Our proposals for reforming the benefits system
People, not tick boxes (2020)
This report outlines the 5 changes needed to reform the benefits system. Giving people choice, and making fairer decisions, are just 2 changes we need to see.
Safeguarding in the benefits system (2020)
Informed by people's experiences, this briefing outlines Mind's concerns about safeguarding in the benefits system.
Response to the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper (2017)
Our proposals for how the welfare system must better support people with mental health problems.
Briefings about sanctions
Mind's evidence to the benefit sanctions inquiry (2018)
Evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee's inquiry into benefit sanctions.
Benefit sanctions and mental health (2016)
Evidence for the Public Accounts Committee's inquiry into benefit sanctions for people receiving ESA.
Sanctions and ESA (2014)
Our evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee's inquiry into benefit sanctions while receiving Employment Support Allowance.
Briefings about Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
Employment and Support Allowance trials (2017)
Summary of the results of 3 Department for Work and Pensions trials and what they mean for people with mental health problems.
Cuts to Employment and Support Allowance (2015)
We contributed to a review of the government's cuts to the ESA Work-Related Activity Group, led by Peers in the House of Lords.
Sanctions and back to work support (2014)
We supported Catherine Hale's research into the experiences of people in the ESA Work-Related Activity Group.
Briefings about Universal Credit (UC)
Universal Credit and mental health (2019)
Briefing setting out Mind's priorities for the reform of Universal Credit, informed by people's lived experiences of the system.
Universal Credit and managed migration (2018)
Briefing on government proposals for moving people over from ESA onto Universal Credit.
Mental health and sanctions in Universal Credit (2017)
Briefing on changes to rules on searching for work and sanctions.
Universal Credit and mental health (2017)
Evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee's inquiry on the roll-out of Universal Credit, based on insights from our local Mind network.
Universal Credit (2016)
Evidence for the Public Accounts Committee's inquiry into Universal Credit, and our concerns about the impact on people with mental health problems.
Benefit sanctions and people in employment (2016)
Evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee's inquiry into in-work progression and Universal Credit.
Briefings about Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
PIP mobility review (2020)
Briefing on the review of PIP cases for people who experience barriers to making journeys as a result of psychological distress.
Changes to PIP mobility criteria (2017)
Briefing for MPs and Peers about the government's changes to the PIP mobility criteria.
PIP and mental health (2017)
Evidence, based on a survey of 800 people with mental health problems, for the Work and Pensions Committee's PIP inquiry.
Briefings on looking for work and returning to work
Mental health and requirements to look for work (2018)
A briefing we wrote in response to new guidance on work preparation requirements for people receiving ESA and Universal Credit.
Mind's response to Improving Lives: The future of work, health and disability (2017)
Our response to government announcements on helping disabled people into work.
Supporting people with mental health problems into sustainable work (2016)
Findings from employment support discussions with people with mental health problems.
Disability Employment Gap (2016)
Evidence to a Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into the employment gap.
Welfare to work and mental health (2015)
Joint evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee's inquiry into welfare-to-work.
Access to work and mental health (2014)
Response to the Work and Pensions Committee's inquiry into Access to Work.
Reforms to Jobcentre Plus (2016)
Joint evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee's inquiry into the future of Jobcentre Plus.
We've got work to do (2014)
Sets out the case for change when it comes to supporting people with mental health problems in the workplace.
Briefings on benefits assessments
Mental health and benefits reassessments (2017)
Briefing on ending unnecessary PIP and ESA assessments for people with mental health problems.
The Work Capability Assessment (2014)
Joint response to the review of the Work Capability Assessment, where we raise fundamental concerns with the assessment and wider ESA system.