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How gardening can improve the mental health of refugees

After spending many years living in refugee camps, gardening can provide a safe space to establish identity, rebuild lives and attain happiness.

TransPennine performs sharp U-turn on train access after protest threat

TPE said in a statement that, following discussions with the Department for Transport and Rail North Partnership, it had decided not to introduce any Mark Three trains (without any provision for wheelchair-users) into passenger service.

Maternal mental health problems – the impact in numbers

As many as one in five women develop a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the first year after the birth of their baby. Maternal mental health problems can range from anxiety, low mood and depression to psychosis.

13 Reasons Why season 2 could still be problematic, but content...

The series continues to include graphic scenes and confronting issues that are likely to be challenging for some viewers.

Trolls, fanboys and lurkers: understanding online commenting culture shows us how...

Solutions are needed that not only defuse the internet’s power to amplify abuse, but also encourage crucial shifts in social norms and values within online communities.

When possessions are poor substitutes for people: hoarding disorder and loneliness

Hoarding disorder leads to a quality of life as poor as that of people with schizophrenia. Clutter increases the risks of injury, medical conditions, and death.

Rail company to run services with no wheelchair spaces

From July, TransPennine Express (TPE) is to introduce two extra trains, each with four carriages, all of which will be inaccessible to wheelchair-users.

Project into social isolation of young people with learning difficulties

The young people interviewed for the report “unanimously” said they needed practical help, emotional support and communication skills to maintain friendships.

Relegated Premier League clubs ‘should use funds on disability access’

Some of the country’s top football clubs have been told by the equality watchdog to spend some of the millions of pounds they receive when promoted and relegated from the Premier League to improve access for disabled fans.

Government continues to fail the blindness and low vision community

The release of the Audio Description Working Group report this week by the Department of Communications and the Arts illustrates the Australian Government’s clear inability to provide services for the blindness and low vision community.