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.
Today (26 March) is Purple Day, a chance to dress head to toe in purple and spread awareness about epilepsy.
To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March, we caught up with actress Sarah Gordy, who last year became the first person with Down’s syndrome to be awarded an MBE.
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.
Disabled artist Jason Wilsher-Mills is bringing his art to life using augmented reality while breaking down barriers for the disabled community.
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.
Dedicated to championing people struggling with disability, GB Paralympian Stef Reid has had her prosthetic created in Nepal at The Leprosy Mission’s Anandaban Hospital to “walk in the shoes” of amputees living in Nepal.