Beatrice's story | in Case Study My friend has bipolar disorder, PTSD, social anxiety and agoraphobia had her benefits withdrawn earlier this year. When she heard about the withdrawal of benefit she was devastated and she became more ill.
Mind in action | in Blog Post 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.
Brian's story | in Case Study I had to attend a medical interview to see if i was fit to work. There was no consultation of my medical notes. After the interview I felt worthless, stressed, humiliated, tearful, but luckily had my wife as support.
Welfare system under fire | in Blog Post 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.
Influencing DLA reform | in Blog Post Today, Mind submitted a joint response to the Government’s consultation on reforming Disability Living Allowance. Here we discuss the proposals and our current work.
Giving people a voice | in Blog Post Today, Mind joins with many disability charities, disabled people’s organisations and disabled people to announce the calling of a major march and lobby of Parliament on Wednesday May 11.
Work Capability Assessment update | in Blog Post The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is probably the single issue that Mind has received the most contact about over the last couple of years. Tom Pollard talks about how welfare and benefits has become one of Mind's key campaigning priorities.
Struggling on the ESA | in Blog Post Kirsty has always worked, but when she was forced to leave her stressful job owing to mental health problems, she was shocked to find herself slipping below the poverty line.
Welfare Reform Bill update | in News Story 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.
Why the WCA isn't working | in Blog Post Following his resignation from the Government's review panel for the Work Capability Assessment, our Chief Executive Paul Farmer blogs about the damage the process is doing to the lives of people with mental health problems.
Uncomfortable truths | in Blog Post 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.