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.
For April, Charlotte Rose recommends ‘Clap When You Land’, a story of two 16 year old girls, Camino and Yahaira, and how they grapple with their grief after a tragedy, and their new-found knowledge that they are sisters.
Content warning(s): Death
Cameron Marnoch writes about the isolation of suspension, and how lockdown has highlighted the difficulty of being alone.
Content warning(s): Depression, Anxiety, Isolation, Brief Mentions of Suicide and Racism, Discussion of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Charlotte Rose reads Dear NHS, a collection of personal stories from household names that form an emotional testament to our health system
Content warning(s): suicide, violence, alcoholism, overdose, death
A poem by Juliet Shapiro.
Content warning(s): medication, body image
A poem by Helena A.
Freya Rennison interviews a teacher who has been fighting her way through the NHS’s mental health system for most of her life, and a psychiatric triage nurse in order to understand the way the NHS system uses labels to describe mental health.
A poem by Yii-Jen Deng
A poem by Emily Pont
Content warning(s): minor body horror
This time, Charlotte Rose reviews Hazel Hayes’ original and heartfelt debut novel – Out of Love.
Pheebs Jameson (@fatpheebs on Instagram and Twitter) is a young activist, working to fight fatphobia, online abuse, and sexual violence alongside raising awareness of mental health problems. Ellie chatted to her about how she got started, her proudest achievements, and her hopes for the future.
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.
A poem by AJ Jeffries Shaw
Ellie Redpath looks at the depiction of mental health in the TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Tara Madsen gives us some tips on how to look after our mental health while staying at home.
A poem by Cameron Marnoch
A poem by Hope
Content warning(s): suicidal ideation, casual fatalism
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
A short story by Ceci Bronzoni
Content warning(s): domestic abuse
A poem by Evie Rosette
Content warning(s): mention of wounds