The number of university students accessing mental health services at Glasgow Caledonian University has increased by nearly 35% since 2013.
LGBT+ students are still at risk according to LGBT+ campaign group Stonewall as homophobic bullying in Scottish schools is only “slightly” down.
Statistics shows 52% of young LGBT+ people have reported self-harming with 33% of trans people having attempted suicide.
Support for students in Scottish universities has increased however, LGBT+ students have other needs in terms of mental health.
LGBT+ officer for Glasgow Caledonian University, Fraser Knight describes these other factors:
Perth is known for few things outside the region, bar possibly being often mistaken for its Aussie counterpart in name alone. It’s certainly not a locale that springs to mind when you think of emerging streetwear brands. However, in recent years the success of brands like Taxman and now with the launch of Aspartame, Perth is producing clean and innovative aesthetic.
Harvest of Stars have brought together two of my favourite Scottish emo bands for a fantastic split record.
Each band has recorded two songs and re-recorded and tarted up one older track respectively.
*As an aside I will declare my biases here, as I am good friends with the guys in John “John McClane” Wheels and used to loop bass-lines in Fuchsia.
Having stated that this is a completely honest review, rather than some drooling fluff piece.
Fuchsia – Priority
Glasgow based Fuchsia prove yet again to be one of their most accomplished sounding track to date – Priority.
The rolling drums accented poppy guitars disguised by gliding melodies and gritty post hardcore sensibilities.
Marc Thow and James Podmore’s screamed vocals play well off each other, showing off an newly explored angry and frustrated side of Fuchsia.
However, rather than showing off a wholly dark and moody track, Priority feels lighter and denser than the band have on previous releases.
John Wheels – Sody Pop
Emo certainly makes for introspective bedfellows as Perth sad boys follow up their
Sody Pop opens with the energetic, disco-esque drum rhythms and bouncy guitars before making way to melancholic melodies and creeping melodic punk.
Vocally and instrumentally this is the strongest John Wheels have ever sounded.
The track is a towering monument to their cohesion as song writers and shows a band comfortable with bearing their soul and showing off stylistic flexibility.
Distant vocal production further emphasis the numbness of the subject – guitars twinkle and fade away carrying a striking amount of emotional weight.