provided us with opportunities to reflect, recoup, reset and rightly reward ourselves. In one full cycle, we’ve gone through the ups and downs...Read more
Mental Health in Music and Beyond
Mental health and partying are not two things that traditionally go together, but last week party pros Percolate and East London rave venue Oval Space hosted a fundraiser for the mental health charity Mind. The aim was to open...Read more
Three months and a lifetime of learnings
Back in April, I decided to take advantage of one of Stand’s greatest perks....Read more
Green finance: how can we transition towards a decarbonised future?
On 27th October, Stand hosted the second in our latest series of live events,...Read more
In the race to net zero, let’s not waste time picking sides
When we talk about the journey to net zero emissions, the scale of the...Read more
Is it time to challenge our perceptions of nuclear power?
The UK has a long civil nuclear heritage dating back to the 1950s. But...Read more
Can social media facilitate social change and political action?
Since around October last year, Nigeria has been in a state of political crisis...Read more
People aren’t voiceless, we just weren’t listening
The beauty of language is that it is ever changing, evolving as humans evolve...Read more