mental health

  • Mental health and benefits

    Level: Standard

    training course

    This popular course is jointly led by Paula John, a mental health officer and social worker with extensive experience in mental health, and Alison Gillies, welfare rights worker with CPAG . It provides a practical and tactical look at working with people with mental health diagnoses to help secure full entitlement to benefits, and to help avoid some of the pitfalls of the system.

    The course covers:

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  • Mentally ill or mentally well?

    Issue 195 (December 2006)
    article

    Judith Hodson, of Rochdale Council Advice Service, provides a summary of social security commissioners' decisions regarding mental health and incapacity.

  • The costs of compliance

    Issue 134 (Autumn 2009)
    article

    Claimants of benefits and tax credits incur a range of costs. These include financial costs, as well as the time and psychological impact associated with making a claim and meeting the various requirements imposed by the Government. Could these costs be taken into account when considering policy changes?

  • The parent trap: promoting poor children’s mental health

    Issue 137 (Autumn 2010)
    article

    The physical health of children today is arguably the best it has been since the Second World War, with their environments and nutrition substantially improved. However, while their physical health has improved through measures such as immunisation and better access to healthcare, mental health problems among children have increased.