PIP Mental Health & impairment Changes

Who will this affect? People who get PIP mobility component for overwhelming psychological distress if alone on journeys  – people who have anxiety attacks, social phobias, extreme stress outside the home This may include people with some mental health...
mental ill health = desire for donuts?

mental ill health = desire for donuts?

A study published here has found a causal link between stress and wanting sweet food. The study puts it like this: Stress increases the secretion of glucocorticoids (GCs), potent steroid hormones that exert their effects on numerous target tissues by acting through...
Black Deaths in Custody

Black Deaths in Custody

BBC News Today programme reports that over 590 black people have died in custody over the last few years – that is the figure for the UK, not for apartheid South Africa. If it was 590 women or 590 wheelchair users, would there be a national outcry? But its 590...

Care Plan announced

The Coalition Health Secretary has announced that a new independent commission will be established to advise the Government on the future funding of long-term care and the NHS will be reformed to improve patient outcomes. You can read the coalition document...

CPS failing people with mental health problems

Access to the law is not equal when it comes to mentally ill people – this seems to be the conclusion drawn in recent reports that while a person with a mental health condition is 20% more liekly to be the victim of crime, the Crown Prosecution Service is much...
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