The guilt from being signed off work is adding to my mental health issues

I knew how I was feeling wasn’t normal and that time off work would only help – but I still felt extremely guilty. Particularly during the pandemic, I have found that one of the hardest parts of being signed off with a sick note is the feeling of letting others down

Acne influencers on why they would never change their spots

The #acnepositivity movement is continuing to try to change the way we look at acne and has empowered those with the condition to no longer hide behind a mask of heavy makeup. I spoke with two influencers on their stories and why they’ve taken it upon themselves to say acne is all okay

This Was Meant To Be A Stop-Gap Job. Covid Might Mean It’s Forever

Some friends have secured their first industry jobs, despite the pandemic working on exciting projects with reputable companies. Meanwhile, I’m chained to my headset, stuck with the realisation this stop-gap job will likely become an ongoing fixture in a troubled economy

Supporting your teenager through acne

It’s not just teenagers that fight stubborn acne. Parents are at the brunt of their frustrations with limited expert support. Here, Jack Wynn speaks with two mothers about how they’ve supported their children through the fight, and what resources are available during the pandemic

Celebrating acne is a confusing prospect

The #acnepositivity and #skinpositivity movements have made it possible for those living with the condition to feel more confident in their own skin. But even after following these influencers for some time, Jack Wynn still finds the concept difficult to take on board

How well are women represented in digital journalism?

With Janine Gibson’s recent promotion to a senior digital position at the Financial Times and the AOP Digital Publishing Awards coming up in October, Jack Wynn investigates female representation in digital journalism and the current gender diversity climate

The struggle for financial freedom in the COVID-19 pandemic

Jack Wynn was once proud of his financial independence. Now, as he sits at home anxious and working out how long the money in his current account can last with the bare essentials, he's fearful about the future and the potential lasting effect COVID-19 will have

How can the mainstream media thrive in the digital age?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to digital, and media organisations need to pinpoint what they want to achieve to standout and survive in a crowded market