07 Oct

Age UK North Tyneside winter support services

Age UK North Tyneside has launched a new Winter is Coming campaign to raise awareness of the services they offer that can support people in North Tyneside aged 50+ to ensure that they are taking advantage of the benefits and services they are entitled to. Age UK North Tyneside’s professionally qualified Information and Advice team provides friendly…

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28 Sep

The benefits system failed Anna

“The benefit system doesn’t work for people with mental health problems.” These were Anna’s words when we spoke with her about her experience of applying for disability benefits during the coronavirus pandemic. Now she has written a blog to share this experience with you. Read Anna’s story Anna lives with depression and anxiety. When she started…

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03 Sep

Sectioned in a Pandemic – Mind Video

Being sectioned under the Mental Health Act is one of the most traumatic things that can happen to someone. It means being held against your will, usually in hospital, with little or no say over what happens to you. Whilst you’re under a section, a panel of people called a Tribunal, can assess how you’re…

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24 Aug

Healthwatch #BecauseWeAllCare Campaign – Call to action

Dear Colleague We all care about our health and social care services. That’s why we’re asking you to support the new campaign we are participating in, alongside Healthwatch England and the Care Quality Commission — #BecauseWeAllCare. This encourages the public to share their experiences, both good and bad, to help improve services. As well as…

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24 Aug

YoungMinds #BeyondTomorrow Campaign

Don’t let the Government forget Nearly 13,000 people have taken action for young people’s mental health since we launched the Beyond Tomorrow campaign. We’ve had some campaign success – the Government has promised extra money for mental health charities and some wellbeing support for students when they return to school. But this is not enough. …

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31 Jul

Applying for disability benefits during the coronavirus pandemic

Test four of our five tests asks the UK Government to provide a financial safety net to protect people with mental health problems from falling into poverty. A crucial part of this is making benefits assessments more accessible. Assessments can be stressful for anyone, but for those of us with mental health problems, being forced…

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21 Jul

Time to Change Employers Newsletter – June 2020

Time to Change

Workplace Wellbeing Index Insights Report The Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice around mental health in the workplace. Mind have developed a report of findings from the 2018/19 Index. The findings consider the role of the organisation, the role of the manager and the employee experience of workplace wellbeing. You can…

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09 Jul

National Helplines launch #readytotalk campaign as lockdown eases

A group of the UK’s leading helplines have today launched the #readytotalk campaign, encouraging people to seek support for problems that may have been aggravated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, or which they may not have spoken to anyone about while in lockdown. As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, these organisations want to…

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13 Jun

Black mental health matters

Being sectioned under the Mental Health Act is one of the most traumatic things that can happen to someone. In 2018 an independent review of the Mental Health Act made over 150 recommendations for urgent reform to improve people’s choice over their treatment, and ensure everyone is treated with dignity and respect. After 18 months,…

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