Mariam + Ansari + Asad + Housing first + Friendship group + stopping ECT + Stopping conversion therapy +
"Where, after all, do human rights begin?
In small places, close to home -so close and small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world.
Yet they are the world.”
New bill quietly gives powers to remove British citizenship without notice
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
What has emerged from our discussions is a very strong enthusiasm for an event next year that brings together academics, race equality campaigners and people with lived experience of racism.
We are reluctant to call it a ‘conference’ because we want it to be significantly different from a traditional academic conference.
We suspect it will be a combination of a traditional conference, a ‘gathering of forces,’ an academic/practitioner learning event, and may even involve some elements of an ‘unconference’.
In particular, we want to create an opportunity not just for knowledge to be conveyed from a platform to an audience, but for knowledge to be created in the room as a result of the interaction between academic researchers, practitioners and those with lived experience.
But much of that will depend on what the wider sector thinks about the idea.
We are therefore, while things are still at a very early stage, beginning consultation with the wider racial justice sector about what you think, and how you would like to contribute to this event, and our first step is an informal on-line call taking place on Thursday 2nd December, between 12 and 1pm.
We believe that in the light of the re-energising of the sector that we have seen since the emergence of Black Lives Matter, this could be the right time for an important strategic conference that builds new relationships and refreshes old ones.
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
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?
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?
Conversion therapy ban -call for evidence by 10th December
Discussion parliament - 24th Nov
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
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
Should we be talking about endings in Housing First? -30th Nov
If you would like to attend an online friendship group meeting
(FREE -CONFIDENTIAL -ALL WELCOME)
on the 25th November 2021 - 11am to 1pm
just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send the link for you to join in
BBC Feature Film
Ian - Wild Mind Project
Who was Dürer?
Make memories this winter ð
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
Noticing nature: Eight practical exercises you can try to improve your mood
Arts -Activism -education -research
F.E.E.L. - Friends of East End Loonies
Community Catalysts CIC - Supporting more passionate people make positive differences
Shining a light on the valuable (not vulnerable)
Creating an impact and giving people a strong voice
Hearing from people who know...and an invitation to collaborate
A Caring Mind | A blog for carers of mental health
Poverty eradication organisations + self-expression
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?
Journey to justice project
addressing poverty with lived experience (APLE)
Allow all people to work flexibly if they want to - PETITION
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!
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 …
2021 AGM -online -29th November to 1st December
Grassroots groups funding survey - prize draw 13th December
We stand as a coalition, calling for a stronger, more pragmatic benefits system.
POLL: Does your work relate to housing justice and spatial equity?
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
Making your own safe space, with Tobi Adebajo
Podcast with Tobi Adebajo via Sickbabe Podcast
‘Urgent action needed’ to ensure disabled people are not neglected in climate battle
Article by John Pring via Disability News Service
Tips for funders: red flags for grassroots groups
Vlog with Ruairi White & NSUN Side By Side Fund Grantees via NSUN
Tips for funders: improving grant-making for grassroots groups
Vlog with Ruairi White & NSUN Side by Side Fund Grantees via NSUN
“The women we were helping wouldn’t go anywhere but us”: Interview with Leah Chikamba, Founder of Angels of Hope
Interview with Leah Chikamba via NSUN
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
Petition to Scrap Care Charges Inclusion London
NSUN side by side fund
StopSIM Coalition Petition
Whose Social Care is it Anyway? -14th Dec
Shake! the system -2nd Dec
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
DWP ‘offer to settle’ policy -call to share experiences
If you, or someone close to you has experienced this process since September 2020 and you’d be happy to talk further, please contact Policy Officer Mary at email@example.com
The Public Law Project
The Good Lobby
Social Change Initiative
Involvement opportunity - Black men's lived experience of detainment
Contact Hari Sewell at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
INVITATION TO CO-CREATE A LIBRARY FOR JUSTICE
To get in touch and find out more:
Tel: 07902 461198
UNIVERSAL CREDIT: WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE TO MAKE IT FIT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES?
You can find all our new video resources by and for user-led groups here.
Introducing Experts by Experience
contact Gill at email@example.com
Have you been on a mental health inpatient unit on "section" in the last five years?
please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for research participants - Access to Justice for Defendants with Mental Health Conditions and Learning Disabilities
please contact Edmore Masendeke on email@example.com
Mental Health Act: Call for "unequivocal commitment " to improve access to advocacy
Introducing Experts by Experience - The Bridge Collective
contact Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Benefits Research 2021 - Survey
Translations of resources on hearing voices - Hearing the Voice & Understanding Voices
Thirty-Nine Pounds and Six Pence
Private view: 8th November 6:30- 9PM
Exhibition continues till 19th December 2021 8am- 6pm daily
The Literary Cafe 142 Fortress Road London, NW5 2HP
Book contributions - Birdsong from Inobservable Worlds by 30th Nov
Samaritans online harm survey advert
Should we make an app for young people who hear voices?
Would you like to be involved in shaping Mind’s communications for LGBT History Month?
Meme Making workshop -25th November
South Asian Mental Health Festival 2021 -4th December
Still ill OK: Monthly Meet-Up for Chronically Ill & Disabled Artists -23rd November
Young People's Advisory Group: Help shape a research project investigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health diagnoses in young people -3rd December
Mad Studies December Meeting -2nd Dec
The professionalization of peer support in the USA -22nd November
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
Would you be willing to share your experiences as a Hearing Voices Network group facilitator over the pandemic?
Contact Ellie by email email@example.com or text message/WhatsApp 07539371070
+ Jobs + Funding + MUCH MUCH MORE
Build Back Fairer in Greater Manchester: Health Equity and Dignified Lives
Survivor Researcher Network (SRN)
Tell your MP to restore Disabled people’s rights
Protect Everyone Bill -EMAIL MP
Take Action and abolish the tax on disability -EMAIL MP
Shaping our lives
Social Care Reform Statement - Signatures needed
Digital Technology Study - Your Feedback Needed
August Insight - Communications Officer Vacancy and Government’s strategy fails to support DPOs, as more close due to ‘hostile environment’
Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper - Consultation response from the DDPO Forum England
Shaping Our Lives - October Insight
Shaping Our Lives call for participants in the Creating Care Partnerships project
Z2K -fighting poverty -EMAIL MP
Take action - have your say on the Health and Disability Green Paper
Homelessness + renter organisations
Action on empty homes
Housing first England
ð New guidance for housing management teams
ð Housing First England Newsletter - New Survey Alert
ð Housing First England Newsletter - Minister responds to funding request
ð Housing First England Newsletter - Join our call for a national Housing First programme
Should we be talking about endings in Housing First? -30th Nov
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
Sign up to be a HERO
2,688 sleeping rough during the pandemic
Victory in the courts! + PETITION
Sign to protect renters’ rights -PETITION
Do you have a renting horror story?
Want to challenge DSS Discrimination?
Did you see the good news for renters in the Queen’s Speech 11th May 2021? The government’s recommitment to the Renter’s Reform Bill, which includes scrapping Section 21 ‘no-fault’ evictions and the introduction of a national landlord register, is the first step to ensuring every renter can have a decent place to call home.
The Queen also confirmed a new Planning Reform Bill.
We’ll be looking at the detail of this over the coming days and will be pushing the government to ensure these reforms don’t delay investing in and building the social housing needed to solve the housing emergency.
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
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)
You're invited to our One Voice Carol Concert! -8th December
These stats are shocking!
Will you help us get council leaders to support renters?
Motion on Affordable Housing for Care and Support Workers Proposed at the London Assembly - PETITION
London Assembly Unanimously Passes Motion on Affordable Housing for Care and Support Workers
Renters' Reform Bill in the shops
Home is a human right
I’m being evicted -EMAIL MINISTER
Don't leave young people out on the streets -PETITION
London Renters Union
December 4: LRU All Member Assembly 2021 ð¢
We beat my landlord. Now let’s take on the system.
ð¨ Banner making workshop this Sunday! ð¨
21st Nov + 19th Dec + 16th Jan + 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
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
Single Homelessness Project
Helping rough sleepers -PETITION
Close the eviction loophole - PETITION
You can sign a petition without making a donation
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: Bonny@cardboardcitizens.org.uk
Community check-in every Friday
Access Free Energy Bill Support
Health and wellbeing day for homeless people, asylum seekers and refugees - 24 November - 10am - 5pm, at The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE.
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
“You can’t use up creativity.
The more you use, the more you have.”
“Creativity takes courage.”
“Art is not a thing; it is a way.”
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.
Other interesting stuff!
Young People vs Climate Change
Living with Suicide
Me and You and a Global Pandemic
Medicating Me: Personal Impressions of Psychiatric Medication
The Advocacy Project
‘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.
User Involvement Manager
(Please note I don’t work on Wednesdays)
020 8106 1471
culturally sensitive advocacy
Moving personal stories
reflections on advocacy during Covid
National Development Team for Inclusion
Leeds Autism AIM: #PowerOfPartnership
NAC -Guidance regarding emotional enrichment
Staying mentally well this winter
Audit of MH services -PLEASE COMPLETE
People organised + information
Connected Kingston - including providing information about Legal drop-in clinic + welfare benefits information
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!
Including International Conference on Psychiatric drug withdrawal -May 2022
Legislative Alert: Parents with Psychiatric Diagnoses
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
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
Michaela Fissel: Lessons Learned While Sharing About Voice Hearing
Withdrawal Symptoms Cloud Findings of Antidepressant “Relapse” Trial
Patients and Providers Understand Psychosis Differently
Experiences of Prejudice and Discrimination in Mental Healthcare
Addressing Indigenous Health Requires Respecting Land Rights
Reason and Madness: How Psychiatry Marginalizes Those Who Contradict Western Norms
What Is Climate Distress—And What Can Therapists Do About It?
Renee Schuls-Jacobson -Psychiatrized: Waking up After a Decade of Bad Medicine
Art, Music, Exercise, and More: What Are the Recommended Doses for Improving Mental Health?
Hearing voices network
'Alternatives to Suicide' -1st December
Spiritual crisis Network (SCN)
National SCN Community Forum
Social Prescribing Network
Social Prescribing Network Newsletter
4th International Social Prescribing Network Conference -10th + 11th March 2022
Bookings open for the 4th International SPN Conference
Action for Happiness
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
How to find new ways to move forward -November calendar
Happy Planet Index
23 Nov: Stop Living on Auto Pilot - with Antonio Neves
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.
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
Angel + Marc
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
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.
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.
This is about taking care of our physical body and getting back to basics.
Eat regularly and in a way that nourishes your body
Boost your sleep
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
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
Regular movement helps prevent muscular pains.
Stretching at your desk will reduce the risk of muscle strain.
3 simple techniques to help improve your breathing
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
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
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?
What Do You Bring?
Are you a drainer, a radiator or an energiser?
A drainer complains, criticises, and takes and takes.
A radiator brings presence, warmth and joy.
An energiser encourages, appreciates and infuses positivity.
Now, no one wants to be a drainer but sometimes it happens.
So, next time you find yourself being a drainer, take a couple of deep inhales and slow exhales, and then shift to being a radiator or an energiser.
Keep your mind idle and it’s likely to wander into unnecessary thoughts.
To stop your mind thinking unnecessarily, keep your mind active with the right thoughts.
Just like a 'to-do list', create a 'to-think list' and keep a schedule for your mind.
Are You 'Shoulding' On Others?
"They shouldn't have done that....
They should be like this....
They should have known better...."
When we’re busy 'shoulding' on others, we're being demanding and disapproving of them.
Stop yourself from 'shoulding’ on others, be more accepting of others and focus on what you need to be doing.
When an obstacle comes your way, are you able to meet it with gratitude? Even though it may be challenging, try it.
Meet obstacles with gratitude and you’ll find that it allows you to strengthen your purpose, confidence and character, and enhance your compassion, learning and growth.
How often are you comparing one moment to another?
Comparing this year’s autumn colours to last year’s....
comparing experiences, celebrations, the taste of meals....
Compare one moment to another and you take away from what is.
Recognise that each moment is unique and special.
Savour the moment and enjoy what is.
Pandemic: Changes in Professional's Attitudes & Practice
Including investing in relationships
Including Self-care week 15th -21st November 2021 + lots of events + information
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
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
Thriving in a Time of Crisis: Building Sovereign, Self-Reliant Communities on the Land -27th + 28th November
♿ The benefits system in this country is a disgrace
"Upset and disgusted" at Travelodge - PETITION
China Planning Research Group - Online Event 8th December
Service update and other news from Share
National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi)
Small Supports - Thinking Differently About How We Support People
Small Support -Webinars Nov + Dec 2021
SCIELine: New strengths-based approaches resources and learning
New publications, webinar recordings and co-production round-up
Including events + strengths-based approach to support
New free e-learning, LPS Q&A, plus social care funding statement
Updated Care Act video, new webinars and community of practice call
SCIELine: 20th Anniversary Edition
Liberty Protection Safeguards video & more
Housing with care and support for older people & more
Disability Rights UK
Disability Right UK has helplines
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
BFI film courses for young people by 6th December
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
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
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
Together for Our Planet
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
Manchester Disability history month talks
24 November: Dr Simon Jarrett: The ‘creation’ of Intellectual Disability 1750-1900
Over two thirds of Universal Credit claimants currently in arrears while living costs rise
The King’s Fund and Disability Rights UK are working together on a project to explore what good partnership working between disabled people and health and care systems looks like.
Contact E.Lennon@kingsfund.org.uk by 30th Nov
AGM -24th November
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
Dis-Section. Disability & Sexuality: the Naked Truth. LGBTQ+& Body Positive -24th Nov
Disability Horizons launches new online wellbeing community
+ lots more!
Disability News Service
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
sign up for a free craft campaign pack ð️ð️ð️
Land + other views
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
70% in Northern Ireland want end to faith-segregated schools
New report: faith schools reject the most vulnerable
Help us end the ban on assisted dying
New report! Five Years of Northern Ireland Humanists
Sensitive content: abuse in illegal faith schools
BMA adopts neutral position on assisted dying
International Blasphemy Rights Day
Humanist Heritage: 125 years of Humanists UK
How can I be happy?
Infidel feminism -30 November
What should we think about death?
How do we know what’s true?
What makes something right or wrong?
Humanists pay tribute on Remembrance Day
Land justice UK -Land and Food: Social justice and ecological responsibility seminars
New land report out on land reform in Scotland
Making Participatory Democracy a Reality: Building a Movement -22nd Nov
A win in the fight for land rights -PETITION
The British Institute of Human Rights
Priti Patel's consultation is a sham - ACTION
Unlawful: today's court ruling on Napier Barracks -ACTION
How to build a BÖRDER KRISÍS
Boris, it's time to commit -PETITION
Stop The #AntiRefugeeBill petition
What do Priti Patel’s constituents want?
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 ð«
Solidarity Knows No Borders
ð£ 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.
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
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
ð§¡ Safe Routes Save Lives ð§¡- EMAIL MP
Borders Bill -EMAIL MP
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
WE OPPOSE UNJUST DEPORTATIONS - PETITION
URGENT: NO OFFSHORE DETENTION -EMAIL MP
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
2021 Thinking Space Member Conference and AGM -18th Nov
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
Trustees' Week 1-5 November 2021
Safeguarding e-bulletin November 2021
KVA e-bulletin - November 2021
Sheila McKechnie Foundation
We believe that anyone can be a force for change
Together we explore change, share knowledge and learn from change-makers ð¥
Transforming power for social change
Can get places for free email firstname.lastname@example.org
Campaign Shakedown 2021 -16th December
In conversation with Selma James -2nd Feb 2022
Support + more ideas!
Demand Egyptian authorities immediately release Ramy Shaath!
Boris Johnson needs to hear this
Patient Safety Learning
Medical device safety, Parkinson's, the Patient Safety Management Network and more...
Patient association - survey
Loneliness -Age UK
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.
Shared decision making: a reality for everyone? -24th Nov
The NHS Constitution for England
Patients not passports -23rd November
Making the country work for all of us
ZERO SUICIDE ALLIANCE -FREE TRAINING
Suicide: Ask the question
Calling all heroes
Living Wage for care workers -EMAIL MP
Nuffield trust - What has been the impact of Covid-19 across the UK countries?
The King's Fund Annual conference 2021 -29th Nov -2nd Dec 2021
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
Anchor institutions must re-imagine how public bodies immerse themselves 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
Westminster Health Forum (WHF) policy conference -PROVIDE FREE SPACES -JUST APPLY?
WHF policy conference - Priorities for social care in England - funding, sustainable reform, integrated care - speakers: Sir Andrew Dilnot, DHSC, Care England, ADASS, SCIE, NAO - 14th December 2021
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
Who cares 4 the carers
A relaxation technique to help you
Brixton House - ð¢ Meet our new Associate Artists!
We Are History: Race, Colonialism & Climate Change
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ for Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules
Ice to see you! London's most beautiful skating rink returns
Somerset House Studios
AGM returns, plus new residents and commissions this autumn
More beautiful stuff!
Exploring interactive fiction in gaming, plus new exhibitions
Autograph - New Online Events: Collective Approaches to Art Making / Rotimi Fani-Kayode: Tranquility of Communion / Exhibition Videos / Art, Activism, Archive
A Black Gaze: A Conversation with Tina Campt, Jenn Nkiru and Zoé Whitley / New Book from Autograph / Exhibition Now Open
Online Image Galleries / Artist Talks / Breaking Through Barriers Within the Creative Industries / Sharif Persaud Exhibition on Tour
Ridley Road Stories / Watch Back: A Black Gaze / 7 Emerging Artists Working to Break Down Barriers in the Arts / Artist Talks
Afrofuturism, Mysticism and Climate Justice / From the Niger Delta to Southall / Thinking Differently / New Art Postcards
If We Care Enough to Look - Aida Silvestri in conversation with Renée Mussai
Watermans - events
Marsh Farm Outreach
✨ 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
Basic Income UK
Every step we take towards a Basic Income will liberate power in the hands of the citizen
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.
Parents against child exploitation
Watch our new film about spotting the signs of child exploitation
Pace monthly bulletin
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
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
ð¢ INQUEST NEWS ð¢ Updates, calls to action, recruitment and family events
Experience of the Parole Process Questionnaire
Barriers and Threats to Access to Justice in the Immigration and Asylum System 7th December
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.
24th November AGM
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 ð«
“Being creative has helped me survive my prison sentence”
Koestler Arts + You: Together ð¤
Prison is not the end of the story ð¬
Maybe I can still accomplish some good in life ð¬
Including Mentoring scheme
NEW: exhibitions opening in May
ð¬ We can be creative, given the chance
Poetry helps keep good moments.
*NEW-Poetry from Prisons ð
"Every prisoner should be given a brush and told to make a mark" ✨
Have you seen 'The I and the We'? ✨
You can email + sign petitions without donating to anything
MoD document approves British troops for illegal bombing, charity claims
Hassan al Maliki
Jagtar Singh Johal
ð¸Mark Knopfler is donating one of his guitars to Reprieve
Emergency in Hungary -PLEASE SIGN
These LGBT+ photos are just STUNNINGðð¸
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
We need to talk about Russia, again -PETITION
Poland (yes, again ð)
Take action on today's Trans Day of Remembrance ð³️⚧️
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
DON’T DECRIMINALISE TORTURE -email your MP
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
NO MORE POLICE POWERS -PETITION
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
TELL THE GOVERNMENT TO STOP THE ATTACKS ON OUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS
Repeal the Coronavirus Act 2020
Fighting NHS Charging -What can you do now?
Big brother watch
ð¨ URGENT ACTION ALERT: Vaccine Passports -EMAIL MP
We need civil liberties defenders like you
Find the secret algorithms YOUR council is using...
ð¨ Unparalleled State Powers as Covid Cases Plummet
ð¨ Mass surveillance found *unlawful-by Europe's highest human rights court
⛔ Stop Thermal Surveillance
Vaccine passes to be mandatory! -ACTION
ð¨ Exposed: The Poverty Panopticon
ð¨NEW: Government & big tech censorship EXPOSED
ð¨BREAKING: #NoCovidID projected onto Parliament! -EMAIL MP
ð¨ NEWS: Sajid Javid can't bear to watch THIS! -EMAIL MP
ð¨ Vaccine passports - we’re on the front foot...
⚠️ Wales vote leaves us shocked
ð¨ 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!
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
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
State of Care Conference 2021 -8th December
Other information sources
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
Tax Justice Network
ð¡Casino Capitalism and a just transition: the Taxcast podcastð¡
A tide-turning moment in the global struggle for tax justice
Including an item about UK care homes
ð¡How economics ruins economies: PODCASTð¡
Where does your country rank on the Corporate Tax Haven Index 2021?
ð¡The Whiteness of Wealth: podcast with Prof Dorothy Brownð¡
ð¡Podcast: From an uncaring to a caring economy + global minimum corporate tax planð¡
ð¡The Real American Dream -in Scandinavia: PODCASTð¡
ð¡Podcast: The capture of Malta and the fight for justiceð¡
"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
ð¡ Podcast: Degrowth: liberation from ‘growthism’ð¡
ð¡Podcast: rethinking economiesð¡
Pandora Papers shows transparency failure is an accountability failure
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
Save FOI -PETITION
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’
+ 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"
Article 19 -defending freedom of expression + information
What does misinformation smell like?
Speaking out on social media takedowns -YOUR HELP NEEDED
Inside Expression: ARTICLE 19's newsletter, November 2021
Nobody is normal
How to keep children safe online
mental health -SUPPORT INFORMATION
Together we're helping children to report abuse
email the new Minister in charge
A Life More Wild - Dr Alex George & Brook House Woods
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 ð ð
“Completing my education with elephantiasis”
Girls & the climate crisis
“My life before and after the Taliban takeover”
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 ð§¡
We see you; we hear you and we care about you ð§¡ -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 ð
Act now: support young women this winter ð¢
Join our free online research event ð» -26th Nov
Maternal Mental Health Alliance - NEW report: Impact of Covid-19 on maternal mental health
'Make all care count' a new MMHA campaign phase
Maternity Action - Dear MP: Will you help us end maternity discrimination?
Tips for coping in these anxious times ð
Read our tips and advice for supporting a friend
new resource on panic attacks
Free online training
Why gaming is more than a game ð®
Early support hubs for mental health. Let’s do this ðª
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
ð Self-care plan ð
The Purple Elephant Project
Family Lives Newsletter November 2021
Including bullying + relationships
ð¨ Fantastic festive season ❄ Mimes, markets & more for creative families
Conversion therapy ban -call for evidence by 10th December
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
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 2019 -an 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?
Local Government association LGA Events bulletin November 2021
Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman -autumn 2021
DHSC Voluntary Sector Newsletter -INCLUDING HELPLINE FOR SUPPORTING + BEHAVIOUR
Launch of new autism strategy to help autistic people live more independent and fulfilled lives
Health and Care Bill: launch of new white paper
People's Question Time on November 23rd
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
Event 22nd Nov + paid involvement
Health and Social Care Committee
Local Government Authority -Update
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
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
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)
Courage and creativity - news and greetings from Choice Support
Season of change - news and greetings from Choice Support
NHS find-a-dentist additional search ability; extended COVID booster jabs: Delivering services for neuro conditions survey. Good info!
Safeguarding - crucial for wellbeing; mental health carers support group; have your say on the Richmond health & care plan draft
Art therapy for perinatal mental health; Have your say on Richmond draft health & wellbeing plan; MH carers peer support grp forum. For you, here *
Including Directory of services
free 1-2-1 digital support
Talking Bubble - Telephone Befriending with Language Options
Networking and Training for Trustees - Book Now
Focus on Fundraising - Sessions to Book Now
Events Oct + Nov 2021
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
Three Sessions to Book Now and Kickstart November
Children and Young Peoples VCS Digest November 2021
e-News - November 2021
Training: Managing Difficult Volunteer Related Situations -2nd December
Important Training Opportunity: It's About Race -25th November
Richmond Health and Care Plan Update -events + deadlines -2nd + 10th December
Have your say on Health + care plan
Centre for Governance + Scrutiny
Including Anticipating, managing + adapting framework
Special newsletter on council finances
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: www.richmond.gov.uk or phone 0208 891 1411
Find out more here: www.richmond.gov.uk/community_hub
Advertise your event / activity on LBRUT website
Mental Health support
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
Autumn with Richmond upon Thames Library Services
Including getting online events
Richmond aid -information
November with Richmond upon Thames Library Service
Centre for Governance + Scrutiny (CfGS)
Bolstering scrutiny / scrutiny frontiers / guest blogs / Health & Care Bill update
Including anticipate -manage -adapt idea
Health & Care - special newsletter
From MP - I urge EU nationals in Twickenham to apply for settled status
Talk Richmond -PODCASTS
Air pollution petition
The International Rescue Committee
Update on proposed SWR service reduction
The good food co-op
40.000 deaths per year -Air pollution - EMAIL BORIS
The listening circle
My life films charity
Help with bills + …
Barnes workhouse fund
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.
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.
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?
19 November 2021
Bell Square -what’s on
2021 forum dates - 10-11.30am
14th December 2021
The Art of Coproduction - A Guerrilla Guide
Or ask for one for free?
Hounslow Wellbeing network
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.
November 2021 News
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
REAL Challenge annual lecture: A radical new vision for social care -2nd Nov
Everyday Racism: How racist is Britain?
ROTA Policy E-Newsletter issue 74
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
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
Side by side
[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
September Newsletter: valuing different experiences, going DEEP, and the world of co-evaluation!
October Newsletter: Happy birthday to us!
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
[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
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
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
Friends and community
Use of time
Identity and self-esteem
Trust and hope
The Recovery Star (4th Edition) is underpinned by a five-stage, ten step Journey of Change model:
Accepting help (3-4)
Believing and trying (5-6)
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.
[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
[RESOURCE] Support After Suicide
[RESOURCES] No Panic!
DANCE for JOY
[OPPORTUNITY] Research participation - seeking voice hearers
[OPPORTUNITY] Someone with experience of paranoia or psychosis and who has smartphone
Alex Kenny email@example.com
West Euston partnership
McPin Short Involvement Bulletin - Issue 32
Improving employment support for Black people with long-term conditions
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
It’s OK to not feel OK during challenging times
Codependency- The Unexpected Addicts
Free space Project
Camden people’s theatre
Kingston Hospital’s Health Talks podcast
Quality Priorities for 2022/23 - We would like to hear from you
South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
Recovery College Open Days December 2021
T: 020 3513 5818
Remote Consultations in Mental Health: Innovation in Practice Tickets - 1 Dec
Engagement event -10th + 11th + 22nd November
Are you interested in sharing your lived experience within staff training and other events?
Autumn 2021 - SWLSTG Stakeholder Bulletin
RSVP - Involvement members get together (at a pub) - Thurs 2nd Dec (from 6pm) - Please email us by 9am on Tuesday 2nd Nov. thank you :)
Events - 12 months to go - 1st to 19th November
Advert for: IAPT Internship Program Talk Wandsworth
For further details / informal visits contact:
Noel Brown (Wellbeing Lead) on 07779 451 172 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 1st December 2pm -3pm
Wednesday 5th January 2pm -3pm
Wednesday 2nd February 2pm -3pm
Tuesday 1st March 2pm -3pm
Agendas and links to the meetings will be shared closer to the time
Opportunity - sharing your lived experience - Occupational Therapy Course Programme @ St Georges University of London
Carers, Families and Friends Newsletter- October Edition
Gathering your views of SWLStGs services
email on email@example.com
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
Inclusive Projects Officer
QPR In the Community Trust
07483 006 992
Have your say on our five-year digital strategy - SWLStG's
THE CREATIVE WELLBEING PROJECT
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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).
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:
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
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
Recovery and Wellbeing Skills for Family, Friends and Carers course Nov -Dec
Talk Wandsworth -Well-being resources
Talk Wandsworth -Well-being workshops (under wellbeing subtitle)
Your local IAPT websites can be found at:
Merton Uplift: https://www.mertonuplift.nhs.uk
Sutton Uplift: https://www.suttonuplift.co.uk
Talk Wandsworth: https://www.talkwandsworth.nhs.uk
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 email@example.com
Springfield Village development
We add Heart
East London Foundation Trust Carers Survey 2020
ELFT Trustalk Magazine
Have your say about Kingston Hospital’s communications
HOUNSLOW AND RICHMOND COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST
Patient and Public Engagement Forum - 30th November 2021
Every mind matter -NHS
6 ways to wellbeing
Ideas to help boost your mental wellbeing
Sir Ken Robinson
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
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
A shorter working week for Europe
New Economics Zine: Cop26 special
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?
Achieving climate justice: the link between climate change and structural racism -9th December
Decarbonisation Déjà Vu: What can recent consumer behaviour change tell us about decarbonising homes? -14th Dec
Stories From the Frontline: Let’s hear from our green home pioneers -18th Jan
How can data transform public health in Scotland? -20th January
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.
Directory of Social Change people to work a four-day week
Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) radical ✊ realisable ð¼ strategies for local economies
the final report of the Liverpool City Region Land Commission: Our Land
Community Wealth Building Centre of Excellence (CfX)
Delivering the doughnut...
community wealth building: a history
This is the north -24th + 25th Nov
A roadmap for asset ownership
Raising council tax won’t fix local government
Back to the future: What comes next for the UK’s post-pandemic labour market? -23rd Nov
Power to change
Nurturing wellbeing in our neighbourhoods ð
Big change as Power to Change launch new website ð
The perfect blend: Capital funding and community led housing -23rd Nov
Unlocking High Street Accessibility -25th Nov
Plunkett Foundation - Join our campaign to help save local pubs through community ownership
Community Business Events & Training - Nov/Dec 2021
Upcoming events, climate action and artist visits - updates for November 2021 ð
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
Food + nature + out + about
Baker Street Irregular Astronomers
The next stargazing meeting at the Hub: please keep Wednesday 8 December free in your diary.
This date will be confirmed when a response received from the Royal Parks is due after 22 Nov.
A Facebook Event page then will be created where you can register your intention to attend.
If you are not on Facebook you can respond by email but please wait until confirmation is received when another email will be sent to you.
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
Sow + Grow
Can urban food growing tackle the climate and nature emergency?
This month it's all about the harvestð¥ðð»
Including community gardens
Join us for an event-full autumn ð
What does a Climate-friendly Food Garden mean to you? ð
Sustainable Food Trust
The Harmony Project’s new report calls for greener prisons
The Story of Umgibe: A farm in a plastic bag
Sustainable Food Trust Podcast: John Sauven- Greenpeace
Sustainable Food Trust Newsletter
TEDx video recordings & message from Patrick Holden
What if we viewed food in terms of nutrients and ecological health instead of dollars or calories?
Sustainable Food Trust Podcast Series 2: featuring Anna Jones
Sustainable Food Trust Podcast Series 2: featuring Tom Watson
Why local food can restore our failing food system
Challenge Poverty Week -EVENTS OCT + NOV
Podcast: featuring Gunhild Stordalen
How can we empower local action on food poverty?
ð️ Marcus Rashford's #WRITENOW Campaign calls on MPs to #EndChildFoodPoverty
Trees, leaves and walks
Immerse yourself in autumn colour
Get ready for festivities
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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
What's on: autumn events update
Share your views on our future
Black dog outdoors
National Park City Foundation
Heritage Open Days - Online Event Directory Liveð°
Habitats & Heritage Newsletter, November 2021ð
Including Fuel Poverty
Wildfowl + Wetlands Trust - Put a spring in your step
Escape to nature ð¿
Change is in the air ð
Welcoming our winter Birds ð️
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
How did the Great Fire re-shape the city of London? How did the Paralympics begin? And other news from The National Archives!
The biggest family history event of the decade is officially announced!
Discover First World War stories this Armistice Day, and other news from The National Archives
Elizabeth I - the Tudor queen in her own words, and other news at The National Archives.
Black Cultural Archives
Our government does not reflect society, this needs to change
Writing as protest: strategic and restorative practice
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
National Portrait Gallery ð️ð·ð¨
Sound bath healing
All change art
Arts activism + cultural exchange
Co-op Community Fund and All Change
Art Emergency #BreakTheGlass
How does art end up in public collections?
Discover more about contemporary artists ð¨
Celebrating Black History Month ð
When artists travel ð
Ghosts, ghouls and art ð
Looking to nature ð±
Demystifying the muse
64 Million Artists
ð¥The January Challenge is coming ð¥
Choose Yourself! ✨
We've had a makeover!
Our new Audio Tracks
Take some time to wander
Upcoming Street Wisdom WalkShops
Events for October - December
Ignite Imaginations - latest news
Story Futures -Egham -FREE -2nd December
Looking back at Devolution Evolution | Premiere of Murmurations | New Outdoor Luton show coming soon | Butterflies Tour in 2022 -AUDIO OF NEWSLETTER
Stories & Supper
Fly The Flag
The Daily Haiku
The Great Margin
Raindance -The best new indie films online, for free
ð¬ Upcoming: Free Film Club ... ð¬
Abbianca Makoni -GXNG GIRLS
Otakar Kraus Music Trust
Autumn Events OKMT
OKMT Drumming on BBC, Drumming Workshops, Interactive Poetry and more
OKMT CHRISTMAS CONCERTS, TEDDINGTON LIGHTS UP AND MORE...
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?
Social Value UK
The Continuation on Prevention Through Creative Arts
Autumn 2021 Newsletter
Our Online Safety Bill response and how you can get involved -EMAIL MP
Watch Now! Mansions of the Future: A Lasting Legacy
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."
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
Women's Aid launch Expect Respect Prevention Toolkit
Women's Aid 1.6 challenge
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
Shoulder to Shoulder November 2021
Centre for ageing better
Good homes for all: a proposal to fix England's housing
PENSION CREDIT -EMAIL MP
Help fix bereavement support -SIGN OPEN LETTER
Pension Credit: shocking new poverty statistics - PETITION
Brand new opportunity!
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
Cruse: Autumn Newsletter
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 People's Powerhouse Annual Convention -2021 -24th Nov
The Green Route to Alliance-based Power
Electoral Reform Society
‘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
AGM -4th December 2021
Make votes matter
EMAIL your MP
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
protest against the Elections Bill in Parliament Square on 27th Nov from noon
Trust the people
Kurdish Solidarity Network Session -23rd Nov
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
Free Training -Sept -Nov
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
The London Conference 2021 -30th Nov
Benefits to society: Homeless young people's experiences of the social security system
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?
Drop Debt Save Lives -PETITION
Medical Cannabis access on the NHS - Alfie and I need your help! - PETITION
This week in weed
Five years of legal ð³ in MA
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
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.
Factbook that lists £5.6 billion of public sector waste
PPE contracts: was our money wasted?
Test and Trace: At what cost?
Time for devolved budgets?
Or participatory budgeting?
ð· Council bosses’ cash in ð·
PETITION - end to Council tax rise
£33,000 was spent unnecessarily on a recruitment firm by the House of Lords
New royal yacht named after Prince Philip to be 'commissioned within weeks', costing as much as £200m
NHS is hiring 42 new managers on salaries of up to £270,000!
£5.9 billion could be saved in the social care sector by embracing technology and automation.
Click here to read the Trade Union Rich List 2021
Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the TUC, has criticised plans to end the temporary uplift to universal credit and warned of a “class chasm” between the low paid and higher earners.
But we discovered that last year she received £167,229 in total remuneration.
Her gross salary alone of £112,395 was 22 times greater than the average amount for someone on universal credit
The highest-paid trade union boss was Tim Roache, former general secretary of GMB, who took home £288,000 in total remuneration.
The boss of the National Association of Head Teachers, Paul Whiteman, was the second highest paid, taking home £216,387.
In total 8 education union bosses shared £1,252,709 between them.
long-running investigation into the biggest open secret in local government - the extent of councils’ commercial property empires.
Sir Keir wants low paid workers to keep more money in their pockets
Sir Keir is keen to tackle poor public sector procurement.
Councils call for nine per cent tax rise
The Local Government Association (LGA) has claimed that council tax rises of 9 per cent will be needed to meet funding requirements for social care. Currently, councils can increase bills by a maximum of 5 per cent (3 per cent of which is for social care) but according to an article in The Times, the LGA "estimated that councils needed an extra £2.6 billion a year to stabilise social care and keep up with demand"
local government expenditure in 2020-21 stands at £38.4 billion.
That's a 60 per cent increase compared to the previous year due to the government pumping £15.6 billion of covid support funding into local authorities. But despite this millions of households still saw inflation-busting council tax rises.
According to The Sun, "BBC chiefs last year spent £9.25 million on sending 34 million letters demanding licence fee payments."
This works out at enough money to pay for 58,000 TV licences.
Environmental protests cost £70 million
A freedom of information request by the Daily Express has revealed the shocking costs of policing protests by Extinction Rebellion (XR).
The paper reveals that in the last two years, taxpayers have had to stump up £70 million.
£11 billion of taxpayers' cash was spent on research and development
Civil service splashes £10 million on home working
The Telegraph reports that government bodies spent more than £9.8 million on home working equipment for civil servants during the pandemic.
But the total spend is likely to be higher as some of the largest departments did not disclose their expenditure.
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
ðð²ð³COP 26 - message of hope + friendship ðð²ð³
The bike project
ðThere is no climate justice without racial justice
ðCreating resilient communities is vital to develop economies that work for people and planet
ðwhy collaboration is important in politics to enact radical change
ðWe 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
Don’t test UK cosmetics on animals! - PETITION
Build back better -Green Jobs for All -sign the petition now!
Post on TWITTER or FACEBOOK
Email MP -EDM 1766
ðð²ð³ 10,000 stickers! ðð²ð³
Are you 16-35? We need you!
Back the Green New Deal bill
Extinction Rebellion Events
Stop the Edmonton Incinerator
MON 22 Nov, 17:45-19:30
Tottenham Green Leisure Centre
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.
world’s first Global Citizens’ Assembly
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.
We say NO MORE - PETITION
DO OR DIE: The 2021 XR UK Strategy is here!
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
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?
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
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 58
Paid to pollute campaign
Sign the open letter to stop the new Cambo oil field ð£
We're going to the High Court! ð£
The UK has given £4 billion to big polluters since the Paris Agreement ð·
BREAKING: We’re going to Court on Dec 8th! ð£
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
Nestlé water sell
New Nestlé Owners, Same Old Game - PETITION
Friends of the Earth
Please sign to demand stronger action at the Glasgow climate talks
First 100 days for Sadiq Khan -what's happened so far? -7th October
Stop the coal mine, climate solutions to cure eco-anxiety, and Earthmovers winners
6 November | join thousands across the UK for the Global Day of Action
Urgent: Parliamentary debate ahead of UN climate talks
Sing for the Climate - 30 October - Kingston Market Place, Surrey
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
Save the bees -PETITION
NEW: Majority of UK believes polluters should pay, not us ð£
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
WAR ON WANT - PETITION
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
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Save the children -PETITION
Get crafty -Wave of hope
The Prime Minster needs to hear from you
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
Sued for saving our planet -PETITION
Make Amazon Pay! Email your MP
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?
Free online training - get your MP to take bolder climate action -23rd -25th Nov
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
City to sea
Take action for Earth Day ð
Find out all about our plastic pollution voyage around the UK ⛵
Add your name to our petition calling on the government to ban single-use plastics! ð ❌
Want to enjoy plastic-free living this week? ☀️
Do you know why turning plastic bottles into clothes is a bad idea?
ð ACTION - M&S - Come clean about your salmon! ð
I am considering the following dates for tree planting:
27th and 28th November
11th, and 12th, December
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
ð¢ Keep markets open so they can serve their communities -VEG CITIES
ð It's Spring! Keep gardens and food partnerships growing
Benefits of buying through short supply chains
ð±Green shoots: a year of Veg Cities campaigning
ð 500th campaign participant joins Veg Cities and National Food Strategy
How can public sector food reduce its impact?
ðð Autumn veg news
Freedom Of Information workð
Roots to Work - Big Livestock Versus the Planet
Annual conference -9th December + Jobs
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?
A month in the countryside: connecting with nature in November
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?
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
PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME
The way forward is public transport -EMAIL MP
Let’s take this Cornish petition to the next level! ❤️ For Cornwall! ❤️ - Improve Cornish Public Transport - Make it Affordable, Connected and Frequent!
SCRAP THE TORY TRANSPORT TAX: SIGN THE PETITION
End War + Global Justice
Boris Johnson: Peacemaker, or arms dealer? - PETITION
Sum of Us
Zuckerberg's worst plan yet - PETITION
Biden stand up to Israel -PETITION
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
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
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
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!
MPOWER -FACEBOOK LETTER
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
ð¨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! ð«
URGENT: Israel attacks six human rights organisations
Visit the first Palestinian Platform to monitor and document digital rights violations ð
Students are demanding justice.... 29th Nov
Hateful Network: 9 out of 10 Palestinians were subjected to hate speech on social media platforms!
Israel spied on Palestinian human rights defenders with NSO Pegasus software
Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association -ACTION ALERT
MASS ARRESTS AND DETENTION AMIDST THE ESCALATION OF ISRAELI OPPRESSION AGAINST THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
Urgent Intervention for the Immediate Release of Amal Nakhleh
URGENT INTERVENTION: ISRAELI INTERIOR MINISTER AYELET SHAKED ADOPTS RECOMMENDATIONS TO REVOKE THE PERMANENT RESIDENCY OF HRD SALAH HAMMOURI
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
Join Queer Cinema for Palestine 10-day film festival, Nov 11-20
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
ð±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
ONE - G7 misses open goal in Carbis Bay ð¥
The plan to vaccinate the world -SIGN LETTER
Climate change will hit people in extreme poverty the hardest -SIGN
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
Poland-Belarus Border Crisis: What's Happening and What Does It Mean for Refugees & Migrants?
URGENT: Stop UK aid cuts to Yemen
We own it
Serco shareholders will pocket MILLIONS from this crisis
Public ownership of rail nowð - EMAIL
Join the fight for better buses today ð
We're on the telly! ðº
Council leaders, call on Matt Hancock to Scrap Serco - EMAIL
ð¨ðð¨ 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%ð- EMAIL MP
Parliament wants your views on the NHS Billð¢
The government just made a BIG concession on the NHS Billð¥ -EMAIL MP
ð 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
We can get to 100,000 before Mondayð¥
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
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.
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
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
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
AUKUS Day of Action - 11 December
Do not suffocate the truth
Syrian women deliver a message to the Assad regime
Searching for truth after ISIS
Syria -LEST WE FORGET -EMAIL MP
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
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!
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
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
A Real Deal for Australia Event -23rd Nov
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!)
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 ðð
Including training in October + Nov
essay about the traps of the attention economy
Male State Misogynists + A Far-Right Figure Is Convicted
The Bureau of investigative Journalism
ð¢ British cheese and chocolate linked to catastrophic deforestation in Brazil
Cathedral City cheddar -Anchor butter + Cadbury chocolate
ð¢ Rule changes to revolutionise family court reporting
ð¢ 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
ð¢ City law firms make millions while top corruption cases tumble
Centre for women’s justice
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?
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
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
Flexible working for everyone - 22nd November
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
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
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?
Has less sex in real life led to more raunch on our screens?
Is sex the meaning of life? Books, TV and films certainly make it seem that way.
COP26: meat eating is a big climate issue -but isn’t getting the attention it deserves
Ditching fossil fuels will have immediate health benefits for millions -world leaders must seize the chance
Tidal turbines could generate 11% of the UK’s power -new research
We can’t afford to just build greener. We must build less
Google loses appeal against €2.4 billion fine: tech giants might now have to re-think their entire business models
We have reusable cups, bags and bottles: so why are our buildings still single use?
Men without university degrees have suffered the biggest hit to employment since COVID
Corruption: how the UK compares to other countries
Claims of COP26’s success have been unpicked -but political journalists have repeated the spin
Boris Johnson plans to take control of the independent Electoral Commission in another assault on democratic institutions
How Māori knowledge could help New Zealanders turn their concern for the environment into action
Seven ways that banter can become bullying
Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic using Mindfulness -25th Nov
Bullying isn’t just verbal or physical -it can also be social, and this can have the worst effects
Changes to controversial police Mental Health Act powers may only be a sideways step
‘I wish you were murdered’: some students don’t know the difference between bullying and banter
How big tech is changing who’s in charge of our rights and freedoms
Austria’s lockdown for the unvaccinated: what does human rights law say?
Media scandals: sound and fury, but in the end, little changes
Five ways to cut down on food waste -and why it matters
Long COVID: my work with sufferers reveals that western medicine has reached a crisis point
What Star Wars can teach us about the decline of democracy
Young Nazis: how I uncovered the close ties between British private schools and Hitler’s Germany
Mental health distress in the wake of Bangladesh cyclone shows the devastation of climate-related loss and damage
Most common passwords of 2021: here’s what to do if yours makes the list
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
Court Records Show That Emails and Phone Data Were Searched in Child Porn Probe of Billionaire Denny Sanford
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?
MPs keep second job details secret -for years
Jennifer Arcuri / ‘Johnson pledged help for my business to win my love’
Ecuador: 68 inmates killed and 25 injured in latest prison massacre
I’ve been ill and alone -now relationships seem meaningless
Corporate Media Harms Not Only Through Omission, But Also by Distortion
China’s Communist authorities reinvent state capitalism
Labour asks for lobbying by four Tory MPs to be investigated
How Not to Be an Invasive Species
The Most Effective Conservation? Indigenous Land Management
Almost £225,000 in wages and freebies taken from gambling industry by 28 MPs
Emad al-Swealmeen: Liverpool attack suspect reported to be Christian convert
‘It’s the little things’: Britney Spears speaks out on life post-conservatorship
Azeem Rafiq’s long battle to expose racism at Yorkshire cricket club
Elizabeth Warren Urges Biden to Free People Imprisoned on Marijuana Charges
Biden Administration Is Playing With Fire by Failing to Regulate Cryptocurrency
Millions of Afghans Face Starvation as U.S. and the West Freeze Government Funds
We Could Vaccinate the World 3 Times Over If the Rich Paid the Taxes They Owe
MacKenzie Scott is shaking up the world of giving
New bill quietly gives powers to remove British citizenship without notice
Abolition Through the Ages
Countering Mainstream Narratives on Defunding Police
Michael Gove backer won £164m in PPE contracts after ‘VIP lane’ referral
Duke of York’s £1.5m loan paid off by firms linked to Tory donor -report
Deadly floods and landslides leave Vancouver port cut off
HMRC / Efforts to recoup £1bn in suspect payouts boosted
Facebook and Instagram gathering browsing data from under-18s, study says
‘I wouldn’t want my worst enemy working there’
Americans Want Tougher Controls on Drug Prices Than What Democrats Are Offering
Decolonization Starts Inside of You
Cap could expose poorer homeowners to ‘catastrophic’ costs
The EU border where refugees are treated as human weapons
A Moon-Inspired Menu
Going Dark to Reconnect to the Night Sky
PM declares £1,800 hospitality from Heathrow
Peng Shuai / Women's Tennis Association prepared to pull out of China over star’s disappearance
Alex Hales pictured in blackface as racism scandal grows
US billionaire linked to Jeffrey Epstein buying £21m London home
Environmentalists sound alarm at US politicians’ embrace of crypto
Rittenhouse Verdict Highlights Statistical White Supremacy in Our Judicial System
Food as a Portal—to Myself
What Food Makes You Feel Connected to Your Roots?
Why Public Banking Is a Step Toward Revolutionizing Our Economy
Indigenous Leadership for Transformative Climate Action
The Gentrification of Wilderness
What an American Terrorist Looks Like
White Supremacy Has Always Been Terrorism
Ahmaud Arbery's Killers Are Using the Logic of Slave Patrols to Defend Themselves
Thermal Videos Reveal Heavy Pollution From the Texas Oil Boom
Canadian Cops Unleash Assault Rifles, Helicopters Against Indigenous Protesters
Labour demands to know why Covid procurement rules still in place
Covid: Proportion of adults with depression has almost doubled since before pandemic, says Sajid Javid
Kyle Rittenhouse / Unrest in Portland as Kenosha shooting verdict divides US
Rebirth of the line / Devon joy as rail link reopens after 50-year hiatus
Reuse? Compost? Dump? / Solving the eco-conundrum of nappies
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Mental Health Act Statistics, Annual Figures - 2020-21
CQC ratings of NHS mental health trusts
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