Improving the Work Capability Assessment

If you don’t feel you are able to work because of a mental health problem, the WCA decides what type of support you will get.

You told us too many of you are receiving poor and inaccurate assessments. This is having a negative impact on your health and also means you don’t get the right kind of support. Whilst there have been some improvements, there continue to be problems faced by many.

We are campaigning to improve the new benefit and to ensure that it is as fair and effective as possible for you.


But I'm here for mental health

Tyenside Mind have produced a powerful film about the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) in collaboration with the people they support.

Watch the film here, and then share it with family and friends. We need as many people as possible to see this film, particularly those who may not be familiar with this difficult process, so that we can increase the pressure for change.

Policy briefings

Our briefings for policymakers set out the changes to welfare and employment support that could make a real difference for people with mental health problems.

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