Vandana + Suzanne + community land trusts + Nergis + Mohsin + George + equality act + no borders + Tuvalu + stop ECT +




George – equality act


Suzanne + the lie of social housing


Manston protest – no borders


Nergis + Mohsin




Dispatches : hospital undercover Are they safe?



We have published the latest data set showing human rights abuse within the Mental Health system – please see below + the website for further details


Revealed: Housing associations urged ministers to let them increase rents


community land trust – housing affordable


Healthy foundations: integrating housing as part of the mental health pathway


community powered NHS – animation


The real Tragedy of the Commons

We can reset the paradigm

We can move away from hyper-individualised accounts of people 'out for themselves' and work on creating the societal conditions for a community led approach

including Tolworth

The story of broke

First they came for…

Thank you EHRC

A community-powered NHS: making prevention a reality


time for Community power act

LBRUT should follow Hartlepool’s lead?


Camden Health + care citizen’s assembly

LBRUT should follow Camden’s lead?


Achieving food security through land reform


A future for all of us …


People power – love not hate


Human rights


Learning from other countries – energy


NHS paying £2bn a year to private hospitals for mental health patients

We could do so much with that money – Wendy


open dialogue


Inquiry investigates deaths of 1,500 NHS mental health patients in Essex

Not just Essex? - Wendy




Where we are born into privilege, we are charged with dismantling any myth of supremacy.

Where we are born into struggle, we are charged with reclaiming our dignity, joy and liberation.”


Adrienne Maree Brown


Why solidarity matters


Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same struggles, or that our pain is the same pain, or that our hope is for the same future.

Solidarity requires commitment, and work, as well as the recognition that even if we do not have the same feelings, or the same lives, or the same bodies, we do live on common ground”


Sara Ahmed


5 steps to a Green New Deal


Can randomly selected citizens govern better than elected officials?


The law in 60 seconds – legal aid for inquests video


Hillsborough law – duty of candour - would this help with our Freedom of information requests?


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


Sadiq Khan’s call to introduce rent freezes in London is growing after the mayor called for the bold policy proposal once more to help Londoners


A shorter working week for Europe


Children imprisoned on remand – the stark reality of racial bias


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


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


Mental Health Act reform: race and ethnic inequalities


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

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


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

The mental capacity act

Assume capacity

Best interest

Least restrictive

People can make what others would consider unwise decisions

Supported decision making

Capacity can easily be assessed

Can someone make a decision?

Can they communicate the decision (not necessarily verbally)?

Can they remember the decision?



Restraint, segregation and seclusion review: progress report

Out of sight- who cares?

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


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

Women disproportionately affected by soaring Mental Health Act detentions

Pathologized Since Eve: Jessica Taylor on Women, Trauma, and “Sexy but Psycho”


Report Finds Monitoring of Electroshock Treatment Unsafe

New Study Finds ECT Ineffective for Reducing Suicide Risk

We can STOP ECT with lasting power of attorney?


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

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

Petition by James Moore

Tapering strips

NICE Guideline Update Acknowledges Severe Antidepressant Withdrawal

NHS statistics show continuing rise in antidepressant prescribing

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

How universal basic income can tackle anxiety + depression

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 +

CRACKED – why psychiatry is doing more harm than good

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


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

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


Why not Diagnose Social Conditions Instead of Individual Symptoms?

The WHO Calls for Radical Change in Global Mental Health

Strength based approach

Emotional CPR: Heart-Centered Peer Support

Website – Emotional CPR

How do we pay for a basic income?

Welsh basic income pilot has been published


In a statement from Jane Hutt, Minister for Social Justice

The pilot will be targeted at care leavers

All young people leaving care that turn 18 over a 12-month period starting this summer will be invited to participate

That is expected to be about 500 people

Participants will receive the payments for 24 months starting from the month after their 18th birthday

A £1,600 a month basic income will be paid each month


Extending Welsh Universal basic income pilot to heavy industrial workers




A friend – walking for health

Thrive gardening charity

Castelnau Community Centre

Oliver Sacks

Suicide + co

Twickenham repair cafe – 3rd Saturday of each month 10:30 to 13:30

Together as one

Battersea Befriending Network

Ways to save money on bills

A life more wild

Ricky Reel


£1 Concession Tickets for Kew Gardens

As part of their new 10-year strategy, Kew Gardens is committed to ensuring that cost is not a barrier to accessing their gardens in both Kew and Wakehurst.

They have introduced a new admission price of £1 for anyone on Universal Credit, Pension Credit or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

Visitors just need to present proof of their benefit on arrival to be eligible for the new concessionary ticket

Marble Hill House – FREE

Jim Flannery – What is torture?



SPEAR – St.Mungo – CDARS – We are with you – MIND – CAB - DWP

every Thursday 11am-1pm

Richmond library annex

quadrant road




Ian – Wild Mind Project

The Wild Mind Project – FREE emotional & mental wellbeing support in nature for the young people who identify as LGBTQ+

The Wild Mind Project September Newsletter - supporting the emotional & mental wellbeing of the young people

Vote for your December Picture!

Take a closer look at Freud in our short film

Putting sustainability at the heart of gardening ♻️

Your gardening update from the RHS

Foraging in November, & new 2023 dates!

Redwings, redpolls and riots of colour

Meet The Team, Events, Videos

An inspiring journey into the repair community


Community based organisations + community recommended organisations




Letter from Ron Bassman, Executive Director of MindFreedom International – 23 July 2022

Dear Psychiatric Survivors, Advocates & Friends

I write this letter of resignation today knowing full well that there is a great deal more work that needs to be done.

I hope that my tenure as executive director of MindFreedom International has been meaningful and has laid the groundwork for future advances of the work and vision begun by the amazing David Oaks and my good friend and Board president, the extraordinary Celia Brown.

I wish also to acknowledge the selfless dedicated work and support of our office staff, Sarah Smith, and Kelli Williamson.

During my time as E.D.

I have had the honor and privilege of meeting and making new friends, initiating new programs and addressing the many rights violations coming into our Shield program.

I am most proud that we have made substantial progress in establishing cross-disability alliances.
56 years ago, I was involuntarily hospitalized and labelled with a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

The horrendous treatments I was subjected to over the next 6 months – 40 insulin comas coupled with electroshock – resulted in the almost complete loss of my memory, along with being deprived of my personal agency.

The ensuing journey of transformation centered around a vow to myself to not only recover but to do whatever I could to prevent others from being forced to undergo similar harmful “for your own good” interventions that masquerade as treatments.

Although I will not be representing MFI, I will continue to actively engage in the programs in which I think I can make a positive contribution.

I strongly believe that those of us who have been doing this work for a long time need to inform and help mentor a diverse group of young and BIPOC people to take on leadership roles.

I have been most fortunate and grateful to collaborate with many talented, compassionate, dedicated people who bravely fight to protect our rights while ignoring the risk and personal cost of speaking truth to power.

My last day of work as Executive Director of MindFreedom International will be at our Board of Directors meeting on August 18, 2022.

I appreciate all of you and I hope that MFI continues to expand its important work in activating a Nonviolent Revolution of freedom, equality, truth and human rights that unites people affected by the mental health system with movements for justice everywhere


Podcast with Dr Ronald Bassman



Create, Debate and Imagine a different local democracy

CITIZENS: Why the key to fixing everything is all of us


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




A Caring Mind | A blog for carers of mental health


ADOODLE- community mapping


Poverty eradication organisations + self-expression


Project 16:15


Right here

Community power act

Join our campaign team!

The Community Power Act in full!


Joseph Rowntree foundation (JRF)

Stark rise in people living in very deep poverty

From disability to destitution

Social justice in a digital age

The Invidious Hand: Social justice in the age of control


Making a house a home: Why policy must focus on the ownership and distribution of housing


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

Rashford targets a win on Universal Credit

what's causing structural racism in housing?

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

less than a week for the Government to #KeepTheLifeline

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

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

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

A tale of two Budgets for low-income families

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

Paving the way for good jobs through participatory co-design

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

Winning hearts and minds for decent, affordable housing

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

Inflation is pushing people deeper into poverty

Including housing ideas

UK Poverty 2022 out now


Elections Bill could disenfranchise millions of voters


600,000 people pulled into poverty by Spring Statement


Benefits uprating analysis

JRF welcomes Chancellor's cost of living measures


Anxiety nation? Economic insecurity and mental distress in 2020s Britain


Journey to justice project


addressing poverty with lived experience (APLE)


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


Sign the petition: We need an emergency budget that boosts Universal Credit now


Trussell trust

Why the design of Universal Credit is driving the need for food banks


What drove Steve to use a food bank?

We are receiving an increasing number of referrals from people who are struggling after the unexpected happens, for example if someone’s car breaks down.

Living in a rural area such a Rutland means having a car is not a luxury, it's a necessity; so, you must pay out for the car to be fixed otherwise you can’t take the kids to school, or drive yourself to work, however this can mean there is just no money left for the food.

People are having to make very, very difficult decisions day in, day out – just to survive.

When people who are working full-time jobs still can't feed their families, it really highlights that income levels are not matching the rising cost of living.

It's not just price rises on fuel, or electricity and food but every which way you turn prices are going up, but if wages or benefits don’t increase accordingly how can people possibly be expected to cope?”

Dee Burton – volunteer Rutland Foodbank

everyone should be able to afford the essentials – EMAIL MP

a letter to the Prime Minister

Food banks see busiest ever April to September


Paying your energy bills: help is at hand


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

Communities in Africa trek for weeks to survive drought


National Survivors User Network (NSUN)


NSUN is a great organisation with a great newsletter …

You can sign up to it here ….


NSUN's strategic direction: redistributing power and resource in mental health


This week’s newsletter


NSUN also has a directory page here


Extracts from the newsletters …


AGM online 15 November

19 January 2023

NHS trusts are still using harmful mental health practices, secret reviews show

report – funding grassroots mental health work

well-being workshops + events

PeerFest – 8 December

disabled people organised – 18 November

14 – 15 November

16 – 17 November

22 November

24 November

Synergi job – learning partner by 28 November

How does it feel to read a bit of research that draws conclusions, offers explanations or provides recommendations for how the rest of the world should understand someone like you? - by 9 December


29 November


hidden self-harm

Blog by Sonia via Self-injury Support


mental health system is rife with racial inequality – so where is the action?
Article by Micha Frazer-Carroll via Stylist


MH reform must go further : MPS + Peers are told

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service


support for user-led plan to replace universal credit .. + treat all claimants with respect

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service


free our people now new campaign + network

Simone Aspis - Free Our People Now Project Manager on

or 07749 892 843


over the Ting initiative

Please contact Chuks Agu for dates/times of meetings - or 07360149283


good mental health is an art


stories of MH treatment after BBC panorama – 23 November

Article via Bury Times


CHARM calls for People’s inquiry into Edenbridge + MH services in Greater Manchester

Article via CHARM


Visions for a Liberated Anti-Carceral Crisis Response

Blog by Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu, Project LETS (USA) via Medium


benefit sanctions as a weapon of state violence

Podcast via the Deaths by Welfare Project


for physically disabled people – self harm is even more hidden

Blog by Katy Evans via Self Injury Support


Chemical imbalances or problems in living? You don’t decide!

Article by Helen Spandler via Asylum Magazine



Article by Liberty Investigates


Decolonising Futures series

Video series by Decolonising Economics on racial hierarchies, collective healing, disability justice, and economics of queerness


state violence + distress – the false separation between migrant justice + mental health

Blog by Rose Ziaei via NSUN


why health inequalities need to be addressed for the specific community

Blog by Sukhjeen Kaur via Shaping Our Lives


trauma-informed care left me more traumatised than ever

Blog by Wren Aves via Psychiatry is Driving Me Mad


bringing together lived experience – clinical + research expertise – a commentary on May 2022 debate – should CAMH professionals be diagnosing personality disorder in adolescence?

Paper by Hartley et al., 2022 via The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health


the police failed my cousin – Gaia Pope – 5 years on, others like her are still at risk

Article by Marienna Pope-Weidemann via The Guardian


Secret reviews into DWP deaths more than double in three years

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service


Barriers to Mental Health Support for People of Colour and Migrants

Article by Micha Frazer-Carroll via NSUN


Disabled activists will push for changes to draft mental health bill that - breaches right


DWP dismisses 300 pages of evidence linking its actions with countless deaths

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service


help us document evidence of welfare – related death


Barriers to Mental Health Support for People of Colour and Migrants

Article by Micha Frazer-Carroll via NSUN


Mental Health and the Politics of Exhaustion in the UK Asylum Process

Blog post by Tianne Haggar via University of Oxford's Border Criminologies


New podcast – lived experience work: anti-racism & mental health


E158 Rianna Walcott: The Colour of Madness

Podcast by Surviving Society


Community accountability peer support hub (CASH)

Are you in groups that are trying to move away from punishment as a way of dealing with problems in society?

Do you think that it’s important for your group to deal with harms that happen to people within the group?
It can feel easier to hope for a neat solution, in the form of a person or people, who can parachute into a situation and 'fix' it for us.

While this might be understandable — this stuff is hard! — this treats community accountability like a service that can be provided for us rather than community-led and community-created processes or a set of shared values and practices that we build together.

Join us to talk about the impetus to “outsource” community accountability work, why this should be resisted, and how we all can integrate community accountability into our everyday organising.


MIND should include side effects in their research surveys - PETITION


alternative support resource list – Asylum


rainbow of promise: Poetry book


Call to action – catalyst 4 change


Unpicking the complex dynamics of racism, anti-Blackness and class within mental health services

Article by Mental Health Today via LinkedIn ft. Mary Sadid from NSUN


Call for Papers:'Critical perspectives on the lived experience of distress and mental health services’14th Annual Critical Perspectives in Mental Health Conference 16th and 17th November 2022


The Communication and Restraint Reduction Study


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


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


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

Petition by James Moore


Tapering strips


NICE Guideline Update Acknowledges Severe Antidepressant Withdrawal


Petition to Scrap Care Charges Inclusion London


StopSIM Coalition Petition


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


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

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


New website – For Women


Benefits Calculator – Turn2us

entitled to


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


Write to your MP


The Public Law Project


The Good Lobby


Social Change Initiative


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




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

Disability Benefits Research 2021 – Survey


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


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

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


I am not your critical friend

Blog by Akiko hart via Charity so White


Charity so white




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

Blog by Ellie Thompson via NSUN


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

Podcast with Benny Hunter via The Eriwellbeing Podcast


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

Article by Yas Necati via gal-dem


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

Article by David Batty via The Guardian


Abolition of State Power, Regardless of the Uniform

Article by Liv Wynter & Ros B via NSUN


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


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


How I learnt of Revolutionary Love

Article by Guppi Kaur Bola via Medium


Graceful resolve: Attitudes for navigating a psychological crisis

Article by Amy Pollard via Centre for Mental Health


How can I speak up when you can hold me down? Restrictive practice on an acute ward – an inpatient perspective

Blog by MiserySquid via Mad Covid


A Little Raw Around the Edges

Podcast with Rai Waddingham via Mad Tunes Podcast


Disability strategy is unlawful, court confirms… and denies DWP permission to appeal

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service


Sometimes I want to be unreasonable

Blog via Mad Covid


My ADHD diagnosis isn’t ‘wrong’ and it isn’t an ‘identity’ for you to challenge

Blog by RoseAnnieFlo via Animated and Excitable


Free advice – for upholding adults' Health and Care Act rights


Loneliness – themed photo project on show in Wakefield

Article via Amateur Photographer


Secret DWP report reveals unmet needs of disability benefit claimants

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service


A Philosophy of Madness’ Book Forum: Part One

Book review by Jeremy Spandler via The Polyphony


tokenistic “service user” involvement must be addressed

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service


Caught in a Trap: Psychiatric Sabotage

Article by Liam Kirk via Asylum Magazine


Magical thinking and moral injury: exclusion culture in psychiatry

Follow-up blog by Dr Chloe Beale & Ellen Thomas via Cambridge Core Blog


Shout About Your Data Rights

Article by Jenni Ajderian via Recovery in the Bin


New concerns over equality watchdog as it scraps disability committee

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service


Write to your MP to fix the cost of living


Willful Subjects*: Decolonizing the Psychiatric Institution

Panel discussion viaBarnard Center for Research on Women


Government bows to pressure over accessible versions of Human Rights Act consultation

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service


Report: We're just numbers to them – The DWP failure to investigate death and serious harm


Write to your MP to fix the cost of living – turn2us


Understanding Why Using The 'Real Men..' Approach In Men's Mental Health Is Harmful


NHS trust to stop filming mental health patients in their bedrooms

Rights + well being (RAW)




What is trauma and how do we decide to disclose or not disclose?


DWP: deaths, cover ups, and a toxic 30 year legacy – an investigation
Article via Disability News Service – based on evidence compiled by John Pring and the Deaths by Welfare project


Do you know of any groups, networks or individuals who do hospital visits for people on mental health wards?

If you know of anyone, or have any thoughts on this as an idea, please contact Wendy at with details (including whether the people you know of are region-/hospital-specific).

Please also copy in if you wish.

Many thanks





Hear us – Croydon


Battersea Befriending Network






Mental Health Act young people's survey


Help disabled people survive surging energy bills – WRITE TO MP


Let’s talk about loss


A basic interpretation of the models of Disability

Blog by Dave Lupton aka Crippen via Disability Arts Online


E166 Fazana Khan : community led healing

Podcast by Surviving Society and Farzana Khan via Surviving Society Podcast


truly shocking figures expose disabled people’s precarious financial situation

Article by John Pring via Disability News Service


Meet the Young Changemakers who are reimagining mental health support!

Video by UK Youth


Understanding the identity of lived experience researchers and providers

Blog by Veenu Gupta via NSUN


Critical Perspectives Seminars Spring 2022 Recordings Critical Voices Network Ireland and others

Seminar 1: 'Yes, but where do you really come from?’ ‘Race’, racism and mental health – Messages from the racialised others

Seminar 2:
Can you help me get out?’: Ethical, political and methodological struggles in doing survivor research in mental health

Seminar 3:
And the activists tell us that meds are evil’: Polarised mental health politics and the struggle for ambivalence

Seminar 4:
First Do No Harm: Iatrogenic Harm in Mental Health

Who gets believed: abuse in mental health services

Blog by Amy Wells via NSUN

Fact or Fiction? Dissecting BPD Healthcare Mythology

Blog by Wren Aves via Psychiatry is Driving Me Mad

Doctors who harm patients - and how the system protects them

Blog by Joy Hibbins via the charity Suicide Crisis (Saving Lives blog)

Self-Harm Doesn't Always Start Early: Being Bipolar And Looking For Relief

Blog by @bipolarnerdgirl via Self-injury Support
Balancing advocacy and academia during escalating inequities
Blog by Shuranjeet Singh via the Mental Elf


Through the glass door


GM big disability survey - 2022




+ Jobs + Funding + MUCH MUCH MORE


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


Survivor Researcher Network (SRN)

22 November


Inclusion London

Tell your MP to restore Disabled people’s rights

Protect Everyone Bill – EMAIL MP

Take Action and abolish the tax on disability – EMAIL MP

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

UNCRDP Westminster Government civil society shadow report sign up

URGENT – Email your MP to help avoid catastrophic care costs

Help Disabled people survive the cost of living crisis – write to your MP


Shaping our lives

latest including why participatory budgeting works

Could you write for Disney or the BBC?


Elect her! community

Welcome to our world!

Don't get angry, get politically active!

15 November

21 November


Black Thrive


Black minds


Z2K – fighting poverty – EMAIL MP

Z2K has caseworker to help people



We need your help

Nearly half of all people in poverty in the UK are either disabled themselves or live with someone who is disabled

EDM 19 disability benefits assessments – CONTACT MP


Homelessness + renter organisations


Action on empty homes


Housing first England

New guidance for housing management teams

Housing First England Newsletter – New Survey Alert

Housing First England Newsletter – Minister responds to funding request

Housing First England Newsletter – Join our call for a national Housing First programme

Housing First England Newsletter – Commissioning Housing First through RSI budgets

Michelle – housing first


including setting out core milestones along someone’s Housing First journey

Jade is a writer



Michelle – housing first


Pavement magazine





More than 95,000 households are living in temporary accommodation in England right now

Costs up = homelessness up


1 in 4 households were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless because of the loss of a private tenancy

3,405 households in the private rented sector were evicted by bailiffs between April and June – up 39% on the previous quarter


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.


ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Demand better from renting - PETITION

Meet Krystalrose – she's fighting for change


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.

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

What happened to ‘Everyone In’?

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

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

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

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

Fix renting

Build social housing

Help people at risk of sleeping rough


Are letting agents refusing you for being on benefits?

Next step contact the property ombudsman (TPO)


These stats are shocking!


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

A good Home is a human right


Level Up Housing

On the 2nd Feb 2022, the government released its plans to ‘level up’ the country.

It included three very important announcements on housing:

Build more genuinely affordable social homes ✔

Give tenants of social homes more protection ✔

Bring forward a national landlord registry, improve standards in privately rented homes and strengthen the rights of renters ✔


Gove ‘ashamed’ of Social Housing conditions

send a letter to the press :renters stories are powerful


I’m being evicted – EMAIL MINISTER


Museum of homelessness

octopi have three hearts and produce their own ink yet humans call octopi violent for throwing seashells underwater!

humans also medicate confined creatures for 'zoochosis' - that antipsychotic medication first tested on animals gave us our 2 heart-attacks as 'side-effects'.

bleak humour is proven to aid survival. heartfelt is about reframing narratives & learning to grow. a game of competitive empathy will be played; psychiatry will be reduced to firewood; edible-love-poetry will be offered to all.

have a heart, & come watch this wildly inventive disability-led solo theatre show!


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


London Renters Union

If a rent freeze had been in place...I would have been able to stay in my home


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


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



We're campaigning to make sure councils #SideWithRenters


increasing regulation of landlords, expanding landlord licensing and hiring more enforcement officers
reducing attempts to move people out of the borough and reducing use of “intentional homelessness” decisions
campaigning for rent controls
setting stronger targets on social housing and standing up to developers


Is your landlord trying to put your rent up? You’re not alone

landlords and estate agents are using the cost of living crisis as an excuse to push up rents

members have been reporting rent rises of 30% or 40%

One member was even asked to pay 70% more rent

Some housing associations are talking about putting up service charges

It is a shameful attempt by people who already make huge profits from the housing crisis to squeeze renters and boost profits

Many of us now face eviction or being left without enough for basic essentials this winter

10 November 2022 – the average rent increase being reported by LRU members is £3300 per year

including action on the 3 December

15 November

10 December


Evicted after 47 years – PETITION


Renters reform coalition

Safe, secure and affordable homes for all: A renters’ blueprint for reform


Generation Rent


The White Paper: Generation Rent's Verdict

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: National Register of Landlords

Ask your MP to back the Renters Reform Bill


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

Campaign win! Government to require landlords to register

tell your MP to get renting done

Are you eligible for the Warmer Homes scheme?



Renters reform coalition


Single Homelessness Project


peer mentoring programme




Helping rough sleepers – PETITION


Close the eviction loophole – PETITION

You can sign a petition without making a donation


Cardboard citizen

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:


Access Free Energy Bill Support



including Citz Writers – 13 September – 6 December

Cardboard collective – 7 September – 6 December

theatre making – 29 September – 15 December

18 November + 19 November

Groundswell partnership | Chris speaks to Streetwise Opera | Resistance Theatre audio plays

lots of events coming up – 29 November to 6 December – 16 December




WATCH: Eight brand new short films about social housing

Ella shares her story

Freddie shares his story

Read Louisa's story



Just say hello


The passage


Renters reform coalition


Creative + nature + advocacy


The Poetry Society


including poetry prize £5000

other news


Dragon Café

Dragon cafe have hosted laughing therapy + wire sculpture activities in the past



Garden organic



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

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


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

Energy price cap announcement is deeply concerning for those already brunt of rising bills and the continuing financial effect of the pandemic

Apply for a One Stop University Scholarship

From The Ground Up – Empowering communities through environmental action



Re: CREATE psychiatry


Living with Suicide


meet me where I am


Stop gambling suicides – publish the gambling act white paper – PETITION


No more Gambling Act whitepaper delays. Write to your MPs now!


Everton FC: Don’t use our shirt to advertise gambling products


Me and You and a Global Pandemic


Medicating Me: Personal Impressions of Psychiatric Medication


Speakeasy advocacy


Advocacy focus



The Advocacy Project

culturally sensitive advocacy

preventing abuse

Moving personal stories

impactful video

reflections on advocacy during Covid

23 November


National Development Team for Inclusion

Advocacy Charter

Leeds Autism AIM: #PowerOfPartnership

NAC – Guidance regarding emotional enrichment

Staying mentally well this winter

Quality advocacy

Audit of MH services – PLEASE COMPLETE

Protect Our Human Rights

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

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


People organised + information


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



Wildflower Alliance

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

"How Big Pharma & Psychiatry Gaslight Us"

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

Open Letter Re: Shooting Death of Orlando Taylor

What We’re Still Getting Wrong About What Happened to Orlando Taylor III

Justice for Miguel Estrella: Event & Statements + More




Mad in the Family Monthly Newsletter


Mad in America


This week’s newsletter here


Pathologized Since Eve: Jessica Taylor on Women, Trauma, and “Sexy but Psycho”


Catherine’s Story: A Child Lost to Psychiatry


Call for Teen Art in All Media!

Jim Flannery – sorry it is not funny

Is Service-User Research Possible in Mental Health? An Interview with Diana Rose

In Andrew’s Honor: Attorney Elizabeth Rich’s Fight Against Unjust Commitments

Meaningless Distractibility, or Meaningful Mind-Wandering?

A Return to Dignity from Psychiatric and Childhood Abuse

Why We Urgently Need New Approaches to Mental Health

The Spravato Controversy: A Row Over the Drug’s Efficacy Compels a Reassessment of its Approval


Mania or Marijuana?


From the Health Minister Down, Nobody Is Seriously Interested in the Quality Control of Mental Health

ADHD Diagnosis Leads to Worse Quality of Life, Increased Self-Harm in Kids

The Problem of High Functioning Anxiety


Lithium for Suicide Prevention Not Supported by Evidence

Psychodynamic Therapy Beats DBT for Improved Reflective Functioning

Troubled Teen Industry Packages Abuse as Treatment

Peer Support Effective for Clinical and Personal Recovery

Cash Payments to Families Lead to Long Term Improvements in Child Mental Health

Exploring the Fault Lines in Mental Health Discourse: An Interview with Psychologist Justin Karter

A Neuroscientist Evaluates the Standard Biological Model of Depression

Re-humanising Mental Health Systems: A Discussion with Jaakko Seikkula on the Open Dialogue Approach

Research News: Pharma Execs Rarely Charged When Their Companies Break the Law

Personal story by Fi Peel: Dear Psychiatry

Blog by Michael Fontaine: A New-Old Way of Coping with Grief


Systematic Failure

20 Concrete Steps to Achieving System Change


Mental health + our schools

No Evidence for Long-Term Safety or Efficacy of Mental Health Treatment in Children


Lois Holzman: A Developmental Response to Trauma and Trauma Language


Influential Neuroscientist Reviews Decades of Failure


Substance Use and Externalizing Behaviors Predict Suicide Attempts in Veterans, Not “Serious Mental Illness”


Allan Leventhal: Behavior Therapy Helped My Patients Through Antidepressant Withdrawal


Are Antidepressants Better Than Placebo for Some? Not So Fast, Researchers Caution

Exercise Just as Good as Antidepressants for Moderate Depression


Genetic Embryo Screening for Psychiatric Risk Not Supported by Evidence, Ethically Questionable


Major Depression: The “Chemical Imbalance” Pillar Is Crumbling—Is the Genetics Pillar Next?

An Illness, or Risky Experimentation?


I Had No Idea That Gabapentin Could Do This…

do not worry – you will be fine

Top 10 Myths About the Critics of Psychiatry


Mad Parenting: On Becoming an Unlikely Family Man

The Mad in the World Network: A Global Voice for Change

A Therapist Tried to Explain CBT When I Was 11 Years Old, Ineffectively

Michael Scott: The Phobic Avoidance of Attending to Real World Mental Health Outcomes

No Better Outcomes After Testing for Antidepressant Drug-Gene Interactions

Reducing Involuntary Psychiatric Admissions in Norway


Study Contradicts Diathesis-Stress Model of Psychosis

Nobody Knows What “Serious Mental Illness” Means

Neoliberal Values Connected to Increased Stigma and Suicidal Ideation

How Diagnostic Interviews Translate Situational Behavior Into Pathology

State Sponsored Biomedical Psychiatry Impedes Movements of People with Psychosocial Disabilities

Trauma Survivors Speak Out Against Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Away From Psychiatrization: Towards Socio-Ecological Wellbeing in the Community

Loss, Grief, and Betrayal: Psychiatric Survivors Reflect on the Impact of New Serotonin Study

Psychiatry, Fraud, and the Case for a Class-Action Lawsuit


The One That Was Away


Inside A Forensic Psychiatry Unit: Where I’ve Come From and Where I’m Going


How Grief Became a Disorder and What This Means About Us: An Interview with Kaori Wada

Psychiatry Textbooks Are Filled with Errors and Propaganda

The Parts Within Us: An Interview with Richard Schwartz, Creator of Internal Family Systems

Andrew Scull—Desperate Remedies: Psychiatry’s Turbulent Quest to Cure Mental Illness

Exercise Associated with 25% Lower Risk for Depression, Researchers Say


The Powerful Allure of Psychedelics in Today’s Disenchanted World

suicide support survey

Books Under Review: Summer 2022


Psychiatry’s Failure Crisis: Are You Moderately or Radically Enlightened?

Response to Criticism of Our Serotonin Paper

No Evidence Low Serotonin Causes Depression

Are People with Psychosocial Disabilities Welcomed in Public Spaces?

Addressing Racism-Related Stress and Trauma in Psychotherapy

Treatment Pathways for Psychosis Vary by Race

How Does Spiritual Voice Hearing Compare to Psychosis?

The Transformative Potential of Psychosis

a diagnosis + it’s damage – Schizophrenia


For Queer and Gender Diverse Youth, Biomedical Model of Mental Health May Reduce Stigma but Obscure Impact of Cisheterosexism

Laura Van Tosh: The Life of a Psychiatric Survivor Activist

Pollution’s Mental Toll: A Talk with Journalist Kristina Marusic

Psychology’s “Winning Streak” Is a Failure of Science, Not Success

Industry Sponsorship of “Cost Effectiveness Analyses” Produces Biased Results

Pharma’s “Evergreening” Patent Tactics Mean High Costs and Low Benefits for Consumers

Victim focus

Nothing At All: How Antidepressants Failed Me

The UK’s IAPT Service Is an Abject Failure

Less Than a Quarter of Those with Depression Respond to Treatment in Real Life

Inside A Forensic Psychiatry Unit: Rolled Ankles, RATs, and Invisible Abuse—The Final Obstacles Toward Freedom

Doctors Renew Campaign Against Overdiagnosis and Overmedication

Coercive Psychiatric Practice Goes Beyond Seclusion and Restraint

Researchers: Study of Schizophrenia Held Back by “Cult-Like” Belief System


Does Humanistic Psychology Support the Capitalist Status Quo?


Point/Counterpoint: What Is the Importance of Nassir Ghaemi’s Conclusion that Psychiatric Drugs Do Not Provide a Long-term Benefit?

Psychiatric Drugs Do Not Improve Disease or Reduce Mortality

Pharmaceutical Industry and FDA Use Mob Tactics to Silence Whistleblowers

Peer Values Versus Violence: A View from Lived Experience

Treating Grief with Addiction Drug Jeopardizes Social Connections

Antidepressant-Induced Serotonin Syndrome a Danger for the Elderly

Social Interventions for “Serious Mental Illness” Show Promise But Face Resistance

Can Secure Attachment Reduce Death Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsions?

Why Some Therapists Consistently See Better Results with LGBTQ Clients


Open Season on Mental Patients

Cargo Cult Psychiatry

Psychedelic Therapy Will Not Save Us

Grief, Intense Feelings, and Pathologization: Can We Conceive a Different Approach?

The Answers Are in Our Weak Spots

A Moment to Reflect

Health Risks to Babies When Antidepressants Used During Pregnancy

Long Term Antidepressant Use Associated With Increased Morbidity and Mortality

Jock McLaren – The Biopsychosocial Model is a Mirage, Time for a Biocognitive Model?

Psychiatry’s Nightmarish 2022 & Its Hysterical Defense Against Criticism

The power of activism

open season on mental patients

Industry Corruption in Systematic Review for Injectable Antipsychotics

Racism, Poverty, Inequality: Social Ingredients for Psychosis, Depression & More

Inside My Suicidal Mind

Psychiatry’s Medical Model: How It Traumatizes, Retraumatizes & Perverts Healing

Behaviorists Must Confront Psychiatry’s Pseudoscience

Tara Thiagarajan: Mental Well-being Better in Venezuela than in United States: Why?


Made “Mad” in America

The Shady World of Shock Treatment

A Different Psychiatry Is Needed for Discontinuing Antidepressants

The Failings of “Mental Health”: How a Seemingly Benign Concept Might be Dangerous

A Blood Test for Suicide? Not When the Cases Overlap with Healthy Controls

A Hopelessly Flawed Seminar in “The Lancet” About Suicide


The New York Times Comments Section: A Literary Rorschach Test for the Masses

Depression Stigma May Be Decreasing; Psychosis Stigma Increasing

Mainstream Psychology Slow to View Police Brutality as Systemic Racism

Does Psychiatry’s Buzzword “Flourishing” Reflect the Real World?

The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Upcoming NICE Depression Guidelines

New Tools to Support New Moms: An Interview with Jennifer Barkin, PhD


ADHD: The money trail

Peer Support Research: Is It Time Yet?


Bringing Integrative Community Therapy to Pittsburgh: An Interview with Alice and Kenneth Thompson

Study Highlights Uptake of Voice Hearing Groups in Brazil

Social Media Influencers Now Marketing Drugs to Niche Audiences for Big Pharma

Conflict of Interest Policies in Europe May Hide Pharma Influence

How Concepts Like Trauma and Resilience Reinforce Neoliberalism in the Global South

Inner Fire Is the Only Place I Would Go for Emotional Distress

Thomas Insel makes a case for abolishing psychiatry

Antidepressants Do Not Improve Quality of Life

Did Psychiatry Ever Endorse the Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression?

Capitalism and the Biomedical Model of Mental Health

Mad by design: an ancient paradigm of psychiatric thought

Trans lifeline: naming trans-specific harm in Mental Health


Council of Europe Releases Report to Promote Voluntary Mental Health Treatment

Psychology “Incompatible with Hypothesis-Driven Theoretical Science”


Psychology: Flawed as a Science and as Evidence-Based Medicine


Patient Reports Reveal SSRI Antidepressants Often Lead to Emotional Blunting

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.”

The WHO Calls for Radical Change in Global Mental Health

The Transformational Qualities of Hearing Voices Groups

BMJ: 20% of Health Research Is Fraudulent

Robert Whitaker: Anatomy of an Industry: Commerce, Payments to Psychiatrists and Betrayal of the Public Good

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

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

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

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

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

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

Research Reveals Mental Health Professionals’ Participation in Rape Culture

Emotional CPR: Heart-Centered Peer Support

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

Lithium No Better Than Placebo for Preventing Suicide Attempts

Lithium, Antidepressants, Esketamine—All No Better Than Placebo?

Qualitative Evidence Supports the Ban on Conversion Therapy in Canada

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

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

Mental Health Care Must Support Consent and Basic Human Rights

The Psychiatric Hospital Is an Institution of Social Control

Consumer Regret

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

Ketamine Withdrawal Has Severe Consequences

The Year Of Potentiality

Can Anything Good Come Out of Therapy?

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

De-Psychiatrization and the Promise of Open Dialogue

SSRI Antidepressants Do Not Improve Depression After a Stroke

Why We Need a Neurodiverse Philosophy of Autistic Happiness

Navigating the meaning of psychosis important for recovery

Guardianship Destroyed My Family

The Other Side of the Cage

Fireside Project: Peer Support for Psychedelic Experiences

Understanding the Youth Mental Health Crisis: An Interview with Elia Abi-Jaoude

No Meaningful Brain Differences in Depression

New NICE Guidelines for ECT Are Dangerously Inadequate, Say 50 Patients and Professionals

How Socioeconomic Class Affects Therapy

Clinicians and Patients Often Disagree on Mental Health Outcomes

Psychiatry and Psychology Fail in Response to Farmer Suicides in India

Online Debates on Psychiatric Diagnosis Often Rely on Rhetoric Instead of Facts

Home Alone: Finding Connection During the Pandemic

Why Is Child Sexual Abuse So Common in Institutions?

Why Is Psychiatry So Defensive About Criticism?

Did Pharma Companies Hide Failed ADHD Drug Studies From Regulators?

Study Discovers Extensive Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research

Shifting Away from ECT and Antidepressants for Depression

Put Psyche Back Into Psychiatry and Add Psychological Intimacy

The New DSM Is Coming and That Isn’t Good News

Michael Hengartner – Evidence-biased Antidepressant Prescription

Inside a Forensic Psychiatry Unit: Earning the Right to Sleep on the Floor

The Medicalization of Women’s Suffering: An Interview with Dana Becker

Can the Psychodynamic Manual Move Therapy Beyond the DSM?

How Providers Can Support Psychiatric Drug Discontinuation

John Read: Fear and Loathing in the ECT Debate

James Knochel: Malignant Do-Gooderism: The Tragedies of Allopathic Psychiatry

Michael Hengartner: Regulators Are Approving Drugs Without Clear Evidence That They Work

Research News: Ketamine No Better Than Placebo for Reducing Suicidal Ideation in Depression

I Made It Out Alive

Medicating Preschoolers for ADHD: How “Evidence-Based” Psychiatry Has Led to a Tragic End

Addressing Cultural Bias in the Treatment of Personality Disorders

The Censors Are Coming for Mental Health

MIA’s Suicide Hotline Transparency Project

Robert Spitzer on DSM-III: A Recently Recovered Interview

Official Guidelines on Antidepressant Discontinuation Fail Practitioners and Patients

Sexual Assault at Any Age is a Risk Factor for Psychosis

Dying to Stay Alive: A Ketamine Disaster

For the Love and Care of the People: An Interview with Vanessa Green on Call BlackLine Organizing

Pharmaceutical Industry Corruption Goes Beyond Conflicts of Interest

Racism Evident in Patient Health Records

A “Mass Possession” Event in Nicaragua Exposes Inadequacy of Western Mental Health Approaches

Desperate Remedies

UK Finds Success with Peer Supported Open Dialogue Program

Why Do We Lock People Up?

Why Do People Self-Harm, and How Can We Stop It?

Antipsychotics Worsen Cognitive Functioning in First-Episode Psychosis

Parenting Changed My Perspective on “ADHD”

Nature: Brain Imaging Studies Are Most Likely False

How Evidence Based Medicine Became an Illusion

Antipsychotics Often Prescribed Without Informed Consent

Police Killings and the Pseudoscience of “Excited Delirium”

The Functions of the Mental Health System Under Capitalism

Inside a Forensic Psychiatry Unit: Calling in AIR Strikes

Mental Wellbeing Poorest in English-Speaking Countries of the World


Trusting People as Experts of Themselves: Sera Davidow on the Wildflower Peer Support Line

The impact DSM has had on us all – podcast

Human rights should be central to Global Mental Health approaches

Robert Whitaker Interviewed on The Dhru Purohit Podcast
Does Long-Term Use of Psychiatric Drugs Do More Harm Than Good?

Council of Europe Releases Report to Promote Voluntary Mental Health Treatment

Results of the Inpatient Alternative Soteria Model in Israel

Apples and Oranges in Peer Support Research

Beverley Thomson–Antidepressed: Antidepressant Harm and Dependence

Antidepressants No Better Than Placebo for About 85% of People

Marian Kornicki: #RestoreTheirRights: An Update on Guardianship Action

Researchers Find No Brain Differences in Depression

The Psychiatrist’s Dilemma: In Defense of Placebo Psychiatry

Thomas Szasz

How ADHD experts silence criticism

Despite More Treatments for Depression, Prevalence Doesn’t Decrease—Why?

Facebook Negatively Impacted College Students’ Mental Health from the Start

Peer Interventions Show Promise for Recent Onset Psychosis

Capitalism is Destroying our Collective Mental Health

The Post-Lockdown Suicide Tsunami That Never Came


Hearing voices network (HVN)


London hearing voices network – update

including event 6 December

Art Making, Nature and Spirituality Workshop

LHVN Reflective Space for Group Facilitators and Members 28 November


Spiritual crisis Network (SCN)


National SCN Community Forum


London SCN


Social Prescribing Network


including beyond the pill

additional update

Rapid scoping review on older people, poverty


Self- development


Action for Happiness

happier – kinder – together

New Ways November

We can't change what happens, but we can choose our response

Happiness isn't about everything going well – it's about responding constructively, even in difficult times

10 keys to happier living groups

10 days of happiness

How to live mindfully, even in stressful times

How to feel part of something bigger every day

Happy Planet Index


Making time to be mindful helps us reduce stress levels,

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

13 – 16 November

14 November

30 November


Happy place


Canopy + stars – a life more wild – podcast


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.


Coalition for Personalised Care


including events


Angel + Marc


5 Quotes for Coping with Things You Can't Control

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

Breathe and be mindful.

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

It’s not what you broadcast to everyone else that determines the trajectory of your life;

it’s what you whisper to yourself behind closed doors that has the greatest power and influence.

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

Prioritize your peace.

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

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

Accept this, and start acknowledging your own worth.

Stop waiting for others to tell you how important you are.

Tell yourself today, and believe it.

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

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


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

A cage created by...

A difficult or disappointing experience

A privileged or sheltered life

Social influence

Pop-culture and mass-media stereotyping

And the list goes on.

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


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

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

We liked people who smiled.

We avoided people who frowned.

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

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


Our minds are incredibly powerful

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

But that’s not what’s important.

What’s important is the opening of your wings.

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


4 More Relationship Truths for Tough Times

Resentment hurts you, not them

Sometimes walking away is the only path forward

Some relationships will be blessings, others will serve as lessons

Even the best relationships don’t last forever.


3 Hidden Behaviours that Harm Your Relationships

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

Using hateful gestures as a substitute for honest communication?

The silent treatment?


Healing in Your Relationships

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

Always be kinder than necessary.

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

Some chapters in our lives have to close without closure.

Be careful not to dehumanize people you disagree with.

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

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


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

Think about that question for a moment.

Read it again, and sit with it.

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

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


4 Hard Choices that Make You Happier in the Long Run

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

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

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

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


New normal’ anxiety: A therapist’s guide


A therapist’s guide to self-care

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

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

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


Physical self-care

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

Eat regularly and in a way that nourishes your body

Exercise regularly

Boost your sleep


Psychological self-care

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

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

Turn off phone notifications

Keep scheduled therapy appointments

Take time for reflection


Emotional self-care

This involves your relationship with yourself.

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

Keep a journal

Vent your frustrations

Engage in opportunities to create happiness


Physiotherapist – Working from home: 4 health hacks

Plump it up

Make your chair more ergonomic.

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


Go for a raise

Try shaking up your desk design.

Raising your laptop will help to protect your posture.


Break it down

Take micro-breaks.

Regular movement helps prevent muscular pains.


Stretch yourself

That's it.


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


3 simple techniques to help improve your breathing


Breathing control

This means just breathing easily, using the least effort.

It helps you to relax.

Place your hand on your tummy, below your ribs.

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

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


Deep breathing

This helps to fill the lower areas of your lungs.

Take a long, slow deep breath in.

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

Try to keep your shoulders relaxed.

Repeat for 3 or 4 deep breaths.



This is a way of clearing mucus from your lungs.

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

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

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


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


Be consistent

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


Create the right environment

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

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


Have a change of scene

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


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

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

Ask lots of questions.

Revisit one of your favourite childhood books or movies.

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


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

Less expectations, less talk, less buying, less thinking, less stuff, less stress….

Are you ready for less?


As The River Flows
Just as the river flows through all terrains,

never stopping, and never expecting anything to help it flow,

in the same way, we too can be like a river, flowing through the twists and turns of life and keep creating a way forward
And just as the river makes the land fertile, we too can create abundance and help things flourish wherever we are


A Point of Stillness
Find a point of stillness from which you begin and to which you return, every day

Give yourself the space to just be and experience a sense of wellbeing
What or where is your point of stillness?

How will you make stillness an important event in your day?


Like an Alchemist
Like an alchemist, transform something worthless into something precious
The key to alchemy is perception

So, overlook the visible lead to seek the hidden gold
See the limitless possibilities in everything

focus on the pure gold within each one

and turn lead into gold


Above the Clouds
When life gives you clouds

remember that

a) you are not the clouds

and b) like clouds, situations will sooner or later pass

And you can always

a) look for the silver lining

and b) rise above the clouds and find your own sunshine


Your day

To put your day into perspective and sleep well, add this exercise to your bedtime routine

Summarise your day

Summarise your day in a word or two, or a sentence

Make a note of it mentally, digitally or on paper

Summarise your experience, challenges or accomplishments from the day

If you can’t think of anything positive, try and summarise it in a constructive way and get closure on the day


Involving Others in Decisions
How often do you involve others in the decision-making process?

It makes sense to include those who are impacted by the decisions,

or those who will implement those decisions.

It increases their engagement and responsibility,

and having various perspectives can only lead to better outcomes
But involving others in decision-making takes time and resources

How do you figure out when to Involve others in the decision making, and when not to?


Nourish with Happiness
Apparently, there is no nourishment like happiness!

So are you nourishing yourself with happiness?
Here are 3 ways to nourish yourself with happiness, everyday:
1) Feed yourself a dose of laughter (a good joke or a funny video clip)
2) Engage in one activity that makes you happy (gardening or cooking)
3) Create space to feel happy (a dose of gratitude or meditation)


Be Present to Prevent Stress
Whenever you find yourself stressing about getting things done or what’s going to happen

try this: be present

Firstly, become present to your emotions

your stress

and then, become present to what you’re doing and where you are

Be present and you may find that it helps you to feel less stressed

more relaxed

and be more effective and productive

Be more present and in the long term, you'll increase your stress resilience, and may even prevent feeling stressed.


The Real Problem
Have you considered that the problem is not the real problem?

The problem is how you think about the problem
Think differently about the problem and you'll not only change how you feel and experience your reality, but ultimately change how you respond to the problem


Fill Your Bucket
If you feel irritable or low on energy, positivity and resilience,

maybe it’s because your bucket is empty
If your bucket is empty, make the time to recharge your batteries and treat yourself

Go for a walk, listen to music, connect with people or simply rest from your daily routine

How will you fill your bucket?


The Unpredictability of Everything
Life is anything but predictable


1) recognise the unpredictability of everything


2) learn to accept the inherent unpredictability
Accept the unpredictability and you'll embrace all that life offers,

hold onto hope,

adapt and thrive


The Wisdom in Anger
When anger happens, instead of getting swept away by the anger, try to find the wisdom in your anger
Identify what your anger is trying to communicate to you

It might be pointing out what you care deeply about and what your needs are

Find the wisdom in your anger and grow through your anger


Questions to Stop Overthinking
When you find yourself lost in overthinking, try this

Ask yourself questions

Ask yourself questions and it may help you stop the overthinking

put things in perspective and give the mind a positive, constructive direction
Ask yourself

What is it that’s concerning me?

Is this a real problem?

What can I do about this?

Is there another way to think about this?

How would I feel if I were to think differently?


Completing a Task
When completing a task, a project, sometimes it doesn't feel as satisfying

it feels exhausting!

And even though it’s successfully completed, we keep spotting what's missing.

Is being a perfectionist, being too self-critical, expecting too much from yourself draining your energy and happiness?
The next time you finish something, give yourself a moment to

1) accept that it really is good enough, and

2) appreciate and savour the results.

And who knows, you might just feel less exhausted, more satisfied


Growing through Life
Are you just going through life or are you growing through life?
If you feel like you’re just going through the routine of life, nothing probably seems exciting

Why not grow through what you go through?

Grow through life, and you'll most likely find learning and excitement even in the routine


Recovering From Burnout
When we find ourselves enduring too much stress without much relief, burnout happens

It's more than just feeling tired or stressed we feel empty, edgy, exhausted

And sometimes a day break or even a holiday may not be enough to rest and rejuvenate

So, when burnout happens, how do you recover?
Here are a few ways to recover from burnout:
- Improve your diet, sleep, exercise routine, and build healthy habits
- Make time for journaling, social interaction, and things you enjoy
- Identify what you need to subtract from your work, relationships and life


Turn On Your Inner Light
No matter how dark a moment it is

choose to bring light
Light emanates from the core of our being

So, turn on your inner light and let your light radiate through your presence

Be the light and illuminate the moment and the world


Your Financial Well-being

Why do we as a society allow people to live in poverty ? - Wendy
Can you be happy on a budget?

It’s not about missing out on things and experiences, or reducing your happiness

But it is about making smarter choices and increasing your financial well-being
This week

clarify your financial goals, what you value most and what brings you the most joy

rethink your spending habits

be happier with what you have


Good Feelings
At any given point, there's nearly always a difficult person in our life

We don’t necessarily have to like them, but we can try to have good feelings towards them
Cultivate good feelings towards the difficult person by thinking of one of their good qualities

and keeping it in mind whenever you think of them or meet them

Try this and it may help you to deal with them positively


Autumn Foraging
Autumn is a great time to forage

Whether it's gathering wildflowers, nuts, seeds, plants, fruit, herbs or berries, for decorating or eating

Foraging offers the opportunity to slow down, notice and reconnect with the natural world around you
So, why not explore your surroundings, a park or a woodland?

Forage by yourself or with friends

Pick only what you need, and if you don’t know what you are picking, leave it out.


One-Minute Kindness
If you're a daily commuter or an occasional one, here's something you can add to your journey commute with kindness

It will only add an extra minute to your journey time
Take a minute to send kind wishes, thoughts filled with positivity and well-being to all your fellow commuters


Dancing in the Rain
Are you going to let a little rain stop you from doing what you need to do?

Instead of allowing the situation to affect your mindset and waiting for the rain to pass

focus on what you can do rather than what you can’t do
Accept how things are and make friends with the rain

Go splash in some puddles and find joy where you are Learn to dance in the rain and escalate your happiness


Your Mind Is Your Home
When a negative thought takes up residence in your mind, the mind is not a nice place to be

So, evict any negative thoughts that have taken up residence in your mind, and make the mind a place where there's space for clarity, creativity and comfort
Remember that

a) your mind is your home

b) your thoughts are your guests

c) you can choose which thoughts to keep out or let in, and how long they stay


Drinking Guilt-tea
How often do you find yourself drinking guilt-tea?

When you find yourself sipping some guilt-tea, stop savouring it

Instead, use that taste of guilt to understand why you feel guilty,

and what you can do to make amends
Stop feeling guilty, be kind to yourself and try some new teas instead, like sereni-tea


Self-Care Forum

Pandemic: Changes in Professional's Attitudes & Practice


Including investing in relationships


Research: Consuming fruit and veg and exercising can make you happier

Too much free time may be almost as bad as too little



including community pharmacists can refer patients for scan + checks


August 2022


Tackling inequalities in healthcare access, experience, and outcomes



including resources for younger people's

November 2022


Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance



Economics of happiness – local futures

Beyond Conspiracy: Framing Meaningful Activism


Gabor Maté supports the localization movement


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

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

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

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

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

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



Values are shifting. Culture is turning

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

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

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


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

The Radical Roots of Community Supported Agriculture

Interrelation -SCOOP the sustainable cooperative


Brian Eno


The economics of happiness – film

Planet local – a quiet revolution – film

Local Food = Food Security

Small Scale on a Large Scale

Dr. Gabor Maté on Mental Health and Localization

The Power of People

the corporation

the new corporation




The benefits system in this country is a disgrace


get support with your living costs




myth busters


will you sign the open letter?


If we were getting proper care and support, there wouldn’t be premature deaths happening

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn + Vanessa on learning disability mortality review – from personal experience – on women’s hour





MIND – Cost of living crisis – PETITION


Alzeimer's society


"Upset and disgusted" at Travelodge – PETITION


Office for National Statistics – Outcomes for disabled people in the UK


Dramatize – newsletter


National Autistic Society


Mencap – Tell councils: Count Disabled Children In


Share community – How to become a better communicator



National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi)




Small Supports – Thinking Differently About How We Support People

Protect Our Human Rights


Join the NHS Sounding Board for Ageing & Older People


Review into advocacy for people with a learning disability and or autistic people who are inpatients in mental health settings



The Training Hub has launched…

Seni’s Law – Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018

New supported internships programme


New case law – highlight for Care Act advocates

Human rights in EASY READ


VITAL projects



SCIELine: New strengths-based approaches resources and learning

free mental capacity act e-learning +



Changing our lives

hospital to home



How to talk effectively about social security – 21 November online webinar


Disability Rights UK


Disability Right UK has helplines


equal participation for all


Scottish Government announces rent freeze


Government launches social housing rent cap consultation

Disability Hate Crime rises but only 1% see prosecutions

Clear majority agree that benefits must be uprated by inflation, finds JRF polling

BBC Panorama exposes alleged abuse of patients

Citizens Advice survey shows millions will be in energy bills debt

Cross Party MPs call for public inquiry into benefit related deaths


DWP admits Access to Work is overwhelmed by workload but rejects meeting

Disabled people urged to check on eligibility for social tariffs on broadband

Mental Health Bill - Easy read survey


Benefit sanctions harming claimants, lawyers warn

Disabled UC claimants underpaid by over £350 per month due to DWP failure to start WCA process

Disabled woman wins legal challenge against DWP over automatic benefit deductions

7 in 10 PIP appeals won on the same evidence DWP already held

DWP makes few concessions on improving engagement with Disabled people

Secret reviews into DWP deaths have more than doubled in three years

Government plans to move Disabled people from institutions don’t go far enough

Report highlights issue of negativity towards Disabled people

Disabled people make up nearly half of the most deprived working-age adults in the country

PIP delays leave Disabled people hundreds of millions of pounds out of pocket

Tony Hickmott

590 suicides between 2010 and 2013 linked to welfare reform – Deaths by Welfare

9 in 10 of all reports about disability benefit fraud to the DWP hotline turn out to be false

100 people held more than 20 years in ‘institutions’


Police officer fired for taking photos of people being sectioned

Press coverage for autistic man in isolation prompts Council action

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

Disabled woman left begging a bus driver to let her travel home safely

The Mayor's Entrepreneur competition & training

Because we all care – CQC

Government White Paper fails to re-build the care system

Law Commission recommends adding disability to list of hate crimes

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

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

Mental health impact of leaseholder cladding scandal

All PIP claimants to be offered apply online option

End Fuel Poverty Coalition – PETITION

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

Sickle cell patients ‘face racism in NHS’

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

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

DWP failures mean dying people are being rejected for PIP

DWP ignoring concerns about Disabled benefit claimants’ deaths

The Reason I Jump

Ker Featherstone

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

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

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

Our work capability assessment factsheet

Poverty Alliance

Assisted Dying Bill

Health and Disability Green Paper – a cause for concern

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

New body to tackle health disparities set to launch

Lords: Government failing to implement Equality Act


I would have closed Cawston Hall – Norfolk Council care boss – Jeesal group

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

Elections Bill bad news for Disabled voters

Austerity cuts killed tens of thousands from 2010 onwards

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

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

Disability Benefits Without the Fight - PETITION

Excluded children put in ‘unsafe’ institutions

Disability Horizons launches new online wellbeing community

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

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

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


Osbornes Law


Inquiry sought into deaths of 369 mental distress patients in Sussex Trust’s care

High Court rules loss of around £180 a month disability premiums on claiming Universal Credit is unlawful discrimination

DWP blocks publication of research on effectiveness of benefit sanctions

Disabled people’s experiences of the benefits system: Committee publishes withheld Government-commissioned research

Disability strategy ruled unlawful, DWP denied permission to appeal


Disabled people five times more likely to experience food poverty, says Food Foundation

DWP admits wrongly refusing PIP to record number of Disabled people


Two-thirds of NHS Trusts failing to support equal access to care for Disabled patients

Citizens Advice energy advice

Nearly half of people referred to Trussell Trust food banks are in debt to the DWP


Jackie Maguire


Tip of the Iceberg: Deaths and Serious Harm in the Benefit System

Pushed to the Edge: Poverty, food banks and mental health

DWP failing to make reasonable adjustments for UC claimants with mental health problems

Reasonable adjustment

Adult Disability Payment

Just Can’t Wait card


Extension of terminal illness ‘Special Rules’ for ESA and Universal Credit from April 2022

DWP work coaches “bullied” into forcing distressed claimants to attend work-related meetings


How bare bones benefits don’t add up

Under Pressure campaign


Two in five Universal Credit claimants forced into debt, finds the Trussell Trust

Pushed to the Edge: Poverty, food banks and mental health


Ofcom: telecomms and broadband providers must do more to help vulnerable customers

DWP: deaths, cover-up, and a toxic 30-year legacy

Fast-tracked access to benefits extended to those likely to be in final year of life

Benefits rise does little to ease cost of living crisis


Disabled employees paid £3.5k less than non-Disabled employees – ONS

EHRC presses DWP to improve treatment of Disabled benefit claimants

UC makes people ‘better off’ says DWP as figures show only slightly over half of switching claimants would benefit

EHRC failing Disabled people on DWP actions, claim families


Elections Bill will make it harder for Disabled people to vote

New podcast protests the deadly welfare policies enacted by the Department for Work and Pensions (the DWP)


Government must halt ‘managed migration’ to universal credit – DR UK

Report shows that smart home technology can assist independent living

People with learning disabilities in ‘mental health crisis’ – Mencap


Disability Poverty Campaign Group update

If you are a representative of a local or national DPO group, or charity, and are interested in getting involved with the DPCG, email




More than half of Disabled adults (55 per cent) are struggling to pay their energy bills and around a third (36 per cent) are having problems paying their rent or mortgage


DWP watered down plan to prevent claimant suicides

George - DWP discrimination led claimant to suicidal thoughts

Government pledges national action following Doncaster abuse inquiry

BBC highlights unfair PIP cut for disabled people in hospital

CQC concerns around autism and learning disability services in damning annual care review

22 November

23 November

+ lots more!


Disability News Service


Equality Network

Sanctuary, Safety, Solidarity

Holyrood Committee report into a ban on Conversion Practices

You can watch parliament in action here

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

Court upholds Census guidance – trans men and women can self-identify their lived sex

The call for evidence on the Gender Recognition Reform Bill

New intersex resources created by our partners Reprofutures

New Bi+ survey launched

A new way to support our campaigning work

Ukraine president backs civil partnerships for same-sex couples


29 November


Care and Support Alliance – An appeal for your story



MND Association


Act now for safer homes for people with MND


National autism society



Land + other views


Humanists UK

Working to ensure a fairer, kinder, and better society


Compose your #HumanistVoices tweet today!

An attack on free expression

including Salman


protect legal abortion

Religion vs Women’s Rights – Write to your MP


2025 Strategy

Humanism in the classroom: we’re going back to school!

We must never blame the victims

Exposé: Sexist, homophobic, and violent religious resources


We are not a Christian country

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

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

Clearly, we’re in need of change.

Majority against bishops in the Lords

How can I be happy?

What should we think about death?

How do we know what’s true?

What makes something right or wrong?

Humanist marriages now’, say parliamentarians


Including writing to MP about protecting Human rights

and “conversion therapy”


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

An amazing list of people + organisations

UK Govt removes abortion rights from international pact


Help us challenge compulsory worship in schools

Five facts about faith schools

What I believe – podcasts with people in the public eye

Iran: Women rise up against theocracy

Assisted dying: Jersey and Scotland lead the way

A time of change

European court rules against blasphemy laws

more updates

28 November


Land justice UK – Land and Food


New land report out on land reform in Scotland

police, crime, sentencing and courts bill

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


A win in the fight for land rights – PETITION


Land worker’s alliance


Human rights


Change The Covid Guidance In Psychiatric Wards


The British Institute of Human Rights


Explaining laws passed end April 2022

What the Rights Removal Bill means for you



Fly the flag for human rights



Refugee action

How to build a BÖRDER KRISÍS

anti-refugee Bill

Stop The #AntiRefugeeBill petition

What do Priti Patel’s constituents want?

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

What exactly is the hostile environment?


Thank you for seeing the human not the label

EMAIL MP: Ukrainian refugees need all the help we can give

TELL YOUR MP: vote to lift the ban


You know the facts

People seeking asylum are banned from working, unable to support themselves and expected to live on just £5.84 a day.

It's always been an absurd policy, and soon MPs will have the chance to reassert common sense and lift the ban

Polling from this week shows that an enormous 81% of members of the public surveyed agree that the ban should be lifted


Fight the anti-refugee laws: ask your MP to sign the pledge

The Rwanda plan: a punishment for asking for help

One year on: 9,000 Afghan refugees still stuck in hotels

Shedding the refugee label

The consequences of punishing refugees


The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

Add your name to the open letter: safety for Afghan climate activists


Windrush Heroes: Stories you need to hear


Migrants organised

Migrants Organise is taking the Home Office to Court!

New Plan for Immigration is same old Hostile Environment

Your solidarity is working!

This Refugee Week we want to share our New Dreams

Solidarity Knows No Borders

Share our message of dignity and welcome

the royal college of paediatrics + child health 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 + harmful hostile environment

NEW report: shining a spotlight on the devastating impact of Hostile Environment policies during COVID

2 minute action: The COVID inquiry must not forget migrants

What is happening with the anti-refugee Borders Bill?

Dismantling the hostile environment – podcasts

Hostile – film

Solidarity is what connects us – EMAIL MP


Patients not passports – A toddler charged £70k for life saving NHS care? - ACTION


will you call on the Government to welcome climate activists as refugees?


Freedom from Torture – close the barracks




UK government links to torture in Xinjiang – PETITION


Urgent: Stop the UK Decriminalising Torture

New Plan for Immigration – Consultation Guidance

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

Dr Waheed Arian

kick out hate

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

Write to your MP to stop it.

One strong voice


Join a local group

Urgent: shocking news – EMAIL MP


The facts + figures?

write to your local newspaper against the anti refugee bill


Clause 11 of the anti-refugee bill, which would punish Ukranians and other refugees for the way that they travel to safety – was removed by the Lords

A Holocaust survivor just sent this message to Boris Johnson – on the cliffs of Dover


£5 a day


22nd March

MPs voted to punish refugees who make their own way to safety in the UK as part of the Nationality and Borders Bill.

The bill has now entered a stage called ‘ping pong’, where it bounces back and forth between the House of Lords & the House of Commons.


People power – love not hate




Tell PM candidates: do not send refugees to Rwanda


Rwanda – action


end UK links to torture – PETITION

Paul Dacre – PETITION


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

EMAIL MP – fix our broken asylum system

become a young leader

EMAIL MP – safe passage now


Detention Action

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

What do you most want to fight for in 2021?

This is a humanitarian disaster. Close the detention camps now

Meet with your MP

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




Survivors of Napier Barracks beat the Home Office in court

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


Stop union busting in Morocco! – PETITION


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


A message from the White Helmets to Ukrainians under attack

As Ukrainians come under brutal attack by Putin, it is chilling to see Russia using the same strategy and playbook in Ukraine as they use in Syria – attacking fleeing civilians, controlling humanitarian corridors, bombing hospitals and spreading disinformation.


Our volunteer first responders have saved more than 125,000 civilian lives in Syria since 2014, many from direct Russian attacks, and it’s heartbreaking to witness the same tragedies being repeated over and over again.

We know the scale of horror that Russian bombings can inflict: no one and nothing is off limits.

In Syria, a concerted Russian disinformation campaign spreads fabricated claims attacking White Helmets volunteers to cover up war crimes.

Now Russia is using the same methods to legitimize its attack on the Ukrainian people – using social media to sow doubt about atrocities committed against civilians.

When I saw the aftermath of Russian airstrikes on the maternity hospital in Mariupol last week, including Russia’s immediate disinformation efforts online, it was as if history was repeating itself.

We have witnessed these same horrific scenes and lies during attacks on Syrian hospitals.

It angers me to see companies such as Twitter continue to allow accounts to spread falsehoods – and

I urge you to join me in calling on Twitter to shut down all accounts, including Russian government accounts, being used to spread harmful disinformation

A few days ago I spoke to the Washington Post and shared what we have learnt from our experience in case it can be of any help to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine.


I told them that the GoPro camera is the best way to fight Russian disinformation and report the reality on the ground.


I also warned against sharing GPS locations of medical facilities with the United Nations.


In Syria the Russians used that information to target hospitals.

Ukrainians should also establish small medical and civil defense outposts in secret locations around the city to take the pressure off larger hospitals and mitigate the risk of targeting first responders.

There is no doubt Putin has been emboldened by the impunity he enjoyed in Syria.

If Putin is not held accountable for his invasion of Ukraine the whole story will repeat itself again.

Today, we need actions not words from the international community.

They must pursue justice relentlessly so no dictator can feel able to shamelessly commit such atrocities.

For the last seven years, the Syrian people have stood up to Russia and have yet to be defeated – so we believe Ukrainians can do so as well.

At the end of the day, it is the will of the citizens that is the strongest weapon, even against the mightiest militaries in the world.

In solidarity,

Raed Al Saleh


Your right to know – PETITION


Third sector + campaigning


Third Sector – Governance bulletin

Third Sector – weekly

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

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

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

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

Wellcome institutional racism

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

Care charity lost more than 150 staff last year because of vaccination rules

Latest accounts for the London Clinic show that the highest earner, who is not identified, received a salary package of between £510,000 and £520,000 in 2020

This is a charity! - Wendy


Fifth former Oxfam GB staffer sanctioned after DRC sexual misconduct investigation

Why aren’t more charities supporting community building initiatives?


Does the voluntary sector have a class problem?

Giving pains: the cost of grant-making

National Trust hits back at 'paid-for' campaign to influence its governance

Charity investigated over ‘teacher with sword’ and ‘child eating dead rat’

Reproductive healthcare charity boss paid £229,000 annual bonus

Academies trust run by major charity breached the law, review finds

Cash-for-honours: two men questioned over allegations linked to King Charles’ charity

Are charities too ‘respectable’ to achieve change?


Carnegie Trust

including kindness in public services



Lots of interesting events


Fast minds – Kingston


well-being courses at Kingston Adult Education


Kingston Voluntary Action


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


Updated nomination link for free SIM-cards

Help tackle The Biggest Issue

Health and Inequalities - Bitesize Training- information sharing and learning

update including holistic health

age well autumn


Accessible Support and Mental Health Resources

Many of us may be feeling under increased financial pressure right now

The worry about money may impact sleep, concentration, productivity and our stress levels
If you are worried about money or need free, impartial advice, the Kingston Citizens Advice free toolkit is
here to help

To help, watch an NHS wellbeing webinar on Managing Financial Anxiety

You can access the Worrying About Money leaflet here
Find Mental Health resources on Connected Kingston
For advice on how to look after your mental health, visit the
Mental Health Foundation here
For St John Ambulance's mental health training and resources, please click
For Mind Mental Health Charity, visit their website
For Samaritans, visit their website

Their phone number is 116 123


24 November + 15 December + 19 January 2023


Opening up a Kingston Town Warm Space for Community Groups
As part of our commitment to share our space, we have opened up part of the ground floor of the council office building (Guildhall 2) as a shared space from Monday - Friday, 10am to 4pm

This space will have free tea and coffee and will be offered as a general use warm space

There will be children’s toys and games available, and we are keen that our voluntary and community sector partners feel able to use this space to support residents
This space is now open

If you would like to volunteer to support this shared space one morning or afternoon a week (or more!), or if your organisation would like to regularly use this shared space, please make contact with for a chat on 0771 4772559.


Sheila McKechnie Foundation

We believe that anyone can be a force for change

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


Transforming power for social change

Can get places for free email


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

The Power Project: transform power, build solidarity, make change

Why a voice inside Whitehall matters for campaigners

what can art teach us about social change?

Social power – 12 habits of successful change makers




Support + more ideas!


Amnesty International

Demand Egyptian authorities immediately release Ramy Shaath!

Urgent Action Network Update


Patient Safety Learning


Mental illness is a lie which causes untold damage


hospital safety for diabetes patients, institutional misogyny, climate change, and more…


Whistleblowing, patient feedback, visiting restrictions + events...


Latest hub highlights: Misogyny, crosswords, Ockenden...

Mind the implementation gap, vaccination programmes, mesh removal

Patients died after catalogue of errors by Priory mental health chain

Hundreds of thousands more women than men prescribed powerful anti-anxiety drugs ‘harder to come off than heroin’

Safety for All Conference - 7 December 2022

Listening to families, safety management systems

including more events for example

Investigation of deaths & serious incidents in mental health services - Implementing the New Patient Safety Investigation Framework (PSIRF) – 6 December

Pinned down, force-fed and drugged into ‘zombie-like’ state: ‘Systemic abuse’ at children’s hospitals revealed

Huntercombe group : a mental health scandal


Patient association

Loneliness – Age UK

Loneliness – MIND

Loneliness – NHS

Campaign to end loneliness

Every Mind Matters

be kind to your mind

tips from every mind matters

including anxiety

Feel less lonely

Published guidance for Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) teams

the plan for health + care services to work with people + communities

Start engagement early

Provide clear and accessible public information

Build relationships with excluded groups

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


Nutrition Checklist

The NHS Constitution for England

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

Vulnerable man Clive Treacey 'failed in life and death'

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


From Patient association helpline – change in staff results in long-awaited apology

Muriel* called our helpline recently to update our advisers on a complaint they had supported her with in the past, which finally had a good outcome.

Muriel had made a formal complaint about a hospital.

She wasn't t happy with the final response she'd received from the hospital and, so, contacted the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO).

The PHSO failed to uphold Muriel's complaint.

The Ombudsman could find no fault in the hospital's response and said Muriel wouldn’t achieve anything by taking the complaint further.

At this point, the complaint had been going on about three years.

The PHSO refused to accept any evidence from Muriel.

But recently Muriel saw that the hospital had appointed a new complaint manager.

Muriel contacted the manager who offered to meet her to find more about the complaint.

After the meeting, the new manager apologised to Muriel and accepted that the hospital had been in the wrong.

Muriel told our advisers she was happy to see the positive approach from the new complaints manager at the hospital.

However, Muriel is very disappointed with the PHSO and plans to take her concerns further to help other patients.

*Name changed to protect privacy.


To contact our helpline team, call 0800 3457115 between 9.30am and 5pm on weekdays or email

See our website for more ways to get in touch.

And remember, we have a
range of information on our website from our very popular nutrition checklist right through to understanding your medicines.

Collaboration must be at the heart of the future of health and care

Review highlights stark ethnic healthcare inequalities in the UK

Maternity Scandal: Fighting for the Truth

Mental health problems cost UK economy at least £118 billion a year – new research

The illusion of evidence-based medicine

'Words will not be enough' say grieving families of Shropshire's maternity scandal

Ockenden report: the refusal of our healthcare service to take patient experience seriously


women’s health strategy

call for evidence for people living with Down’s syndrome

Shared decision making – NHS England

end of life care for trans, intersex + gender diverse people – SURVEY

Integrated care in your area

social prescribing

starting a campaign – here’s some help

28 November – 2 December

putting community + cooperation into care + support


Getting in touch with the Patient Safety Commissioner for England



Sharing experiences of life as a trans person


CQC recruiting patients and carers



Maternity + neonatal services in East Kent report makes grim reading

28 November – 2 December


Just Treatment – Rich countries protecting pharma monopolies


A £2 medicine charged at over £2900…


put lives before pharma profits – PETITION


We found that 51% of beds in inpatient mental health services are provided by private companies like Priory Group, Cygnet, and Huntercombe Group who make the majority of their revenue from NHS funding


As laid out in

this important article by clinical psychologist Sanah Ahsan

our current approach to mental health care is centred on purely medical responses to "individual" conditions

But we know that issues such as poverty, debt and housing play a huge role – in fact, 73% of Just Treatment supporters who filled out our recent survey on mental health cited material conditions as a key cause of poor mental health

if you would like to share your story click



Patient partnership - 28 November – 2 December



Engage Britain

Making the country work for all of us



NEW suicide awareness training for university students

ZSA and Help for Heroes launch suicide awareness training to support veterans



Opportunity for free suicide prevention awareness sessions



Suicide + co


Citizen UK

Living Wage for care workers – EMAIL MP


IPPR – state of health + care conference 2022 – 8 December


Kings Fund

Has the Women’s Health Strategy listened to what women really need?

Odds stacked against it: how social care struggles to compete with supermarkets on pay

New horizons: what can England learn from the professionalisation of care workers in other countries?

poverty and the health and care system

There’s no such thing as a new public policy idea, just a new name

Towards a new partnership between disabled people and health and care services: getting our voices heard

Reading the signals: maternity and neonatal services in East Kent – the report of the independent investigation

Where does the buck stop?

What are health inequalities?

What does it take to ensure partnerships succeed?

Poverty, poor-quality housing and health inequalities

The Health and Care Act 2022 – what does it mean for trusts and foundation trusts?

A community-powered NHS: making prevention a reality

Working in partnership with people + communities: statutory guidance

What should partnering with disabled people look like?

Women in prison + mental health + poverty + strokes +

The impact of body image + live-in care workers in London + modern slavery + strength based approach +

What is a population health approach?

How should the health and care system act on poverty?

NHS wants to stop ‘reinventing the wheel’ and involve public in digitisation

New podcast: Supporting refugee and migrant health care in England

Health Management and Policy Alert: 26 July 2022

including human rights concerns regarding people in care


population health: joining the dots + recognising the opportunities – 28 Nov - 1 December

Putting patients first: championing good practice in combatting digital health inequalities

A picture of health? Bridging the gap between physical and mental healthcare in adult mental health inpatient settings

The Health and Care Act 2022: the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead

What can be done to tackle LGBTQ+ health inequalities?

Acting on the evidence: ensuring the NHS meets the needs of trans people

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?

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

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

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


The power of those small acts of kindness

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

within local communities

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

Left behind: a decade of intergenerational unfairness

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

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

Listen: Tackling health inequalities head on through integrated care

Your health and care explained update

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

Restraint, segregation and seclusion review: progress report

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

Integrated care systems and social care: the opportunities and challenges

If integrated care cannot tackle inclusion health, we should all be worried

New explainer: How does the system hear from communities?

Robot performs first laparoscopic surgery without human help

Local government public health funding: putting the jigsaw together without the picture on the box

What could provider collaboratives look like?

Not really outcome-based commissioning? Certainly not people commissioning? – Wendy

Local health systems: relationships not structures

Systemic racism, not broken bodies: an inquiry into racial injustice and human rights in UK maternity care

How does the NHS in England work and how is it changing?

Mental Health Act reform: race and ethnic inequalities

NICE recommends offering app-based treatment for people with insomnia instead of sleeping pills

Cancer screening: the urgent shouldn’t crowd out the important

ADPH highlights link between gambling and suicide

Nature-based physical activity as an early intervention for teenagers

Introducing integrated care systems: joining up local services to improve health outcomes

Health and Wellbeing Bulletin

population health: joining the dots + recognising the opportunities – 28 November – 1 December

Interoperability is more than technology

housing our ageing population

accelerating progress on cardiovascular disease – 2 February 2023

6 December – time for action on poverty

New podcast: Stafford Scott on community activism

Poverty and the health and care system: The role of data and partnership in bringing change

Austerity 2.0: why it’s critical for our health that the government learns the lessons of Austerity 1.0

Challenging the mental health crisis: how Universal Basic Income can address youth anxiety and depression

6 – 9 March 2023


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

6 February

10 January – tackling drug use in higher education

14 December

7 December

next steps for mental health in England + priorities for mental health + well being plan – 29 November

22 November


Who cares 4 the carers

A relaxation technique to help you


Carers UK



People’s theatre


Camden people’s theatre

Over 35 new shows from £8


Degenerate Fox Theatre

£5 tickets


Underground lights

Streams of Consciousness

Book your free tickets…


Brixton House




Sasha Huber exhibition opening night / African Cosmologies: Redux / Final weeks to see The Island / Omar Victor Diop touring exhibition

Critical Times: Dialogues in Contemporary Photography / My Hackney Selfie / The Decolonising Lens / Sasha Huber artist tour and book signing


Somerset House

Art. Process. Ideas.

Discover Somerset House’s Channel

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Upgrade Yourself Live, The Horrow Show, opportunities and more



Somerset House Studios

Exploring time, cultivating care and dreaming quantum futures

The Voices of A Tempest


Watermans – events

£6 Mondays are back


Exchange – Twickenham



Marsh Farm Outreach


Common Wealth




Haldane society of socialist lawyers


Law centre Network

South West London Law centre


Law for life


High pay centre


4 day working week

video explaining 4-day week




Platform London


Basic Income UK

UBI gives people the chance to make their own choices, to make decisions for themselves, their communities, their households, their lives and their futures

UBI does everything from sharing out problems, to delivering a feminist vision to tackling the climate emergency, to stopping benefit traps

It does all those things, but ultimately UBI is democracy

Baroness Natalie Bennett


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

Paddy Ashdown




Andy Burnham joins call for basic income trial


Report from Manchester University


How universal basic income can tackle anxiety + depression


Extending Welsh Universal basic income pilot to heavy industrial workers




Here’s how we do it!


Welsh basic income pilot have been published


In a statement from Jane Hutt, Minister for Social Justice

The pilot will be targeted at care leavers

All young people leaving care that turn 18 over a 12 month period starting this summer will be invited to participate

That is expected to be about 500 people

Participants will receive the payments for 24 months starting from the month after their 18th birthday

A £1,600 a month basic income will be paid each month


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


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


Let's make Basic Income a reality – PETITION

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

Universal Credit cut: now is the time for basic income

Last week the £20 Universal Credit uplift was cut.

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

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

Now is the time for a basic income.

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


How do we pay for a basic income?

Email mp asking them to join CPPLG

NEW REPORT: Results of our Basic Income Month

Understanding the impacts of a basic income

Can you help get candidates across the UK to support UBI trials?

Tackling Poverty: The power of a universal basic income

Record low poverty at no net cost

The most common question that we get asked in the Basic Income Conversation is “How would we pay for this?”

As of today we can say, “You don’t. It doesn’t have to cost the public purse anything.”

Our new paper lays out a fiscally neutral scheme that involves no additional calls on the public finances and no net increase in taxation: the cost of the extra payments would be exactly offset by the extra revenue from internal changes in tax rates and National Insurance Contributions

The gains of this modest scheme are concentrated among the poorest income groups, and the gains are incredible:


Child poverty falls by more than a half taking

it to below the historic level achieved in 1977


Working-age poverty falls by just over a quarter


Pensioner poverty falls by 54%

This takes the level of pensioner poverty to well below the lowest post-1961 rate of 14% in the early 1980s.


The Gini coefficient – a measure of inequality – falls by 12.5%, taking it back towards the peak equality achieved in the 1970s.

Despite the scale of the current crises, we keep being told that our problems are too big, too complex, there are too many obstacles, and it’s just too expensive to take care of people


The human cost of our problems is unfathomably and heartbreakingly big.

The cost of transforming people’s lives is not.


Thanks to this paper, we’re laying out exactly why and how implementing a basic income is eminently doable.


How can a modest basic income cut poverty by half?

Is basic income a vote winner?


Listen Now: A Basic Income Special

Winning the vote with a universal basic income: Evidence from the 'red wall

Ask for universal basic income with Sadiq Khan + Any Burnham +


The world transformed

universal basic income discussion


Newsletter of the European Network for the Fair Sharing of Working Time


Invite your MP to the #FlexforAll briefing


Universal Credit



Parents against child exploitation

Watch our new film about spotting the signs of child exploitation

Safeguarding training – perhaps ask for a free space?

Video – towards hope


Believe in yourself and your children: one parents story


Transform Justice

Prosecuting mental health – accountability or criminalisation?

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

When should a family dispute end up in court?

Barely legal? The experience of remote tribunal hearings

The forgotten people? Prisoners on remand in the pandemic

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

Does diversion from court have an image problem?

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

Swipe right to plead guilty

Covid justice – how not to do it?

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

Children imprisoned on remand – the stark reality of racial bias

Survey for magistrates

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

Is justice for victims always criminal justice?

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

Want to build trust in the police? Detain less

Making child remand a last resort

Do people who get in trouble with the law deserve double punishment?

Independent domestic violence advocates in specialist courts – a backfire effect?

Is imprisonment before trial the result of poor risk assessment?

Keeping the wheels of justice turning – magistrates’ views on justice in the pandemic

Child defendants in the pandemic – did courts make the right compromises to keep the wheels of justice turning?

podcast – The single justice procedure has been used to decide Covid cases – despite evidence of at least a 10% error rate – and is now being used to decide outcomes for protestors prosecuted after attending the Sarah Everard vigil

This single justice procedure affects women more than men?

Will harsher sanctions reduce assaults on police and NHS workers

out of sight, out of mind – defendant’s experience of video court hearings

Can assaults on police and NHS workers be avoided in the first place?

A recipe for confused policing? New drug strategy laced with problems

The Transform Justice Podcast – Episode Recap

Should lawyers pay more attention to client feedback?

The myth that tough sanctions deter crime – revealed by the Sentencing Council

Judicial bias – opening pandora’s box?


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 + cops

A model for police + 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

Community-based violence prevention works, but it needs sustained support

Trauma to trust programme

Remarkable Women

Trauma to trust

The Future of Public Safety is Now

Alternatives to Police and Prisons: Activists Share How to Better Address Violence



Truth, justice + accountability

Progress on the legal aid for inquests campaign



Leon – Nadia – Sam – Matthew -Zoe – Marshall – Jane – Sammy – Coco – Trevor – Shane – Abdul – Lamont – Andrew – Steven – Gavin – Jason – Micheal – Jack – Alex

including connection cafes


INQUEST News challenging state violence & justice campaigns

Deaths of racialised people in prison 2015 – 2022: Challenging racism and discrimination

other events


Justice – EVENTS


Restorative justice 4 all


The Howard League


Less crime, safer communities, fewer people in prison

The hidden crisis that isn't making the headlines

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 + 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.


Prisons create conflict, put a strain on the police and hospitals and thwart human potential – they simply do not work.

Sadly, the government are planning on expanding our already over-crowded prison population.

The recently published Prisons strategy white paper has dedicated £4 billion to new prions places, with the Ministry of Justice’s own projections predicting the population to reach almost 99,000 over the next five years.


International Women’s Day

A day in the community where we celebrate and empower women.

Unfortunately, for women in prison, today won’t be a day for celebrations.

There were almost 5,000 receptions of women into prison last year, and more than half of them were for women on remand.

Too many women are being swept up into the justice system when it is not necessary or appropriate.

Most women in prison have a history of childhood abuse or trauma, they need a safe space and support.


Prison life during the pandemic


In the last year, prisoners self-harmed at a rate of once every 10 minutes

-17 August 2022-


Spark Inside



User Voice




Koestler Arts

Being creative has helped me survive my prison sentence”

freedom – curated by Ai Weiwei – 27 October – 18 December

Exhibition Space - Level 1 - Royal Festival Hall - Southbank Centre



You can email + sign petitions without donating to anything

MoD document approves British troops for illegal bombing, charity claims

Urgent: Egypt

Saifullah Paracha

Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Rabbani

Ravil Mingazov

Hassan al Maliki

Abdullah's torture


Jagtar Singh Johal

Update petition


US drone strikes – SEND A MESSAGE

Dr. Osama Yassin

I’m still in Guantánamo - TWEET

Ministers are deciding whether to save a life

North-East Syria – ACTION

Help for Syria – PETITION




81 men executed in Saudi Arabia – ACTION

Merri Utami – PETITION

Demand justice for bereaved families of lethal drone strikes in Libya

Petition – abolish death penalty in Malawi

Please help save Mohammed

Priti Patel and the National Security Bill – PETITION

Abandoned British nationals in North East Syria

distracting the world with its money + sportswashing – PETITION

Ali Kololo in Kenya – ACTION

letter to Sebastian Vettel

contact MP



Happy Black History Month!

50 Years of Pride

help stop transphobia

Share this video to help Ban Conversion Therapy!

Stand with LGBTQ+ people in Qatar – PETITION


Decolonising futures



My queer brothers and sisters need your help – PETITION

EuroPride 2022 March banned! - PETITION


Sareh + Elham – PETITION


Equality act Japan


Liberty – know your rights

how well do you know your rights? - FREE BOOKLET

why the ECHR matters – video + campaign


Demand real alternatives to policing – ACTION

speak up for human rights – PETITION

protest rights at risk – again – PETITION


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


On Thursday 22 February 1934,

Liberty was founded to defend “the whole spirit of British freedom”

Now, on our 88th anniversary, our fight is more important than ever as the Government attempts to shut down the ways people can hold it to account.
We won’t let the Government become untouchable.

Democratic crisis

In a democratic society, people must be able to hold the powerful to account – but the Government is trying to rewrite the rules.

It wants to ‘overhaul’ the Human Rights Act. The HRA forces public authorities to respect rights and enables people to enforce their rights in court if they fall short.

But the Government wants to remove this obligation on public authorities and make it near-impossible for anyone to get to court and see justice.

Similarly, its Judicial Review Bill will change judges’ powers so challenging the Government’s action in court won’t be worthwhile.

Plans for mandatory voter ID which could prevent millions of people having their say in elections.

And the Government is sidelining MPs when making laws, giving them little time to scrutinise proposals.

Alongside these attacks, the anti-protest Policing Bill is back in Parliament next week.

Last month the House of Lords dealt a major blow to the Government’s plans by ripping out some of the worst proposals.

But ministers are now trying to get some back in – including criminalising noisy protests.

Noise is at the very heart of protest.

It is literally how we make our voices heard.

Liberty was founded following the oppressive treatment of protesters on the National Hunger March, and we will always work to protect this key pillar of democracy.

Together we can stop this democratic crisis in its tracks.


Email MP to protect our rights

URGENT PETITION: save the Human Rights Act




In many respects the Government’s plans laid out in the Queen’s Speech are even worse than anticipated

They include:

A so-called ‘Bill of Rights’

which would scrap the Human Rights Act and remove obligations on public bodies like local councils and government departments to treat people fairly

A Public Order Bill

which would force through the anti-protest measures that our mass public resistance defeated just a few months ago, such as criminalising ‘lock-on’ protests

A National Security Bill

handing state security services even more power and potentially threatening the work of journalists who uncover dark truths

Even after it suffered stinging defeats in the last Parliament, the Government is returning to force through unwanted and unpopular policies

Revealed: Alarming rise in deaths of asylum seekers

new met boss must be spark for real change – PETITION

3 things new Met Chief must do right now


I have the right to protest – PETITION

I have the right to protest – EMAIL MP

Infant deaths in Home Office care

URGENT EMAIL MP - Government is bringing back the Rights Removal Bill


Fighting NHS Charging – What can you do now?


Big brother watch

email CO-OP CEO

Ban Hikvision

Why is PayPal trying to silence activists?


NETPOL – the network for police monitoring


Black Lives Matter protest – VIDEO

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




Good Law project

Government’s costs

They want to silence criticism

Boris Johnson misled Parliament

Misuse of public money

They want to silence dissent

What have they got to hide?

They want to block public interest

This is not the Britain we should be


Other information sources


Mozilla – internet health 2022 – reclaiming power over AI


the tech we won’t build – podcast

including weaponisation of social media + GOOGLE involvement with military


when an algorithm is your boss – podcast

gig economy – if you are a minute late with a delivery you are banned from working for 2 days with some deliver apps



coop cycle



for workers collectives


AI from above – podcast


The truth is out there – podcast

about misinformation industry – which affects elections + dark social media


The AI medicine cabinet


Does This Button Work? Investigating YouTube's ineffective user controls



Unknown influencers

Is Instagram fueling eating disorders in teenagers?

Does TikTok harm your mental health?

Are Facebook groups encouraging people to take part in offline violence?
The answer is… we don’t know for sure. And that’s a serious problem
Brave, independent researchers and whistleblowers are trying to study the impact and harms of social media companies on society - but they face constant threats and roadblocks

especially from the companies whose products they are trying to scrutinize

We know because Mozilla works with many of these journalists and academics to expose companies like YouTube, Twitter and TikTok


Full Fact

No evidence for Rishi Sunak’s claim about ‘record’ number of new homes built


Declassified UK


The Democracy Collaborative

Sanders and McDonnell on community wealth

The “Preston model”

Land banks and community land trusts


Parkdale People’s Economy

Community wealth building comes to Scotland

How to Make a Democracy Economy

South Korea explores community wealth building

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





Innovation is not designed to create happiness

It's designed a lot of the time to facilitate one's needs and desires, to stimulate desire and all of those kinds of things

It's certainly about doing all of that, but it's not about making the world better for people

And it's not about improving their lives in any way

It's about trying to actually create a world in which more profit is to be had”



"The one sector of government that doesn’t experience austerity is the military budget.”

To what degree is competition between states somehow rather related, tightly related, to the competition between capitalists?”


Cooperatives and socialism


cities after…


Ask Prof Wolff: Is Nordic Socialism a Progressive Step?

Swedish socialism undone

How Capitalism Shapes our Food

Ask Prof Wolff: Taxing Billionaires

Wolff Responds: Capitalism's False Defenses

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

Global Capitalism: The Problems with China's Economy

we learn about the psychology of control and domination

understand our personal connections to capitalism’s structure

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

Ask Prof Wolff: From Capitalism to Co-op

All Things Co-op: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

technology under capitalism

Economic Update: Unaffordable Housing

The popular movement for peace needs to be rekindled

All Things Co-op: There Is An Alternative To Capitalism

Global Capitalism: The Socialism That Focuses Too Much on Government

Ask Prof Wolff: Capitalism Doesn’t Care About You

Coping with (and Resisting!) Capitalism


Tax Justice Network

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

Including an item about UK care homes


The Whiteness of Wealth: podcast with Prof Dorothy Brown

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


Podcast: The capture of Malta and the fight for justice


"You need to be very strong.

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

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

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

Paul Caruana Galizia

Podcast: rethinking economies

Pandora Papers shows transparency failure is an accountability failure


Podcast: Tax Haven Ireland


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

The Swiss banking clean-up is a mirage

Butler Britain: PODCAST


10 measures to expose sanctioned Russian oligarchs’ hidden assets

'Non Doms' unmasked: PODCAST

Podcast: Financial Secrecy Index 2022

Podcast: Amazon's tax challenge

African Ministers call for UN tax convention to protect against financial secrecy supplied by the richest nations

Podcast: Tax and racial justice

UN Secretary General signals support for UN tax convention

education rights and tax justice

Tax and Monopoly


Our tax system is broken – EMAIL MP


Tax Justice UK

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

Pandora Papers shows transparency failure is an accountability failure



Tax Watch UK


Open Democracy


Women disproportionately affected by soaring Mental Health Act detentions

Whenever capitalism gets into crisis, it's women's bodies on the line

How the UK government is undermining the Freedom of Information Act

90% of Met officers disciplined for racism still work for force

Revealed: Police began monitoring ‘social justice’ activity after BLM protests


Racism in UK maternal care: ‘Why aren’t we being listened to?’

Revealed: Taxpayers fork out £8m to subsidise Lords’ food and drink

The post-Roe v Wade crisis can only end if Democrats restore our rights

The US Christian Right groups actively involved in voter suppression

NHS privatisation linked to 557 ‘treatable’ deaths in five years

Revealed: UK private tenants hit by record annual rent hikes

How Boris Johnson rigged British politics for the Tories

Landlords urged to ‘take advantage’ of soaring rents in ‘grotesque’ email


Revealed: Housing associations urged ministers to let them increase rents

Landlords of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable tenants secretly lobbied the government to let them charge more rentwhile paying their executives nearly £300,000 a year each


Fears for new UK financial Bill as banks accused of profiting off hunger

I’m scared that the rights we have today are under attack – Italy

Destitution’ warning as DWP rejects calls to pause benefit deductions

Religious liberty’ is being weaponised by the American Right

Even police doubted my arrest was legal, claims anti-royal protester

Britain treats republicanism as a bit of a joke. Time to take it seriously

I am not your refugee

Record number of Universal Credit claimants relying on hardship payments

The anti-women agenda of the woman set to be the next Italian prime minister

Colston statue ruling is attack on right to protest, warn leading barristers

I won’t go and kill my brothers!’: Russians set fire to draft centres

New homes built with gas boilers after developers lobby against green rules

Hundreds of firms linked to organised crime based yards from Companies House

Can the new Economic Crime Bill really tackle the UK’s dirty money problem?

Exclusive: Weapons firms install 50 staff inside the Ministry of Defence

How Italian activists are fighting for abortion rights

BA owner pressured government to hide emissions data

Environment secretary had secret meeting with anti-climate lobbyists

Suella Braverman quietly tries to give herself fresh anti-protest powers

PR firm accused of greenwashing big oil is helping organise COP27

Rishi Sunak could become PM. Here’s what he doesn’t want you to know

No one voted for Rishi Sunak to return the UK to crippling austerity

Death of 14-year-old triggers protests for abortion rights in Morocco

Government waives £10bn in green ‘tax’ for UK’s biggest polluters

Racism ‘overlooked and ignored’ among UK prison deaths, says new report

Tory donor’s ‘unacceptable’ views fail to stop party taking his cash

No evidence for Jacob Rees-Mogg’s fracking claims, government admits

John Barnes features in BOOMERANG, openDemocracy’s new film about empire

Grassroots group priced out of once-derelict building it rescued in 2011

Borders & Belonging: Why We Build Border Walls

racism overlooked + ignored among UK prison deaths – INQUEST report

Polish women activists facing eight years in prison

Braverman dismisses recommendations of asylum inquiry that took 2 years

Priti Patel was warned of security risks before attack on asylum centre

Across the Balkans, women are taking to the streets in anger

Priti Patel’s deportations deal with Zimbabwe is putting lives at risk

Revealed: Met Police officers kept jobs after sending racist and sexist messages

King Charles accused of helping BP ‘greenwash’ its image with royal seal

Ukraine’s proposed new media law threatens press freedom

COP27 is an opportunity for low-income countries to demand debt cancellation

Detention centres, not rubber dinghies, are the modern-day slave ships

Universities ‘illegally hitting disabled students with extra housing costs’

1 in 4 nurses pinched from poorer countries

if we had universal basic income + community land trusts + – perhaps we could look after our loved ones ourselves ? Prevention ? - Wendy

displaced – poisoned – jailed – climate change survivors confront world leaders

cost of living crisis could be fatal for people with serious health conditions



Facebook whistleblowers in the UK

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"

"this algorithm decides who eats and who goes hungry"

Daniel Motaung

1st day in court

Government by WhatsApp – email your MP

Facebook on notice of legal action – SIGN LETTER

They exploit Facebook moderators and call it “ethical”. Help us stop them

facebook is violating Kenya’s hate prevention guideline – PETITION

no palantir in our NHS – PETITION


Article 11 trust


Campaign for freedom of information

ICO should end its near invisibility on FOI

Call for tougher FOI enforcement and other news

Encouraging FOI news

ICO action against government departments for FOI delays


Article 19 – defending freedom of expression + information

What does misinformation smell like?

Speaking out on social media takedowns – YOUR HELP NEEDED




'Anger is not sufficient to maintain motivation over time;

you also need to have hope,

and to believe that you can make a difference.'

Kathryn Sikkink, author and human rights academic


Younger people



Nobody is normal

How to keep children safe online


Together we're helping children to report abuse

email the new Minister in charge




Safer Internet Day 2022






we are the agenda


New data shows Black and minoritised girls are more than twice as likely to be excluded from school as their white counterparts


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


Young Minds

Society needs to change. Have your say on how

Supporting your child with anxiety


Tips for coping with peer pressure

Toxic masculinity and mental health

self care

tips on the start of your eating disorder recovery journey

Rediscovering your identity in eating disorder recovery


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

One year of the Taliban’s ban on girls’ education

A week in the life of a Ukrainian teenager

The reality of Brazil's public schools

Listening to girls today and every day

What makes a good friend?

Six young climate activists you should follow


Girls like me are taking action – EMAIL MP


Girls forced to marry – PETITION


Coram’s Young Citizens

The Stranger Series with Coram’s Young Citizens


Young Women's Trust

Do you want to unlock your potential?

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


One in five young women have lost work or future work

57% say they have been affected financially

One in four have taken on extra caring responsibilities

83% said that their mental health had suffered

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


Ask your MP to do more to prevent online hate speech


New report reveals one size fits no one

Including peer researchers


Speaking truth to power

can you help make equality a reality for young women?


Peer Research: The Power of Shared Experience


Lucy’s story: coaching helped me believe in myself


Free online events for young women this autumn






Woman’s Aid


Maternal Mental Health Alliance


10 November 2022 – Report - Key perinatal mental health findings

40% of deaths within the year after pregnancy were from mental health-related causes

Suicide remains the leading cause of direct maternal death in the first postnatal year

Suicide during pregnancy or up to six weeks after is increasing:
In 2020, women were
three times more likely to die by suicide during this period compared to 2017-19

Very few women who died by suicide in 2020 had formal mental health diagnoses, but significant numbers had a history of trauma


Maternity Action

A step in the right direction for pregnant women's safety at work - EMAIL MP

Are you on maternity leave? Take our survey!

We're calling for maternity pay to be increased – will you help us?


Young Minds

Tips for coping in these anxious times


Read our tips and advice for supporting a friend

new resource on panic attacks

Free online training


Off the record – BRISTOL

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



available 24/7 for listening support on 116 123.



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



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


CAMHS Crisis Line

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

24/7 Support & Connect

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

Self-care plan



real-time, online support


0800 1111. 7:30am – 3.30am



0800 58 58 58


The Mix

0808 808 4994 3pm – 12am everyday




The Purple Elephant Project


Arts Emergency

Mentor training

Help to get into art


Child poverty action group


Fantastic for families – update


Family lives – update


Free benefits training



Government bodies


mental health act statistics – annual figures 2021 - 22


Still, we suffer – Wendy


Draft mental health bill 2022

draft mental health bill – EASY READ


Mental Health Strategy Delivery Plan for 2022/23


Proposed NHS mental health access standards for patients


Energy Bills Support Scheme explainer

NHS England - Register for the #StartWithPeople - 24 November


Health research authority (HRA)


21 – 23 May 2023

ask for a free space + present? - Wendy


Health quality improvement partnership (HQIP)

National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death: Review of Health Inequalities Short Report


National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health: Annual report



Care quality commission


Share your views


Our equality objectives 2021-2025


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


From Paternalism to human rights


Restraint, segregation and seclusion review: progress report


Out of sight- who cares?


Monitoring the Mental Health Act


Maternity survey results


Reducing health inequalities in areas of deprivation, through better regulatory recognition and the sharing of best practice entered a new phase

Putting people at the centre of system regulation: learning to lead in changing times

our new single assessment framework

Who I am Matters – A report into the experiences of being in hospital for people with a learning disability and autistic people


HSE Stress eBulletin: Working Minds campaign launches

15 November


Pop up care homes


National Audit office


Office for National Statistics


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

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

It is the highest number since records began.

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

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

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

How many people fund their own care?

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

The lasting impact of violence against women and girls

Beneath our feet: improving estimates of UK land value

ONS blog - Inclusive measures of growth – How ONS is moving Beyond GDP



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

Revisiting safeguarding practice

Vaccination as a condition of deployment to be revoked




Health and Care Bill: launch of new white paper


Ombudsman news special – annual review launched

local government + social care ombudsman – update


local government association (LGA)

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

Debate Not Hate: the impact of abuse on local democracy



London Assembly

Help with cost of living hub


older londoners


Public meetings

Including monthly Mayor’s Question time


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


Reforming private renting in London


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


Together in research – Autumn 2021

Together in research – Winter 2021/22

Including paid involvement


Free bus travel keeps young Londoners socially connected

Together in research – Spring 2022

Together in research – Summer 2022

Together in research – Autumn 2022

How artificial intelligence is making it easier to diagnose disease


Health and Social Care Committee


Local Government Authority – Update


Would you like to shape the future of Patient Safety within the local NHS?


Complete our NHS and ICS websites survey for a chance to win £100 vouchers


Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

New end of life and palliative care report




Healthwatch Wandsworth


Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network (WCEN)

In the UK, people with brown skin are being denied equal and compassionate mental health care.

They are more likely to be brought to and kept in hospital without their consent.

They are more likely to access mental health services through the police and criminal justice systems, and to find themselves unwell and back again once released.

People with brown skin, particularly men, are more likely to be forcibly restrained and given more than the recommended amount of medication.

WCEN 2021









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

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

Telephone: 0203 553 5960


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



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

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

Telephone: 020 7924 7772


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


Rethink Advocacy

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


Telephone: 300 7900 559


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


Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub

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

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


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


Wandsworth Adult social care

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

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


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

Emergency out of hours

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


Children and families

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

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

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

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




Richmond community drug + alcohol service (RCDAS)

Mon – Weds – Thursday – Friday – 9am to 4.30pm

Tuesday 9am to 1pm women only

Tuesday 1pm to 4.30pm

Ilex House

Unit 2

94 Holly Road


0203 228 3020


SW LONDON ICS – update

survey by 17 November


Richmond town centre has a new ‘Safe Space’ on Friday and Saturday nights


Arts Richmond


November with Richmond Libraries


Richmond MIND

Hearing Voices Group +

sometimes we do not realise we are lonely

We’re expanding our Psychotherapy and Counselling service and looking for new members of the team

17 November

mindfulness – weekly from October 2022 to July 2024




Bridge the gap – support booklet

21 November


Together as one


Richmond Aid


Dose of Nature


Rape crisis


Off the record – Twickenham


Look ahead


Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College


United response


Abuse at Edenfield Hospital


Choice support



Richmond film society


Healthwatch Richmond

Guide to Richmond’s NHS, Care & Support


Free home sensors for unpaid carers in Richmond; Richmond Aid is recruiting for a digital training co-ordinator. Read about both here.


useful advice about dealing with sleep problems?

why knowing about blood pressure is important

Measuring your blood pressure at home

Watch out for scam energy emails - New adult learning opportunities

stoptober + spotting cancer early saves lives +

Info about help with cost of living worries; Digital literacy courses; Black History month art lecture

Eczema management in children committee; Returning to school pressures; Special events for Black History Month at Ham Youth Centre

menopause +

know the early signs of potential cancers +

supporting people with learning disabilities & autism + help with saving energy & energy costs

children + young people bulletin

New mums +

trustee wanted + an overview of cancer

25 November


Richmond CVS

Including Directory of services


free 1-2-1 digital support

Talking Bubble – Telephone Befriending with Language Options

Free home sensors for unpaid carers in Richmond

NHS South West London Integrated Care System: News & First Meeting

Richmond Children and Young Peoples Digest November 2022

training – November + December

15 November

17 November


Trustees' Week 2022 – events 22 + 29 November + 13 December

More training - 23 + 24 November + 7 December


Centre for Governance + Scrutiny

Including Anticipating, managing + adapting framework

Special newsletter on council finances

governance & scrutiny newsletter

15 November

16 November


Richmond council – LBRUT – events + news


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

The helpline number is 020 8871 6555


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


Find out more here:


Advertise your event / activity on LBRUT website




Got a good idea – get community funding?


Clean air petition


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


Richmond Green Home Grants


Home Start Richmond


Support – Cash grants +


I need help finding food or essential home items


Richmond aid – information


Careplace – Richmond

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


Struggling to pay your fuel bills? The Council can help


Richmond Furniture Scheme


Fuel Grant Scheme


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


Claim £150 towards your energy bills

Free home sensors for unpaid carers in Richmond

Know Your Place Heritage Festival with Richmond Libraries

12 December cost of living Q+A


Centre for Governance + Scrutiny (CfGS)


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



Including anticipate – manage – adapt idea


Health & Care – special newsletter

council constitutions owned + understood by all


From MP

Talk Richmond – PODCASTS

Good thinking

Air pollution petition

Afghanistan & Central Asian Association

Stop Levelling Down London’s Transport

Update on proposed SWR service reduction


The good food co-op


Pressing Government for Zero Carbon Homes

Munira – stop levelling down London’s transport


Kinship care bill


Twickenham repair cafe -3rd Saturday of each month 10:30 to 13:30


Munira Wilson

It’s clear that this winter is going to be tough for so many, and should you need my help as your local MP, please do get in touch with me

I’m continuing to hold regular advice surgeries, and my team at the Twickenham office are doing all they can to help too


The listening circle


My life films charity


Inspired Hub



Help with bills + …


Hampton Fuel


Barnes workhouse fund





Hounslow Healthwatch

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

Call 999 for emergency services

Emergency and urgent care health services – 111

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

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

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

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

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


safe space Hounslow crisis helpline – 0203 475 5185 – 11am to 11pm – 365 days per year


Hounslow Council

Cost of Living Marketplace Roadshow

3 December + 11 January 2023 + 19 April 2023

11 November update

Diabetes REWIND programme


couch to 5k

warm space grants

Thrive LDN

Mental health + wellbeing resources for Londoners

downloading the free NHS weight loss plan

Learn new gardening skills

Hampton Kempton waterworks railway +

Get laughing – it’s free therapy +


It’s national walking month

including ideas around coping + thriving despite anxiety

men walk talk


Including support regarding cost of living rises


circular economy

Help shape Hounslow’s plan to tackle health and care inequalities – by 25 November

have your say mental health facilities – 23 November + 5 December

Mental Health support for new mothers by 14 December


Thrive Tuesday

including diabetes day 14 November


warm spaces


New Safe Space Helpline run by MIND

020 3475 5185


Activities in Hounslow + Cllr Salman Shaheen’s desire to expand allotment provision in the borough

Should other boroughs follow suit? - Wendy


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 in Hounslow


3 – Set aside time for yourself.

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

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


4 – Gentle exercise.

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

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

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


5 – Visit

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

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


Fly Tipping is a problem, not only in Hounslow, but across London and the country.

In 2021, Hounslow Council received over 24,000 reports of fly tips across the borough which cost us over £1.3m.

We are determined to reduce the incidents of fly tipping which will make our borough cleaner and greener.


Support for loneliness – don’t blame yourself for feeling lonely it happens to us all

stop smoking support

free tree initiative +

energy bill support

14 November

free fruit trees

24 November

information for carers


Bell Square – what’s on

18 November + 19 November



The Art of Coproduction - A Guerrilla Guide

Or ask for one for free?


care in the community – really – Steph de la Haye


Invitation to Camp Hope!



Hounslow Wellbeing network


Sutton +


Sutton Healthwatch – Mental Well Being




Mental Health Foundation

The economic case for investing in the prevention of mental health conditions in the UK

what drives health inequalities ?

Mental health tips


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.



Westminster Drug project (WDP)


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

Action as an antidote to despair

Do patients prefer online consultations in general practice?


Taking action to build good health

including importance of social determinants


Let’s talk differently about health: why framing matters

Quantifying health inequalities in England

Building an organisational culture of continuous improvement

What are the public’s priorities for the NHS? And is the government listening?

A framework for NHS action on social determinants of health



Everyday Racism: How racist is Britain?

CRÈME project – stands for Communicating the Race Equality Message Effectively


Good things Foundation


By 2025, we aim to:

Engage 1 million people

Support 5,000 Digital Inclusion Hubs across the nation

We want:

Everyone to have the internet access they need

Everyone to have somewhere local to go for help to use the internet

Everyone to feel able and safe in the online world



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)


National device bank




1 October - aims

Scrap VAT on broadband social tariffs

All technology to be reused for good

Invest to fix the digital divide - to boost productivity and leave no-one behind

donate devices


Think Ahead

events November


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

Black Identities – Student Discount – Hearing Voices – Wild Therapy




Camden +


Side by side


Hestia's online groups and activity programme, volunteering and training



food support in Islington



Safeguarding training at C&I



Are you in debt? Need a breathing space?


Do you take an antipsychotic medication?



Housing issues – what is your view?



[PODCAST] Deaths by Welfare – Resisting DWP violence – Dolly Sen


National Voices held a conference exploring the topic of Integrated Care Systems

As the ICS Bill works its way through the final stages of the Parliamentary process, and the last constitutional questions are being resolved, now is the right moment to identify the changes that we actually want to see as a result of this fundamental shift in the way the health and care system is organised.

We want to see better, more equal outcomes for people, especially those not currently well supported by existing models.

We also want to see more coordinated and effective care that enables people to live well, with fewer barriers between communities and formal services.

[RESEARCH] Participants over 50 required



[FUNDING] Green grants for Islington


Let’s talk Islington


Camden + Islington recovery college




Oxevision cameras and the Trust now in the Independent


Conversations Around Loneliness & Mental Health booklet


[OPPORTUNITY] PPI in Commissioning

There is a researcher looking to interview service users and carers who have experience on being involved with commissioning or working with commissioners.

The interview takes about 40 minutes and will be recorded but your name will not appear in the final paper against any quotes they use.

Let me know if you are interested and I will pass on your email address.

This is external to the trust.

There is a small payment for the interview depending how long it takes – probably £20 or so. paid by BACS.



Are you on a waiting list for your mental health?



Does anyone have experience of calling 111 for help with their mental health?

Any thoughts please contact


Wanted – Coproduction anecdotes



Hand in Hand peer buddy – feedback requested

Any thoughts please contact


Learn something new in 22 for free!




New Peer Buddy Scheme – Hand in Hand Islington


Body worn cameras

Any thoughts please contact


Free Community Research online course launches | Co-Production Collective


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The audit concluded:

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


[RESOURCE] Recovery After Rape

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

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



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


Find a balance


Stress Project


[RESOURCE] Mental Health and Debt booklet


StopSIM Coalition Petition

Click here for the write to your MP template


Mental Health collective

Self- defence through humour



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


Naylor Review


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


DIALOG+ and the Recovery Star


Dear Friends,

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

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

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

These are the questions that the DIALOG tool asks

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

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

The Recovery Star covers ten outcome areas:

Managing mental health

Physical health

Living skills

Friends and community

Use of time


Addictive behaviour


Identity and self-esteem

Trust and hope

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

Stuck (1-2)

Accepting help (3-4)

Believing and trying (5-6)

Learning (7-8)

Self-reliance (9-10)

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




Impact assessment of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019


Do you have experience of the Camden Early Intervention Service?

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

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


Kind regards




Family line

for all aspects of family live


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

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


Free help available


0800 1512605


[RESOURCE] Support After Suicide






The Well, St Pancras Hospital, St Pancras Way, NW1 0PE

2pm every Monday thereafter, except for public holidays



[OPPORTUNITY] Research participation – seeking voice hearers


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

Alex Kenny


West Euston partnership


McPin Involvement Bulletin – Issue 38

autumn 2022

why does mental health research matter to you? - McPin Newsletter

another update

including events 16 November + 22 November + 1 December


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.


Benefits + Work

Truth About Disability Benefits: Dispatches

UC Success Rate Secrets Out, Cost Of Living Payments Still Missing, UC Migration Cover Up

PIP Means Test Fear, 25 Fold Long Covid Award Increase, DWP Call Centre Warning


It’s OK to not feel OK during challenging times


Codependency- The Unexpected Addicts


Inner Space


Free space Project




Kingston Hospital’s Health Talks podcast


Developing our objectives for the year ahead


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



NEON project looking for your help?


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


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


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


Mental Health Recovery Cafe | Hestia – based in Wandsworth


Recovery Hub – Richmond Borough Mind ( – based in Twickenham


New online learning: stopping the over-medication of people with a learning disability and autistic people (STOMP) online learning




South West London Patient Engagement Group (PEG) – join now !


Survey regarding mental health + physical health



External Opportunity – Creating information sheets for women on Sodium Valporate & 1 to 1 interview to test a new communication tool ‘Is valproate the right treatment for me to manage my mental health?’

contact or


Can you help with some Carer Recovery Research


Hope in depression


South West London Mental Health Strategy


Dear Lived Experience Network Members

We would like to advise that expression of interests in Involvement Opportunities do not just have to be done via email and can be done verbally by speaking with a member of the Involvement Team over the phone

Some people may not feel they can express their interest effectively over an email and may prefer to speak to someone about their interest in an opportunity

Verbal expressions of interest will be taken by our Administrative Coordinator – Christine Otieno and in Christine’s absence by the Involvement Project Lead – Vanessa Robinson.


If you would like to verbally express an interest in an opportunity

then please kindly call 0203 513 5775 where you can directly speak with either Christine or Vanessa or arrange a call back to do so

You can also email to advise you would like to arrange a call to verbally express an interest and state the times you are available for a call back

Involvement Opportunity – ENRICHMENT