Health

I had breast cancer at 21

Joanna Forest was about to take the West End by storm when she became one of the youngest women in the UK to be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Every little ‘fixit’ helps

A few weeks back, we had a chat with the lasses behind a 10-week online mental wellbeing course. Camilla King read it and decided to give it a whirl. Here’s her first update.

Dental Illness: The Sequel

When it comes to conjuring images to go with a trip to the dentist, Jenny Morrill struggles to get past Marathon Man. But what’s a woman to do when she’s half a tooth down?

It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer… actor

In this series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. This week, she’s taken her work home with her.

Who run the world?

Serena Williams is the GOAT. No doubt about that, says Jen Offord. So why doesn’t she get her due?

It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer… comedian

In this series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. This week, she’s talking alcoholism with Amber Tozer.

Lightening hearts and minds

Ten weeks of ‘mental fixits’ are free and available online thanks to LightHearts UK. We asked the two top women responsible for a rundown.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: Tales of the Unex-speculum

As worrying new research is published about how many women sidestep their smear, we asked Standard Issue contributors to recount memorable moments from the examination table.

Living with dementia

Five years ago, Justine Brooks’ mum was diagnosed with vascular dementia. As Justine has discovered, it’s a disease that moves the goalposts.

Interview: Penny Briscoe

It was announced last week that former GB canoe coach Penny Briscoe would be Paralympic GB’s Chef de Mission at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Jen Offord caught up with Briscoe for a chat about her illustrious career, and the changing attitudes towards the movement.