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What sex is your brain?

What sex is your brain? | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
I found this fascinating page earlier today containing gender tests. Sex and gender of course are not necessarily the same thing.  The World Health Organisation sums it up in a very very basic way ...
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Turning Anxiety Into Creativity | Psychology Today

Turning Anxiety Into Creativity | Psychology Today | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Using what scares you to motivate you By Dennis Palumbo...
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Woman With Spinal Arthritis Deemed Fit To Work Wins Appeal

Woman With Spinal Arthritis Deemed Fit To Work Wins Appeal | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
A 55-year-old woman who suffered from spinal arthritis, sight problems and depression has successfully appealed the results of her Atos disability test after it suggested she was fit to work.
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Mining union slams disability and sickness benefit tests - All News - Sunderland Echo

Mining union slams disability and sickness benefit tests - All News - Sunderland Echo | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
A MINING union has branded disability and sick benefit tests a “scandal” after a woman with severe health problems was judged fit for work.
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Same Sex Marriage And Common Sense

Same Sex Marriage And Common Sense | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
  I’ll begin this first attempt at a common sense post by saying I don’t know much about politics but what I do know, and the events of the last few years, have led me to declare t...
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Long Term Unemployment Soars – The Work Programme Isn’t Working

Long Term Unemployment Soars – The Work Programme Isn’t Working | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Despite Iain Duncan Smith’s multi-billion pound Work Programme and extensive DWP book cooking, today’s labour market figures reveal that long term unemployment is soaring. Approaching t...
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Shortlist announced for Mind Media Awards

Shortlist announced for Mind Media Awards | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year again, and Mind have just annnounced the 2012 shortlist for their media awards. Last year The World of Mentalists co-editor Pandora won the Mark Hanson Award for Digita...
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Staff fear redundancy if they admit to feeling stressed at work

Staff fear redundancy if they admit to feeling stressed at work | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Research of 2,000 employees for mental health charity Mind's Taking care of business campaign found work is the most stressful thing in people's lives, but one in five people believe if they mentioned their stress levels they would be put first in...
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'Police amended Hillsborough statements'

'Police amended Hillsborough statements' | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed details of previously unseen government files relating to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster in a statement to MPs.
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Home - Breast Cancer Campaign

Home - Breast Cancer Campaign | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Catch up on the latest news from Breast Cancer Campaign and BE PART OF THE CURE.
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Would you support a general strike against austerity?

Would you support a general strike against austerity? | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Delegates at the TUC have backed a motion calling on unions to investigate the practicalities of staging the first general walkout since 1926. Would you support a strike?
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Early day motion 295 - ATOS - UK Parliament

That this House deplores that thousands of sick and disabled constituents are experiencing immense hardship after being deprived of benefits following a work capability assessment carried out by Atos Healthcare under a 100 million a year contract;...
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Nearly 30,000 sick & disabled people to be mandated to Work Programme by December

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Cyndi Lauper Opens Up About Her Dark Depression: I Wanted To Kill Myself - Radar Online

Cyndi Lauper Opens Up About Her Dark Depression: I Wanted To Kill Myself - Radar Online | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Radar OnlineCyndi Lauper Opens Up About Her Dark Depression: I Wanted To Kill MyselfRadar OnlineCyndi Lauper is opening up for the first time about the dark depression she sunk into following a career lull in the late eighties, admitting times got...
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Alex Salmond wants to give Atos £3million

Alex Salmond wants to give Atos £3million | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
ATOS
have been at the centre of protests over their work capability assessments, which campaigners claim are “damaging and distressing”.
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Private firms' role in creation of disability assessment regime

Private firms' role in creation of disability assessment regime | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Letters: These for-profit corporations should never have been permitted to sequester such power and influence over public health and social policy...
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Roman Catholic church’s paedophile investigator jailed for possessing thousands of child porn images

Roman Catholic church’s paedophile investigator jailed for possessing thousands of child porn images | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
This report below is absolutely outrageous – why on earth should this man even have any access to victims of sex abuse? Members of the Catholic Church are regularly convicted of abusing child...
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Government Lies

Government Lies | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
This is an angry rant just a warning if you would rather not read. Yesterday I was having a fairly relaxed day and I let it be, since the next week is going to be crazy busy starting this afternoon...
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Ripped-off Britons: Liebrary: The only way to save our children from paying the national debt is to cut services?

Ripped-off Britons: Liebrary: The only way to save our children from paying the national debt is to cut services? | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
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Unum Insurance - Unum Disability Claims, Unum Group, Unum Life Insurance

Unum Insurance - Unum Disability Claims, Unum Group, Unum Life Insurance | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it

Unum Provident Denied Disability Claims

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Comment: What exactly is a ‘bigot’?

Comment: What exactly is a ‘bigot’? | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
Writing for PinkNews.co.uk Nicolas Chinardet assesses the ‘bigot’ row that has hit Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg in the past 24 hours.
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Photo by joey7bartonofficial • Instagram

Photo by joey7bartonofficial • Instagram | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
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National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week

National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
I read about this conference via the Panic About Anxiety blog and wanted to share. There are a bunch of potentially useful seminars and resources available. Fair warning: there also seems to also b...
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Contributing to society

Contributing to society | Mental Health, Politics and LGBT issues | Scoop.it
I need to write this down while it’s floating around in my head. The definition of the verb “contribute”, courtesy of the Merriam Webster dictionary: I’ve previously written...
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