Mind and the DWP

Some of our supporters have raised concerns with us about our work with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) previously. We've tried to address these here:

Mind strongly believes that the current punitive approach is cruel and inappropriate.

The issues we campaign on

The welfare system is constantly changing and we know there's a long way to go until it works for people with mental health problems. Below you can find out more about some of the things we’re campaigning on at the moment.


We want to see the right support available when anyone with a mental health problem wants help to stay in their job or return to work after an absence.

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The threat of having your benefits stopped when you’re too unwell to work can be incredibly damaging. We want Jobcentres to be there for support, not sanctions.

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The Work Capability Assessment isn’t fit for purpose. We’re pushing for a change to the way people with mental health problems are assessed for out of work benefits.

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Personal Independence Payment is replacing Disability Living Allowance. We’re concerned about what that means for people with mental health problems.

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