Unite, Keep Calm and Carry On: Your Power To Fight Terrorism At Home

Phillip Krynski | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK
Phillip Krynski

Keep calm and carry on. Those were the motivational words printed on a poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for predicted ...

International Men's Day

Kate Elliott | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I believe in equality and it's something I spend time thinking about... working out new ways to try and reach out to people in need, help change perce...

I Want to Tell You About Mandy

Jane Harmer | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Jane Harmer

A Way Out wants to be part of the support that ensures our women can make this choice. Rather than succumbing to negativity, concurring with stereotypical assumptions surrounding those in sex work, and agreeing with the generally accepted inevitability that change is impossible, we believe in possibility and potential...

Where'd All The Good People Go?

Kate Elliott | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I'm deeply saddened by the recent events in Paris. I'm sad that there is such tragedy and terror in the world and I hate seeing unnecessary loss of li...

The Quiet Heroes

Danny Bowman | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

This piece is all about the quiet heroes in my life; the ones that stood by me through the indescribable horrors of my condition. They saw a boy cry himself to sleep, a teenager fall apart and a man's fight for recovery but the consistent correlation was they stood by me.

Thank You Adele

Kate Elliott | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

The main reason I wanted to say my thanks was because it's a song that seemed to reach inside of me and really take a bit of what I've been trying to say and put it into the most beautiful words. I love music and singing, but it's been a while since I really felt a song this much.

Hope - Little Word; Big Aspirations

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

Are you travelling hopefully or hopelessly? Is your idea of hope getting a seat on the train home or securing a loan? Hope is a very small word with a very big remit of possibilities. For everyone, everywhere it means something different and that 'different' can change every minute of every day.

The Human Animal vs the Human Machine

Katherine Templar Lewis | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Tech
Katherine Templar Lewis

We fear human intelligence, emotion, consciousness, in robots. But is this even possible? We cannot, should not, compare two types of 'brains' that process in such different ways. In comparing a robot to a human, we are simply not comparing like with like.

Charity Begins at Home, But Where's Home?

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

When did migration stop being a word for the seasonal movement of animals and birds and become the catch-all for a permanent change of life - whatever your past, whatever your circumstances?

Open Letter to a Letting Agency

Nick Compton | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Compton

Dear Sir or Madam, Please accept this weary letter of resignation from a lowly student who doesn't know his place in the world. I'm sure you'll be e...

Refugee Crisis: Kindness or Tear Gas - You Decide

Jacqueline Ward | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Jacqueline Ward

Globally, we said that we would never let displaced people be herded around Europe on trains, their faces pressed against razor wire and high fences. That we'd never again hurt people who, for whatever reason, had been marked as 'other'. On an individual level many people now don't seem so sure.

Mental Illness Can Be Devastating, But It Gets Brighter

Daniel Morris | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Morris

Recovery can be a frustratingly slow process, but it is possible.  Seek help, be patient, and trust that it gets brighter.  If not today, then the next day.

The Miracle of Just One More Breath...

Liberty Forrest | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Liberty Forrest

(All photos courtesy of Sam and Angela Crowley) I suppose it's just part of the human condition to expect that things will always go as planned an...

An Open Letter for Those Who Have Thought About Ending It All

James Dwyer | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Dwyer

I'm sure, like me, you go through times when you wonder what it's all about. Why does so much bad stuff happen? Why is it so difficult for things to just be... good? Why do I feel so miserable? Is there any point carrying on?

Life Does Indeed Go On

Kate Elliott | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

People tell you that things happen for a reason, often when the situation lacks any reason at all. I've been thinking a lot recently about life and it's challenges. The way I see it is that you live, you love, you often lose but then you continue to find a way to pick up the broken pieces or smooth the edges in order to live again.

Hope Is a Special but Fragile Thing

Naomi Barrow | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Though it may be a life without my Mum, there is a life waiting for me. Whatever happens outside of me, I am still me and I can still achieve amazing things. Hope and gratitude are so fragile, but so important. I am grateful for the brilliant people around me who lift me up, inspire me to hope for the future, and be the best version of myself that I can be.

Hope Can End Your Mental Health Suffering

Charlie Evans | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Evans

My anxiety and depressive episodes in recent years have impacted upon my life considerably. But finally, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I write to offer a message of hope, a message that hopefully will resonate with many mental health sufferers. It gets better.

These Two Young Girls Have Become A Symbol Of Hope

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Parents

A photo of five-year-old Maliyah and two-year-old Madelina pictured in a children's hospital has become an international symbol of hope after going vi...

The UK Has Cancer - And it's Spreading Fast, Like... a Cancer!

John Piears | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
John Piears

The previous Government set a measly target to bring the UK up to the average survival rates for Europe; an increase of just 3% after 5 years. How can we achieve a breakthrough in the battle against cancer when our aim is to do no better than other countries are already doing? And meanwhile, other countries are probably investing more, setting more ambitious targets and forging even further ahead.

A Little More Abby-Jo

Lucy Frederick | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Frederick

I want to spread the word about this young lady and see if we can't all be a little inspired by her grace and courage. If she (and her family, come to that) can remain smiley, grateful and positive during this horrific ordeal, then you can deal with that white van that just cut you up on the A3. Or whatever.

How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

Jojo Furnival | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as any restaurant staff I've come across. But more than that, they have an air of hope about them.

From a Year of 'Us' to a Year of 'Me': Starting the Year as a Young Widow

Rachael Dickson Hillyard | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Dickson Hillyard

However, 2014 is over and 2015 has arrived whether it was welcomed or not. If 2014 was a year of 'us', it seems 2015 will be a year of 'me'. My focus has been someone else for so long and I'm not yet comfortable with this new solitary mind set.

About the Church and Mental Health

Dr Kate Middleton | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Dr Kate Middleton

Should the church really get involved in supporting people with mental health problems - or would they be better focused on signposting people to 'more appropriate' sources of support?

If You're on the Wrong Path, Find Another One

Suzanne Hoare | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Hoare

When considering my 16 year old self, I see a naïve, but ambitious, girl who wants to make her parents proud. At 18, she knows she is good at Law - her exam results say so - and she can't think of anything she would rather do at university. So, that's the path she chooses.

Christmas Choices in a Broken World

Johan Eldebo | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK
Johan Eldebo

It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid, or so the Band Aid lyrics start. Sadly, in today's world they express more an aspirational desire than an actual reality. Syria, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Ebola outbreak give plenty of reason for fear.