Blogging about mental health issues
Each week we publish blog posts on a whole range of topics, relating in some way to mental health.
We welcome comments and questions on our posts, but have a few ground rules to keep the site welcoming and interesting to every body. The first rule is the most important: be respectful of other commenters and bloggers.
Work Capability Assessment update
The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is probably the single issue that Mind has received the most contact about over the last couple of years. Tom Pollard talks about how welfare and benefits has become one of Mind's key campaigning priorities.
How can PIP work for mental health?
Tell us your thoughts, as the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is lined up to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in the Government's welfare reforms.
Hardest Hit - live blog
We'll be blogging and tweeting from the Hardest Hit march today, let us know what you want to hear about.
Putting your mental health first at the Hardest Hit march
Make sure you're safe at the protest. Anna posts some tips to help you prepare for Wednesday's march, and runs through support available on the day.
The Government must listen to the Hardest Hit
Tom on why direct action is necessary to protest against the severing of benefits and services for disabled people by the Government.
How would you shape the future of employment support programmes?
Liz Sayce, CEO of disability charity RADAR, blogs on changes to employment support programmes. What's your experience of employment support? Join the conversation and post a comment.
Giving people a voice
Today, Mind joins with many disability charities, disabled people’s organisations and disabled people to announce the calling of a major march and lobby of Parliament on Wednesday May 11.
Welfare reform - a snapshot of impact
We want to see more fair and balanced media reporting on welfare reform and make sure that the voice of people with mental health problems is put across loud and clear.
Influencing DLA reform
Today, Mind submitted a joint response to the Government’s consultation on reforming Disability Living Allowance. Here we discuss the proposals and our current work.
A day on the Mind infoline
Our help line workers speak to hundreds of people each week. What do people want to talk about?
Review day for the Work Capability Assessment
Critical recommendations for reforming the Work Capability Assessment were made today. Read on to find out more, and learn how you can get involved in the campaign.
More evidence for the review of Work Capability Assessment
Mind accompanied two supporters to speak with Professor Harrington about the Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment. Read what they had to say about their conversation.
What does the Spending Review mean?
As the dust settles, we are starting to get a clearer picture of the what the Comprehensive Spending Review will mean for people with experience of mental distress.
Comprehensive Spending Review
Leave your thoughts about the Spending Review here, and we'll be checking them and responding throughout the day.
We've only just begun
Mind's Chief Executive looks back on the Party Conferences, and ahead to the Comprehensive Spending Review.