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Eating Disorders Awareness Week

It’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week (24 February – 2 March 2014), which aims to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders, challenge stereotypes and stigma, and raise funds for Beat (which provides support to people with eating disorders, as well as their family and … Continue reading

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Mental illness – stigma and the need to talk

Articles published across the UK media last week have launched the issue of mental illness into the limelight once again. Michael Johnson, a Manchester City FC midfielder, who has been in the news recently because of reports of his alcohol … Continue reading

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Legislation and discrimination against people with mental illness

Earlier this year the Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill was introduced to the House of Lords with the aim of reducing the stigma and negative perceptions associated with mental illness by repealing certain pieces of legislation that are considered to prevent … Continue reading

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