The entire of Friday night was spent reading over my fundraising page, looking at the comments from all the amazing sponsors and I woke up Saturday morning thinking “I’ve got to blooming run it!”. So I did!!!
Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018: Why are prevention and early intervention strategies crucial?
Today is Self Harm Awareness Day and we asked, Chris, from our campaigns team to give us her 5 tips for coping with self harm. If you'd like to learn more about self harm or how you can help yourself and others, take a look at our fact sheet here:
Going to university can be a very enjoyable experience. There is no reason why going to university with a mental health issues should be any different, but it does mean that you have a few extra things to bear in mind when you go. Here are our top 5 tips on maintaining your mental health at university...
Today, the Care Quality Commission released their annual Monitoring the Mental Health Act report and it highlights people with severe mental illness are still not being involved in their own care while under the act nor being advised on their legal rights.
Eating disorders are about far more than just food. I realized this as I started to let go of my eating disorder. The preoccupation with many calories I had consumed or restricted was simply a complex disguise. On a deeper level, my eating disorder was a safety net. Food was no longer food.
The InFinnity Project launched last year for the first time in memory of a young artist Finn Clark aged 25 who took his own life.
Assessments for disability benefits should be transparent, timely and accurate. Our It’s Broken Her report, published in December last year, showed that the assessment processes for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payments (PIP) do not to pass these tests. This failure has damaging repercussions for claimants with all forms of conditions, but they are particularly acute for people affected by mental illness.
In September 2017, the Work and Pensions Committee put out a call for evidence on the medical assessments for disability benefits PIP and ESA carried out for the Department of Work and Pensions by private contractors Capita, Atos and Maximus today they have released their report with the recommendation that they record face to face interviews.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people with a mental or physical health condition to help with the extra cost of living because of ill health or disability. In January 2018 the government announced huge changes to who recieves these benfits and how they are assessed. While the scope of these changes is still unclear, the links below offer a round up of what we know so far.