Interviews

Interview with the team behind new BBC disability documentary, ill, actually

Living with a hidden disability poses its own challenges, but the internet allows you to escape reality to forge a world outside of your illness or disability. Now, a new BBC documentary – ill, actually – is shining a light on the experiences of three young people living with a hidden illness or disability.



Spotlight: Autism is not a mental illness

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






Mark Ormrod discusses life with #nolimits

Transitioning from the Armed Forces, whilst adjusting to an acquired disability, comes with challenges. Invictus Games athlete and motivational speaker, Mark Ormrod, discusses his road to civvy street and breaking barriers.



MND and 24 year-old me

Lucy Lintott is a charismatic, funny young woman. At the age of 19 years old, Lucy’s life took a turn that nobody expected: she received a diagnosis of motor neurone disease (MND). As the youngest person in Scotland to live with the condition, this is Lucy’s fight.



The truth about childhood arthritis

Arthritis is often thought of as an inevitable part of the ageing process. However, for those diagnosed as children, society’s trivialisation of what is often a hidden disability can be the hardest part.



Steph and Dom on Cannabis

The debate into medicinal cannabis has dominated the headlines, with thousands of people calling for a change in the law. Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker are preparing to let the nation into their lives as they discover the pros and cons of medicinal cannabis for their epileptic son, Max.