Blog-article on “Sub-optimal health” by centre member Lijiaozi Cheng

Our centre member Lijiaozi (Cheer) Cheng has published an article entitled "What is Sub-Optimal Health?" on The Polyphony. Conversatoins across the Medical Humanities. In her article, she talks about her discovery and the genealogy of the term "suboptimal health" in the context of Chinese medicine, how it fits with existing concepts of health, how we …

#MentalHealthAwareness Week: Alana Wilde on “Ending the Stigma: What We Can Learn From ‘Mad Pride’”

As part of our #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek series, centre member and PhD student Alana Wilde talks about practical ways to combat stigma surrounding mental health, both in philosophy and beyond. Alana’s work relates to mental health related disability more broadly, looking both at what disability is, and how we might better understand or accommodate the views of …

#MentalHealthAwareness Week: Cheer Cheng on “What Is Well?”

Here is the first in a series of posts to mark #MentalHealthAwareness week. The first, from Sheffield PG student Cheer Cheng, provides an opportunity to reflect on the complex relationship between mental and physical health, and our notions of wellness.As she points out, "this video was shot as part of the "Storytelling with Arts and …