Epq medicine ideasWatch
I wouldn't say any EPQ is too cliche as long as you have a specific question in mind to be honest, do you mind if I ask if you plan on applying to medicine itself? Or is it just a field that interests you?
I want to apply for medicine. I just fell as though every one is doing mental health and I want to do something more original and different. I want it to stand out. xx
I get what you mean with wanting it to stand out, but I also think its important that you pick a topic that is very interesting to you: If mental health is something that you are passionate about then even if its not the most original I would recommend going ahead with it! As far as I know you don't get extra marks for originality and it makes it 100x easier when it comes to writing and researching. If the originality is still a problem you can still take a more unique stance on it with your title such as "How effective is the NHS' involvement in mental health" etc so its more from a medicine standpoint than psychology and is a more obscure part of a well-discussed topic.
Alternatively, if mental health is not your cup of tea I would recommend going for something around public health as its something that will help your application more. Personally, I have applied for medicine this year and am currently finishing up my essay on "Why does the MMR vaccine hestitancy continue post Andrew Wakefield" (not the exact title and its still in working but close enough), this talks about vaccine programs in the UK and the involvement of the NHS in encouraging an uptake in vaccines. Although this may seem quite a common topic as well, it still brings up something that you will see when you look at medical records as a doctor and is a good example of the wider reading that relates into understanding a Doctor's role: Which can often be helping people make informed decisions about their health. This can involve vaccines, maintaining a healthy weight, encouraging STI checkups etc. These are also very statistic heavy research topics so require less scientific knowledge, allowing you to critique the sources you look at more effectively.
I hope this helped and good luck with it!
What bit of mental health? You need to pick something very small/narrow to make it do-able in the time. Here are some 'Psychology' suggestions - you could easily tweak one of these to make it more 'medical' : https://libguides.tts.edu.sg/EPQ/Psychology.