Improving support from benefits
Although there is still a long way to go until benefits properly support people with mental health problems, our campaigning has led to improvements.
Many fewer people are now declared ‘fit for work’ following their Work Capability Assessment; the new Personal Independence Payment has been significantly improved since the original proposals; and Work Programme providers are being put under more pressure to provide appropriate support for people with mental health problems.
Taking care of business
We had a very successful launch of the second phase of Mind’s Taking Care of Business campaign in May 2011 with wide ranging media coverage in trade press and nationals including BBC Breakfast, the Independent on Sunday, the FT, the Mirror meaning we reached over 22 million people.