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Spring Budget 2017: Another Budget, Another Cut

As the Chancellor Phillip Hammond prepared to announce his budget, people with disabilities up and down the country nervously awaited the bad news they have sadly become oh so used to. For many, it seemed that the hopes that their rights would be protected were slim – and they weren’t wrong. Hammond claimed he was prepared to do whatever it ... Read More »

Comic Relief 2013: James Arthur Opens Up About His Depression To Raise Awareness Of Mental Health Issues

James Arthur has opened up about his own battle with depression and anxiety to raise awareness of mental health issues ahead of tioday’s Red Nose Day. The ‘X Factor’ champ visited a project in his hometown of Middlesbrough to see how Comic Relief makes a difference to people suffering with mental health issues. Read More »

Creativity ‘closely entwined with mental illness’

Creativity is often part of a mental illness, with writers particularly susceptible, according to a study of more than a million people. Writers had a higher risk of anxiety and bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, unipolar depression, and substance abuse, the Swedish researchers at the Karolinska Institute found. Read More »

Dementia risk from sleeping tablets

Sleeping pills taken by more than a million Britons significantly increase the risk of dementia, researchers warn today.  Pensioners who used benzodiazepines – which include temazepam and diazepam – were 50 per cent more likely to succumb to the devastating illness, a Harvard University study found.  Academics believe the side effects of the drugs may be so harmful that doctors ... Read More »