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The Big Issue and Specsavers: A Visionary Partnership for Change
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The Big Issue and Specsavers: A Visionary Partnership for Change

In this week's new edition of The Big Issue magazine, we are proud to highlight our growing work with our partners Specsavers, with a special cover-wrap and four-page feature inside.
Cost of living crisis sees more and more children seeking mental health help: 'I feel like a burden'
children
Mental health

Cost of living crisis sees more and more children seeking mental health help: 'I feel like a burden'

Time to Talk Day 2024: Why we all need to make time to talk about our mental health
Time 2 Talk. Harmeet by Black Park Lake in Slough
Mental health

Time to Talk Day 2024: Why we all need to make time to talk about our mental health

Forget Dry January – young Brits are giving up on booze altogether. Here’s the sobering reason why
Health

Forget Dry January – young Brits are giving up on booze altogether. Here’s the sobering reason why

The annoyingly simple way to make your New Year's resolutions stick, explained
Wellbeing

The annoyingly simple way to make your New Year's resolutions stick, explained

A vision for change: Big Issue and Specsavers empower homeless communities with accessible eye and ear care
ChatGPT A person wearing a red Big Issue vest and a beige and red striped scarf stands in front of a backdrop of Christmas trees. They are smiling and holding a copy of the Big Issue magazine with a cover featuring Alan Partridge. The individual is wearing glasses and a red beanie hat with the Big Issue logo on it. The outdoor setting suggests it might be cold, and the person is dressed warmly in a jacket with a fleece collar.
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A vision for change: Big Issue and Specsavers empower homeless communities with accessible eye and ear care

Why is Gen Z catching more STIs? It's complicated
Sexual health

Why is Gen Z catching more STIs? It's complicated

There's a mental health crisis in NHS, says writer and comedian Adam Kay: 'So little is being done'
Adam Kay
Mental health

There's a mental health crisis in NHS, says writer and comedian Adam Kay: 'So little is being done'

'This Victorian-era law isn't fit for purpose': Is abortion finally going to be decriminalised?
A protester holds a 'My body, my choice' placard.
Abortion

'This Victorian-era law isn't fit for purpose': Is abortion finally going to be decriminalised?

I found out I had HIV when I was pregnant. But in 2023, stigma is more harmful than the virus
World AIDS Day

I found out I had HIV when I was pregnant. But in 2023, stigma is more harmful than the virus

This orchestra is giving dementia sufferers something to sing about: 'Music changes lives'
Two people dance in front of a small orchestra in a church
Dementia

This orchestra is giving dementia sufferers something to sing about: 'Music changes lives'

Spain gives menstrual leave to workers with 'disabling periods' – why can't UK?
Women in a bathroom sharing menstrual products
Menstrual health

Spain gives menstrual leave to workers with 'disabling periods' – why can't UK?

Malnutrition impacts half a million and costs the NHS billions. UK government needs to 'wake up'
Reception area in an NHS hospital
Malnutrition

Malnutrition impacts half a million and costs the NHS billions. UK government needs to 'wake up'

Time is up for Big Pharma's grip on global health
Packets of tablets
Nick Dearden

Time is up for Big Pharma's grip on global health

Breaking Down Barriers: How Big Issue and Specsavers are Making Eye Care Accessible for Homeless Vendors
A member of the Specsavers team, male with blonde hair and glasses, looks at a pair of spectacles with his colleagues, both women, one young with pink hair, one older and blonde, wearing a blue and white patterned blouse.
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Breaking Down Barriers: How Big Issue and Specsavers are Making Eye Care Accessible for Homeless Vendors

Change to 'alcohol-free' drinks 'could improve nation's health' – but it's 'not enough on its own'
Health

Change to 'alcohol-free' drinks 'could improve nation's health' – but it's 'not enough on its own'

GPs ‘struggling to treat homeless people’, study finds
homelessness
Homelessness

GPs ‘struggling to treat homeless people’, study finds

Community vision: bringing eye care to the people who need it most
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Community vision: bringing eye care to the people who need it most

Specsavers partners with Big Issue to provide free eye care for vendors
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Specsavers partners with Big Issue to provide free eye care for vendors

Fixing my mental health with my grandfather's old map
Graham Coult's grandfather's map
Mental health

Fixing my mental health with my grandfather's old map

What are ultra-processed foods? The health risks explained
Health

What are ultra-processed foods? The health risks explained

Simple steps which ease stress and anxiety to get yourself out of a funk
Mental health

Simple steps which ease stress and anxiety to get yourself out of a funk

How can you cope with money worries in the cost of living crisis? We asked experts at leading mental health charities
mental health/ cost of living crisis
Mental health

How can you cope with money worries in the cost of living crisis? We asked experts at leading mental health charities

Pollen bomb: Why your hay fever is so bad this year - and how you can beat the symptoms
Summer

Pollen bomb: Why your hay fever is so bad this year - and how you can beat the symptoms

Dr Ranj Singh: 'If you want to be 100 per cent happy, just be yourself'
Dr Ranj Singh
Happiness

Dr Ranj Singh: 'If you want to be 100 per cent happy, just be yourself'