mental health

Challenging bullying attitudes this Anti-Bullying Week

Disabled children are three times more likely to experience bullying compared with their non-disabled peers. Experts reveal exactly why, and what must be done to change attitudes towards disability, to prevent all forms of bullying.










Mental health: Lifting the veil on body image issues

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






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