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A landmark day for mental health in Parliament
Yesterday, MPs pledged to put mental health at the top of the political agenda. Four MPs spoke out about their mental health problems in Parliament for the first time.
Slashing red tape may put rights of people with mental health problems at risk
We mustn't lose the employment rights of people with mental health problems.
Welfare Reform Bill update
We are bitterly disappointed that MPs yesterday overturned the Lords' amendments. But we want to thank all of our supporters who tweeted and emailed their MPs - we will continue to fight for fairer welfare and benefits.
Help us fight for fairer benefits
Over a third of people on the Employment Support Allowance (ESA) have mental health problems. The majority are keen to get back into work but need time to recover.
Mind backs disabled campaigners' DLA report
Mind has backed a report by disabled campaigners, which exposes the shortcomings of the Government’s reforms to Disability Living Allowance.
Mind responds to new PIP assessment
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released a second draft of the new assessment for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) which will replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from 2013.
Mind fights back against benefits stigma
Mind has created its own newspaper, The Daily Stigma, to rebalance the public debate around benefits, welfare and mental health.
Charities call for disability test overhaul
Mind, The National Autistic Society and Mencap are supporting a motion at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference tomorrow calling for changes to the Work Capability Assessment.
Protest against disability benefits cuts
We are calling on our supporters to join us on Wednesday 11 May at The Hardest Hit march. Mind will be joining over 40 disability charities and organisations to campaign against cuts to disability services.
Welfare reform anxiety making people ill
The national rollout of benefits reassessment is causing widespread distress amongst Incapacity Benefit claimants with mental health problems.
Work Capability Assessment still not up to the job
Mind says that new regulations will not improve the system and could make the process worse for people who experience mental distress.
Benefit pilots will lay bare benefit test failings
Today 1700 people in Burnley and Aberdeen who currently claim Incapacity Benefit will be called to undergo a new test to see if they are fit for work.
Benefits campaign stepping up
Find out how to get involved to influence the review of the Work Capability Assessment.
Mind comments on Government plans for welfare reform
Mind CEO responds to new welfare plans unveiled today.
New benefit test will fail to spot illness and disability
Tens of thousands of people with mental health problems could be assessed as fit for work, under new revisions to sickness benefit test.