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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06 Sep

Update from the Employers Team at Time to Change – 24 August 2020

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Employer guide on responding to coronavirus Mind have designed a guide to support organisations to tailor existing workplace interventions to support the mental health of their staff during the coronavirus pandemic. The guide provides practical examples and recommendations that can be adapted to workplaces of any sector or size. Download now >   Reaching Out New…

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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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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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25 Jul

Mind Mail – Coronavirus and Work

A new normal There are very few jobs that have not been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. From furlough to job losses and financial insecurity, to simply losing the structure of our daily routines, coronavirus has changed working life significantly. Furthermore, many people have been facing this time without being able to see their loved…

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21 Jul

Emily’s video – the impact of lockdown on her mental health

*We try to make sure our emails are as safe as possible for our campaigners, so want to let you know that Emily’s video and quote contain references to flashbacks and intrusive and suicidal thoughts.* Thank you to all of you who invited your MP to attend our virtual roundtable event last week. The event…

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10 Jul

Update from Time to Change – 9 July 2020

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As lockdown continues to lift, some of us might be feeling more anxious than relieved. Below, we share Seren’s experience of how lockdown lifting has impacted her mental health, along with our tips for supporting someone who’s worried about restrictions easing. This month we want to hear your ideas on how we can make your email…

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25 Jun

Free resources from Time to Change

Time to Change

1 in 8 young people will experience a mental health problem; that’s roughly 3 students in every classroom. It’s time to change how we talk about mental health.  Last month we launched our Action Plans – a range of free resources about mental health for five different areas of the school community. Hundreds of schools and…

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