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Bursaries to attend our London conference

The deadline to apply for a bursary worth €200 plus £70 (registration) to travel to London is just around the corner.

This year, we are offering this support to anyone not from the UK to attend our Annual Conference ‘European Community Voices Stronger Together: Abused and Stigmatized No More’

It will be held at the unique location of Honorable Society of the Middle Temple on July 12th-13th. We have a limited number of bursaries so they are distributed on a first come first serve basis.

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Our impact in 2017

What a year 2017 has been! As the financial year has come to an end, we look back at what we have achieved for our members, users and society. Brexit, changes in government and policies, security and human rights threats, unemployment and discrimination, all topic that featured prominently!

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Applications for #Healthyhabits in London now open!

In light of last week’s mental health awareness campaign, it is essential to highlight the importance of taking care of one’s ‘mind’ and ‘body.’ The reciprocal relationship between physical and mental health is evident throughout the research. According to Mental Health Foundation (2018), poor physical health can lead to an increased risk of developing mental health problems. In the same way, poor mental health can negatively impact on physical health. Any form of physical exercise is a great way to keep physically healthy, as well as, improve mental wellbeing.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is mental health awareness week and there are some amazing initiatives that we should all be checking out. Remember that we are all affected by mental health in some way or another, and we should educate ourselves. Here at IARS we think about what affects society all the time, and there are countless examples of how our users are affected by mental health issues, be it themselves, a family member, or a friend. Below are just a few interesting things you could be reading on your train home this week:

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Youth Activism

‘Lazy’, ‘entitled’ and ‘self-obsessed’ are words which have often been used to characterise the millennial generation. Their supposed apathy towards political and social issues have deemed them irresponsible and therefore unworthy of a seat at the table, barring them from the discussions of the world’s problems they would later inherit.  

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