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.
Benefits, employment and the future of the NHS at the Labour Party Conference
Our Chief Executive reports back from the Labour Party Conference in Manchester
Welfare reform: update and thank you
Mind's response to the review of the Work Capability Assessment was made possible through the contributions of our supporters. Find out what happens next.
Welfare reform: what we're doing
Reform of the benefits system is a hot political topic, and is of huge concern to those affected. Here's how Mind are approaching the issue...
The cost to mental health
Clearly government spending is no longer sustainable, but this week's budget could cost the mental health of this country dearly.
Welfare system under fire
As the coalition Government begins to lay out its plans to overhaul welfare, the part of the system that really needs to change is the subject of ever-growing criticism.
What does the coalition mean for mental health?
Both Cameron and Clegg have signed up to our anti-stigma and discrimination campaign, but have had little to say about health policy or the NHS.
Welfare? What welfare?
Politicians and the press are agreed: get tough on benefit scroungers.
Mind in action
Thousands of people across England and Wales campaigned with Mind over the past year to improve life for everyone with experience of mental distress. Find out what we all achieved.
Vicious attack on people experiencing mental health problems
A Daily Express article disputes whether claims for welfare benefits by people with a mental health problem are legitimate.
The Conservatives Get Moving
The Conservatives check their Mind pedometers at a conference that had work and worklessness high on the agenda.
Thousands sign Disability Living Allowance petition
Over 12,000 people have now signed the petition calling on the Government to protect Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance.
Protect benefits for disabled people
Mind, in partnership with other charities, has launched a petition to stress to the Government the importance of DLA and AA.
The future of care and benefits
Disability Living Allowance must continue for people with mental health problems.