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Samiha Sharif

Young people with mental illness benefit as celebrities open up

70 per cent of young mental illness patients won’t receive necessary care …   Data from GP practices between 2001 to 2004 shows there was a 68 per cent increase in self-harm for 13 to 16-years-olds, and those that self-harmed…

0 Comments / 29/11/2017

Why the UK should follow Colombia in reducing gang violence

In Colombia a revolutionary new idea is being used to tackle gang culture: hip hop music …   Young people gather at a community centre to express their opinions about social injustice and peace, using hip hop. Although this type…

0 Comments / 16/11/2017

Revealed: Mental illness still creates barrier to getting jobs

The Trade Union Congress have found that mental illness remains a barrier for people to getting employed and remaining in employment, because ‘adequate adjustments’ are not being made in the workplace.   For example, only 1 in 4 people with…

0 Comments / 15/11/2017

16% more homeless: Most on welfare have no choice

Every day there seems to be another story about the laziness and incompetence of people who are on welfare, whether they are depicted as scroungers living off the tax of hard-working people or simply taking advantage of government welfare policy…

0 Comments / 24/10/2017

In an age of populism, discussion and debate remain crucial

The world has entered a new age, no longer are people apathetic about politics; but, they refuse to comprehend or understand any argument counter to their own beliefs.   One prime example of this is the EU Referendum that would…

0 Comments / 28/06/2017