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Mental Health: Why do people intentionally injure themselves?

Non-suicidal self-injury, a complex phenomenon, appears to be driven by a number of different psychological mechanisms.

Understanding the ‘social’ in social anxiety

By medicalising social anxiety as wholly a problem of the individual we risk overlooking the potential social drivers.

Plastic straw campaigns ‘risk isolating disabled customers’

Businesses are responding to high-profile environmental campaigns to stop using plastic straws without considering the needs of disabled people, disability rights activists have warned.

Ratings sticker scheme could transform access in Wales

Disabled campaigners are seeking to persuade the Welsh government to introduce a new scheme that would see service-providers displaying stickers that show how accessible they are.

Children with facial difference have a lot to teach us about...

By studying how people with facial difference overcome their challenges, we may not only find ways to help other such children, but also learn how to help all young people be comfortable with how they look and who they are.

Call for government to ditch ‘discriminatory’ PIP rules for NHS care...

Campaigners are calling on the government to scrap a policy that prevents disabled people with complex healthcare needs receiving the benefits they need to stay mobile if they are living in residential homes.

Six lessons on how to make affordable housing funding work across...

A suitable construction funding model is the critical missing ingredient needed to deliver more affordable housing in Australia.

How cyberbullies overtly and covertly target their victims

While banning social media altogether is not a practical solution, educating young people about respectful behaviour towards others, and reminding them about the terrible consequences associated with cyberbullying is essential.

What should I do if my child is a cyberbully?

Cyberbullying has become a significant issue for young people learning to navigate a life that is increasingly online.

Motability row sparks anger and demand to use huge reserves to...

Disabled campaigners have reacted to the political row over the Motability car scheme by calling for the organisation that runs it to use part of its huge financial reserves to increase support for disabled people.