Cathy + Signkid + Dawn + Kermit +Mike + Housing + 4-day week + Jail + Guantánamo Bay + Novak + End mass jabs + Stopping ECT +




“When we think of accessibility, we automatically think of Disabled people. Our minds will typically first conjure an image of a (usually white) wheelchair user, or perhaps a Blind person using a cane.

As a white woman with dwarfism, standing 4 ft tall, there's no denying that in order to navigate the world I have to make certain adjustments. Whether that's using a step stool in the bathroom, needing to call on the strength and dexterity of a non-disabled friend to open something for me or reach a high item, taking a taxi for what is typically deemed a walkable distance - you get the idea.

Every day, I adapt the world around me to better suit my needs and responsibilities.

Over time, I have grown a sort of sentiment - an affection - for the items I use to regularly help me do things.

The step stool is a big one.

It's plastic, it's ugly, sure, but it's also beautiful, in a way, because it grants me access to something I am otherwise restricted from.

But Disabled people are not the only people that have access needs - in fact, we all do.

The parent that needs to bring their child to the meeting, people who have periods or incontinence needing easy reach of a bathroom, people who wear glasses (the accessibility of glasses being partly why partial sight loss is a disability that has been so normalised, most don't recognise it as one anymore); the person that needs high contrast or subtitles on the video or dim lighting in the room.

The person that has a bad back in a certain type of chair only, the person that finds large chunks of text overwhelming.

The person whose depression is triggered by certain contexts, the person who needs a meeting to be at a certain time because of other commitments... and so on.”

Cathy Reay


Guantánamo Bay - PETITION


Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO


Dawn + Kermit




End mass jabs?




Hillsborough law – duty of candour

Would this help with our Freedom of information requests?


Cannabis, ketamine and speed to be decriminalised in London by Sadiq Khan


Housing – law breaking landlords have not been prosecuted by councils


A shorter working week for Europe


Children imprisoned on remand – the stark reality of racial bias


Combatting Structural Racism and Classism in Psychiatry: An Interview with Helena Hansen


Suman Fernando’s book Institutional racism in psychiatry + clinical psychology


How Western Psychology Can Rip Indigenous Families Apart: An Interview with Elisa Lacerda-Vandenborn


People deprived of liberty due to misapplication of Mental Health + Capacity Acts

As a result of the Bournewood case the Mental capacity act came into being?

The mental capacity act

Assume capacity

Best interest

Least restrictive

People can make what others would consider unwise decisions

Supported decision making

Capacity can easily be assessed

Can someone make a decision?

Can they communicate the decision (not necessarily verbally)?

Can they remember the decision?



Restraint, segregation and seclusion review: progress report


Out of sight- who cares?


Half of people with a learning disability and autistic people reluctant to provide feedback on care


The authority gap: why women still aren’t taken seriously


Women disproportionately affected by soaring Mental Health Act detentions


Report Finds Monitoring of Electroshock Treatment Unsafe


New Study Finds ECT Ineffective for Reducing Suicide Risk


We can STOP ECT with lasting power of attorney?


A straight-talking introduction to Psychiatric drugs – the truth about how they work + how to come off them – Joanna Moncrieff


Provide Tapering Strips for People Who Want to Withdraw Safely from Psychotropic Drugs

Petition by James Moore


Tapering strips


NICE revises antidepressant guidance to warn of 'severe' withdrawal symptoms


Long-term antipsychotic use linked to breast cancer


Government review finds 10% of drugs dispensed in England are pointless


Sedated, How Modern Capitalism Created our Mental Health Crisis - James Davies +


Coronavirus and depression in adults, Great Britain: January to March 2021


“Almost 4 in 10 adults earning less than £10,000 a year experienced depressive symptom compared with around 1 in 10 earning £50,000 or more”

The data shows what we know to be true: struggling with your mental health doesn’t happen in a vacuum.


Why not Diagnose Social Conditions Instead of Individual Symptoms?


The WHO Calls for Radical Change in Global Mental Health


Strength based approach


Emotional CPR: Heart-Centered Peer Support

Website – Emotional CPR


How do we pay for a basic income?


A friend – walking for health

Thrive gardening charity


Ian - Wild Mind Project

Entering a picture for the Summer Exhibition 2022 – open to all

Counting down the days to Big Garden Birdwatch?

What's on in 2022

Foraging finds for January and New Courses

🙌 Striving for a better right to repair

What's new for January

Who was Whistler's 'woman in white'?

Your gardening update from the RHS

Here's how we'll fix our relationship with electronics 🛠



Community based organisations + community recommended organisations


Ron Bassman, Executive Director of MindFreedom International Addresses United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Shield Alert For David Italiano, Forced to Live in a Congregate Facility; Cut Off From Outside World




The future of our democracy is unwritten... ✏ - 26th Feb 2022


F.E.E.L. - Friends of East End Loonies




A Caring Mind | A blog for carers of mental health


ADOODLE- community mapping


Poverty eradication organisations + self-expression


Project 16:15


Joseph Rowntree foundation (JRF)

Why the Chancellor shouldn't cut Universal Credit

Including Economic (in)justice explainer video – A redesigned economy

Why we need a new conversation about social security

A Minimum Income Standard for the United Kingdom in 2021

Why we must #MakeJobsWork

The biggest overnight cut to the basic rate of social security since the Second World War

People living in social housing claiming Universal Credit are struggling to afford the essentials

Why we must #KeepTheLifeline and what you can do to help

House prices see their biggest annual rise in decades, and rents are up too

New analysis exposes impact of planned Universal Credit cut

"The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, you must Keep the Lifeline"

Rashford targets a win on Universal Credit

what's causing structural racism in housing?

it's going to be a “very difficult winter” for low-income families

less than a week for the Government to #KeepTheLifeline

Biggest ever overnight cut to social security makes a mockery of levelling up

Invest in social housing for almost 1 million families paying private rents they can't afford

Millions of low-income households pulled under by arrears while living costs rise

A tale of two Budgets for low-income families

A just transition to net zero is necessary, and key for maintaining public support

Paving the way for good jobs through participatory co-design

Including Navigating power dynamics within participatory projects + Where next for social security after recent Universal Credit announcements?

Winning hearts and minds for decent, affordable housing

Families furthest below the minimum income standard excluded from social security gains

highest levels of interest on credit cards in two decades

Including event 19th Jan 2022 + Looking for someone like you?

Inflation is pushing people deeper into poverty

Including housing ideas


Journey to justice project


addressing poverty with lived experience (APLE)


Allow all people to work flexibly if they want to - PETITION


Trussell trust

Ending the need for food banks. Can we count on you?

Record 2.5 million food bank parcels given to people in crisis in the past year

Caroline’s voice matters

95% of people referred to food banks in our network are living in destitution – CONTACT YOUR MP

Have you personally needed a food bank or experienced poverty?

Are you ready to support us to Keep the Lifeline? – EMAIL MP

Here is why we are calling on the UK government to #KeeptheLifeline!



Paying your energy bills: help is at hand


A Marshall Plan for People and Planet Starts with Africa’s Green Recovery


National Survivors User Network (NSUN)

NSUN is a great organisation with a great newsletter …

You can sign up to it here ….

Extracts from the newsletters …


Small coalition to work on surveillance in mental health care



Surveillance in mental health settings – NSUN response to JCHR inquiry


Open letter to Sajid Javid on institutional racism within Mental Health Act reform


We stand as a coalition, calling for a stronger, more pragmatic benefits system.


The social care white paper - rehashing the glossy brochure with zero change


POLL: Does your work relate to housing justice and spatial equity?


Make space


Homeless in the UK (CW: mentions of abuse, rape, miscarriage and medical mistreatment)

Blog via Mad Covid


Universal credit uplift failure was ‘unfair, unjustified and discriminatory’, court hears

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service


Britain’s Inhumane Benefits System Is Giving People PTSD

Article by Jay Watts via Novara Media (Listen to the piece here)


The Public Health Case Against the Policing Bill - Briefing paper


Psychiatric Abolition: What are the alternatives?

Campaign for Psychiatric Abolition (CPA)


CLARiTY Project Report

CLARiTY: Capacity Law and Rights Information to You


Findings from the freedom of information request to Hampshire constabulary


Locked out of a livelihood: The case for reforming ‘no recourse to public funds’


Whiteness as a chemical restraint in statutory guidance of the Mental Health units (Use of Force) Act 2018 – a tribute to Seni’s law + Aijibola Lewis

Blog by Colin King via NSUN


Co-Production in Mental Health as a Path to Race Equality – 10th Feb


Making your own safe space, with Tobi Adebajo

Podcast with Tobi Adebajo via Sickbabe Podcast


Career Hive


Austerity Action Group


Why don’t they ask us? The role of communities in levelling up - Institute for Community Studies


Provide Tapering Strips for People Who Want to Withdraw Safely from Psychotropic Drugs

Petition by James Moore


Tapering strips


Petition to Scrap Care Charges Inclusion London


NSUN side by side fund


StopSIM Coalition Petition

Coronavirus and depression in adults, Great Britain: January to March 2021


“Almost 4 in 10 adults earning less than £10,000 a year experienced depressive symptom compared with around 1 in 10 earning £50,000 or more”

The data shows what we know to be true: struggling with your mental health doesn’t happen in a vacuum.


Stay Connected - Arts Network


Creative Wellness Journey Project - Creative Wellness Journey CIC


Take it Back: Zines, Madness and Mental Health - Lilith Cooper via The Polyphony

New website - For Women


Benefits Calculator - Turn2us


No longer 'managing': the rise of working poverty and fixing Britain's broken social settlement


Why aren't women of colour believed when they address mental health issues?

Article by Natalie Morris via Metro

The state of disability benefit assessments and the urgent need for reform - #peoplebefore process

Write to your MP


Keeping Control resource for anyone who has experienced abuse, victimisation or hate crime directed at them because of their mental distress or psychiatric diagnosis


The Public Law Project


The Good Lobby


Social Change Initiative


Involvement opportunity - Black men's lived experience of detainment

Contact Hari Sewell at:


Keeping Control resource translations


Petition - Create a user-led, independent body to support CQC to monitor secure settings

Sunderland People First


Guidance on community mental health services: Promoting person-centred and rights-based approaches

World Health Organisation (WHO) – NSUN’s response


Lived Experience Practioners Revolution - New Website

LXP Revolution




You can find all our new video resources by and for user-led groups here.


Mental Health Act: Call for "unequivocal commitment " to improve access to advocacy

Disability Benefits Research 2021 - Survey


Translations of resources on hearing voices - Hearing the Voice & Understanding Voices


Would you like to be involved in shaping Mind’s communications for LGBT History Month?



Jacqui Dyer: It’s not OK to replace paid LXP staff with Unpaid Service Users


Is it time for an LXP Union?


Update on FOI Requests: Who's Ballin' & Who's Stallin?"


Improving safety and quality in community mental healthcare study



‘Deep concern’ over high-tech system that allows ‘covert surveillance’ of service-users

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service

Shuranjeet Singh: Reshaping approaches to mental health in Punjabi communities

Podcast with Shuranjeet Singh via Centre for Mental Health

From Where We Stand: Conversations on race and mental health

Podcast with Shaimaa Kraba via From Where We Stand

To Solve Britain’s Mental Health Crisis, We Must Fundamentally Change Society

Article by Mark Brown via Novara Media (Listen to the piece here)

I am not your critical friend

Blog by Akiko hart via Charity so White




For As Long As the DWP Has Been Killing People, Disabled Activists Have Been Fighting Back

Article by China Mills via Novara Media (Listen to the piece here)

Frustration and anger over social care white paper’s funding failure

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service

StopSIM members speak of huge toll of campaign and lack of support from charities

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service

Dolly Sen: Broken Hearts for the DWP

Review by Alison Wilde via Disability Arts Online

Eating Disorder Treatment is Broken, and Only Abolition Can Fix It

Article by Róisín Spealáin via NSUN

Why disability justice is a mental health conversation, and mental health is a disability justice conversation

Blog by Ellie Thompson via NSUN

Balancing ambitions from bed, with Jenica Leah

Podcast with Jenica Leah via Sickbabe Podcast

Refugee and Migrant Wellbeing with Benny Hunter from Da'aro Youth

Podcast with Benny Hunter via The Eriwellbeing Podcast

Against the binary: Trans people of colour shouldn’t have to neglect parts of their identity in therapy

Article by Yas Necati via gal-dem

NHS trusts criticised over system that films mental health patients in their bedrooms

Article by David Batty via The Guardian

Abolition of State Power, Regardless of the Uniform

Article by Liv Wynter & Ros B via NSUN

The impossibility of engaged research: Complicity and accountability between researchers, ‘publics’ and institutions


Seni’s Law: Long awaited guidance published on new law to protect mental health patients comes into force 31 March 2022


T4H Challenging Inequalities Programme

Jan + Feb + March 2022 contack


January Survivor's Poetry – 27th Jan



Get involved in social work research



Mad Tunes: Music, Emotions & Mental Health

Podcast with Rai Waddington via Mad Tunes Podcast


Mentally Interesting: 'Something to take care of'

Podcast with Seaneen Molloy and Mark Brown via bbcouch podcast


Let's Talk About Loss

Blog via Raveetawrites


Government’s failure on job support for disabled people is ‘unacceptable’, MPs hear

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service


We Don’t All Have The Same Hours In A Day

Article by Edi Whitehead via Taking Time


Peer Support & Community Group Forum - 20th Jan 2022


Digital Mental Health Survey by March 2022


+ Jobs + Funding + MUCH MUCH MORE


Build Back Fairer in Greater Manchester: Health Equity and Dignified Lives


Survivor Researcher Network (SRN)


Inclusion London

Tell your MP to restore Disabled people’s rights

Protect Everyone Bill – EMAIL MP

Take Action and abolish the tax on disability – EMAIL MP

Government rule changes on social care cap hits poorest hardest – EMAIL MP


Shaping our lives


Z2K – fighting poverty – EMAIL MP

Z2K has caseworker to help people


Homelessness + renter organisations


Action on empty homes


Housing first England

🔔New guidance for housing management teams

🔔Housing First England Newsletter - New Survey Alert

🔔 Housing First England Newsletter - Minister responds to funding request

🔔 Housing First England Newsletter - Join our call for a national Housing First programme




Pavement magazine



End homelessness – PETITION


Here’s the statistics:

24% of private renters have had to borrow money to pay their rent

18% have cut back on food or skipped meals to pay their rent

12% have cut back on heating their home to pay their rent


Our research shows the true scale of the problem.

That 3.2 million people from across the country have been forced to live in dangerous or unhealthy privately rented homes because they fear complaining will trigger a retaliatory eviction.

That's 39% of all private renters.

Too scared to complain for fear of losing their home, the effects of insecure tenancies and 'no-fault' Section 21 evictions hang over every renter's head.

Contact your MP today asking for their support

Social Housing – CONTACT YOUR MP


Time to open up, OpenRent! – EMAIL

2,688 sleeping rough during the pandemic

Sign to protect renters’ rights – PETITION


Do you have a renting horror story?

Want to challenge DSS Discrimination?

Eviction ban lifted – INFORMATION

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Demand better from renting - PETITION

Meet Krystalrose – she's fighting for change


Shelter’s new campaigns and organising training programme – YOUR IDEAS NEEDED

Today, 1 in every 52 Londoners is living in temporary accommodation.

This is costing huge amounts of money and doesn’t provide the stability or security families need to thrive.

I'm done with renting because…


Let’s build a better future: Call on the government to build social housing - PETITION


What happened to ‘Everyone In’?

23% left without any move on accommodation and may be at risk of returning to the streets or forced to turn to insecure arrangements like sofa surfing 22% remain in emergency accommodation

23% of those still in emergency accommodation have No Recourse to Public Funds and are stuck without access to homelessness assistance or housing benefit, meaning it is hard for them to move on to a secure home

45% of England’s private renting adults – that's 3.7 million people – have been the victim of illegal behaviour from a landlord or letting agent.

Michael Gove: New Housing Secretary of State – SIGN OPEN LETTER

Fix renting

Build social housing

Help people at risk of sleeping rough


Are letting agents refusing you for being on benefits?

Next step contact the property ombudsman (TPO)




These stats are shocking!




Will you help us get council leaders to support renters?


London Assembly Unanimously Passes Motion on Affordable Housing for Care and Support Workers

A good Home is a human right


I’m being evicted – EMAIL MINISTER


Museum of homelessness


Don't leave young people out on the streets – PETITION


London Renters Union


We beat my landlord. Now let’s take on the system.


🎨 Banner making workshop this Sunday! 🎨

20th Feb

Bring fabric + empty containers – we will provide the rest

Main hall @ Durning Hall Community Centre, Earlham Grove, London E7 9AB


Be a part of challenging 'Right to Rent' in court


Evicted after 47 years - PETITION


Generation Rent


CAMPAIGN UPDATE: National Register of Landlords


Private renters in nine London boroughs face paying half of their income or more on rent, analysis by campaign group Generation Rent has found.

Rent on the typical two-bedroom home costs 45% of a full-time salary in London.


Campaigners say this pushes families into poverty and financial stress, and makes it harder to save or to start a family.

Paying more than a third of your income in rent is considered unaffordable.


Generation Rent is calling on the next Mayor of London to lead a campaign to demand powers from the government to reduce rents.

Measures would include freezing rents within tenancies, to give tenants more certainty, a rent control system that aims to reduce rents overall, and tough penalties for landlords who break the rules, overseen by a city-wide Rent Control Board.


In March 2020, the rent on the median 2-bedroom home in London was £1450 and the median full-time salary was £38,592.

That would mean that a single-earner family with a baby would be spending 45% of their earnings on rent.


The situation is worst in inner London, Newham and Haringey where this figure is above 50% and reaches 76% in Westminster.

The most affordable borough is Bexley, with median rent worth 33% of the median full-time salary.


However, affordability has improved over the last five years, with just five boroughs – Camden, Greenwich, Havering, Redbridge, and Westminster – becoming less affordable since 2015.

Alicia Kennedy, Director of Generation Rent, said: “High rents force people into poverty and make it almost impossible to save towards the future.


No one should have to spend more than 30% of their income on rent, yet this is a reality for most Londoners who are stuck in the private rented sector.

“Londoners urgently need bold action to make renting more affordable. Investment in housebuilding is needed to make renting more affordable long-term, but rent controls would offer immediate protection and relief.”


Join our Day of Action - #RentersAreWaiting - PETITION

Since March 2020, 8% of private renters who responded to a Survation survey had received a Section 21 notice from their landlord, which would represent 694,000 private renters across England.

Nearly a third of those surveyed (32%) said they were concerned about the possibility of their landlord asking them to move out this year, which would represent 2.78m private renters across England.

The survey was commissioned by Generation Rent, with results published this week.


We need a COVID Rent debt fund - PETITION

Join us in preventing a homelessness crisis – PETITION

A new report, 'A safe place to call home: Ending unfair evictions for good'.

The report sets out the changes the Government must make to ensure every renter has access to a stable home where they can put down roots and thrive.

You can read all about the report here.

We are calling for:

Open ended tenancies

More time to find a new home

Compensation for a blameless move

No excessive rent increases to force an eviction

No mandatory evictions for people in rent debt

We value your opinion

Close the holiday let tax loophole - PETITION

Renters are being forced out of their homes to make way for more lucrative holidaymakers.

We have been able to get the research done to prove it!

In the last two years rental listings in Wales and South West England have halved and rents have gone up by around 25%.

That's one of our findings that have been reported in today's i newspaper.

In North Devon there are 2,591 short-term holiday lets but just 21 private rental listings on Rightmove and 30 on Zoopla.

In Gwynnedd, Wales, there are 4,007 holiday lets but just 99 homes for private tenants.


The collapse in the supply of homes to rent are pricing renters out of their local communities – away from their family and friends.

Renter reform coalition – EMAIL MP

Tell your MP we need homes not hotels

Parliamentary debate: help us protect vulnerable renters (Content warning: sexual offences) - PETITION

How to deal with damp and mould and stay warm this winter -7 December

Shockingly every 32 minutes this winter, someone will be evicted from their home - without being given a reason.


Single Homelessness Project


Helping rough sleepers – PETITION


Close the eviction loophole - PETITION


You can sign a petition without making a donation


Cardboard citizen

Cardboard citizen – Writers ‘circle

1st + 3rd Thursday every month

07421 383 770


Advice about Evictions

Cheap broadband deals

Cardboard Citizens: Survey for Members


Cardboard Citizens' Inclusivity & Equality Agenda

In recent years movements such as Black Lives Matter and #metoo have prompted shifts in our society and highlighted the work that needs to be done to address social inequality.

As a result Cardboard Citizens Staff, Board of Trustees and Member Representatives have completed a course of training over the last six months with Fearless Futures.

This focused on understanding and unpicking systems of inequity (the behaviours and processes which have a harmful or negative impacts on marginalised groups), reflecting on our own practices as individuals and an organisation.


Through these sessions we have explored:



where different categories overlap such as race and gender resulting in multiple forms of oppression


Racism and Anti-Racism



Calling people in’

i.e., challenge prejudices or narratives that reproduce inequities

Social justice is at the heart to Cardboard Citizens’ work in the theatre and beyond.

We continue to learn, striving to create inclusive environments and challenge oppressions in society.

This is a key area of focus for the company and we would love to involve some more Members in these conversations.

If you’re interested being part of this and for more information, please email Bonny:


Community check-in every Friday


Access Free Energy Bill Support



Writer’s circle – 20th Jan 2022


Angel Alley Intensive week – Feb 2022




WATCH: Eight brand new short films about social housing | Upcoming events


Ella shares her story

Freddie shares his story

Read Louisa's story




Creative + nature + advocacy


Your latest update from The Poetry Society


Dragon Café

Creative Writing and Poetry sessions 🖌


Garden organic



Groundwork is a federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment across the UK.

We’re passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances.


Charities unite to urge for a green and resilient response to the gas crisis


Re:CREATE psychiatry


Living with Suicide

Me and You and a Global Pandemic

Medicating Me: Personal Impressions of Psychiatric Medication


Speakeasy advocacy


The Advocacy Project


Dear all

‘Connect & Share’ is a session for people who feel isolated and would like to connect with others, to share experiences and exchange tips on managing during the covid pandemic.

If you live in Camden and would like to connect and share with other people, then this group could be for you.

We will meet online on Zoom every Thursday afternoon.

Please let me know if you would like to attend.

Best wishes,


User Involvement Manager

(Please note I don’t work on Wednesdays)

020 8106 1471

07976 390087


culturally sensitive advocacy

preventing abuse

Moving personal stories

impactful video

reflections on advocacy during Covid

Prioritising children’s mental health: what can we do? – 25th Jan


National Development Team for Inclusion

Advocacy Charter

Leeds Autism AIM: #PowerOfPartnership

NAC – Guidance regarding emotional enrichment

Staying mentally well this winter

Quality advocacy

Audit of MH services – PLEASE COMPLETE

Protect Our Human Rights


This resource helps mental health services think about how to provide a good service to autistic people and people with learning disabilities.

There’s more information about it at Green Light Toolkit - NDTi


People organised + information


Connected Kingston - including providing information about Legal drop-in clinic + welfare benefits information

Connected Kingston December 2021 update


Wildflower Alliance

Calling the police on someone in distress IS a threat of violence

"How Big Pharma & Psychiatry Gaslight Us"

Man Arrested in Mistaken Identity Case Locked in Hawaii Mental Health Hospital for Two Years

Trainings, Trainings, Events & Trainings!

November, 2021

Including International Conference on Psychiatric drug withdrawal – May 2022

Legislative Alert: Parents with Psychiatric Diagnoses

December 2021

January, 2022

Open Letter Re: Shooting Death of Orlando Taylor


Mad in America

This week’s newsletter here


Social Security and Asylum: How States Produce Negative Affect to Stigmatize and Deter

“From the Victorian workhouse to contemporary welfare reforms, the provision of ‘welfare’ has long coexisted alongside policies and practices that mobilize negative affect to deter specific groups from claiming state support, and to craft public affect (such as fear and disgust) about these target populations.”


My Letter to an Advocate for Involuntary Treatment

How long would I have to be off meds and still doing well before my story would mean something to you?


The WHO Calls for Radical Change in Global Mental Health


The Transformational Qualities of Hearing Voices Groups


BMJ: 20% of Health Research Is Fraudulent

Robert Whitaker:
Pharmaceutical companies are no longer attempting to hide their financial influence. The face of commerce is visible at every stage of the process: the biased design of the trials, the spinning of the results, and the subsequent touting of the drugs to prescribers.


Antipsychotics Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk


Coercion and Dehumanization in Mental Healthcare

Combatting Structural Racism and Classism in Psychiatry: An Interview with Helena Hansen

MIA interviews psychiatrist and anthropologist Helena Hansen about bringing structural competency to psychiatry while rebuilding communities through activism and mutual aid.


Can Critiques of Psychiatry Help us Imagine a Post-Capitalist Future? An Interview with Hans Skott-Myhre


Responsibility Without Blame in Therapeutic Communities: Interview with Philosopher Hanna Pickard


Reason and Madness: How Psychiatry Marginalizes Those Who Contradict Western Norms


Art, Music, Exercise, and More: What Are the Recommended Doses for Improving Mental Health?


How Western Psychology Can Rip Indigenous Families Apart: An Interview with Elisa Lacerda-Vandenborn


Research Reveals Mental Health Professionals’ Participation in Rape Culture


Emotional CPR: Heart-Centered Peer Support


Inside A Forensic Psychiatry Unit: Here’s How to Survive


Lithium No Better Than Placebo for Preventing Suicide Attempts

Qualitative Evidence Supports the Ban on Conversion Therapy in Canada

Adverse Childhood Experiences Associated with Higher Anxiety in College Students

What Role can the United Nations Play in Rights-Based Global Mental Health?


When It Comes to Mental Health Problems, The Disability Framework Fails


Mental Health Care Must Support Consent and Basic Human Rights


The Psychiatric Hospital Is an Institution of Social Control

Common Statistical Method Conflates Withdrawal with Relapse

New Review: Antidepressants Come with Minimal Benefits, Several Risks

Family Physicians Must Change Antidepressant Prescribing Practices

Person-Centered Approach to Psychopathology Eschews Diagnosis


The Crisis in Psychiatry and The Slow Way Back: Interview with Vincenzo Di Nicola


Consumer Regret


When Tapering Antidepressants, is Going Slow Always the Best Strategy?


Ketamine Withdrawal Has Severe Consequences


The Year Of Potentiality


Inside A Forensic Psychiatry Unit: The Ground Where Death Meets Life


For Life: Opera on Psychiatry and Its Drugs


Unscientific Diagnoses Medicalize Normal Human Experiences


Can Anything Good Come Out of Therapy?


Critical Psychology for a Better Society: An Interview with Sebastienne Grant


De-Psychiatrization and the Promise of Open Dialogue


Hearing voices network


LHVN Newsletter - December

Spiritual crisis Network (SCN)

National SCN Community Forum

London SCN


Social Prescribing Network

4th International Social Prescribing Network Conference – 10th + 11th March 2022

Bookings open for the 4th International SPN Conference

December Newsletter from the Social Prescribing Network


Self- development


Action for Happiness

Happier January

10 keys to happier living groups

10 days of happiness

How to live mindfully, even in stressful times

How to feel part of something bigger every day


Happy Planet Index


Making time to be mindful helps us reduce stress levels,

by turning our focus to the here and now, rather than dwelling on the past or future.


24th Jan – know your own power


Oxford Mindfulness Centre

“The qualities of kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity are the attitudinal foundations and qualitative tone of mindfulness.

Cultivating these qualities plays a central role in freeing the mind from patterns that create and recreate distress?”


The richest human isn’t the one who has the most, but the one who needs less.

Wealth is a mindset.

Want less and appreciate more today.


Latest News from the Coalition for Personalised Care

Including events


Angel + Marc


Thoughts for 2022

If we’ve learned one thing this year, it’s that we need to be gentle with ourselves and others.

We’re all a bit weary and stressed.

Be recklessly gracious.


We cannot control exactly what happens in life, but we can control how we respond to it all.

In your response is your greatest power.


No single struggle defines everything we are.

No single chapter tells the whole story.

Keep turning the pages that need to be turned.


If the grass looks greener on the other side, stop staring, stop comparing, and start watering the grass you're standing on.


When life feels like an emotional roller coaster, steady yourself with simple rituals.

Make the bed.

Water the plants.

Rinse off your own bowl and spoon.

Simplicity attracts calmness and wisdom.


In 2022

I will be too busy watering my own grass to notice if yours is greener.


I will stop focusing on how stressed I am and remember how blessed I am. Complaining won’t change my reality, but a positive attitude will.


I will remind myself that being positive does not mean ignoring the negative. Being positive means overcoming the negative.

There’s a big difference between the two.


I will not get caught up in what could’ve been or should’ve been.

I will look instead at the power and possibility of what is, right now.


When I find that I don’t have time for what matters, I will stop doing (and thinking about) things that don’t.


5 Quotes for Coping with Things You Can't Control

Today, use frustration and disappointment to motivate you rather than annoy you.

Breathe and be mindful.

You are in control of the way you respond to life.


It’s not what you broadcast to everyone else that determines the trajectory of your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself behind closed doors that has the greatest power and influence.


Some people will never understand, and it’s not your job to teach or change them.

Prioritize your peace.

Learning to let go of certain expectations and detach from certain people, are two of the great paths to inner peace.


Your worth is not dependent on someone else’s ability to be kind and loving.

Accept this, and start acknowledging your own worth. Stop waiting for others to tell you how important you are.

Tell yourself today, and believe it.


The goal this year is to gradually change your response to what you can't control.

To grow stronger on the inside, so that almost nothing on the outside can affect your inner peace and wellness without your conscious permission.


Our perspective on just about everything comes from the psychological cage we’ve been conditioned to live in.

A cage created by...

A difficult or disappointing experience

A privileged or sheltered life

Social influence

Pop-culture and mass-media stereotyping

And the list goes on.

Gradually, unbeknownst to us, our cage—our conditioning—drains our mental energy, leaving us vulnerable to bad decision making?


When we were young, we saw the world through simple, hopeful eyes.

We knew what we wanted and we had no biases or concealed agendas.

We liked people who smiled.

We avoided people who frowned.

We ate when we were hungry, drank when we were thirsty, and slept when we were tired.
As we grew older our minds became gradually disillusioned by negative external influences?

At some point we began to hesitate and question our instincts?


Our minds are incredibly powerful.

They can bring us down or lift us up at a moment’s notice.

How we think about things literally changes everything we do on a daily basis!

Whenever I’m coaching someone who’s struggling in the trenches, I gracefully shift their focus from what they don’t want to what they DO want.

I remind them that what you focus on grows stronger in your life, and that the best time to focus on the positive and take responsibility for your happiness is when you don’t feel like it.

Because that’s when doing so can make the biggest difference.


Sometimes you simply have to let go and accept the feeling of not knowing exactly where you’re going next, and do your best to appreciate this freedom.

Because it is only when you are suspended in the air, with no destination in sight, that you force your wings to open fully so you can fly.

And as you soar around you still may not know exactly where you’re traveling to.

But that’s not what’s important.

What’s important is the opening of your wings.

You may not know where you’re headed, but you know that so long as your wings are spread, the winds will carry you forward.


4 More Relationship Truths for Tough Times

Resentment hurts you, not them

Sometimes walking away is the only path forward

Some relationships will be blessings, others will serve as lessons

Even the best relationships don’t last forever.


3 Hidden Behaviours that Harm Your Relationships

Using complaints and disagreements as an opportunity to condemn each other?

Using hateful gestures as a substitute for honest communication?

The silent treatment?


Healing in Your Relationships

If you don’t allow yourself to move past what happened, what was said, what was felt, you will look at your present and future through that same dirty lens, and nothing will be able to focus your foggy judgment.

Always be kinder than necessary.

Forgive yourself for the bad decisions you made, for the times you lacked clarity, for the choices that hurt others and yourself.

Some chapters in our lives have to close without closure.

Be careful not to dehumanize people you disagree with.

Being kind to someone you dislike doesn’t mean you’re fake.

People tend to be more thoughtful and kinder when they have found a little happiness and peace of mind.


"How can I respond from a place of clarity and strength, rather than continuing to react in anger and frustration to the painful experiences I've been forced to live through?"

Think about that question for a moment.

Read it again, and sit with it.

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, pause for a few seconds, take a few deep breaths, and make space for a healthy change of state—for something new to enter...

It's time to consciously redirect your focus by taking it away from something unchangeable that drags you down, and instead zero it in on something small and actionable that moves you forward in the present moment.


4 Hard Choices that Make You Happier in the Long Run

You can choose to be present when it would be easier to pick up your phone.

You can choose to do a workout when it would be more comfortable to sit around.

You can choose to create something special when it would be quicker to consume something mediocre.

You can choose to invest in yourself when it would take less effort to procrastinate.


‘New normal’ anxiety: A therapist’s guide


A therapist’s guide to self-care

Self-care is the practice of taking action to improve your health.

We can do this regularly or just from time to time, but it’s important to turn this abstract concept into a concrete goal.

I've written a blog on the ‘6 domains of self-care’, including my top tips on how to give yourself a little love.


Physical self-care

This is about taking care of our physical body and getting back to basics.

Eat regularly and in a way that nourishes your body

Exercise regularly

Boost your sleep


Psychological self-care

We all know it is important to take care of our mind.

This might include seeing mental health professionals or simply doing things to help us recharge.

Turn off phone notifications

Keep scheduled therapy appointments

Take time for reflection


Emotional self-care

This involves your relationship with yourself.

Check in with your feelings and see how you’re doing.

Keep a journal

Vent your frustrations

Engage in opportunities to create happiness


Physiotherapist - Working from home: 4 health hacks

Plump it up

Make your chair more ergonomic.

Add cushions and a foot rest to take care of your lower back.

Go for a raise

Try shaking up your desk design.

Raising your laptop will help to protect your posture.

Break it down

Take microbreaks.

Regular movement helps prevent muscular pains.

Stretch yourself

That's it.


Stretching at your desk will reduce the risk of muscle strain.


3 simple techniques to help improve your breathing

Breathing control

This means just breathing easily, using the least effort.

It helps you to relax.

Place your hand on your tummy, below your ribs.

Feel your tummy rise and fall as you breathe gently through your nose.

Let go of any tension, just breathe as you need to

Deep breathing

This helps to fill the lower areas of your lungs.

Take a long, slow deep breath in.

At the end of the breath in, hold the air for 2 to 3 seconds before letting the air out gently.

Try to keep your shoulders relaxed.

Repeat for 3 or 4 deep breaths.


This is a way of clearing mucus from your lungs.

Take a breath in and then breathe it out quickly through your mouth, as if trying to mist up a mirror.

Once any mucus has moved upwards, you should find it easier to cough it out. But there is no need to try and force up mucus.

Always finish with more relaxed breathing control (exercise 1) after the huffing exercise.


A to Zzz... our top tips for a good night's sleep

Be consistent

Try to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day – and avoid napping throughout the day, if possible.

Create the right environment

When it is time for sleep, make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark and cool

(The NHS recommends 18-24C for adults and 16-20C for children).

Have a change of scene

If you find yourself unable to fall asleep, get out of bed and do something relaxing elsewhere.
Try reading or drinking some non-caffeinated herbal tea, and stay off social media and news sites, which can often be anxiety-inducing.


Let Your Inner Child Out
Sometimes the grown up in you needs a break.

So, every now and then, release your inner child and enjoy some carefree fun.
See the world with childlike wonder.

Ask lots of questions.

Revisit one of your favourite childhood books or movies.

How will you let your inner child come out to play?


All You Need Is Less
If you're wanting more love, more peace, more meaning, more focus, you'll probably find that all you need is, less.

Less expectations, less talk, less buying, less thinking, less stuff, less stress…. Are you ready for less?


Practice Makes Progress
Do you believe practice makes perfect?

How about striving for practice makes progress?
Choose progress over perfection, and you can

a) let go of the pressure to be perfect,

b) give yourself room to stumble and make mistakes, and

c) make small progress each day.

This allows you to focus on growth and improvement, and make more progress.


Wishes for Yourself
We wish others well.

But do you do the same for yourself? Think good thoughts about yourself and wish yourself well.
Have good wishes for yourself and it will fuel your day with a feel-good factor, as well as support and empower you.


Pause First
In moments of frustration, it’s easy to react.

But rather than reacting, try to: pause first, respond second.
Pause to release the frustration and then, you'll find it easier to be intentional, calm and kind in your response.


Mini Digital Detox
We know that a digital detox can benefit our well-being.

But if disconnecting completely isn't possible or preferable for you,

then get realistic and creative about what will work for you.
Here are a few tips for a mini digital detox:
- Cut out or cut down your use of certain apps.
- Limit your phone usage when eating meals or when you’re with others.
- Turn off your devices at certain times during the day or at the end of the day.


Complaining to Yourself
Do you frequently complain to yourself?

Complaining drains our energy and puts us in a negative mindset.

Next time you’re complaining to yourself, try one of the following:
1) Shift from complaining to solving the issue.
2) Be less judgmental, more relaxed and accepting.
3) Let yourself complain for a minute more and then stop.
4) Find something to appreciate, something to be grateful for.


Self-Care Forum

Pandemic: Changes in Professional's Attitudes & Practice


Including investing in relationships

Research: Consuming fruit and veg and exercising can make you happier
Too much free time may be almost as bad as too little

Self-Care Forum Newsletter November

More events

Short Survey: Self Care Week


Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance


Economics of happiness – local futures

Beyond Conspiracy: Framing Meaningful Activism

Gabor Maté supports the localization movement


Why are we running harder and faster just to keep a roof over our heads?

Why does our food get flown around the world and back again?

Why is the gap between rich and poor widening to obscene levels?

Because nation states are allowing global corporations to run the show.

There is nothing evolutionary or inevitable about our current system; it’s man-made.

And if enough of us come together, we can change it.



Values are shifting. Culture is turning

Increasingly, people are seeing through the false promises of the global consumer culture.

They are recognizing the limitations of the rat-race, and the emptiness of conventional ideas about “success” and “progress”.

Not surprisingly, there is a corresponding surge of interest in indigenous knowledge to guide the creation of healthier, more localized futures.


"But what can I do?!" Introducing the Localization Action Guide




The benefits system in this country is a disgrace


"Upset and disgusted" at Travelodge - PETITION


Dramatize – newsletter


Updates and festive wishes from Share


National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi)


Small Supports - Thinking Differently About How We Support People

Protect Our Human Rights

Free Webinars: Annual health checks for people with learning disabilities – 3rd Feb + 17th March


VITAL projects


SCIELine: New strengths-based approaches resources and learning

Social care White Paper: News bulletin

Face-to-face care: Social care newsletter


The Plan for a decent social security system - 26 January 2pm


Disability Rights UK

Disability Right UK has helplines


Tony Hickmott

100 people held more than 20 years in ‘institutions’




Police officer fired for taking photos of people being sectioned


Press coverage for autistic man in isolation prompts Council action


Severely ill inpatient died after DWP forced him to leave hospital to make benefit claim


Government White Paper fails to re-build the care system

Law Commission recommends adding disability to list of hate crimes

DWP refuses to publish report that found Disabled claimants had “unmet needs”


Councils waste £253 million fighting parents at SEND tribunals since 2014


Mental health impact of leaseholder cladding scandal

All PIP claimants to be offered apply online option

End Fuel Poverty Coalition – PETITION

People deprived of liberty due to misapplication of Mental Health + Capacity Acts

Sickle cell patients ‘face racism in NHS’

Share your experiences of seeing or posting online content about suicide or self-harm

Ground-breaking inquiry questions ‘Whose social care is it anyway?’

DWP failures mean dying people are being rejected for PIP

DWP ignoring concerns about Disabled benefit claimants’ deaths


Factsheet focus: factsheet 55 – universal credit

The Reason I Jump

Ker Featherstone

Damning new MP report calls for end to long-term incarceration of people with autism and learning disabilities


"Sharp rise" in DWP benefit death reviews "deeply concerning"

DWP to stop ‘cold-calling’ Disabled people to make low benefit ‘offers’


Our work capability assessment factsheet


Poverty Alliance

DWP refuse to publish analysis of £20-week Universal Credit uplift ‘as it is not public interest’

Hate Crime Survey


Universal Credit cuts will come as ‘a shock’

Disabled children face digital divide

Assisted Dying Bill


Health and Disability Green Paper – a cause for concern

Hundreds of thousands “will plunge into poverty” as Minister rejects UK-wide call to keep Universal Credit uplift

New body to tackle health disparities set to launch


Lords: Government failing to implement Equality Act

‘I would have closed Cawston Hall’ - Norfolk Council care boss – Jeesal Group

A fifth of housing not fit for good health – Good Home Inquiry


Elections Bill bad news for Disabled voters

Austerity cuts killed tens of thousands from 2010 onwards


Over two thirds of Universal Credit claimants currently in arrears while living costs rise


Disabled claimant died underweight, ‘unkempt and dirty’ after ESA and PIP wrongly stopped


Disability Benefits Without the Fight - PETITION


Excluded children put in ‘unsafe’ institutions


Disability Horizons launches new online wellbeing community


Social care plans expose rich vs poor divide in terms of home loss


DWP urged to reveal algorithm that ‘targets’ Disabled people for benefit fraud


Almost £3bn to be awarded to private sector to assess disability benefits


Osbornes Law


+ lots more!


Disability News Service


Equality Network

Sanctuary, Safety, Solidarity


You can watch parliament in action here


You can become a member of any NHS foundation trust – just look on their website?


Care and Support Alliance - An appeal for your story



MND Association


Act now for safer homes for people with MND


sign up for a free craft campaign pack 🖌🖌🖌


Land + other views


Humanists UK

Working to ensure a fairer, kinder, and better society


We must never blame the victims

Exposé: Sexist, homophobic, and violent religious resources


We are not a Christian country

Did you know that bishops are speaking and voting for us in the House of Lords?

The only other sovereign state in the world where clerics vote in Parliament is the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Clearly, we’re in need of change.


Majority against bishops in the Lords

How can I be happy?

What should we think about death?

How do we know what’s true?

What makes something right or wrong?



People and pathogens: the evolution of infections – 11th Feb 2021


Important: Our worst fears come true? – ASSAULT ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN UK

An amazing list of people + organisations


Ask your MP to close down illegal schools


Compassion wins as Austria legalises assisted dying


Tell the UK Government to support humanist marriages


Land justice UK – Land and Food


New land report out on land reform in Scotland


police, crime, sentencing and courts bill

You can find a Member of the House of Lords and write to them asking them to review this dangerous bill


A win in the fight for land rights – PETITION


Land worker’s alliance


Human rights


The British Institute of Human Rights


Fly the flag for human rights



Refugee action

How to build a BÖRDER KRISÍS

Boris, it's time to commit – PETITION

anti-refugee Bill

Stop The #AntiRefugeeBill petition

What do Priti Patel’s constituents want?

Heartbreaking deaths in the Channel: tell your MP enough is enough – EMAIL MP


What exactly is the hostile environment?


Migrants Organise is taking the Home Office to Court!

New Plan for Immigration is same old Hostile Environment

Your solidarity is working!

This Refugee Week we want to share our New Dreams 💫

Solidarity Knows No Borders

📣 Share our message of dignity and welcome

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has published a statement calling for the abolition of all NHS charging, becoming the first Royal College to call for more than a temporary suspension of these discriminatory and harmful Hostile Environment policies.

20th Jan 2022


The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants – 18th Jan 2022


Freedom from Torture – close the barracks

Help with Freedom from Torture’s strategy

Urgent: Stop the UK Decriminalising Torture

New Plan for Immigration - Consultation Guidance

URGENT: Act now to protect refugees from Priti Patel's New Plan.

Dr Waheed Arian

kick out hate

URGENT: if passed into law, Priti Patel's Anti-Refugee Bill will destroy the lives of countless people seeking asylum.

Write to your MP to stop it.

One strong voice


Join a local group

Urgent: shocking news – EMAIL MP

The facts + figures ?


Safe passage – We need your help – write to a Peer today

Write to your MP

Our amazing young leaders

Safe Passage v. the Government

Priti's plan abandons child refugees – TAKE ACTION

🧡 Safe Routes Save Lives 🧡- EMAIL MP

Borders Bill – EMAIL MP

We need safe routes now - PETITION


Detention Action

Stop Priti Patel’s pre-Brexit race to deport trafficking & torture survivors

What do you most want to fight for in 2021?

This is a humanitarian disaster. ​Close the detention camps now

Meet with your MP

URGENT: Priti Patel is winding the clock back on women’s rights - PETITION




Survivors of Napier Barracks beat the Home Office in court

Six men who Priti Patel detained at Napier Barracks have proved in court that she violated their human rights.


Stop union busting in Morocco! – PETITION


Tell Denmark: Syria is not safe for refugees to return. Reverse your shameful decision.


Your right to know – PETITION


Third sector + campaigning


Third Sector – Governance bulletin

Third Sector – weekly

Give communities more power over local assets and a £2bn support fund, report urges

Giving by the super-rich could be perpetuating social inequality, academics conclude

Charities lost almost £8.6m to fraud last year, latest figures show

Top earners at Wellcome Trust paid almost £8m each after investments boomed

Adeela Warley: In 2022 let’s make social media a place for hope, not hate



Lots of interesting events


Fast minds - Kingston


KVA's training programme for Autumn/Winter

4 in 10 children in London live in poverty

Developing a 2040 Community Vision for Kingston

1 in 4 are living in poverty after housing costs

Source: London’s poverty profile 2021

KVA training programme January - March 2022

Including free Mindfulness training


Sheila McKechnie Foundation

We believe that anyone can be a force for change

Together we explore change, share knowledge and learn from change-makers💥

Transforming power for social change

Can get places for free email

In conversation with Selma James – 2nd Feb 2022

Worried about the Policing Bill? Wondering what you can do? Find out how to get involved


27 January

Is civil society too close to government in Scotland?


22 February

Making progress when the people you need aren’t on board.


31 March

What can we learn from what goes wrong as well as what goes right?


26 April

How do you know when you’re getting there?


26 May

Is involvement without tokenism possible?


21 June

Climbing out of our silos – can we tackle big issues together?

Want to be part of it?

Register and book your free places now.




Support + more ideas!


Amnesty International

Demand Egyptian authorities immediately release Ramy Shaath!

Boris Johnson needs to hear this




Patient Safety Learning

Mental illness is a lie which causes untold damage


Patient association

Loneliness – Age UK

Loneliness – MIND

Loneliness – NHS

Campaign to end loneliness

PHSO seeks patients views on new strategy

Every Mind Matters


Published guidance for Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) teams

Start engagement early

Provide clear and accessible public information

Build relationships with excluded groups

Co-produce and redesign services and tackle system priorities in partnership with people and communities.


Nutrition Checklist

The NHS Constitution for England


Call for Welsh Government apology after failings at Ysbyty Gwynedd mental health unit


Vulnerable man Clive Treacey 'failed in life and death'


Share your story with the BBC



Opportunity to shape national audit

contact Kim Rezel on


Why asylum seekers deserve better healthcare, and how we can give it to them


Become a patient and public voice partner - by 16th Jan


HM Government Public Appointments - Patient Safety Commissioner


Engage Britain

Making the country work for all of us



NEW suicide awareness training for university students


Citizen UK

Living Wage for care workers – EMAIL MP


Nuffield trust - What has been the impact of Covid-19 across the UK countries?


Kings Fund


What can be done to tackle LGBTQ+ health inequalities?


Health Management and Policy Alert: 20 July 2021

Including reforming the MHA: government response to consultation

Not listening to us? – Wendy


Understanding integration: how to listen to and learn from people and communities

Health and Wellbeing Bulletin

Including poor health + housing + obesity + bad roads


Health Management and Policy Alert: 10 September 2021

Including Home for all


What is needed to reduce ethnic minority health inequalities?


The pandemic has further opened up deep health inequalities


Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping


Good homes for all: a proposal to fix England's housing


The Health and Care Bill: six key questions


Read our updated position on integrated care


Reflections on the Health and Care Bill


Integrated care systems highlights


How much longer and further are health inequalities set to rise?


Health and Wellbeing Bulletin


How will integrated care systems work under the Health and Care Bill?

Including details of a free course “an introduction to leading with kindness and compassion in health + social care


The power of those small acts of kindness

The WHO Prison Health Framework: a framework for assessment of prison health system performance

within local communities

Homes + Health – 21st – 24th February 2022

How does the UK's health care performance compare internationally?

Anchor institutions must re-imagine how public bodies immerse themselves within local communities + partnering is a verb

The cost of poor housing in England

Integrated care systems highlights

Left behind: a decade of intergenerational unfairness

Invisible women: understanding women’s experiences of long-term imprisonment

Care Quality Commission's reply to the Joint Committee on Human Rights about protecting human rights in care settings

Health Management and Policy Alert: 26 November 2021

What does successful adult social care reform look like?

The cost of poor housing in England

Listen: Tackling health inequalities head on through integrated care

Your health and care explained update

New podcast: What is the Health and Care Bill and why does it matter?

Restraint, segregation and seclusion review: progress report

Digital Health Digest

From harm to hope: a 10-year drugs plan to cut crime and save lives

Integrated care systems and social care: the opportunities and challenges

Integrated care systems highlights

28th March 2022 - Using patient insight for quality improvement

Healthcare regulation: deciding when statutory regulation is appropriate by 31st March

free online event | Heart failure through the lens of population health – 3rd Feb

Updated: Key facts and figures about the NHS


Westminster Health Forum (WHF) policy conference – PROVIDE FREE SPACES – JUST APPLY?


Policy priorities for tackling health inequalities - WHF policy conference - speakers: RSPH, FPH & GLA - 27th January 2022


Tackling drug addiction and substance misuse - keynotes: Professor Dame Carol Black & Dr Keith Humphreys - WSPF policy conference - 9th February 2022


Long Covid - patient care and support, service development, research - speakers: NIHR, RCGP & Imperial College - WHF policy conference - 22nd March 2022


Who cares 4 the carers

A relaxation technique to help you


Carers UK



People’s theatre


Brixton House - 📢 Meet our new Associate Artists!


Somerset House

We Are History: Race, Colonialism & Climate Change

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ for Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules


Somerset House Studios

Grounding Practice

AGM returns, plus new residents and commissions this autumn

More beautiful stuff!

Exploring interactive fiction in gaming, plus new exhibitions

Strategies for Making Music + Artist Opportunities


Autograph - New Online Events: Collective Approaches to Art Making / Rotimi Fani-Kayode: Tranquility of Communion / Exhibition Videos / Art, Activism, Archive

New Autograph Editions / James Barnor / Miss Black & Beautiful / AJAMU : ARCHIVE / Pleasure as Activism

Portraits from Tower Avenue, Jamaica / New online artist talks / Final month to see Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other


Watermans - events



Marsh Farm Outreach


Common Wealth

✨ More incredible speaker announcements




Law centre Network

South West London Law centre


Law for life


High pay centre


4 day working week

video explaining 4-day week



Platform London


Basic Income UK

Every step we take towards a Basic Income will liberate power in the hands of the citizen

Paddy Ashdown

Universal basic income motion passed by Richmond Council

69% of people in Wales support basic income pilots

Stockton, California who released incredible results from the experiment there!

Start your own Basic Income Conversation today – TOOLKIT

Is Biden leading the United States towards a basic income?

We've urged ministers to back basic income for mental health – Peace of mind project

✊ Let's make Basic Income a reality - PETITION

The Basic Income Conversation is growing... here's how

Universal Credit cut: now is the time for basic income

Last week the £20 Universal Credit uplift was cut.

5.8 million people claim Universal Credit in England, Scotland and Wales. Overnight, their incomes fell by £1,000 a year.

If they’d had a basic income, they wouldn’t have been plunged into precarity.

Now is the time for a basic income.

There are thousands of people across the UK working to make that clear.

How do we pay for a basic income?


Universal Credit



Parents against child exploitation

Watch our new film about spotting the signs of child exploitation

Pace monthly bulletin

Safeguarding training – perhaps ask for a free space ?


Transform Justice

Prosecuting mental health – accountability or criminalisation?

A different understanding? How the CJS discriminates against those with autism

When should a family dispute end up in court?

Barely legal? The experience of remote tribunal hearings

The forgotten people? Prisoners on remand in the pandemic

Does L&D stop the revolving door of police custody?

Does diversion from court have an image problem?

Computer says yes – you will pay a fine and get a criminal record

Swipe right to plead guilty

Covid justice – how not to do it?

Altruistic up-tariffing? The pitfalls of more rehabilitative police cautions

Children imprisoned on remand – the stark reality of racial bias

Survey for magistrates

Only by radically shrinking the magistrates’ court can the Crown Court backlog be reduced

Is justice for victims always criminal justice?

Does the defendant in the magistrates’ court get a fair hearing?

Want to build trust in the police? Detain less


Equal Justice USA

Sign the petition and tell President Biden to fulfill his promise to clear the federal death row.

How This Minneapolis Man Is Healing Collective Trauma Through Creative Counseling and Mentoring

Trauma-Informed Training Attempts to Bridge Gap Between Newark Residents and Cops
A Model for Police and Community Relations

An up-close portrait of the people doing violence intervention work

New nonprofit uses yoga to address Black men’s mental health

When You Hear Me, You Hear Us

An amazing kind video



Truth, justice + accountability

Progress on the legal aid for inquests campaign

⭐ An end of year message from INQUEST ⭐


Justice – EVENTS


Probation Questionnaire


Experience of the Parole Process Questionnaire


Reforming the Windrush Compensation Scheme


The Howard League

Less crime, safer communities, fewer people in prison


Punished when they should have been helped


Stop building women's prisons – EMAIL MP


focussed on reducing the unnecessary arrests of women, reducing child arrests and ending the criminalisation of children in care

Changing outcomes for Black people in the criminal justice system

"Nobody really cares about prisons"

Arrests of children have been reduced by 74% over the last decade, in another major step forward for our successful campaign.


Since 2010, the Howard League for Penal Reform has been working with police forces across England and Wales to reduce child arrests, helping to ensure that hundreds of thousands of boys and girls do not have their lives blighted by a criminal record.


We campaign on a wide range of issues including children in the criminal justice system, change inside prisons, community sentencing and policing.

We have an in-house expert legal team who represent children in custody.

We strive to minimise the human suffering and social harms that are both causes of crime and consequences of punishment.

We stand for constructive forms of justice that contribute to building a safer, fairer society.

We stand against abuse and mistreatment and all forms of discrimination in the criminal justice system.


Spark Inside

JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN - it's time to prioritise wellbeing in prisons

Being Well Being Equal campaign update

Community coaching and campaigning for better wellbeing services 💫

Looking back... A message from our CEO


User Voice



Koestler Arts

“Being creative has helped me survive my prison sentence”

Koestler Arts + You: Together 🤝

Prison is not the end of the story 💬

Maybe I can still accomplish some good in life 💬

Including Mentoring scheme

NEW: exhibitions opening in May

💬 We can be creative, given the chance

Poetry helps keep good moments.

*NEW* Poetry from Prisons 📚

"Every prisoner should be given a brush and told to make a mark" ✨

Have you seen 'The I and the We'? ✨

The 2022 Koestler Awards are open from January!✨



You can email + sign petitions without donating to anything

MoD document approves British troops for illegal bombing, charity claims

Urgent: Egypt

Saifullah Paracha

Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Rabbani

Ravil Mingazov

Hassan al Maliki

Abdullah's torture

Jagtar Singh Johal

🎸Mark Knopfler is donating one of his guitars to Reprieve

US drone strikes – SEND A MESSAGE

Dr. Osama Yassin

I’m still in Guantánamo - TWEET



Emergency in Hungary – PLEASE SIGN

These LGBT+ photos are just STUNNING🌈📸

EU: take action against Hungary’s anti- LGBT+ law

Stop homophobia, transphobia and misogyny in Italy

China: WeChat bans LGBT+ students – PETITION

S.O.S. from Ghana

"Fists bumping into my face and body" – PETITION

No more "conversion therapies" in Colombia – PETITION

Bulgaria must prosecute this homophobic presidential candidate! – PETITION


Make online spaces safe for LGBT+ people

Rek It, Raven’s petition

Arcigay’s petition

Stana’s petition

We need to talk about Russia, again – PETITION

Poland (yes, again 😔)

Take action on today's Trans Day of Remembrance 🏳️‍⚧️

Viki's speech at the 2021 MTV EMA

Coca-Cola, Starbucks, and H&M: Protect your LGBT+ staff in China!

Your signature could save Salman's life

Salekh + Ismail


Equality act Japan


Liberty – know your rights

police facial recognition is unlawful – PETITION

New poll calls for rights-respecting pandemic response – PETITION


Scrap the Coronavirus Act – end human rights lockdown


Our ability to hold Gov to account is under threat

You do not have to donate when signing a petition – petitions are free to sign

Safeguard our rights and access to justice – PETITION

Take our survey

The Protect Everyone Bill – EMAIL MP


I stood up to power. Sign the petition so you can too

Government must not be untouchable – PETITION

Liberty Investigates: Our biggest story yet – Esparto 11

Tell your MP to protect our right to protest

Don’t let the Government become untouchable - PETITION

Facial recognition: A year since world-first legal challenge

Stop the Policing Bill - PETITION

Liberty Investigates reveals police 'fail' hate crime victims

Stop the Government becoming untouchable - PETITION

WATCH our new protest videos – EMAIL MP

URGENT: protect protest rights – EMAIL MP




Liberty Shared


Repeal the Coronavirus Act 2020


Fighting NHS Charging – What can you do now?


Big brother watch


We need civil liberties defenders like you

Find the secret algorithms YOUR council is using...

🚨 Unparalleled State Powers as Covid Cases Plummet

🚨 Mass surveillance found *unlawful* by Europe's highest human rights court

⛔ Stop Thermal Surveillance

Vaccine passes to be mandatory! – ACTION

🚨 Exposed: The Poverty Panopticon

🚨NEW: Government & big tech censorship EXPOSED

🚨BREAKING: #NoCovidID projected onto Parliament! – EMAIL MP

🚨 NEWS: Sajid Javid can't bear to watch THIS! – EMAIL MP

🚨 Vaccine passports - we’re on the front foot...

⚠️ Wales vote leaves us shocked

🚨 We’ve been censored by YouTube

'Vaccine passports, a solution looking for a problem' - David Davis MP

From citizen scores to facial recognition - we're fighting back!

Authoritarianism is on the rise

No to COVID passports

We've launched a legal challenge against Johnson's Covid IDs


NETPOL – the network for police monitoring

Black Lives Matter protest – VIDEO

new report condemns "revenge policing" and calls for scrapping new police powers


Good Law project

Government’s costs

They want to silence criticism

Boris Johnson misled Parliament

Misuse of public money

They want to silence dissent

What have they got to hide?

They want to block public interest

This is not the Britain we should be


Other information sources

Declassified UK


The Democracy Collaborative

Sanders and McDonnell on community wealth

The “Preston model”

Land banks and community land trusts


Parkdale People’s Economy

Community wealth building comes to Scotland

How to Make a Democracy Economy

South Korea explores community wealth building

How NY can enter ‘a new era of public power’



Cooperatives and socialism

Ask Prof Wolff: Is Nordic Socialism a Progressive Step?

How Capitalism Shapes our Food

The Challenge of China - New Global Capitalism Lecture

Recommended Reading list on Cooperatives.

Economic Update: Germany Shifts Left

Ask Prof Wolff: Taxing Billionaires

Wolff Responds: Capitalism's False Defenses

All Things Co-op: Cuba's New Cooperative Legislation

Global Capitalism: The Problems with China's Economy

we learn about the psychology of control and domination

understand our personal connections to capitalism’s structure

All Things Co-op: Lessons from Venezuela’s Social Economy

Ask Prof Wolff: From Capitalism to Co-op


Tax Justice Network

📡Casino Capitalism and a just transition: the Taxcast podcast📡

A tide-turning moment in the global struggle for tax justice

Including an item about UK care homes

📡How economics ruins economies: PODCAST📡

Where does your country rank on the Corporate Tax Haven Index 2021?

📡The Whiteness of Wealth: podcast with Prof Dorothy Brown📡

📡Podcast: From an uncaring to a caring economy + global minimum corporate tax plan📡

📡The Real American Dream – in Scandinavia: PODCAST📡

📡Podcast: The capture of Malta and the fight for justice📡


"You need to be very strong.

To do the job that she did you really have to be your own person.

You couldn’t be the kind of person who worries what people might think of you, and you really have to say, no, I’m not going to adapt, I’m not going to fall into that mould.

I’m going to break it and keep breaking.”

Paul Caruana Galizia


📡 Podcast: Degrowth: liberation from ‘growthism’📡

📡Podcast: rethinking economies📡

Pandora Papers shows transparency failure is an accountability failure

📡Podcast: Tax Haven Ireland📡

Losses to OECD tax havens could vaccinate global population three times over, study reveals

📡Jersey’s Pandora’s Boxes: The Tax Justice Network podcast📡

Losses to OECD tax havens could vaccinate global population three times over, study reveals


Our tax system is broken – EMAIL MP


Tax Justice UK

Support President Biden’s proposal to stop global tax dodging - PETITION

Pandora Papers shows transparency failure is an accountability failure


Tax Watch UK


Open Democracy


Say her name: Breonna Taylor

Women disproportionately affected by soaring Mental Health Act detentions

How the UK government is undermining the Freedom of Information Act

Report says soldiers shot three dead at Myanmar factory making US cowboy boots

From private emails to Post-it Notes: How politicians avoid scrutiny

At least 16 Tory allies given paid ‘independent’ roles in government


Grim fall in life expectancy exposes UK government’s ‘levelling up’ lies

From revelation to reckoning to revolution: In pursuit of racial justice

The war on Indigenous rights in Brazil is intensifying

Tories have accepted £2.6m from ‘shadowy’ donors since Boris Johnson became PM.

Give evidence about FOI

Forget the spin – new English NHS bill is all about cutting our right to healthcare

Campaigners also highlighted measures that weaken the NHS’s legal duty to provide healthcare to people in England – and that apply stringent new financial rules.

Johnson charged taxpayers £28,647 for part of the refurb

The UK is the number one home for suspect funds +

20% of UK political donations come from just ten men

The disturbing rise of the corporate mercenaries

Big Tech firms paying below minimum wage left off UK government’s name-and-shame list

Tackling the climate crisis must not come at the expense of eradicating global hunger

Ever seen 40 Lords a-leaping? You have now

Scottish Green members hold unprecedented power. How will they use it?

‘We’re stuck, everyone is hungry’: Afghan evacuees stranded at UK airport

Will Syria’s disappeared ever find justice?

If we lose the Amazon, our world will lose its future

Trans activism isn’t just about pronouns and bathrooms. It’s about class struggle

Deep ties between anti-abortion groups and Conservative Brexiteers laid bare


10,000 Airbnbs and nowhere to live

A playground for the rich and famous, and the second poorest region in northern Europe.

More than 18,000 empty homes and 16,000 people on a waiting list for public housing.

Some 10,000 Airbnbs and, at one-point last month, fewer than 50 homes available to rent.

Located in the UK, this is a place so desirable that almost no one can live there.

One local resident told us she is now resigned to living in a tent, with her belongings stored in her car, as this was her “only other option right now”


24 lords placed under investigation over financial interests

Liverpool rises in opposition to arms fair as legal challenge is mounted

The ‘meme machine’ behind 2019 Tory success returns

three-quarters of adults believe transparency is important


The UK government has spent at least £500,000 from public funds trying to prevent the release of information under FOI legislation over the last five years


What the Tories want to do with our health data, and why we need to stop them

Alan Sugar among 24 lords to have broken finance rules, parliamentary watchdog rules

Most of Europe fails to guarantee access to abortion care

Why an IMF loan is not the solution to Lebanon’s economic crisis

Nicaragua: the revolution betrayed

The Pandora Papers show the true face of global Britain

Oil and gas firms have given £1m to Boris Johnson’s Conservatives

Revealed: Electoral Commission’s private concerns about Russian Tory donors

Government’s poisonous Elections bill is designed to cement Tory rule


Furlough fraud isn’t a dirty word

BP paid ex-MI6 spy firm to snoop on green campaigners

Tory MP has banked £150k from oil firm

The backlash is working - PETITION

British MPs net £6m from second jobs

Mark Carney likes to talk green, but he’s just another agent of the status quo

Why, as an American transgender woman, I don’t feel it’s safe to visit the UK

Exit denied: women losing the right to leave in the Philippines

The Yemeni women and girls being illegally imprisoned


This week, we uncover a ‘cash for honours’ scandal

after working with The Sunday Times to reveal that Conservative Party treasurers who donate £3m seem almost guaranteed to be given a seat in the House of Lords


British politics is an oligarchs’ cocktail party. Tory ministers are the waiters

Greenland’s government bans oil drilling, leads indigenous resistance to extractive capitalism

“ I got punched in the face by a presidential candidate’ says LGBTIQ activist in Bulgaria

COP26: Why many are sceptical of politicians’ $19bn pledge to save the Amazon

The UK government’s plan to reform data-protection laws are terrifying

In Sudan’s new revolt, women and youth will not settle for less than full civilian rule

As a Christian Ghanaian woman, I’m appalled by the proposed anti-LGBTIQ law

Migrants are paying the price of Belarus’s ‘hybrid warfare’

Meet the UK activist bringing clothes and community to trans youth

Include women and Indigenous people in the fight against the climate crisis

Forget the spin – new English NHS bill is all about cutting our right to healthcare

France and UK can stop deaths in Channel – but not by increasing border patrols

US ‘dark money’ groups behind Mississippi abortion case spend tens of millions around the world

US Christian Right groups promoting anti-LGBT ‘conversion therapy’ in the US and Central America

No turning back: Women human rights defenders remain steadfast in perilous times

UK’s transparency watchdog has a terrible transparency record of its own

Focusing on extremism won’t counter far-Right violence

From mobilization to solidarity: The power of feminist struggles in Latin America

Nationality and Borders Bill

The UK government is looking to profit from closing borders to asylum seekers


Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

email your MP


Oligarchs and officials from corrupt states own £2bn of UK luxury property

What it’s like to live in a country with a near total ban on abortion

Zuckerberg’s metaverse is a natural extension of capitalist extraction of our data

Killing the Truth

If Tory MPs want to protect freedom, why are they supporting the Elections Bill?

International refugee charity calls for Greek border investigation

The challenge of Chile: why I am optimistic

‘We were revolutionaries’: Angelo Pezzana, founder of Italy’s first LGBT movement

A Not-So-Happy New Year for Britain's private renters

As Kazakhstan burns over inequality, the elite’s wealth is safe and sound in London

Why Tony Blair is just the right person to get Britain’s top honour

Our ancestors worked less and had better lives. What are we doing wrong?

‘Gay cake’ case shows power of US Christian Right

Tory MP calls for ministers to freeze Kazakh elite’s UK assets

+ much more!



Why Facebook can’t fix itself

Hey, YouTube – leave our kids alone

A lot more to do on government algorithms

Support Facebook content moderators in calling for fair treatment!

Taking on the tech giants: the lawyer fighting the power of algorithmic systems

Join us - tell Sadiq Khan to take action against Uber!

Matt Hancock: Drop your plan to put NHS patients' health data into one massive database - PETITION

We are going to court

fresh evidence: disappearing messages and "government by WhatsApp"

New legal challenge to a secret Department of Work and Pensions algorithm


Article 19 – defending freedom of expression + information

What does misinformation smell like?

Speaking out on social media takedowns – YOUR HELP NEEDED



Younger people



Nobody is normal

How to keep children safe online


Together we're helping children to report abuse

email the new Minister in charge




A Life More Wild - Dr Alex George & Brook House Woods


Young Minds

Society needs to change. Have your say on how


Malala – Assembly - How you can stand up to anti-Asian racism

Are streets safe for girls?

Malala: I Fear for My Afghan Sisters

Amplifying the voices of Afghan girls and women

Help us Change the Subject at COP26 🌍 📚

“Completing my education with elephantiasis”

Girls & the climate crisis

“My life before and after the Taliban takeover”

We want to publish you!


Girls forced to marry – PETITION


Coram’s Young Citizens

The Stranger Series with Coram’s Young Citizens


Young Women's Trust - 3 ways we’ve already made a difference in 2021 🧡

We see you; we hear you and we care about you 🧡 – SUPPORT LINES INFORMATION


One in five young women have lost work or future work

57% say they have been affected financially

One in four have taken on extra caring responsibilities

83% said that their mental health had suffered

1 in 10 they have been unable to afford food or other essentials


Ask your MP to do more to prevent online hate speech 🙅

Act now: support young women this winter 📢

New report reveals one size fits no one 📝

Including peer researchers




Woman’s Aid


Maternal Mental Health Alliance


Maternity Action


Tips for coping in these anxious times 💛


Read our tips and advice for supporting a friend

new resource on panic attacks

Free online training


Why gaming is more than a game 🎮

Early support hubs for mental health. Let’s do this 💪


Off the record - BRISTOL

If you are in crisis and need immediate support, you can access help from these organisations:


available 24/7 for listening support on 116 123.


text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 to speak to a crisis counsellor.


open 9am-midnight, call 0800 068 41 41 for support around suicidal thoughts and feelings.


CAMHS Crisis Line

a free confidential NHS helpline offering support for young people aged 17 and under in crisis on 0300 303 1320

24/7 Support & Connect

a free confidential NHS helpline offering support for adults aged 18+ on 0800 012 6549

Self-care plan


real-time, online support

0800 1111. 7:30am - 3.30am


0800 58 58 58

The Mix

0808 808 4994 3pm - 12am everyday


The Purple Elephant Project


Arts Emergency

Mentor training


Family Lives Newsletter Jan 2022

Including bullying + relationships


Government bodies


Mental Health Act Statistics, Annual Figures - 2020-21

Still, we suffer - Wendy


Care quality commission

Share your views

CQC launches strategy consultation - we want to hear what you think

Our equality objectives 2021-2025

CQC update for local and regional stakeholders

Now available: State of Care - CQC's annual assessment of health care and social care in England

From Paternalism to human rights

Restraint, segregation and seclusion review: progress report

Out of sight- who cares?


HSE Stress eBulletin: Working Minds campaign launches


Pop up care homes


National Audit office


Office for National Statistics

A report from the Office of National Statistics revealed an estimated 778 people died in England and Wales while homeless in 2019an annual increase of 7%

This is the fifth year in a row that the number of people who have died has increased.

It is the highest number since records began.

ONS blog - good data from any source can help us report on the global goals to the UN

ONS blog - Unlocking the power of data to better understand private rents

ONS blog - Far from average: How COVID-19 has impacted the Average Weekly Earnings data

How many people fund their own care?

ONS blog - Violence against women and girls: Helping to understand the scale and impact of the problem

The lasting impact of violence against women and girls



Launch of new autism strategy to help autistic people live more independent and fulfilled lives


Health and Care Bill: launch of new white paper


LGA Events bulletin January 2022

Inclusive economies and healthy futures: Supporting place-based action to reduce health inequalities


London Assembly


Public meetings

Including monthly Mayor’s Question time


My life my say

London Youth assembly

27% of schools are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution.

It took decades to protect our children from cigarette smoke.

We can’t make that mistake again; we must tackle toxic air pollution right now.

That’s why we introduced the Ultra-Low Emission Zone, cleaned up our buses and taxis and tackled emissions from construction sites.

But we must go further to protect the health of Londoners across our city.

My number one priority is to protect the health of Londoners, and the life chances of future generations.

I will do all I can to ensure that every Londoner can breathe clean air.

Clearing the air: pollution in London

nearly 140,000 suffering long-COVID symptoms in London

Access to public toilets in London: Have your say


My society – including support with FOI requests


PETITION - Vital information hidden


NIHR - Lockdown raised anxiety in people with anorexia and their carers, but online resources helped

Transforming out-of-hospital care for people who are homeless

Together in research – Spring 2021

Caring for older people at home can be just as good, or even better, than hospital care

Vegan diet could control blood sugar for people with type 2 diabetes

Together in research – Summer 2021

seeking views on ways to substantially reduce research bureaucracy

Opportunities for involvement in NIHR ARC South London

Together in research – Autumn 2021

Including paid involvement


Health and Social Care Committee


Local Government Authority – Update




Healthwatch Wandsworth


Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network (WCEN)

In the UK, people with brown skin are being denied equal and compassionate mental health care. They are more likely to be brought to and kept in hospital without their consent. They are more likely to access mental health services through the police and criminal justice systems, and to find themselves unwell and back again once released. People with brown skin, particularly men, are more likely to be forcibly restrained and given more than the recommended amount of medication.

WCEN 2021

WCEN's December 2021 Newsletter


If you are unhappy with the care or treatment you have received from the NHS, and would like help to make a complaint, POhWER can help.

They provide guidance, information and advocacy to help people get matters put right.

Telephone: 0203 553 5960


Letter: London IHCAS Advocacy Hub, POhWER, Hertlands House, Primett Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3EE



If you live in Wandsworth and need support to tell people what you want, and to understand your rights, you can contact VoiceAbility.

They provide advocacy for people who may be vulnerable and need support to speak up about their care needs.

Telephone: 020 7924 7772


Letter: VoiceAbility, Unit B102, Trident Business Centre, 89 Bickersteth Road, Tooting, London, SW17 9SH


Rethink Advocacy

If you are unhappy with the care or treatment you have received from an NHS or social care service, and would like help to make a complaint, Rethink could help. They provide guidance, information and advocacy to help people get matters put right.


Telephone: 300 7900 559


Web address: Rethink Advocacy Independent Service in Wandsworth and Richmond leaflet 2.pdf


Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub

For guidance and help to find organisations and services to support your health and wellbeing needs, you can contact the Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub.

Telephone: 020 3880 0366 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)


Letter: Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub, 120 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1RH​


Wandsworth Adult social care

If you, or someone you know, have / has care and support needs, and you need information and help, you can speak to Wandsworth Adult Social Services. Adult social services provide information and help to adults who have difficulty with everyday things.

Telephone: 020 8871 7707 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)


Letter: Adult Social Care and Public Health, The Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU

Emergency out of hours

Please contact the switchboard on 020 8871 6000 and ask for the emergency social worker.


Children and families

If you need information on the activities and support services that may be available to you and your family, you can contact THRIVE Online (previously known as the Family Information Service).

THRIVE Online provides information and assistance to parents, children, young people and professionals on support services and activities for the 0-19 years’ age group (25 if the young person has a special need).

Telephone: 020 8871 7899 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)


Letter: THRIVE Online, THE 4, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU



Richmond MIND

The Hearing Voices Group is a Peer Support group run by our service users and supported by Wellbeing Centre staff.

It will take place on the first and second Tuesday of each month, 2-3pm and new people can join after being referred to our Wellbeing Centre.

The group is blended, online and face-to-face (the number of clients is restricted to three)


Winter well-being events




Richmond Aid


Dose of Nature


Rape crisis


Look ahead


Courage and creativity - news and greetings from Choice Support

Season of change - news and greetings from Choice Support


Healthwatch Richmond

'Long Covid' - our new report. Plus - the NHS Food Scanner app for healthy food choices, & Richmond Council's 'Drink Less' programme. All here!


Richmond CVS

Including Directory of services

free 1-2-1 digital support

Talking Bubble - Telephone Befriending with Language Options

Networking and Training for Trustees - Book Now

Developing a Volunteer Management Programme Part 2: Supervising and Supporting Volunteers

e-News - October 2021

including digital inclusion fund

Trustee and Governance Special

Equality and Diversity Matters

Richmond upon Thames Voluntary Fund - Expressions of Interest Invited

Book Now for the New Year

Volunteer Coordinators' Forum: Moving on From Covid – 1st Feb 2022

Local Vaccination Centres and Winter Wellbeing

e-News - January 2022

January 2022 - Children & Young People


Centre for Governance + Scrutiny

Including Anticipating, managing + adapting framework

Special newsletter on council finances

December governance & scrutiny newsletter



Community hub – a dedicated helpline to deal with local enquiries and help signpost people to the right support at this difficult time.

The helpline number is 020 8871 6555.



Please visit the council’s website for the most up to date information: or phone 0208 891 1411


Find out more here:

Advertise your event / activity on LBRUT website

Mental Health support


Got a good idea – get community funding?

Clean air petition

Do you know of someone who might benefit from a video Carephone?

Starting Up: How to become a charity or social enterprise

Richmond Green Home Grants

Home Start Richmond

Support - Cash grants +

I need help finding food or essential home items

Plans for Twickenham riverside – PLEASE GIVE FEEDBACK

Richmond aid – information

Careplace – Richmond

Careplace are promoting - Free Community Counselling Service – Available online or over the phone

Local Plan Pre-Publication (Regulation 18) Consultation 10 December 2021 to 31 January 2022

Struggling to pay your fuel bills? The Council can help

January with Richmond Library Service

Richmond Furniture Scheme

Fuel Grant Scheme

COVID-19 funds

Additional grants are also available from the Household Support Fund for food, bills and other essential items, via Citizens Advice Richmond andRichmond AID.

See more information on this here.


Centre for Governance + Scrutiny (CfGS)

Bolstering scrutiny / scrutiny frontiers / guest blogs / Health & Care Bill update


Including anticipate – manage – adapt idea

Health & Care - special newsletter

Governance and scrutiny news from CfGS


From MP - I urge EU nationals in Twickenham to apply for settled status

Talk Richmond – PODCASTS

Good thinking

Air pollution petition

The International Rescue Committee

For Afghanistan

Update on proposed SWR service reduction


The good food co-op



Pressing Government for Zero Carbon Homes


Richmond Soup Kitchen

Richmond Soup Kitchen is open Wednesdays and Thursdays 5pm to 6pm between the 17th November to 20th January next year.

Free takeaway soup, hot drinks and sandwiches will be served for anyone in need at St John the Divine, Richmond, TW9 2NA
If you would like to volunteer, please contact


40.000 deaths per year – Air pollution - EMAIL BORIS


The listening circle


My life films charity


Inspired Hub

January 2022


Help with bills + …

Hampton Fuel




Barnes workhouse fund






Hounslow Healthwatch

You can find details of health services in your area from NHS Choices

Call 999 for emergency services

Emergency and urgent care health services – 111

Hounslow Council: Out of hours social care support – 020 8583 2222 For more information please click here.


Hounslow Council: For more information on Adult social care, please click here.


Hounslow Council: For more information on Children and families, please click here.


CarePlace: Provides a Directory of Services, Information and Guidance enabling direct access to local care and community services. For more information, please click here.


West London NHS Trust – Mental health crisis: 24-hour helpline 0800 328 4444. For more information, please click here.


Hounslow Council

downloading the free NHS weight loss plan

Anyone can struggle to maintain good mental health from, no matter who they are.

Whilst there's no permanent fix, these 5 free things can help to lighten the load.


1 – Talk to someone.

If you’re not in the place for extra support like therapy this is one of the best things you can do to take care of yourself and others. Or use the power of talking for even more good and become a Community Champion.


2 – Get out in nature.

There are lots of gorgeous green spaces in Hounslow, and across London. Check out what's going on outdoors this season at inHounslow.


3 – Set aside time for yourself.

Self-care doesn’t need to mean spending on bath bombs.

Dedicate time to something you love – cooking, reading, gaming, drawing, journaling, watching movies, playing an instrument and more can all help you destress.


4 – Gentle exercise.

You don’t need to do HIIT workouts at the gym to benefit from exercise.

As little as 15-30 minutes of walking can give you a serotonin boost. Looking for something more serious?

Try the free NHS Couch to 5K app or find free classes.


5 – Visit

Our Take Care, Take 5 hub offers accessible solutions for mental health concerns.

Find support on physical health, COVID-19 concerns, financial worries, and employment skills here too.


What's on in Hounslow?

Community solutions


Bell Square – what’s on



The Art of Coproduction - A Guerrilla Guide


Or ask for one for free?



“Caring in the Community” – Really? by Steph de la Haye


Hounslow Wellbeing network


Sutton +


Sutton Healthwatch - Mental Well Being


Mental Health Foundation


Sutton Mental Health Foundation - Sutton Wellbeing Line

We all get more forgetful as we get older, but there are things you can do about it.

The way you live your life, and in particular the way in which you eat, can make a huge difference to your memory, slowing down cognitive decline or even reversing it.


Mental Health Mates


The Health Foundation

How less pay has affected people's mental health and wellbeing

New podcast: Do we care enough?

New analysis: Care home residents hard hit by reduced hospital care

New report – Unequal pandemic, fairer recovery

What does our ageing population mean for health and social care demand?



Everyday Racism: How racist is Britain?

CRÈME project - stands for Communicating the Race Equality Message Effectively


Good things Foundation


Good Things Foundation news

Last month Lloyds Banking Group published its annual Consumer Digital Index - the UK's largest study of digital and financial lives - and there are some really encouraging findings.

There has been a significant increase in the number of people who are online (1.5 million) but 14.9 million people still have very low digital engagement – meaning the group of people we usually call ‘limited users’ is still far too high.

Lloyds Consumer Digital Index data also suggests that data and device affordability is a real issue with almost a third of those offline (31%) saying cheaper mobile data would motivate them to get online.

The report offers some promising steps forward, but also some worrying signs. If the Government is committed to levelling up, it needs to embed digital inclusion at the heart of the Levelling Up White Paper.

We need to see a strong digital strategy that works for everyone, ensuring the shift to digital is truly inclusive. And we need investment – in community partners, in local people, to get millions more online and to fix the digital divide.
Read more of my thoughts on our new-look website.


Let’s solve data poverty with people – not for them

Digital inclusion as a basic human right

9 million people struggle to use the internet independently and 7 million people

(11% of the UK's adult population)

are still offline

(Digital Nation UK, 2020)

Good Things Foundation news


Think Ahead

Applications for 2022 now open


PCCS Books – Including Joanna Moncrieff’s book A straight talking introduction to psychiatric drugs – the truth about how they work + how to come off them

Black Identities - Student Discount - Hearing Voices - Wild Therapy




Camden +


Side by side


Learn something new in 22 for free!




New Peer Buddy Scheme - Hand in Hand Islington


Body worn cameras

Any thoughts please contact


[CONSULTATION] Government consultation on claiming PIP/ESA & Assessments


Camden’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy - resident views


Trauma Informed responses - survey and prize draw


Free Community Research online course launches | Co-Production Collective


Second independent audit of ECT published finds patient safety is being put at risk

A second audit of NHS mental health Trusts, using Freedom of Information Act requests has confirmed that both the administration and monitoring of Electroconvulsive Treatment (ECT) in England are failing to guarantee the safety of patients.


ECT involves the passing of sufficient electricity through the brain, under general anaesthesia, to cause a seizure.

Some claim it is a safe and effective treatment for severe depression.

But a recent review found little evidence that it is any better than placebo and concluded that it causes persistent or permanent memory loss in 12% to 55% of patients.1

The largest study to date has just confirmed that it does not, as claimed, prevent suicide.2


The audit confirmed that about 2,500 people are given ECT annually in England.

The majority continue to be women (67%), and over 60 (58%).

More than one in three (37%) are being forcibly given ECT against their will, and 18% of Trusts are not complying with the law regarding second opinions relating to compulsory treatment.


There were slight declines, compared to a previous audit,3 in the use of appropriate measures to assess efficacy, down to 30%, and standardised measures of memory loss, down to 24%.


There was a 47-fold difference between the two Trusts with the highest (Avon & Wiltshire, and North Staffordshire) and the lowest (Mersey Care) rates per capita.

Thus, the probability of getting ECT seems to be a postcode lottery based on the opinions of local psychiatrists.


The majority of Trusts were unable to provide any data for positive outcomes or for adverse effects during treatment (usually a 3-week period involving about 10 electroshocks).

None provided data on efficacy or adverse effects beyond end of treatment.


ECT in England is supposed to be monitored by the Royal College of Psychiatrists via their ‘ECT Accreditation Service’ (ECTAS).

But ECTAS does not monitor some of the issues addressed by this independent audit, such as how many Trusts are using proper assessment measures, how many are complying with the Mental Health Act regarding second opinions for forced treatment, and how many ECT patients had first been offered psychological treatment - in compliance with N.I.C.E. guidelines.

ECTAS has no powers to sanction ECT clinics that fail to meet even their limited set of standards, and has never disaccredited an ECT clinic.

About 10% of ECT clinics do not bother to sign up to the ECTAS process at all.


The audit concluded:

'Given the apparent failure of current monitoring and accrediting ECT clinics in England, by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ ECT Accreditation Service (ECTAS), an independent government sponsored review is urgently needed.'


[RESOURCE] Recovery After Rape

We have obtained a copy of the workbook "Recovery After Rape".

As it can be triggering, I won't send it out indiscriminately but if you want a pdf of it for yourself or someone else, just say.



[SURVEY] Have complementary therapies helped you?


[RESEARCH} Survey on remote access to secondary Mental Health services


[EVENTS] Wednesday workshops for young black men aged 18-25


Find a balance


Stress Project


[ARTICLE/NEWS] Government selling our medical records? Info and opt-out instructions

Phil Booth is also worth following on Twitter. @Einsteinsattic


Stress Project - Free hot food to takeaway in Islington


[RESOURCE] Mental Health and Debt booklet


StopSIM Coalition Petition

Click here for the write to your MP template


Mental Health collective

Self- defence through humour


Mutual Aid, volunteering and helping in the community. - Time to Spare


Naylor Review


National Voices' submission to the Health and Social Care Select Committee


[SURVEY] Physical Health in Mental Health patients who have used inpatient services


[RESEARCH SURVEY] Supporting someone experiencing altered states of mind (psychosis)


DIALOG+ and the Recovery Star

Dear Friends,

I was wondering if you have experience of either DIALOG+ or the Recovery Star?

(or other stars – more about those here: History of the star + Recovery star 4)

There was an element of co-production in the Recovery Star for Mental Health, and there has since been an Un-Recovery Star, also from the user-survivor movement which outlines the things that work against our recovery.

These are the questions that the DIALOG tool asks

and these are the areas of the 4th Edition Recovery star.

Note that it used to contain “work” but this has been dropped now.

The Recovery Star covers ten outcome areas:

Managing mental health

Physical health

Living skills

Friends and community

Use of time


Addictive behaviour


Identity and self-esteem

Trust and hope


The Recovery Star (4th Edition) is underpinned by a five-stage, ten step Journey of Change model:

Stuck (1-2)

Accepting help (3-4)

Believing and trying (5-6)

Learning (7-8)

Self-reliance (9-10)

I would be interested to hear your opinions and in particular how you think they compare.




Impact assessment of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019


Do you have experience of the Camden Early Intervention Service?

WE are looking for people who have has some experience of the early intervention service - the one based at Greenland Road at the moment.

If this might be you, we would love to hear from you.


Kind regards




[INFO] Boloh - the Black and Asian family Covid-19 Helpline

Are you a black, Asian or minority ethnic child, young person, parent or carer affected by COVID-19?


Free help available


0800 1512605


[RESOURCE] Support After Suicide








[OPPORTUNITY] Research participation - seeking voice hearers


[OPPORTUNITY] Someone with experience of paranoia or psychosis and who has smartphone

Alex Kenny


West Euston partnership


McPin Short Involvement Bulletin - Issue 32

McPin Mini Involvement Bulletin - Issue 32.5

2021 highlights, a podcast & a project with a difference - McPin Newsletter Winter 2021

Improving employment support for Black people with long-term conditions

McPin Involvement Bulletin - Issue 33


Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry which uses the format of three lines.

Here are our haikus.

We hope you enjoy reading them.

The Benefits System:
I have no money.
Brown envelope arrives, phew.
Do I deserve it?

On my own, alone.
I am in isolation
Yes and it’s just fine.

You slip between my
Fingers; all I can do is
Watch you drift away

You pray to their gods
Then, under your burning cross,
You murdered them all

Feeding me with lies
Why not report some good news?
Keeping me in fear.


A young person on Covid’s inequalities, screen time and a video about lived


Benefits + Work

£2 Billion Bonanza For PIP and WCA Assessors, Australian Welfare To Work Multi-Millionaire In On The Act

DWP Secret Report, Secret Algorithm And Keeping Secrets From WCA Reviewer

Truth About Disability Benefits: Dispatches


It’s OK to not feel OK during challenging times


Codependency- The Unexpected Addicts


Inner Space


Free space Project



Train The Trainer - Applications OPEN

Contact Mike Lawrence -


Camden people’s theatre


Kingston Hospital’s Health Talks podcast


Quality Priorities for 2022/23 - We would like to hear from you



NEON project looking for your help?


South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust


Sutton Crisis Café - Sutton Mental Health Foundation ( – for info regarding the café in Sutton

Constructive & non-clinical alternative to A&E | Sunshine Recovery Cafe | Mental Health Crisis – based in Merton

Mental Health Recovery Cafe | Hestia – based in Wandsworth

Recovery Hub – Richmond Borough Mind ( – based in Twickenham


Leading- Michelle Williams Gamaker

A two-part workshop looking at captivating Medieval paintings in The Courtauld Collection

Tuesday 18th January 2-4pm &

Tuesday 25th January 2-4pm

BSL interpretation is provide

Free art workshop with Michelle Williams Gamaker at The Courtauld Gallery Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite


Leading- Alvin Kofi

View the Mbulu Ngulu mask in The Courtauld collection and explore its influence in examples of Impressionist paintings

Tuesday 1st February 2-4pm

BSL interpretation is provided

Free art workshop with Alvin Kofi at The Courtauld Gallery Tickets, Tue 1 Feb 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite


Leading Susie Hamilton

Visit The Courtauld’s Van Gogh.

Self Portraits exhibition and then create your own.

Tuesday 8th February 2-4pm &

Tuesday 15th February 2-4pm

BSL interpretation is provided

Free art workshop with Susie Hamilton at The Courtauld Gallery Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite


Leading- Richard Mark Rawlins

Explore horizons in the work of Cezanne and Seurat and create a lino print of vast and epic landscapes

Tuesday 22nd February 2-4pm

BSL interpretation is provided

Free art workshop with Richard Mark Rawlins at The Courtauld Gallery Tickets, Tue 22 Feb 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite


Apply Now for Wellbeing Practitioner Role for SWLSTG-by 23/01/2022


Opportunity - New Model for Involvement & Coproduction


Are you interested in sharing your lived experience within staff training and other events?


Paid Opportunity for Community Transformation Service- by 17th January 2022


Advert for: IAPT Internship Program Talk Wandsworth

For further details / informal visits contact:

Noel Brown (Wellbeing Lead) on 07779 451 172 or


Opportunity with Healthy London Partnership - Delays in S135 Assessments Task & Finish Group - opportunity for service users to become expert advisors for London wide project



Service Users and Carers workshops - upcoming meetings

The next workshops will be held on the following dates:  

Wednesday 2nd February 2pm – 3pm

Tuesday 1st March 2pm – 3pm

Agendas and links to the meetings will be shared closer to the time


Sutton Uplift Mental Health and Wellbeing Service launch events – 25th Jan


Opportunity - sharing your lived experience - Occupational Therapy Course Programme @ St Georges University of London



Involvement Opportunity: Physical Health Framework sub-committee - by 18/01/2022


Jobs by 18th Jan 2022


Careers (

Carer Peer Support Worker | Sutton Carers Centre | |


Gathering your views of SWLStGs services

email on


Would you like to test a new questionnaire looking at carer recovery?

On behalf of Claire Hilton at Carer Recovery in partnership with South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG’s) Clinical research team



Digital Inclusion Information

Involvement have gathered information regarding digital inclusion




Summer of play

Peer Leadership Development Programme - NHS England & NHS Improvement Personalised Care Group


Mental Wellbeing weekly football-based programme - Queen's Park Rangers Community Trust

ContactConnor Bagenal

Inclusive Projects Officer

QPR In the Community Trust

07483 006 992

Twitter: @QPRTrust


Have your say on our five-year digital strategy - SWLStG's




- 12-week course –

starting 6th Nov 22


OR TEXT OR CALL 07711 938 921



Social prescribing in Richmond - connecting people with activities in the local community - Ruils in partnership with the Richmond GP Alliance

Please contact Narinder Dosanjh, our project manager, for more information

To read more about our link workers click here

To download our new Healthy Lifestyle Resource, click here

Link to you tube video re: what is social prescribing

Link to the Ruil’s website - Social Prescribing | RUILS Charity


SU&C Workshops: Community Transformation – online meetings August – March 2022


Britney Spears: What is lithium, the drug she claims she was put on?


‘Co-production in mental health is about progression towards ‘the transformation of power and control’ (Slay & Stephens, 2013).

Itrequires thinking about people, power, partnerships, resources and risk in ways that are very different to what has gone before in mental health services.

It implies relocating power to mental health service users, survivors, their organisations and communities and this has implications for services and practitioners.

To ensure full collaboration, the co-production process should achieve equality and parity between all those involved.

Change happens during the process of co-production as well as being a consequence of it.

There is no single, universal model of co-production and the way co-production is done is specific to the task, context and the people involved, so this is not a ‘how to’ guide.

Instead, the aim is to set out some practice-based advice on what needs to be considered for progressing towards ‘transformative co-production’, specifically in mental health.

The advice within this toolkit is presented as ‘steps’, illustrated by practice lessons from what a number of different people and organisations in the field have tried and tested.

The guide also includes three case studies from different mental health settings drawn from the practice examples.’


NDTi - Coproduction in Mental Health Toolkit

The resources within the toolkit are aimed at everyone with a practical interest in making coproduction work in mental health services.

It is particularly designed for those at the frontline such as mental health service users, carers and their organisations as well as practitioners and managers who want to engage with and understand transformative coproduction.

The materials have been written in collaboration with service users and their organisations, NHS mental health practitioners and those working in community-based mental health organisations and initiatives.

This toolkit includes a:

Position Paper

Practical Guide


Checklist of Key questions

Coproduction in Mental Health Toolkit - NDTi


Coproduction Week - Nice Guidance - Shared Decision Making (Jun 21)

This guideline covers how to make shared decision-making part of everyday care in all healthcare settings.

It promotes ways for healthcare professionals and people using services to work together to make decisions about treatment and care.

It includes recommendations on training, communicating risks, benefits and consequences, using decision aids, and how to embed shared decision making in organisational culture and practices.

Definition - Shared decision making is a collaborative process that involves a person and their healthcare professional working together to reach a joint decision about care.

It could be care the person needs straightaway or care in the future, for example, through advance care planning.

It involves choosing tests and treatments based both on evidence and on the person's individual preferences, beliefs and values.

It means making sure the person understands the risks, benefits and possible consequences of different options through discussion and information sharing. This joint process empowers people to make decisions about the care that is right for them at that time (with the options of choosing to have no treatment or not changing what they are currently doing always included).


Three-talk model

The three-talk model is a practical model of how to do shared decision making that is based on following choice, option and decision talk stages during the consultation.

The model has 3 steps:

introducing choice

describing options, often by integrating the use of patient decision support

helping people explore their preferences and make decisions.


Your views on the use of digital technology to enhance the care and support offered by South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust



Free Live Online Exercises Classes with Clinical Exercise Therapy Team – Mon + Weds + Thurs

UTUBE exercise

Coral Mental Health Crisis Hub

NHS Involvement opportunities

Good Practice Guide for involving and supporting partners and other family members in specialist perinatal services.

Thousands to benefit from soups and shakes diet on the NHS from today


The Recovery College

Talk Wandsworth – Well-being resources

Talk Wandsworth – Well-being workshops (under wellbeing subtitle)

Stakeholder Bulletin

Your local IAPT websites can be found at:

Merton Uplift:

Sutton Uplift:

Talk Wandsworth:



Mind the Dads Project

A Caring Mind | A blog for carers of mental health

Safely Held Spaces | Wellbeing & Compassion | UK

SWLSTG Online Live Exercise Sessions

For further details or to sign up please email


Springfield Village development


We add Heart

Relaxation video


ELFT Trustalk Magazine


London Members and Stakeholders Meetings

19 January 2022 + 25th Feb 2022



Have your say about Kingston Hospital’s communications




Every mind matter – NHS

6 ways to wellbeing

Ideas to help boost your mental wellbeing




Sir Ken Robinson

Imagine if …


Level 2 Qualifications - Without paying a penny


Covid-19: how tech could transform education


Power to the people


New Economics Foundation

Help win a Living Income

What the defeat of the Super League teaches us about standing up to power

We need to commit to building the power of ordinary people to fight against wealthy elites


Community food systems should be part of the new normal – here’s why

4-day week

 poverty is a policy choice
Poverty is the result of a welfare system which denies people the means to live a dignified life

 The UK's Living Standards Crisis

The UK is in the midst of a crisis in living standards.

Too many people do not have reliable access to the resources they need to meet the day-to-day costs for a decent quality of life.

This was true before Covid-19, but the pandemic and the associated economic downturn have seen things exacerbate over the past 12 months.

New forecast modelling produced for this report shows that by the end of the year, and without a change in government policy, 32% of the UK population – 21.4 million people – will be living below a socially acceptable living standard, as measured by the Minimum Income Standard (MIS).

The MIS, the UK’s only needs-based approach to measuring living standards, identifies what needs must be met for an individual to thrive in the society in which they live


Big tech’s duty of care

The countdown to COP26

Levelling up begins with quality public services

Weekly Economics Podcast: Fast fashion

Weekly Economics Podcast: Fighting the climate crisis in the courts

Living standards face a perfect storm

Making workers foot the bill for social care and pensions is deeply unfair

Greening public finance

Cold homes, hot planet

Quibbling about cost while the world burns

Great homes upgrade

Beyond the £20 uplift

Levelling up from the ground up

Reshape finance for a green recovery

From Universal Credit to a Living Income

Tell the Prime Minister to give us a Great Homes Upgrade – PETITION

Great homes upgrade

Torn apart, not levelled up

The incomes of half of families have fallen by an average of £110 a year

The richest 5% are £3,300 a year richer

There are 300,000 more people in poverty

The income gap between UK regions has widened

Single parents and pensioners have been hit the hardest

A shorter working week for Europe

5 steps to a Green New Deal


Edge Fund


The social Guarantee

how we can enshrine every person’s right to life’s essentials: education, health and social care, a decent home, childcare, nutritious food, clean air and water, energy, transport


Change won't come from politicians at conferences


Locality – the power of community

Keep it Local – read and share new research from Bradford and Bristol



use collective intelligence to solve public problems


Advancing equity, diversity and inclusion at Nesta


Nesta's new strategy, £40m Water Challenge, Free Rapid Recovery event, Tips for ARIA, and more

Data poverty: Struggling with the cost of getting online


Nearly one million people in Scotland and Wales suffer from data poverty and are unable to access private and secure internet.

However, knowledge around this is scarce.

Our report, Data Poverty in Scotland and Wales, seeks to address that. Alongside it, we hear from four people whose lives have been directly affected by data poverty


Using data to drive change


Five stories of change for a sustainable future

Including South Korea’s Green new Deal

Be honest – what do you think of Nesta?


Stories From the Frontline: Let’s hear from our green home pioneers – 18th Jan


How can data transform public health in Scotland? – 20th January


The science behind good luck - 3rd February


Devolve to Evolve: What role should local communities play in decarbonising homes? – 15 Feb


Mission-aligned challenge prizes can boost UK innovation, Launch of new Afri-Plastics Challenge and more.


Our diet is harming the planet


How do we eliminate the school readiness gap?


Directory of Social Change people to work a four-day week


Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) radical realisable 💼 strategies for local economies

Our aim is to achieve social justice, good local economies and
effective public services for everyone, everywhere.

the final report of the Liverpool City Region Land Commission: Our Land

Community Wealth Building Centre of Excellence (CfX)

Re-thinking power

Delivering the doughnut...

community wealth building: a history

A roadmap for asset ownership

Raising council tax won’t fix local government


Resolution Foundation

Event invite - Beyond Beveridge: Have social security shifts prepared us for economic change? – 19th Jan


Power to change

Nurturing wellbeing in our neighbourhoods 🏘

Big change as Power to Change launch new website 🚀

Community Power Act – get involved


18th Jan 2022


Onion Collective


Plunkett Foundation – Jan 2022 events +


Deveron Projects


Equally Ours newsletter: UN response to the Sewell report, Covid-19 and social care, and gender differences in government support

New disability strategy, developments in health and social care, vacancies and more

changes to Health and Social Care, call for better migrant rights and more inclusive education

the impact of the Equality Act 2010, gender equality in local councils, and why voter ID is a disproportionate solution

Research on sexual harassment in the workplace, developments in health and social care, briefing on children’s rights

Fair By Design and Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) report: The hidden risks of being poor: the poverty premium in insurance

Safety of maternity services, poverty and ethnicity in Scotland, and the impact of legal aid means testing on survivors

People's History Museum blog: 10 famous protests the Policing Bill would've threatened

consultation on banning conversion therapy, strengthening communities after Covid, new human rights campaign and more

Funding racial justice, climate change and human rights, and lots of vacancies

New Levelling Up report, Civil society response to the human rights act review and more

Including comment on Human rights by 8th March 2022

Equally Ours newsletter: consultations reports, and more


Food + nature + out + about


Baker Street Irregular Astronomers


Centre for ecotherapy


Capital Growth – Training + events

Are councils doing enough to support Londoners to grow food?

The role of councils in community food growing

Can urban food growing tackle the climate and nature emergency?

What does a Climate-friendly Food Garden mean to you? 🌍


Sustainable Food Trust

The Harmony Project’s new report calls for greener prisons

The Story of Umgibe: A farm in a plastic bag

What if we viewed food in terms of nutrients and ecological health instead of dollars or calories?

Why local food can restore our failing food system

How can we empower local action on food poverty?



Food foundation

🖊️ Marcus Rashford's #WRITENOW Campaign calls on MPs to #EndChildFoodPoverty


National Trust

Trees, leaves and walks

Immerse yourself in autumn colour

Get ready for festivities


John Muir Trust eNewsletter

Celebrating 21 years at Nevis!

Wild and Well: How wild places support our wellbeing

12 ways to connect with nature | Eco-anxiety and how to cope


Black dog outdoors


National Park City Foundation


Heritage Open Days - Online Event Directory Live🏰



Habitats & Heritage Newsletter, November 2021🍂

Including Fuel Poverty

Jan 2022


Wildfowl + Wetlands Trust - Put a spring in your step

Escape to nature 🌿

Tis the season for wonderful winter wetlands


The women who changed history, and other news from The National Archives

The untold refugee stories, Census 100 years on and other news from The National Archives

The surprising way the British government used film to inform the public, and other news from The National Archives

Step back in time to view the streets of London through the centuries

Discover First World War stories this Armistice Day, and other news from The National Archives

The pill 60 years on. Plus, festive films to watch by the fire, new podcast and exciting news coming at The National Archives

free Census webinars in 2022, and how to date your family photos at The National Archives

Say hello to our 2022 events programme

It's here! The 1921 Census of England and Wales has arrived - here's everything you need to know


Black Cultural Archives

January 2022


Activate Collective


Living Streets

Act now to get London walking more

The Social Housing Partnership Fund in Scotland is providing facilities to make it easier for people to walk and cycle

Tell us what matters to you

Bookings now open for the 2022 National Walking Summit

London walking routes map goes from strength to strength

Get creative and #WalkForTheWorld this October!

Chancellor confirms £2bn investment for walking and cycling

Children nationwide taking steps to reduce air pollution

Latest government data confirms quieter streets are safer streets

Please send a tweet to your MP and let's #ReclaimOurPavements.


National Portrait Gallery 🖍📷🎨




Sound bath healing


All change art

Arts activism + cultural exchange

Co-op Community Fund and All Change


Collective Arts


Co-Production Collective


Conquest Art


Art Emergency #BreakTheGlass


Art UK

How does art end up in public collections?

Discover more about contemporary artists 🎨

Celebrating Black History Month 🎉

When artists travel 🌍

Ghosts, ghouls and art 🎃

Looking to nature 🌱

Demystifying the muse

Celebrating women sculptors

Celebrating Scotland's art and artists

A winter wonderland of art ⛄

Myths, fables and art

'Tis the season for art 🎄

A look back on 2021

Ringing in 2022 🔔

19th Jan 2022

Travel the world with art 🌍


64 Million Artists

We are human

We are culture

We are connected

Swap Shop ♻

Connect and Create


Don't forget your Dancing Shoes...

The Gift of Food 🍲

It's a wonderful world!

1, 2, 3...

Today's challenge will take you 1 minute ⏰

What's been bugging you?

The Language of Love 😍

What feeds your fire?

Starter for 10 ⏰

Creativity can take you anywhere…

What does Yellow taste like?

Abstract drawing

You've got a way with words..

If you're looking for a sign..

Travis Alabanza has a question for you!

What are you wearing today?

Today's the day!

Round and Round 🎶


Street wisdom

We've had a makeover!

Our new Audio Tracks

Take some time to wander

Upcoming Street Wisdom WalkShops

Events for January + Feb


If you are in a bad mood go for a walk

If you are still in a bad mood go for another walkable



Ignite Imaginations - latest news


Tangled feet

Looking back at Devolution Evolution | Premiere of Murmurations | New Outdoor Luton show coming soon | Butterflies Tour in 2022 – AUDIO OF NEWSLETTER

The Daily Haiku


Raindance – The best new indie films online, for free

🎬 Upcoming: Free Film Club ... 🎬


Abbianca Makoni – GXNG GIRLS




Otakar Kraus Music Trust

What's new in 2022 at OKMT!


What Works Wellbeing

How does volunteering affect the wellbeing of volunteers?

Community hubs and green space: real-world evidence for enhancing wellbeing

"Singing hurries along friendship": A Carers’ Music Fund insights podcast

How can you measure - and build - community spirit?

What psychological interventions work to improve mental wellbeing?

Why our relationship with nature matters?

How can music-making with others improve wellbeing?

Measuring the wellbeing of secondary school children

How can wellbeing measures improve public policy?

How has Covid-19 exposed housing inequalities?

Dying well: prioritising wellbeing at the end of life

How are our children doing? How do we know?

What helps individuals and communities to thrive?

Developing a theory of thriving

How can we measure community wellbeing?

Tackling loneliness in older adults

Link between loneliness + dementia?

How are we feeling? Subjective wellbeing insights


Social Value UK



The Continuation on Prevention Through Creative Arts



Our Online Safety Bill response and how you can get involved – EMAIL MP


Take action


Watch Now! Mansions of the Future: A Lasting Legacy


Peer Support


Not Westminster update





Hub of hope is 4 years’ old!




Still building bridges


Self- injury Support


Intentional Peer Support Newsletter

Peer support is about social change


"I don't go down there to talk to someone or to give them advice.

I go down there to listen, to have a conversation."

Chris Masters


Little Village




Friends, Families and Travellers - Government announces intention to criminalise trespass and strengthen police powers

Government planning harsh new laws for Gypsies and Travellers. Write to your MP today!

Stop the criminalisation of trespass — Meet your MP now!

Charity Awards win, Policing Bill, GRTHM and more...

FFT launch new training on delivering inclusive services to Gypsies and Travellers

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill — What happens next?

FFT Annual Report, PCSC Bill, Jeremy Clarkson and more...

Online workshop for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller campaigners – 8th Jan 2022

November newsletter: Crystal's Vardo, Health and Wellbeing Alliance and more...

Working in partnership: How councils can work with the voluntary and community sector to increase civic participation?

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill — Time to email your MP!

December newsletter: FFT Awards, Policing Bill updates and more...


Women's Aid launch Expect Respect Prevention Toolkit



The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (Napac)

0808 801 0331


Mad COVID – free yoga - Sundays



Centre for Mental Health - Latest mental health news and research

The truth about mental health inequality

Mental health for girls in the secure estate

An investment strategy for children & young people's mental health

Continuing the fight for equality in mental health in 2022


Good Grief






Centre for ageing better

Good homes for all: a proposal to fix England's housing


Independent Age


Tackling loneliness

Help fix bereavement support – SIGN OPEN LETTER

Pension Credit: shocking new poverty statistics - PETITION

Our report into pension poverty is here!


Age UK

You can get support and advice from:

Domestic Abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). You can also visit their website where there’s a live chat and online messaging service, if you don’t feel able to call or email.

Adult Social Services at your local council.

Your GP or other NHS health providers.

Hourglass helpline: 0808 808 8141 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday) Hourglass are an organisation dedicated to ending harm and abuse to older people.

The Police: you can call the local Police on the 101 non-emergency number, or call 999 immediately in an emergency. If you are unable to speak when the operator answers, cough or tap your phone, and if prompted, press 55. This lets the operator know if you’re in an abusive household and need the Police but fear being heard.

Age UK Advice Line: 0800 169 65 65 (8am-7pm, 7 days a week) Or you can contact us online here.

The Silver Line: 0800 4 70 80 90 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) The Silver Line is a confidential helpline for older people.


It’s not 100% on you to make sure you’re safe online


Compassion in Dying


Age UK – RICHMOND runs FREE IT courses +





Endless opposition or a Progressive Alliance?

All great political movements are born in exile.

As ever, we are the people we have been waiting for.

All You Need to Know about a Progressive Alliance

Politics needs to change so we can change our society – to make it much more equal, sustainable and democratic.

We are convinced that can only happen if parties of the left and centre start to work together, or at the very least stop fighting one another.

After the Market? Capitalism and Social Democracy in the 2020s

From a post-pandemic reorientation around care to an embrace of citizens’ assemblies, the future is surely a shift from top-down directives to a plural politics that harnesses the bottom-up power of community.


Labour must embrace new power and a new democracy

The Green Route to Alliance-based Power

Change is coming - January 26th


While Boris parties, he's turning our country into an authoritarian state


Left Unity


Electoral Reform Society

People’s assembly!

‘Concentrated power’: 25% of Tory Party’s individual donations come from just 10 people

Voter ID bill back in parliament

Elections Bill - a Government priority

300,000 signatures handed in to Downing Street

Ministers avoid scrutiny, impose First Past the Post

Government sneak First Past the Post amendment into Elections Bill

Labour's PR vote - Next steps

Scottish Government refuses to recommend consent for Elections Bill


Unite votes to oppose First Past the Post

We can help you write to your local papers

ERS News: Safe seats and second jobs

Dominic Grieve calls for a halt to the Elections Bill

Cross-party MPs call for pause on Elections Bill


Make votes matter


The people must lead – PETITION

Local one-party states are a gift for lobbyists

Less First Past the Post, not more! -PETITION

Labour members back PR, but motion falls – PETITION

4 to 1.

Think about that for a moment.

Labour Party members just voted to back PR by 80% to 20%


Sir Keir Starmer: Make seats match votes - PETITION

I believe in equal votes – PETITION




Rally on Saturday 5th February 2022 in Parliament Square, London


Trust the people

Flatpack Democracy


Open space principles:

Whoever comes are the right people

Whenever it starts is the right time

When it’s over, it’s over

Whatever happens it is the only thing that could happen


Trust for London

Trust for London – Tackling poverty + inequality

Moving on Up: UK youth unemployment continues to rise; young black men are particularly affected

London's Poverty Profile – private renting

London's Poverty Profile 2021 out now

Pesos and Power - why we must ensure that power is shared in philanthropy

Life expectancy by London borough

Childhood obesity by London borough

Procurement for community public good: a guide

Homelessness and welfare benefits in London

Funding for community groups

Tonic Housing – Shared ownership community launched

People on out-of-work benefits, by London borough

London rent as a percentage of gross pay

London households in temporary accommodation

Temporary accommodation types

What happened to CEO pay in 2020?

Shared Wealth programme – housing grants approved

Nobody’s Home – How wealth investment locks Londoners out of housing

Benefits to society: Homeless young people's experiences of the social security system


27th Jan 2022

8th Feb 2022


St.Giles Trust


Jubilee Debt Campaign

What default means for Zambia

The latest news…

Sign the petition to Reset the Debt!

Tell big banks: Cancel the debt!

Share this video!

Stop debt ruining lives – Reset the Debt!

Update: IMF, World Bank Spring Meetings

The G7 summit: a let down


There are now 8.5 million people heavily in debt. That’s 1 in 6 of us.

So far little has been done and the pressure, including on people's mental health, can be unbearable.

One person told us that ‘Debt has social, emotional and mental side effects, the like of which are a silent venom.’


Update: The big debt debate


People of the global South have been rendered vulnerable to climate change because of poverty.

Discrimination and precarious living conditions are intensified under this ever-rising debt problem.

The global financial system is extractivist in essence – [characterised by] the extraction of human and natural resources for the relentless pursuit of profit and the ever-increasing use of fossil fuels..."
Mae Buenaventura, Asian People's Movement on Debt and Development

New blog on Haiti

Apply to come to COP26 in Glasgow

Let's stop the long-Covid debt crisis

Write to your local paper in just two mins...

Will you call on Boris to #CancelTheDebt for #ClimateJustice?

Urgent action: Justice for Mozambique


Drop Debt Save Lives – PETITION


Medical Cannabis access on the NHS - Alfie and I need your help! - PETITION


This week in weed


Unlock democracy

Hand over tainted donations - PETITION

A twin-pronged attack - PETITION

An attack on our rights - PETITION

Rigging the system - PETITION

Evidence must be protected – PETITION

Will Priti Patel listen? – PETITION

Stop delaying the COVID Inquiry - PETITION

Elections Bill Action Centre


'Dirty' money? – ADD YOUR NAME

We have to tackle the hate

A new Elections Minister - ACTION

Here and now – PETITION

Caught red handed - ACTION

Call off the attack on UK democracy - LETTER

Piling on the pressure

Including rally on 5th February


Taxpayers’ alliance

Dealing with HMRC is a famously laborious experience but they’re very aware that while members of the public might not like paying taxes, most of them tend to play by the rules.

Sadly, we can’t say the same about our universal credit system.

The Public Interest Law Centre recently pointed to an example of a client who had been asked for a “photo of you next to your street sign with your right hand holding it” and a “photo of you holding your local newspaper for the area you live (not a national tabloid paper).

This should be dated the same day as you upload the photo.”


Council energy firms lose £114 million

Public sector pensions bigger than national debt

Petition: Stop Public Sector Golden Goodbyes


Young people see affordable housing as a key issue that could improve their lives.

But currently, less than a quarter of 18- to 34-year-olds are projected to be able to buy a home by 2026.


MPs' could get pay rise to £84,000


Civitas: The Law Commission's Proposals on Hate Crime – 18th Jan 2022


McDonald’s has a sexual harassment problem – PETITION


Stop the Next Pandemic, McDonald's! - PETITION


Public Sexual Harassment – EMAIL MP


Stop appointing your mates to top jobs – EMAIL TO BORIS




🌏🌲🌳COP 26 - message of hope + friendship 🌏🌲🌳



The bike project

🌎There is no climate justice without racial justice

🌎Creating resilient communities is vital to develop economies that work for people and planet

🌎why collaboration is important in politics to enact radical change

🌎We launched a petition calling for tax incentives to favour retrofitting homes over new builds


Find alternatives to traditional consumerism

Collaboration Over Competition in Politics

Wales -The Future Generations Act

Weaving together regeneration and social justice for generations to come.

Because everything is a Green issue.

Now? They have the ‘world’s first commissioner of the unborn’, responsible for delivering social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being for current and future generations.

How does it work?

How do we measure impact on the future?

Are mindsets changing in Wales?

Is the act creating the systems change it set out to achieve?

Why do we need an act for future generations?

And what can England and beyond learn from Wales, as the Future Generations Bill is brought to Parliament?


The awful policing bill – EMAIL MP

Scottish Greens pledge new deal for renters

Intersectionality in the Green movement

petition calling for a Wellbeing Economy

'What is education for, and who pays?'

Julian Dean speaks to John Christopers about the 'zero carbon agenda' for sustainable buildings.

Benali Hamdache wrote about the need to help LGBT+ refugees.

Peter Cranie emphasised that the NHS data grab puts profit before people.

Universal Basic Income is a key part of Green Party policy


Natalie Bennett wrote about why we need a complete system change to save the planet


The Green Party warned that the government's pledge to resettle Afghan refugees is 'empty pr'

A bill to protect our planet – PETITION

Do you want to work with us?

Environment Bill Petition

responded to the World Health Organisation announcement that it was slashing its recommended limits for air pollution


Britain is still:

⚠️Talking about a new coal mine in Cumbria

⚠️Considering a new oil field off Shetland

⚠️Foreseeing a £27bn road building programme

⚠️Planning airport expansions


Overcharged Londoners paid £25 billion too much rent




Don’t test UK cosmetics on animals! - PETITION


Green new deal

Build back better – Green Jobs for All – sign the petition now!


Email MP – EDM 1766

🌏🌲🌳 10,000 stickers! 🌏🌲🌳

Are you 16-35? We need you!



 Back the Green New Deal bill


Extinction Rebellion Events


Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

The mainstream media blackout around the Bill makes it all the more urgent that we all get behind this campaign now.


Lords Voting

Starts MON 10 Jan ends MON 17 Jan

Let's get outside with a placard.

Individual vigils are as welcomed as group actions.

Never underestimate the power of a single person with a placard and information that is relevant to others.

If it wasn’t powerful, Priti Patel wouldn’t be desperate to make it illegal!


MON 17 Jan, 17:00-19:00

College Green (opposite House of Lords)

Be a real nuisance and join this irresistibly annoyingly event.

Bring anything you like that is loud!


Stop the New Edmonton Incinerator

SUN 16 Jan, 12:00-15:00

Edmonton Green Station


The Magic of People Power

THURS 20, 27 Jan, 2 Feb 19:00


Silvertown Tunnel Coalition

SAT 22 Jan, 11:00-15:00


Shell Out!

Shell HQ, Jubilee Gardens, SE1 7PG


COP26 Reflections Empathy Circles

THURS 08:00, FRI 18:00


Black Friday Blockades

Watch how XR activists blockaded 13 Amazon fulfilment centres to call out Amazon's crimes against people and planet.


Are Cows The New Coal?


Prison Watch

Every day, there is a vigil outside Wandsworth Prison in solidarity with jailed Paralympian climate activist James Brownwho was jailed on 24 September for taking action at City Airport: it takes place 6-7pm weekdays and 11-12pm at weekends. Recently, Tim Speers, an Insulate Britain and XR activist was also sent to Wandsworth.


Gold medal Paralympian James Brown was sentenced to 12 months in prison.

This was due to his action at London City Airport in October 2019 where James climbed onto a plane to raise the alarm about the climate and ecological emergency.


Post-Rebellion Survey - we need your voice!

2021 Actions Strategy: Act for the Impossible


Animal Rebellion v McDonalds

Should the public be better informed about the connection between animal farming and the climate and ecological emergency?

The meat industry clearly doesn’t think so - just like Big Oil, Big Meat spends millions to crush good climate policy.

And no doubt, they’d also prefer us to be unaware that meat production leads to thousands of air quality-related deaths every year

A 2019 EAT-Lancet Report found that, in order to feed a population of 10 billion within planetary boundaries, we need to slash meat consumption by 90%. Animal agriculture causes 80% of Amazon deforestation and McDonalds is content to source products from illegally deforested areas.

So, watch this 22-min documentary that explains why and how Animal Rebellion is demanding that McDonalds transitions to plant-based food within 4 years.

To add to the nudge, sign this petition.

Insulate Britain

world’s first Global Citizens’ Assembly

XR UK Newsletter January 2022


Send PCSC Bill Holiday Cards to the House of Lords!

Let’s wish them a happy New Year and thanks in advance for protecting the future of UK democracy …

by voting against the Bill! Everything needed is here.


Extinction Rebellion events – North

Conservation vs Human Rights

Since signing the Paris Agreement in 2016, the UK has paid £3.2 billion of public money to polluting North Sea oil and gas companies.



DO OR DIE: The 2021 XR UK Strategy is here!

Action calendar


Citizens’ Assemblies

2-mins watch

Why can’t the grown-ups just have a Citizens’ Assembly?


DNA Strategy Workshops

TUESDAYS, 19:00-20:30 Part 1

WEDNESDAYS, 19:00-20:30 Part 2

Part 1

Learn about some core concepts of social movement strategy and why we target the government. What makes us XR? What is our role in the movement of movements and how do we unite in our power to demand a better future?

Part 2

How do we create momentum and cycles of mobilisation? Grounding ourselves in key principles of civil disobedience, we take a look at our emergent strategy over the last 2 years.

We ask what now for 2021 and introduce the work of the UK Strategy Assembly and the latest update of the Action Strategy.

Email for more info.


Sing The Rebellion

TUES 11:30-12:30

FRIs 15:00-16:00

XR Song Carriers invite you to sing - no lyrics or experience needed. Everyone is welcome at these weekly sessions and particularly anyone interested in becoming a song carrier.


CEE Bill Campaign Shares

Every WEDS, 15:00-16:30

These gatherings are for CEE Bill campaigners who want to share information, ideas and experiences about campaign activities at the grassroots level or ask questions of the CEE Bill Team.


Candlelit Vigil & Letter Action for James Brown

Evenings from 7pm


Global Newsletter 60: Resistance Is Fertile


Paid to pollute campaign

Sign the open letter to stop the new Cambo oil field 📣

We're going to the High Court! 📣

The UK has given £4 billion to big polluters since the Paris Agreement 💷

BREAKING: We’re going to Court on Dec 8th! 📣

£14 billion for the oil and gas industry 💷


Three big things that happened in court ⚖️


The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill


Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill – PETITION


Empathy Cafe: our feelings and the future


Share the petition & help prevent a tidal wave of plastic pollution


Stop the U​.​K. from exporting its plastic waste - PETITION


The story of plastic


The Story of Stuff Project - Nestlé's Troubled Waters


The story of solutions


This is our land


Nestlé water sell

New Nestlé Owners, Same Old Game - PETITION


Friends of the Earth

Stop the coal mine, climate solutions to cure eco-anxiety, and Earthmovers winners

Urgent: Parliamentary debate ahead of UN climate talks

Please sign our open letter to the press before the UN climate talks

Please share this before the UN climate talks

Tell the Prime Minister: Mozambique needs green investment, not fossil fuel funding - PETITION

COP26 outcomes, eco-friendly gifts and new environment law


Save the bees – PETITION


NEW: Majority of UK believes polluters should pay, not us 📣


The Climate coalition

Show your MP what climate ambition looks like

Tell your MP to be a climate hero

Climate change is #TheFightThatUnites

Tell your MP to get to work on climate change

Show the love



Please take action for the people of Colombia and ask your MP to sign EDM 4, and stand up for the people of Colombia.

As of 2 June, 76 protestors have been murdered, 34 allegedly by police forces.

There have been 87 reported acts of gender-based violence (including sexual assault), over 2,000 arbitrary arrests, and 346 people are reported missing, suspected to have been ‘disappeared’.

And yet, Colombian President Duque continues to ramp up the militarised state response, deploying 7,000 military troops to bolster the security services responsible for widespread human rights violations.

We must ensure that the voices of ordinary Colombians calling for an end to police brutality, and a just post-Covid recovery, are not drowned out in a sea of repression and state violence.

Now more than ever, the young people, trade unionists, Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities, feminist collectives, and social movements leading the strikes need our solidarity.


Stop Arming Israel: Email your MP

Protect the right to protest – in the UK and everywhere

Stop the Pandemic Profiteers! Take action

End UK complicity in violence against Palestinians

G7 in Cornwall: sun, sea and hypocrisy. Take action

The road to a Global Green New Deal

MPs say: Policing Bill is threat to our rights

Turn pressure into policy: End the UK-Israel arms trade

Garment workers' lives are at risk. Act now! – PETITION

A historic opportunity to end the UK-Israel arms trade – EMAIL MP

Stop COP26 being a cop-out! – ACTION

A victory for Western Sahara – TAKE ACTION

The dirty secret behind the UK’s ‘clean’ energy transition - PETITION

Join the call for a Global Green New Deal – PETITION

🌍 Video 🌍

Stop JCB bulldozing Palestinian rights – PETITION


Save the children – PETITION

Get crafty – Wave of hope

The Prime Minster needs to hear from you

Universal Credit

Our voice is louder with the support of others


Tell us how you want to change the world - SURVEY


Colgate-Palmolive: Stop Destroying Rainforests, Before It’s Too Late - PETITION



Citizens Climate Assembly

Could car-free cities become a reality?

WATCH: Is climate change racist?

Finally, a bit of honesty...

Will you add your name to encourage the end of Industrial meat?

Fossil fuel fraud - EMAIL

Boris Johnson: COP-out

Young t-shirt designers wanted!

No new coal – PETITION

Black Friday vs the planet – 101 ways to be more sustainable

Protect the right to protest for a green, fair and peaceful world

This is urgent.

A Global South perspective on the fight against the climate crisis

Our 3 big goals for 2022

Your country needs you – EMAIL MP


Sued for saving our planet – PETITION


Make Amazon Pay! Email your MP



Solar train

Low Carbon Advertising policies – EMAIL

Climate-friendly travel is in trouble. Can you help?

Show us your parklet design this Clean Air Day.

North Somerset Council has just become the third city in the UK to introduce a 'Low Carbon Advertising Policy'.

The new policy puts an end to the promotion of petrol and diesel cars, airlines and fossil fuel companies on council-owned sites.

And over in France, we’re seeing the kind of leadership on cleaning up home heating that we need to see in the UK.

Success! Local councils to end advertising for high carbon products

Who’s up for some tree planting?

Did you know that not a single pedestrian or cyclist died in a traffic incident in the city of Oslo in 2019?

Tell your MP you want to see bolder action on clean heat


Power for People

Local Electricity Bill

Power for People is campaigning for a rapid transition to 100% clean energy that benefits local communities - ACTION

Why community energy is so important – EMAIL MP

Watch: The Power of Persistence

debates in Parliament

15th Feb 2022


City to sea




🐟 ACTION - M&S - Come clean about your salmon! 🐟






Sustain – campaigning

extend eligibility to Healthy Start vouchers to children

Read Sustain's new five-year strategy, Fertile Future

Adapting under pressure

How should government respond to the National Food Strategy?

Starkest climate warning yet

Join us #WriteNow

We need more government support this winter

Entrepreneurs needed for new organic food hub

Farm News - COP26 and Supply Chain special

Food Power: what worked?


📢 Keep markets open so they can serve their communities – VEG CITIES

Benefits of buying through short supply chains

🌱Green shoots: a year of Veg Cities campaigning

🎉 500th campaign participant joins Veg Cities and National Food Strategy

How can public sector food reduce its impact?

🍁🍄 Autumn veg news

Freedom Of Information work🌍

Back British farmers🐄🍅 – EMAIL MP


Roots to Work - Big Livestock Versus the Planet


Campaign for preservation of rural England (CPRE)

We join 250 organisations in signing an open letter against the Policing Bill. Here’s why

The government’s bottling it – PETITION

URGENT: A message for Boris Johnson – TWEET

Act for hedgerows – PETITION

Ministers ‘to ditch overhaul of planning laws’ after criticism

Is your MP a hedgerow hero?

New research shows space for 1.3m homes on recycled land is being ignored

‘We can learn so much from its rhythms’: self-care inspired by the seasons

Star count – 26th Feb – 6th March

Happy hibernation: winter wellness tips inspired by nature


Coal Action Network – Adani coal mine - ACTION


Five million people will die this year due to fossil fuels globally, only 40,000 of those in the UK

Coal in Steel: problems and solutions

Is HSBC about to rule out Adani?

11th hour of a new coal mine extension - help us stop it


Don't gamble public money on gas! - PETITION


Campaign for Better Transport

Getting back on board

The way forward is public transport

"We need public transport"

Rail fare rise cancelled or simply delayed?

How would higher rail fares affect you?

Domestic flights are a climate disaster - Email MP

DON'T increase rail fares if you want a green future


The way forward is public transport – EMAIL MP

Let's build a green transport future - Email your MP, London Assembly member and councillor to protect London's public transport and grow active travel

Rail fare rise announced for 2022


Let’s take this Cornish petition to the next level!️ For Cornwall! ️ - Improve Cornish Public Transport - Make it Affordable, Connected and Frequent!




End War + Global Justice


Boris Johnson: Peacemaker, or arms dealer? - PETITION


Sum of Us

The dirtiest plastic on earth – PETITION

Nestlé is bullying an entire town – PETITION

Email your MP: protect the right to protest

URGENT: Amazon needs you – PETITION

Nutella – PETITION

Indigenous genocide?? – SIGN

HUGO BOSS: Exit the region of East Turkestan and remove Uyghur forced labour from your supply chain! - PETITION

Tesco’s deforestation scandal – PETITION

Dark side of social media – SEND A MESSAGE

HSBC's deforestation scandal – PETITION

Bayer does NOT belong at the UN – PETITION


Total greenwash – PETITION

Facebook – PETITION

Tell the UK Parliament to end corporate impunity - PETITION

Smurfit Kappa: stop destroying Indigenous land in Colombia - PETITION

Say no to an energy bill surcharge to build new nuclear. Send an email today

At least 27 people have died – EMAIL MP

Pillsbury – EMAIL

Meta spoof


Sainsbury’s – CAMPAIGN regarding salmon


Amos Trust

Amos Trust Spotify playlists

Write to your MP about home demolitions in Palestine

We Do Hope: A New Podcast from Amos Trust


BDS Movement - Tell Norway: Exclude CAF from public contracts!

Sign a petition telling the EU: Don’t finance Israel's military industry, respect refugee rights!

Allied Universal Have Acquired G4S. We Need Your Help

Boycott Pillsbury campaign needs your help!

FC Barcelona cancelled! Urge Atlético Madrid and Inter Milan not to play in apartheid Israel

Urge Allied executives to stop G4S complicity in Israeli occupation and apartheid!

UN General Assembly are meeting now. Demand they call for #UNinvestigateApartheid

General Mills needs to hear from you - the West Bank is NOT in Israel!



Sign the petition: Demand President Biden and Vice President Harris to allow entry to families denied by Trump’s Muslim and African Bans

Add your name: Urge President Biden to keep his promise to close Guantánamo prison.

Citizenship for all – PETITION




Palestine Solidarity Campaign - Stop KKL-JNF's Land Grab! – EMAIL MP

Government poised to block Israeli accountability – EMAIL MP

Stop DSEI: No arms fairs in our cities ✊ - PETITION

🚨JUST RELEASED: Local gov pension funds still invest BILLIONS in war crimes

Don’t let Boris Johnson defend Israeli war crimes! – PETITION

URGENT ACTION: Israeli forces raid Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood

Israeli demolitions in Silwan happening NOW - ACTION

Help us fight Israeli apartheid

TAKE ACTION: University of Manchester's outrageous censorship of Palestine

Do you think the UK should be giving Israel weapons? – EMAIL MP

URGENT: Liverpool City Council leadership MUST ACT NOW

Send a letter to PayPal to end discrimination against Palestinians! 🚫


URGENT: Israel attacks six human rights organisations

Visit the first Palestinian Platform to monitor and document digital rights violations 💭

WRITE TO THE FOREIGN OFFICE: Thousands more political prisoners need to be released, and Israel must end its use of administrative detention now.


Hateful Network: 9 out of 10 Palestinians were subjected to hate speech on social media platforms!


Divest for justice for Palestine! - ACTION


Israel spied on Palestinian human rights defenders with NSO Pegasus software


Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association – ACTION ALERT


Urgent Intervention for the Immediate Release of Amal Nakhleh


Israeli Prison Service Denies Humanitarian Release Appeal for Political Prisoner Khalida Jarrar to Attend Her Youngest Daughter's Funeral

Birzeit University Student Layan Nasir Targeted Amid Israel’s Broader Silencing Campaign Against Palestinian Students

Israeli Minister of Interior to Officially Revoke Permanent Residency of HRD Salah Hammouri

Israel's Failed Attempt to Criminalize and Discredit Palestinian Civil Society – ACTION



The Attacks on Palestinian Digital Rights


1 in 5 Palestinian civil society organizations are not on social media!


Human Rights Watch agrees - it's apartheid


Stop ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem – WRITE TO YOUR MP


What does the online space for children and youth in Jerusalem look like?


This Land Day tell CAF & PUMA to end support for Israel’s illegal land grabs


China Planning Research Group – 19th Jan 2022


Global Justice Now

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility and inequality of the global economy like nothing before

⌛ 100 days before COP26

Suspend patents on Covid-19 vaccines - PETITION

A trade deal with India needs to be different – ADD YOUR NAME

Fossil fuel companies demanding $18bn through corporate courts

Join our action for a vaccine patent waiver

UN-believable: rich countries still well short on climate finance – PETITION


Fossil fuel companies are using the Energy Charter Treaty and other corporate courts to demand $18bn from governments over climate action.

There’s a real threat that they will succeed in suing governments into a state of climate paralysis.

We know the danger, but we also know it is a system that thrives on secrecy. When people learn about what is going on, they are up in arms and the system is indefensible.


From shame to action: ask the UK to change course

Moderna is standing in the way of global vaccine production

😱Pharmaceutical companies made a killing this week

Tell the rich world to pay up at COP26

COP26 – our verdict

🙅Moderna has blocked our emails – PETITON

Spain’s massive step on the pandemic – ACTION

At least 27 people have died – EMAIL MP

Climate change will hit people in extreme poverty the hardest – SIGN

Revealed: Fossil fuel giants could claim $9 trillion

Omicron: Why has the world still not suspended patents?

A year of Covid-19 vaccinations: back to square one?

Trade minister gets coal for Christmas

The Truth about Pfizer

Big banks profiting during the pandemic

Get ready for 2022

Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO


Rule out insuring the West Cumbria mine


Join our friends in Australia to stop a coal mega-mine


Global Citizen – Support vulnerable farmers

Zimbabwe Urged to End Child Marriage After Girl, 14, Dies in Childbirth

Amazon Wants to Build New Africa Headquarters on Indigenous Land

Greta Thunberg Bluntly Captures Stakes of Climate Crisis in Wake of IPCC Report

Why I'm Fleeing Afghanistan Despite Taliban Promises

Afghanistan is spiralling – EMAIL MP

Business Leaders: Step up and Stop Climate Change - PETITION

Young Women in France Can Now Receive Contraception for Free

Christine and the Queens: Why the Androgynous Pop Star Quit the Internet

Meet the Young Activist Who Got the Tampon Tax Banned in the UK

Leaked Documents Show Countries Lobbying Against Climate Action

Everything to Know About Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

I’ve Fought FGM for 20 Years. It Terrifies Me How Many Girls Have Been Cut During COVID-19

Stop Cambo

Poland-Belarus Border Crisis: What's Happening and What Does It Mean for Refugees & Migrants?

16 Days of Activism♀️

‘Biggest Single Loss of Life’: Calls for Action After 27 People Die Crossing English Channel

3 Survivors of Online Gender-Based Violence Share Their Stories

Did you know that 85% of women reported witnessing online violence, and nearly 40% have experienced it personally?

7 Genuinely Shocking Facts About Our Global Waste Problem

Tell UK pension funds: stop funding the climate crisis now

A green pension for a green planet – EMAIL


URGENT: Stop UK aid cuts to Yemen


We own it

Serco shareholders will pocket MILLIONS from this crisis

Public ownership of rail now🚆 - EMAIL

Join the fight for better buses today 🚌

We're on the telly! 📺

Council leaders, call on Matt Hancock to Scrap Serco - EMAIL

🚨🚌🚨 3 weeks to win better buses for West Yorkshire

Do you want Virgin making decisions on your health?

Stop the Corporate Takeover Bill: ask your MP to take the pledge

Almost 5%🚆- EMAIL MP

Parliament wants your views on the NHS Bill📢

The government just made a BIG concession on the NHS Bill💥 – EMAIL MP

🚌 The results are in: it’s time to end bus privatisation! – EMAIL MP

Ed Miliband talked about the Green New Deal

committing to “a green Britain where public and alternative models of ownership play their proper role in making the transition affordable, secure and fair.”

The sleaze scandal gives you massive leverage – EMAIL MP

Sign the petition to demand the Lords protect our NHS

Stop the privatisation of vaccine development! – PETITION


Campaign against the arms trade (CAAT)

What happened at ‘It Starts Here’

Arms sales back on trial! - PLEASE SHARE

Defund Military – ACTION

New data published today by think tank SIPRI reveals that UK military spending increased by almost 3% in 2020, making the UK the 5th biggest military spender in the world.

Over next 4 years £24bn for the climate vs £188bn for the military

The UK’s hidden arms sales

Tell your MP to support the new Israel Arms Trade (Prohibition) Bill

A Thank You and CAAT Updates

Warton's War on Yemen


Justice for Yemen: tell the International Criminal Court to prosecute!


Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Polling commissioned by CND shows that 77% of the UK public support a total ban on all nuclear weapons globally, including 71% of Conservative voters and 83% of Labour voters.

Almost 60% specifically said they want the government to sign up to the UN's new ban treaty to bring that change about.

But shamefully the government is refusing to even consider this crucial agreement, which has already been signed by 86 countries worldwide.

CND is campaigning for the government to take this crucial step towards securing a world without nuclear weapons.

Get involved!

In a move that no-one expected, the UK has announced it will increase the number of nuclear weapons it has by 40% - the first time the numbers will go up since the Cold War.

Read the magazine to find out more about how this dangerous move breaks international law.


Nuclear ban: what's next?

No to Nuclear Power petition

No More Nuclear Warheads – EMAIL BORIS

No more nuclear weapons: take action now

Lobby your MP to help scrap the warhead increase

'Cautious optimism' for Iran nuclear deal

Legal opinion on Government's nuke plans

Expert legal opinion has confirmed what we all suspected: that the Government's decision to increase the UK's stockpile of nuclear warheads is illegal under international law.

Following the announcement of the increase, CND commissioned a Legal Opinion authored by renowned experts Professor Christine Chinkin and Dr Louise Arimatsu.

Their findings show a clear breach of Article VI of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

UK’s aircraft carrier on the way to the Pacific

More information on Resist G7’s website.

Report the UK to the UN: new CND campaign

The UK has broken international law: report the government to the UN

Why we mark Hiroshima Day

Tank the arms fair: protesting against dealing in death

UK to send weapons-grade uranium to Australia

Climate not Trident: protest at COP26 conference

Ask your MP to sign EDM 493 on the AUKUS military pact

Reporting the UK to the UN for breaking international law

Lobby your MP to vote against the


Nuclear Weapons are banned: what does this mean for Britain? - 21st Jan


Stop the war coalition

Keep Up Pressure on Saudi Arms Sales

Yemen still needs your help

The British Government is Isolated in its Support for the War on Yemen. We Must Force a U-Turn

Stop the War Condemns Biden’s Airstrikes on Syria

Lobby to end British support for the war on Yemen: Request a meeting with your MP

Say No to Tory War Games

Dangerous Games


Statement on Afghanistan

The disaster now unfolding in Afghanistan is the consequence of a twenty-year long failed military intervention.

The responsibility rests with the US, British and other NATO governments which plunged into a war that was always doomed to fail.

The starting of the conflict, not the manner of the ending of it, was the problem.


Twenty years ago, at the moment of its foundation, the Stop the War Coalition, representing a broad range of political and social movements and organisations, warned against the rush to war and urged other ways of responding to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

In particular, we argued that military occupation of Afghanistan could not lead to stable governance, and would be rejected as a foreign imposition by many Afghans.


We asserted then and believe now that democracy and human rights can rarely be imposed externally, and must be the product of the efforts of the peoples themselves if it is to prove durable.


The defeat of the US and British militaries in Afghanistan means that this intervention joins those in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen as a calamity that has cost tens of thousands of lives and vast resources to no purpose.

It is time that the “war on terror”, the pretext for these interventions, is declared over.


The British government should take a lead in offering a refugee programme and reparations to rebuild Afghanistan, an act which would go a great deal further in advancing the rights of the Afghan people, women in particular, than continued military or economic intervention in the fate of the Afghanistan.


We urge politicians of all parties to learn the lessons of the failed wars of intervention and turn to international cooperation as the means of resolving disputes and tackling problems of poverty and underdevelopment


The Lesson Of Afghanistan: No More Foreign Wars!

Stop Excluding Military Pollution from Climate Agreements -PETITION

Lift the Sanctions. Stop the Famine. Let Afghanistan Live – SIGN LETTER


Protest Against Blair's Knighthood Windsor 13 June


Tony Blair petition


Stop the Nationality & Borders Bill


This bill is draconian, racist and a threat to democracy.

We must stand against it.


No Knighthood for Tony Blair - Military Families Speak Out – 20th Jan








Do not suffocate the truth


Syrian women deliver a message to the Assad regime


Searching for truth after ISIS




Appeal from teachers: Protect Syrian children


Ask your MP to mark the 10th anniversary of the Syrian revolution


Syria -Demand urgent action from the UN to respond to the crisis in Idlib


Syria - Ten years


Sign our petition and ask that everyone can live and love without fear in Italy.


Every child's right - PETITION


Free Tibet

Take Action: Say No to Beijing 2022

Airbnb: Stop Sponsoring Beijing 2022 - ACTION

Rare Video Emerges from Tibet; CCP's 100th Anniversary

Detention and torture of Tibetans

Rinchen Kyi, a Tibetan teacher, needs your help!

Free Tibet reveals huge crackdowns in small Tibetan town

Billboard company bans Tibetans' message at COP26

Tibetans' message for COP26: Climate Justice for Tibet!

Tell the UK government: Stop funding repression in Tibet!

Prime Minister, will you say NO to genocide?

Urgent: the US Announces Boycott, the UK Must Follow!

Huge news! UK announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022

Tibetan children separated from parents

Uncovered: China's ruthless attempts to control Tibetan town


Ban the import of cotton from the Xinjiang region! - PETITION


Shocking human rights abuses – SEND A MESSAGE TO ZARA


Jewish voice for peace


Five principles for dismantling antisemitism

Do not isolate antisemitism from other forms of oppression.
Challenge political ideologies that foment racism, hate, and fear.
Create environments that affirm and celebrate all expressions of cultural and religious life.

Make undoing all forms of racism and bigotry both policy and daily practice.

Practice safety through solidarity, not law enforcement.


Tell Florida State University: Stop harassing Palestinian students

Stop Jerusalem Expulsions and Save Sheikh Jarrah – PETITION

Tell Facebook to restore the AMED Studies’ page immediately!

Tell Middlebury College: Protect Palestinian students!

Oct 12: A Conversation on Racism, Colonialism, and Black-Palestinian Solidarity

Alert: Tell George Washington University to stop discriminating against Palestinians - ACTION


I was sentenced to 20 days in the Israeli military jail | Refuser Solidarity Network

Sent letter of support


What did the Palestinian Digital Space look like in 2020?


Stop the wall

World without Walls - Europe petition


No Israeli killer drones for the EU

URGENT: Angela Davis silenced by Butler University – PETITION

Action Alert: Stop Israeli home demolition and persecution of human rights defenders


Aboriginal flag banned from Parliament - PETITION


Five Aboriginal people have died in custody since March – PETITION


I didn't come from overseas.

I came from here.

My language, in spite of whiteness trying to penetrate into my brain by assimilationists — I am alive, I am here and now — and I speak my language.

I practise my cultural essence of me.

Don't try and suppress me and don't call me a problem.

I am not the problem.

I have never left my country nor have I ceded any part of it.

Nobody has entered into a treaty or talked to me about who I am.

I am Arrernte Alyawarre female elder from this country.

Please remember that.

I am not the problem




Incarceration Nation


Please lodge a submission Beetaloo fracking


Mining giants have money, but we have a movement


Unite with Traditional Owners against fracking! - PETITION


Australia - How people are getting rich from your unemployment


Michael West has blown the lid on Australia's secretive billionaires


9 new pharmaceutical billionaires while 300,000 die - PETITION


It’s ‘Freedom Day,’ but not for everyone - PETITION




Origin has no shame


You can sign a petition without donating anything

Our voting rights are under attack


More alternative information sources


Black British Voices: A chance to get your voice heard


Freedom Press Autumn Newsletter

November newsletter (plus booklaunch invite!)


Belling Cat

We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People

Conflict In Central Asia + Future Open-Source Tools

Mysterious drones over Ethiopia + A(nother) award for our Navalny investigation

Far Right Memes (and why they matter) + New Trainings + Call for Submissions

Far-Right Football Fanatics + The Secretive 'Bladed' US Missile

Two News Emmy Awards for Bellingcat 🏆🏆

essay about the traps of the attention economy

Male State Misogynists + A Far-Right Figure Is Convicted

After Wagnergate + QAnon in Germany

The Killing Of Lucas Villa

A Rendezvous with Rundo + Meeting the Male State + A Patreon Podcast


The Bureau of investigative Journalism

📢 British cheese and chocolate linked to catastrophic deforestation in Brazil

Cathedral City cheddar – Anchor butter + Cadbury chocolate

Smoke Screen

📢 Rule changes to revolutionise family court reporting

📢 HSBC led big banks’ charge against climate change action

The Closed Doors of Possession Courts: How Bureau Local battled judges and big banks to report evictions

📢 City law firms make millions while top corruption cases tumble

Why we're opening up evictions data


People’s Newsroom Community

26th January 2022 + 23rd Feb + 23rd March + 27th April + 25th May + 22nd June + 27th July + 24th August + 28th September + 26th Oct + 23rd Nov

Made in Bury

Welsh Inclusive Journalism Network

Exposing environmental destruction creates change – and we won’t stop


Centre for women’s justice


New Internationalist

A caring economy

Open borders 2050 +

We’re living in a time of counter-revolution. What now?

How to feed the world without damaging it

The case for nature

Democracy on the edge?

Freedom food

Vaccine equality – who gets it?

How Big Food targets the Global South

Myanmar: The world must do more

Climate collapse demands conditional optimism

Who gets to eat?

How West Africa is losing irreplaceable nutritious fish to Northern consumers


What if...armed forces were abolished?

10 steps to end world hunger

COP26 – the story so far

The Future of Work

Climate reparations, Indian farmers and a call for your story ideas

From decolonization to KFC – 2021’s top stories


Double Down news


Megaphone - Sick pay is key to containing the spread of the virus – PETITION

Have you heard the news?

Mayor Andy Burnham has just announced he’s taking Greater Manchester’s buses back into public control.

Can you get our West Yorkshire bus petition to 10k by asking a friend to sign?

Introduce a Right to Disconnect for all UK workers

#sickpayforall – EMAIL MP

Grossly irresponsible – PETITION

Support cleaners organising for £10 an hour – PETITION

End fire and rehire for good – WRITE MP

Save London’s public transport – PETITION

Stand with striking scaffolders - PETITION

Tell your MP: Don’t derail our public transport


Left foot forward

People’s covid inquiry

The Landlord Parliament

Less confrontational, more diverse and more nuanced politics: Caroline Russell on PR in London


a growing backlash over plans to raise national insurance contributions

Proposals to hike national insurance contributions to fund social care is not only yet another breach of the Tory 2019 manifesto, but is set to unfairly hammer young people and low-paid workers

A senior barrister says it could be in breach of international law – Election bill

13 policies from the SNP-Green Programme for Government that put Westminster to shame

10,000 Airbnbs and nowhere to live: Cornwall’s housing crisis

Want to take big money out of British politics? Here’s how

creation of a state-run energy company


MPS - Andrew Mitchell, Julian Smith and Chris Grayling are all earning at least £100,000 through their consultancy or advisory work


Diane Abbott MP writes for LFF about the long running campaign to privatise the NHS and why we must fight back.

Tory MPs now want you, the taxpayer, to cover the legal costs of their sleaze cases.

Prof Prem Sikka: UK is drowning in political and institutional sleaze

exclusive poll for LFF has found that almost twice as many voters support the idea of a universal basic income (UBI) compared to those who oppose the idea.

home secretary Priti Patel is facing a legal challenge from her own staff over her inhumane policy of pushing back boats in the Channel.

Tories are on track to lose their majority according to new analysis

Diane Abbott MP writes for LFF about how the government has manufactured a ‘migrant crisis’

Jacob Rees-Mogg under investigation by parliamentary standards commissioner

How did Hancock's pub landlord secure a Covid contract?

two in five people in England and Wales from an ethnic minority background could become eligible to be deprived of their citizenship without warning

Wera Hobhouse MP: One year on from the Government’s Ten Point Plan – how are they doing on electric vehicles?

Sun’s current deputy editor James Slack is also accused of having attended the party.

2 in 5 people from an ethnic minority background could become eligible to be deprived of their citizen status without warning


Our media isn't diverse.

It’s the second most socially exclusive profession in the country.

94% of people working in journalism are white.
Less than 1 in 20 journalists come from Muslim backgrounds.

Only 1 in 50 are black.


Do rules not apply to billionaires either?

Our housing market is broken: let’s put first homes first, second homes second

There’s a progressive way to live with Covid that includes protecting the most vulnerable

Cannabis, ketamine and speed to be decriminalised in London by Sadiq Khan

The Tory government has used the cover of Brexit for its never-ending class wars

the government’s controversial use of a ‘VIP lane’ for awarding two PPE contracts has been ruled unlawful by the High Court

Carole Cadwalladr + Arron Banks

Why the world’s largest trade deal is bad news for Boris Johnson


Access capitalism

millionaire Mohamed Amersi has claimed that through a combination of membership fees to Conservative Party Co-Chairman Ben Elliot's company and donations to the party, he has met Prince Charles and been invited to dine with ministers. He has referred to the set up as "access capitalism


The Conversation

Logical thinking, curiosity, evidence-based decision making and fresh perspectives are all benefits brought by neurodiversity.

Mother and baby homes inquiry: now reveal the secrets of Ireland’s psychiatric hospitals

Now a study of hospitals in East London – one of the most diverse parts of the UK – has revealed that Asian COVID patients were 49% more likely to die within 30 days of admission compared to patients from white backgrounds. Black people were 30% more likely to die with COVID-19 than white people. These differences can’t be explained away by underlying conditions or geography, but are probably driven by social disadvantage, the study’s authors write.

Compulsory vaccination: what does human rights law say?

Chalk streams: why ‘England’s rainforests’ are so rare and precious

Life after COVID: most people don’t want a return to normal – they want a fairer, more sustainable future

Parklets, traffic-free zones and outdoor eating: how COVID is transforming our cities

Charity shops: why they beat the rest of the high street as a retail experience

Multiracism: why we need to pay attention to the world’s many racisms

How to remain youthful and resilient despite stress

Hong Kong: how colonial-era laws are being used to shut down independent journalism

Nudges: four reasons to doubt popular technique to shape people’s behaviour

Meat and dairy gobble up farming subsidies worldwide, which is bad for your health and the planet

Novak Djokovic: the legal problem of having one rule for some, another for everyone else

Why haven’t petrol prices gone back down yet? A new business model might explain why

The science that is helping researchers find the ‘disappeared’ in Latin America

The wiring in your plane could soon be made from recycled plastic – new research

Crypto countries: Nigeria and El Salvador’s opposing journeys into digital currencies – podcast


Bad Science Watch Update



Hundreds of Children Are Stuck in Psychiatric Hospitals Each Year Despite the State’s Promises to Find Them Homes

It wasn’t the first time the NYPD killed someone in crisis. For Kawaski Trawick, it only took 112 seconds

Leaked Documents Show How China’s Army of Paid Internet Trolls Helped Censor the Coronavirus

Trove of never-before-seen records reveal how the wealthiest avoid income tax

How China Spreads Its Propaganda Version of Life for Uyghurs

We Are Releasing the Full Video of Richard Sackler’s Testimony About Purdue Pharma and the Opioid Crisis

How Facebook undermines privacy protections for Its 2 billion WhatsApp users

Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge.

A Guantanamo Detainee’s Case Has Been Languishing Without Action Since 2008. The Supreme Court Wants to Know Why

Conservationists See Rare Nature Sanctuaries. Black Farmers See a Legacy Bought Out From Under Them.

Three children attacked a Black woman. A sheriff’s deputy arrived — and beat her more.

Louisiana Deputy Who Slammed a Black Woman on the Pavement Was Named in Multiple Suits, Records Show

They Knew Industrial Pollution Was Ruining the Neighborhood’s Air. If Only Regulators Had Listened.

How Steve Bannon Has Exploited Google Ads to Monetize Extremism

A Patient in a Psychiatric Ward Was Seen on Video Possibly Being Sexually Assaulted. No One Reported It.

Accused of Refusing Aid to Disabled Kids, a State Agency Responded — by Hiring a PR Firm

The Insurrection: One Year Later – 6th Jan 2022

New Documents Prove Tennessee County Disproportionately Jails Black Children, and It’s Getting Worse

Chicago’s “Race-Neutral” Traffic Cameras Ticket Black and Latino Drivers the Most

A Return to Robo-Signing: JPMorgan Chase Has Unleashed a Lawsuit Blitz on Credit Card Customers

The nonprofit college that spends more on marketing than financial aid



Socialism Is Gaining Popularity, Poll Shows

Socialism = no war + no hierarchy + need not profit?

Capitalism = war + hierarchy + profit not need?



Those most affected by the pandemic must be heard to shape a fair and healthy recovery

Who decides what is credible + valid data?


The Truth about Pfizer

Is the UK paying too much?

Transformative Justice: Thriving Forward Together

What Does Accountability Look Like Without Punishment?

Letting Go: Wisdom From Our Grief

‘I felt powerless – so I started filming’ / CyclingMikey on his one-man battle with dangerous drivers

The Case for Slow Work

Less Work, More Living

Black Sexual Violence Survivors Are Telling Their Stories -- Only to Be Punished

I Worked for a Refugee Support Organization in Calais. Here's What I Saw.

Alicia Garza Talks About the Purpose of Power

Coronavirus / End mass jabs and live with virus, says ex-head of vaccine taskforce

Race / Colston protester says Tories are misusing acquittals to fan flames of culture war

Life after a great leap: lessons from people who dropped everything in search of happiness

Serco’s Rupert Soames / Dicing with scandal on outsourcing’s front line

Apple / Boss Tim Cook was paid nearly $100m last year, filings show

Novak Djokovic wins his case against the Australian government

Lethal Robotic Weapons Systems Are on the Rise, But So Is the Fight to Stop Them

When Revolutionary Moments Arise Again -- and They Will -- What Will We Do?

Andy Murray Makes An Obvious Point About Nigel Farage's Decision To Wade Into The Novak Djokovic Row

Can Divestment Deliver Climate Justice?

Manchester electronic ad boards each use electricity of three households

Today in Focus / A moral victory: what the Colston Four acquittal means for future protests

How health care is turning into a consumer product

Is the pandemic making juries less fair?

Police-Led Youth Programs Don't Actually Combat the School-to-Prison Pipeline

The U.S. Drops an Average of 46 Bombs a Day While Grandstanding for Peace

Former Army Chaplain at Guantánamo Was Jailed There Himself

Today in Focus / Guantánamo Bay at 20: why have attempts to close the prison failed?

Protein from gorse bushes could feed millions of people, says expert

The covid-19 pandemic pushed millions of Indians into poverty

Prevention Centers Save Lives, But Only Radical Change Will End Overdose Crisis

Activists Are Challenging Laws That Enable Vulture Funds to Exploit Global South

Desmond Tutu and the Power of Apology

'Mistake' / Djokovic blames agent over Australian paperwork and admits not isolating after positive Covid result

Windfall tax: how the North Sea is churning out cash for oil and gas barons

Pfizer Starts the Year by Hiking Prices on 125 Drugs

Inequality / Ill health in ‘left behind’ areas costs England £30bn a year, says report

Novak Djokovic / Tennis star faces fine or prison for breaking isolation while Covid positive

Prince Andrew / Duke faces trial after judge refuses to dismiss Giuffre case

Covid / Hilco took £25m in dividends from Homebase despite £10.6m in aid

Native Perspective on Homelessness

Biden Urged to Eliminate Land-Based Nuclear Missiles as U.S. Policy Is Revised

Public Health Professionals Must Demand an End to the Use of Weaponized Drones

More Afghans May Die From U.S. Sanctions Than at the Hands of the Taliban

We Can't Let Radical Hope Disappear Into the Abyss of Authoritarianism

Guantánamo Isn't Ancient History. It Has Become a "Forever Prison."

Painting a Fuller Picture of Our Ancestors’ Humanity

I Am a Future Ancestor

Vandana Shiva on the Way Forward


Friendship group


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THANK YOU - e-voice for being there - for FREE - for communities like us


Mental Health Act Statistics, Annual Figures - 2020-21


CQC ratings of NHS mental health trusts


2020 Freedom of information request


Click on the Trust name (left column) to access detailed responses








2gether NHS Foundation Trust - Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust






5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust






Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust






Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust






Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

190 - 19 people





Bexley Health Limited






Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust






Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation trust






Bradford District NHS Foundation Trust






Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust






Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust






Care UK






Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust






Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust






City Health Care Partnership Cic






Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust






Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust






Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust






Cumbria Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust






Cygnet Health Care Limited






Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust






Devon Partnership NHS Trust






Dorking Healthcare Limited






Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

22 people



Over 39?


Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust now merged Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust






East London NHS Foundation Trust






Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust






Gloucestershire health + care NHS foundation trust

10 people





Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust - Hertfordshire + Worcestershire Health + Care NHS trust

16 people – 132 “treatments”





Humber NHS Foundation Trust






Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

287 sessions – 29 people





Lancashire Care






Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust






Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

37 people - 420 sessions





Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust






Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust






Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust






Mersey Care NHS Trust Case Reference IC-111370-C5X8












Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust






North East London NHS Foundation Trust






North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust






North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust






Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

176 sessions – 14 people





Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust






Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - IC-115137-P8P8






Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust






Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

19 people





Partnerships In Care Ltd






Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust






Plymouth Community Healthcare (Cic) - NOW LIVEWELL SOUTH WEST






Priory Group Limited






Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust






Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust






Solent NHS Trust

Does not do ECT





Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merger somerset partnership NHS foundation + Taunton + somerset NHS foundation trust

19 people 196 sessions

not provided




(South) Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

550 sessions – 56 people?





South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust






South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust now MIDLANDS PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST






South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust

353 sessions – 32 people





South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust






Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust






Staffordshire and Stoke On Trent Partnership NHS Trust - Midlands Partnership foundation trust






Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust






Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

119 - 1635 sessions





Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust






Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust






The Huntercombe Group






The Retreat Hospital






Trent Pts






West London Mental Health NHS Trust

21 people





Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust NOW PART OF HEREFORDSHIRE







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Community asset mapping

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