This week (13-19 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week, when we raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health, and try to break down the stigma around mental health issues.
Care and support
Every year, around 30,000 children are placed into care, waiting to be matched with the perfect family. Fostering a disabled child is a hugely rewarding experience for the foster child and foster carer. Saskia Harper spoke to one foster carer about their experience.
Two community diabetes nurses are getting ready to cycle almost 100 miles to raise funds for Diabetes UK, and inspire their patients to get more active.
The royal family have helped to launch Shout, a free, anonymous service that connects people experiencing a mental health crisis
Everyone has experienced the joy of playing with LEGO. Now, even more children will get to share in this joy as the toy manufacturer launches their grassroots project: Braille Bricks.
Actress Vicky McClure is set to release Our Dementia Choir looking at the impact of music for people living with dementia.
Journalist and film-maker, Mikey Kay has been openly discussing his life with older brother Spencer, who is autistic. Saskia Harper interviewed Mikey about his new documentary: My Autistic Big Brother and Me.
Injured veterans and celebrities are joining forces to create a new emotional and experience based podcast series, The Resilience Sessions.
Pavement parking can be dangerous for wheelchair users, people who are blind or visually impaired. We look at the guide dog owners campaigning to change the law and what is being done.
Under the UK Mental Health Act 1983, autism is defined as a mental disorder. This inaccurate representation of people on the autistic spectrum can lead to even more confusion, and harm, when caring for autistic people who are experiencing mental ill health
Today (2 April) is World Autism Awareness Day. As autistic people and their families share their experiences, the day highlights the need for better education and understanding of autism
As Autism Awareness Week begins, mum of two, Laura Graham, officially launches Kerr’s Journey: A social enterprise changing the lives of children with autism in Inverclyde.
Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is a vital aid for many disabled students. As the government announce £20,000 worth of funding for disabled postgraduate students, we speak exclusively to Universities Minister Chris Skidmore.
Today (26 March) is Purple Day, a chance to dress head to toe in purple and spread awareness about epilepsy.
As a member of one of the biggest girl bands in the world, Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson is using her celebrity to highlight an important topic: mental health.