Woman's Hour

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Student mental health, Women's magazines, Jessa Crispin

October 6th, 2015

Episode 381 of 726 episodes

What's being done to support students who find the move to university difficult to cope with? We discuss with Dr Ruth Caleb, Head of the Counselling Service at Brunel University London and the Chair of the Mental Wellbeing Working Group of Universities UK and Dr Nicola Byrom, the Founding Director of Student Minds, the student mental health charity. How do women's magazines balance talking about feminism with the needs of advertisers? Editor of Elle, Lorraine Candy and Editor of Stylist, Lisa Smosarski discuss their feminist themed editions. In today's Woman in One from Liverpool: we talk to a young woman working in a tattoo parlour. The Dead Ladies Project: following erratically in the footsteps of some of her favourite literary exiles Jessa Crispin travels around Europe to see if their lives have anything to teach her about recovering from depression and making a satisfying way of life for herself as a woman, a writer and a resolute rule-breaker.

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