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#ESAEndGame – Get Involved In & Spread the Word About a New #SpartacusReport

@suey2y (Sue Marsh) is at it again. Despite her own significant ill health, she has campaigned relentlessly for the rights and dignity of benefit claimants, and is now at the helm of a new initiative gathering stories of hundreds of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants to present to the mainstream media – a second Spartacus […]

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Guest Post from @SignSaveLives on Protecting Mentalists from Atos et al

This is a guest post from Lynn, who tweets as @SignSaveLives. Lynn is using social media to campaign for people with serious mental health concerns to be excluded from the Work Capability Assessment inherent in Employment and Support Allowance and asked me to share her message here, which I’m happy to do. This is Lynn […]

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Caption Competition: Headache Lady

Time for another caption competition, in which we poke fun at at the cliched stock images that the media use to illustrate mental health or disability issues. Today, the BBC raised concerns about the way the DWP pays everyone’s least favourite contractor, ATOS. Auditors have found “weaknesses” in the contract between the government and Atos, […]

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Possible New #WCA Descriptors – via @suey2y @bendygirl & @mindcharity

Evening all As you can see from the title, this post is brought to you courtesy of Mind, Sue Marsh and Kaliya Franklin. I’m merely re-posting it here in the hope of getting the message out further. As Sue tweeted earlier, this needs read and RTed (and otherwise shared) until our fingers bleed. So please, […]

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RIP Karen Sherlock

This has not to do with mental health per se, and in a sense it feels that I have no right to comment since I didn’t know the lady in question. However, having read her story this evening thanks to seeing a number of relevant tweets, I felt that I couldn’t stay quiet. (This is […]

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