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.
Working for a fairer WCA
Tom Pollard from Mind's Policy team blogs about the fight to make sure that the Work Capability Assessment takes proper account of the difficulties faced by people with mental health problems.
What does "one nation" mean for mental health?
Our Parliamentary Manager Louise gives her verdict on Ed Miliband's speech to the Royal College of Psychiatrists today.
Our Chief Executive, Paul Farmer, blogs from the Conservative party conference and says it time for us to start shaping their manifestos.
Not relegated to the fringes?
At the Labour party conference, more MPs appeared to be interested in mental health, explains Sophie Corlett, Director of External Relations at Mind.
Lib Dems listen to your concerns. And commit.
Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, reports back on how your concerns were received by MPs at the Lib Dem party conference.
The WCA - working hard for reform
Tom from our policy and campaigns team blogs on the need for reform of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA)
Our CEO, Paul Farmer, blogs today about the urgent changes which need to take place in the welfare system, following last night's welfare double bill by Dispatches and Panorama.
A day in history - MPs debate mental health
MP Nicky Morgan blogs about today's debate in parliament: "We need to listen to the voice of experience."
A step forward for inpatient rights
Mind's CEO Paul Farmer welcomes a landmark Supreme Court judgement, which promises greater protection for people with mental health problems who admit themselves to hospital voluntarily.
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.
Your chance to speak out on changes to the NHS
Mind's CEO will report back to the Government on the views of patients and service users on proposed reforms to health and social care services. Find out the latest on the 'listening exercise' and how to have your say on the future of the NHS.
Pausing for thought on the Health and Social Care Bill
The Government has put the brakes on the Health and Social Bill's progress through Parliament. We must use this opportunity to make sure mental health services are high on the agenda in the proposed reforms.
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.
The real cost of debt problems on mental health
Are money worries impacting your mental health? Do your mental health problems affect your ability to manage money?
Promoting wellbeing, improving mental health
The Government focuses on mental health and wellbeing initiatives in its new public health strategy. Will local councils deliver these effectively? Mind's Policy and Campaigns Officer blogs.