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The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
I hear my neighbors through the walls and wonder what their lives are like. I sit on the subway and wonder what the other passengers are thinking, where they are going. I pass people on the street ...
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Workfare: Time to exercise the courts again

Workfare: Time to exercise the courts again | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Fellow blogger Another Angry Voice has written an excellent article on the results of the Court of Appeal ruling that Workfare is illegal. Everybody should read it because it raises several possibi...
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Do gay pride parades still matter?

Do gay pride parades still matter? | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
If you still think gay pride events don't matter, think of it as like a flu injection. A once-a-year booster shot of visibility, voice, and value. And if you think you don’t need those things beca...
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story to tell.

story to tell. | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
In the last year and a half, I have tried to open up certain aspects of my life on this blog that I don’t normally communicate in my daily life. Slowly, over time, I have found it easier and easier...
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Bell Lets Talk 2013: Final Update

Bell Lets Talk 2013: Final Update | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Discrimination, Trials and Triumphs in Mental Health
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Revealed! Nick Clegg's secret love going back to his student days

Revealed! Nick Clegg's secret love going back to his student days | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's Nick Clegg!) . The following are all facts. At exactly the same time Nick Clegg was at Cambridge, records show someone by the name of N.Clegg joined the Cambridge University Cons...
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Why I never signed the No More Page 3 petition

The other day, while I was busy being snowed on outside a courthouse that had been locked to keep people like me out, there was apparently a development in the ongoing No More Page Three campaign. ...
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20 hours of peace

20 hours of peace | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Yesterday my partner was very relieved to have come through a terribly stressful time, was successful in her tribunal hearing and could at last look forward to concentrating on her recovery after h...
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Channel 4 Dispatches on PIP postponed

Channel 4 Dispatches on PIP postponed | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
We were very disappointed to learn today that the Channel 4 Dispatches on the move from DLA to PIP that was scheduled for Broadcast next Monday (18 February) has been postponed so a documentary abo...
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Awkward

We're nearly half way through the planned sessions of group therapy; last night was eight of the 20 we have allocated. It was also the first where there was something of a confrontation. Interestin...
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DWP insanity: remove mobility cash from those who can't walk outdoors!

DWP insanity: remove mobility cash from those who can't walk outdoors! | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith and other government spokespersons have repeatedly claimed, with regard to the Department of Work and Pensions' (DWP) planned changes to disability benefit, that the changes resul...
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Early day motion 1072 - SOCIAL SECURITY (S.I., 2013, NO. 276) - UK Parliament

That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Jobseeker's Allowance (Schemes for Assisting Persons to Obtain Employment) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No.
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Seeing our psychiatrist

Seeing our psychiatrist | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Today, we saw Dr C. Thats our psychiatrist. She was really nice to us. I told her everything, about the suicidal idiation, about how I'd been so depressed lately. She said its not surprising consid...
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Irish anti-austerity fight

Irish anti-austerity fight | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
This video from Ireland says about itself: Over 100,000 took part in union marches in Ireland on February 9th under the banner of 'Lift the burden- jobs not debt' organised by the Irish Congress of...
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Same-sex couples and LGBT activists arrested at Valentines Day sit in at San Francisco City Hall

Same-sex couples and LGBT activists arrested at Valentines Day sit in at San Francisco City Hall | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
WATCH VIDEO Below - "I could have chosen to attend my children's Valentine events at their elementary school -- but I chose instead to get arrested in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience to tak...
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Dan Glue Gets £1000 Compensation After ATOS Refuse To Send Large Print Letters

Dan Glue Gets £1000 Compensation After ATOS Refuse To Send Large Print Letters | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
A FORMER charity volunteer has won a legal battle with a Government contracted disability assessor after they failed to provide him with letters he could read. Controversial assessor Atos initially...
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Guest post on Poetry Space

Guest post on Poetry Space | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Sue Simms at Poetry Space kindly asked me to write a guest blog post. I chose to write about making found poems. Read my guest post here and find out about the Poetry Space competition ... http://p...
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Worst Valentine's Day ever

Worst Valentine's Day ever | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
You know what the worst thing about being single on Valentine’s Day is? It’s not the public declarations of love on Facebook by your partnered friends (how could I possibly feel spiteful because of...
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Fuck the Government, Fuck the Courts, We'll Beat Workfare on the Streets

Fuck the Government, Fuck the Courts, We'll Beat Workfare on the Streets | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Join the Week of Action Against Workfare beginning on March 18th and let's bring a final end to forced work:  http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=1996 Charities around the UK are abandoning the Gover...
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I'm Back.....Here's Moosey!!!

I'm Back.....Here's Moosey!!! | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
I hope you have been reading and enjoying the guest posts that people have been brave enough to write and share with us all. I feel very proud of myself for giving people a place to share they expe...
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Bell Let's Talk 2013: Update

Bell Let's Talk 2013: Update | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Still waiting for the final number (if they ever do....) As of 14 hours ago this is where we were at: That's $4,272,808.35 raised for mental health initiatives across Canada!
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Is there anyone with influence who cares about the mentally ill?

Is there anyone with influence who cares about the mentally ill? | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Are there any people out there who have influence who will talk about mental illness? I don't think so. 1 in 4 Americans are affected by a mental illness. However, it seems the only time mental ill...
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UKIP candidate - UK dinners flooded by criminal gangs of eastern European horses

UKIP candidate - UK dinners flooded by criminal gangs of eastern European horses | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
(satire - possibly) Ukip's candidate in the Eastleigh by-election has called for a temporary halt to immigration of all foreign quadrupeds wishing to move to the UK to prevent a wave of crime hitti...
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THE FULL FACTS • View topic - Support Group Criteria checklist

THE FULL FACTS • View topic - Support Group Criteria checklist | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
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