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Why the Government needs to scrap its plans for Universal Credit

Ayaz sets out what we'll be telling Government about their latest plans.

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Ayaz Manji, Mind Policy & Campaigns Officer | comments

Categories: Benefits | Mental Health discrimination | Parliament | Campaigns | Debt | Money | Stigma and discrimination

It's time to fix the issues with Universal Credit

Toni shares her experience of applying for Universal Credit and why she wants change.

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by Toni | comments

Categories: Money | Campaigns | Debt | Stigma and discrimination

My experiences on both sides of the Mental Health Act

Colin tells us about his experiences of the Mental Health Act, both as a patient and a practitioner.

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018 by Colin King | comments

Categories: Campaigns | Schizophrenia

Why benefits assessments need to change

Ayaz explains what a new report on benefits assessments means, and how our campaigners have made a difference.

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by Ayaz Manji, Mind Policy & Campaigns Officer | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Channeling my anger into positivity

After getting involved with Mind, James found a way to turn his anger in to something positive.

Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by James | comments

Categories: Campaigns

My experience of craftivism

Mind campaigner Annie shares her experience of using our craftivism kit to send a note to her MP.

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by Annie | comments

Categories: Campaigns

“Man up”? Getting more “men” in mental health

As Part of Movember Lee getting men talking about mental health and why more men should.

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Lee Cambule | comments

Categories: Counselling | Campaigns | Depression | Exercise | Friends and family | Media and TV | Self-esteem | Stress | Stigma and discrimination

My day at parliament with Mind

Nicole blogs about her day at Parliament and her hopes for improved mental health support.

Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017 by Nicole | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Raising the bar for better mental health

Nicole blogs on why she's joining us for our event in Parliament this week.

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 by Nicole | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Why I stitched a message to my MP

Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017 by | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Support not sanctions

Kerry blogs about being too unwell to work and needing support from the welfare system but being let down.

Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by Kerry | comments

Categories: Abuse | Campaigns | Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) | Debt

Support when you leave hospital

We're calling for everyone leaving hospital after a mental health crisis to be followed up within 48 hours.

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Ally Cobb, Mind Senior Policy and Campaigns officer | comments

Categories: Campaigns | Crisis care

Still time to reverse damaging PIP changes

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017 by Ayaz Manji, Mind Policy & Campaigns Officer | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Leaving hospital

Philippa felt abandoned when she was discharged from hospital without warning. Now she's helping our campaign.

Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | comments

Categories: Campaigns | Crisis care

Government plan to restrict Personal Independence Payment

Ayaz blogs about what we're doing to challenge government plans to restrict disability benefits.

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 by Ayaz Manji, Mind Policy & Campaigns Officer | comments

Categories: Campaigns

How's it going with the Five year forward view ?

One year on, Geoff from our Campaigns team assesses progress on a landmark review of mental health services.

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Our response to Theresa May's speech

Louise Rubin, who works in our campaigns team, responds to the speech Theresa May gave earlier this week.

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017 | comments

Categories: Campaigns

What we are campaigning on in 2017

Louise from our campaigns team reflects on the last year in mental health and sets out our ambitions for 2017.

Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2017 by Louise | comments

Categories: Campaigns

#StopTheCharge - ending charging for the debt and mental health doctor’s note

Helen from the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute blogs about their campaign to help people in debt.

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2016 by Helen Undy | comments

Categories: Campaigns

How my befriender made the world of difference

Janice blogs on why she's supporting our Life Support campaign

Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Back to work support isn't working - keeping up the pressure

Andy Kempster talks about the impact of our We've Got Work To Do report and the need to keep up the pressure.

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015 by Andy Kempster, Mind Policy and Campaigns Officer | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Voices from the Frontline

Andy Kempster explains why Mind is part of the Making Every Adult Matter coalition.

Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Benefit sanctions - calling for change

Andy Kempster, Policy and Campaigns Officer, explains why we're campaigning on benefit sanctions.

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | comments

Categories: Campaigns

My right to speak out as an equal voice

James spoke out about mental health problem at a party political conference, read how he got on.

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 by James | comments

Categories: Campaigns

The Care Act (and how you made a difference)

Thanks to our campaigners and members, we've made the Care Act fairer for people with mental health problems.

Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014 by Helen Undy, Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer | comments

Categories: Campaigns

How I challenged stigma

Violet writes about how she experienced and challenged stigma because of her mental health problem.

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Violet, Voices of Mind | comments

Categories: Campaigns | | Stigma and discrimination

I took mental health to Parliament

James went to Parliament last week to ensure mental health is at the heart of the 2015 Election debate.

Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 by James | comments

Categories: Campaigns |

We need support, not sanctions

Catherine explains why she has produced her new report about back-to-work programmes for people on ESA.

Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Catherine | comments

Categories: Campaigns

What does the Care Act mean for people with mental health problems?

Helen from our Policy and Campaigns team blogs about the implications of the Care Act.

Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014 by Helen Undy, Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Are mental health services in crisis?

Helen from our Policy & Campaigns team blogs about last night's episode of All in the Mind.

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by Helen Undy, Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Reflecting on a tough year

Tom reflects on 2013, and the work that the Policy and Campaigns team has been doing on a number of issues.

Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013 by Tom Pollard, Policy and Campaigns Manager | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Taking care of business at Mind

Posted on Friday, October 4, 2013 | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Healthy talks with Conservatives in Manchester

Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2013

Categories: Campaigns |

Adding insult to injury

Sian from Victim Support writes about how the justice system is failing people with mental health problems.

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | comments

Categories: Campaigns

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