Of the six million people living in Scotland, we all have one thing in common: mental health. However, many young people are missing out on…
During her gap year Ellie Simpson, who has cerebral palsy, started to feel socially isolated. Motivated to create opportunities for other young disabled people Ellie set up her charity, CP Teens UK, and got involved with sport.
Every year 1,200 people with a learning disability die unnecessarily from inappropriate healthcare. With less than a third of women with a learning disability attending a smear test, the impact is undoubtedly contributing to this number. We talk to one woman preparing for her first smear test.
There are over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. Providing a beacon of guidance, support, and care is an crucial team of workers: Admiral Nurses. Giving specialist dementia support to families, Admiral Nurse Rachel Murray discusses her role.
It was a seemingly normal day when TV presenter, Lucy Alexander dropped of her then seven-year-old daughter Kitty at school. Under an hour later, Kitty would be left paralysed.
With rolling hills and stunning landscapes, the French Alps may not be synonymous with summer. However, with state-of-the-art accessible accommodation from Chilly Powder, the Alpes are set to become the must-visit destination for the summer months.
Friendships and fun are parts of life everyone should have access to. One charity is going the extra mile to help people build confidence, develop relationships, and has formed a second family in the process.
Being self-conscious about our bodies can lower self-esteem, confidence, and lead to mental health problems. This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (13–19 May) explores the topic of body image and how we think and feel about our bodies
Josh Patterson has been in the limelight for a long time, following his time on hit show Made in Chelsea. But now, Josh is making headlines for completely different reasons. Saskia Harper spoke with Josh.
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.
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.
In August 2018 Anne Usher (nee Dickens) set off to travel around the world on a tandem bicycle with her husband, Simon. We speak exclusively to Anne about their journey so far.
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
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.