Reducing male suicides: “Man up” to man down

Content warning: this piece explores issues of mental health disorders and suicidality. It goes without saying that if you’re struggling to cope, please seek help. Useful resources can be found on and NHS 111 option 2 can help in a mental health crisis. —– In 2019, over four thousand men took their own livesContinue reading “Reducing male suicides: “Man up” to man down”

Racism in the NHS: how to be an ally

Written for Medics Academy Hi, I’m Hardeep and as a Cambridge medical student, I’m lucky enough to say I haven’t experienced any racism or discrimination in medicine. Well, I mean I’ve had a medical colleague ask me “why I’m so hairy?” and another assume I couldn’t attend an event because I was having an arrangedContinue reading “Racism in the NHS: how to be an ally”

Cognitive reframing: 3 tips to reduce doctors stress

The following is a blog post I wrote for The Joyful Doctor. ~ The mind is a wonderful and a terrible thing. It can store away an astounding number of facts, conjure up images from decades ago and completely change our perception of the world around us. Unfortunately, that can sometimes also be damaging. TheContinue reading “Cognitive reframing: 3 tips to reduce doctors stress”

A unique position: medical students with mental health issues

The following is a blog I wrote for PsychStart. ~ A 19 year old male presents with a two month history of anxiety, low mood and difficulty concentrating. He is finding it difficult to self-motivate and it is affecting his sleep, studies and appetite. Your haven’t seen your friend on the wards or in teachingContinue reading “A unique position: medical students with mental health issues”