There is a real danger of learning disabled offenders spending more time in prison than necessary27 January 2012,
With 25% of the prison population having an IQ of less than 80 and a further 25% with a ‘hidden disability’ it seems timely and appropriate to try and meet the needs of this large group of people.
How exactly do recessions affect our mental well-being?24 January 2012,
Essentially, economic health and mental health are like Siamese twins - you can’t have one without the other.
The grim reality of hate crime20 January 2012,
The latest results of a project seeking to find out the extent of hate crime and harassment towards people with learning disabilities are startling and suggesting that this particular kind of intolerance is far more widespread than we could have possibly anticipated.
It's important that co-existing conditions don't determine a personâs course of treatment19 January 2012,
New research shows that nursing home residents with dementia who use anti-depressants are three times more likely to have a fall than nursing home residents who do not.
Institutional discrimination in the health system is unacceptable6 January 2012,
These attitudes and behaviours are responsible for cultivating institutional discrimination in the NHS and we must challenge and change them to prevent further needless tragedies from happening.
This year Wales will implement some of the most progressive mental health legislation in Europe4 January 2012, David Crepaz-Keay
The Mental Health (Wales) Measure means that anyone using specialist mental health services will be entitled to have a care plan that addresses all areas of their life, rather than focussing on treatment.
Mental health in the workplace20 December 2011,
Work can place people under enormous stress and there couldn’t be a better time to campaign for employers being better informed about mental health in the workplace.
Our first Innovation Lab in partnership with Comic Relief and Nominet Trust10 December 2011,
Technology is a tool many young people engage with as a non-stigmatising and confidential space and this will be the first time 16-25 year-olds will be involved in generating ideas around what they need.
National training for Employment Tribunal Judges comes to an end2 December 2011,
The Judges are one of the most inquisitive and interested groups of people I have worked with - let’s hope more people follow their lead and take the necessary steps to adapt their services to respond to the needs of all members of society.
The Welfare Reform Bill2 December 2011, Keith Bates
We need to make sure that the right support is available for people to navigate their way towards the world of work and we need to help colleagues in the DWP understand that we are still a long way away.