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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11 Jun

Let’s keep this change to face-to-face benefits assessments

I work as a benefits advisor for a local Mind in London. Each day I personally see the negative impact that face-to-face assessments can have on the people that I support. For some people face-to-face assessments are a huge hurdle, as the thought of going somewhere unfamiliar, going on public transport or having a stranger…

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28 May

YoungMinds #BeyondTomorrow Campaign

Will the Government commit? Coronavirus risks impacting young people’s mental health for years to come. Last week we had an early victory for the Beyond Tomorrow campaign when the Government announced the good news that £4.2 million has been pledged for mental health charities in response to the pandemic. This was thanks to early support…

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19 Oct

Every Mind Matters Campaign

          The new Every Mind Matters campaign from Public Health England encourages adults to be more aware of their mental health and helps them to discover simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing. It also has a free NHS-approved online tool on the Every Mind Matters website, which…

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