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New plans put employment in reach of millions with mental health problems
A new report is launched employment support.
Disability Living Allowance will not be scrapped
Health Secretary Andy Burnham has confirmed that the Government will not make any changes to the DLA.
Fit for work pilots on the right track
Mind welcomes the Government’s announcement today to pilot new proposals to provide more support for employees during sickness absence.
Queen's Speech: Welfare reforms 'must support people with mental health problems', say four leading organisations
Four leading mental health organisations have today called on the Government to ensure that any welfare reform measures in the Queen's Speech give the best possible support for people with mental health problems.
Mind comments on Government 'fit note' plan
Today the Government announced that it will implement Dame Carol Black's 'Fit for Work' proposals and replace sickness absence 'sick notes' with 'fit notes'.
Employers must work on mental health
As the first of the Government's measures to get people back to work are introduced, Mind reveals shocking new evidence that employers are not willing to take on people who have experience of mental distress.
Mind comments on welfare reform Green Paper
Mind comments on the new incapacity benefit test
Incapacity benefit gives people the opportunity to access counselling services, participate in voluntary work and be helped to successfully return to work at an appropriate pace.
Welfare reform requires more carrots than sticks
Around 40 per cent of Incapacity Benefit claimants have mental health problems.
Social exclusion: no quick fixes, warns Mind
Mind today welcomed the Government's action plan on social exclusion, but warned that there were many challenges ahead in its implementation.
Mind: Incapacity Benefit reform must consider mental health
Mind warns: Benefits shake-up will fail if employers' discrimination continues
Mind responds as Work and Pensions Committee identifies flaws in proposed Incapacity Benefit reforms
Mental health charity Mind has reacted positively to the report published today of the Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into Incapacity Benefit.
Mind comments on social exclusion minister announcement
To tackle social exclusion, minister must get to grips with mental ill health.
Mind disappointed as Incapacity Benefit reform threatens welfare of vulnerable claimants
Incapacity Benefit reforms may force people with mental health problems back to work too soon, without providing for the support they need both in and out of the workplace.