All in Your Head

WINTER EDITION

All (About) In Your Head

Welcome to All In Your Head, Oxford’s first mental health magazine, covering all aspects of mental health and mental illness from self care to disorders typically very stigmatised. Our hope is to open up some important conversations, allow for self expression and be a supportive place.

On November 16th 2020 we launched our first Winter edition, a collection of work that will be added to as the season continues.

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January’s Book of the Month: This Time Next Year, Sophie Cousens

For the the very first edition of All In Your Head’s Book of the Month column, Charlotte Rose reviews Sophie Cousens’ debut novel – This Time Next Year.

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“Inspirational” Phrases

A poem by AJ Jeffries Shaw

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Review

Ellie Redpath looks at the depiction of mental health in the TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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Self-Care During Lockdown

Tara Madsen gives us some tips on how to look after our mental health while staying at home.

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The 20mg Citalopram Dream Sestina

A poem by Cameron Marnoch

Clouds

A poem by Hope

Content warning(s): suicidal ideation, casual fatalism

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In Conversation with Melanie Onovo

Our Editor in Chief talks with Melanie Onovo, founder of the The Truth of the Matter, about her work in mental health activism.

Content warning(s): mentions of racial harassment

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Rain

A short story by Ceci Bronzoni

Content warning(s): domestic abuse

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An Interview with Student Welfare Reps

Charlotte Rose talks to college Welfare Reps about the effect their role has had on their own mental health.

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Confetti Bomb Vol. 2

A poem by Evie Rosette

Content warning(s): mention of wounds