Health

Moving our bodies is good for our mental health, so what's stopping us?
moving mental health
Oliver Chantler

Moving our bodies is good for our mental health, so what's stopping us?

It's those whom we most exclude from society that are least likely to be able to take part in movement and enjoy the benefits, writes Mental Health Foundation's Oliver Chantler
'The pain was too much': Black woman says she almost died in childbirth due to 'racial prejudices'
black woman's healthcare/ tessa
Health

'The pain was too much': Black woman says she almost died in childbirth due to 'racial prejudices'

Why Sunak's benefit cuts and crackdown on 'sick note culture' harms children like my daughter
Prime minister Rishi Sunak in a white shirt sat at his desk in front of a Union Jack flag
Izzy G

Why Sunak's benefit cuts and crackdown on 'sick note culture' harms children like my daughter

I'm a cancer patient. I have to work from hospital during treatment or risk falling into poverty
Statutory Sick Pay

I'm a cancer patient. I have to work from hospital during treatment or risk falling into poverty

How this social enterprise is tackling stigma and helping neurodiverse people into work
Employment

How this social enterprise is tackling stigma and helping neurodiverse people into work

Ultra-processed food is often blamed for obesity – but we should be looking at government policy
Mark Game

Ultra-processed food is often blamed for obesity – but we should be looking at government policy

'Enormous' number of privatised NHS services across the UK, mapped: 'This is bad for everyone'
Healthcare

'Enormous' number of privatised NHS services across the UK, mapped: 'This is bad for everyone'

How Rishi Sunak's smoking ban became a fight between individual freedom and public health
Smoking ban

How Rishi Sunak's smoking ban became a fight between individual freedom and public health

Healthcare for trans youth is a human right – it should matter to us all
trans rights human rights
Chiara Capraro

Healthcare for trans youth is a human right – it should matter to us all

'I feel judged for being smelly': Millions can't afford to wash their clothes as hygiene poverty soars
hygiene poverty/ laundrette
Hygiene poverty

'I feel judged for being smelly': Millions can't afford to wash their clothes as hygiene poverty soars

Tory minister Mel Stride sparks backlash after claiming mental health culture has 'gone too far'
Mel Stride/ work capability assessments
Mental health

Tory minister Mel Stride sparks backlash after claiming mental health culture has 'gone too far'

'Gin, pliers and brute force:' Dentists accuse Rishi Sunak of forcing Brits to pull their own teeth
Dental crisis

'Gin, pliers and brute force:' Dentists accuse Rishi Sunak of forcing Brits to pull their own teeth

Assisted dying: The right to die shouldn't only be for the rich. But could legalising it harm the poor?
norman ward
Assisted dying

Assisted dying: The right to die shouldn't only be for the rich. But could legalising it harm the poor?

It's a 'surprise' more homeless children haven't died in temporary accommodation, charity says
55 children died while living in temporary accommodation
Homelessness

It's a 'surprise' more homeless children haven't died in temporary accommodation, charity says

Cost of living or Generation Snowflake? Boomers and Gen Z disagree on causes of youth mental health crisis
Mental health

Cost of living or Generation Snowflake? Boomers and Gen Z disagree on causes of youth mental health crisis

This ex-Big Issue vendor spent seven years homeless. Now she's using her experience to help others
Former Big Issue vendor Sharon Clint
Our vendors

This ex-Big Issue vendor spent seven years homeless. Now she's using her experience to help others

'Dysfunctional' mental health services failing to meet demand, doctors warn: 'It's broken'
Reception area in an NHS hospital
Mental health

'Dysfunctional' mental health services failing to meet demand, doctors warn: 'It's broken'

UK is 'failing' children as death rates rise, poverty surges and health declines at 'alarming' rate
teddy
Child poverty

UK is 'failing' children as death rates rise, poverty surges and health declines at 'alarming' rate

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

Women share harrowing accounts of painful NHS hysteroscopies: 'I begged the doctor to stop'
Health

Women share harrowing accounts of painful NHS hysteroscopies: 'I begged the doctor to stop'

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Health and disability
Changemakers 2024

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Health and disability

Gender pain gap: Why women's pain must be taken as seriously as men's
Dr Amanda Williams

Gender pain gap: Why women's pain must be taken as seriously as men's

Protect tenants from living in mould, damp and 'third-world poverty conditions', government told
Rochdale toddler Awaab Ishak died due to damp and mould in his social housing flat
Housing

Protect tenants from living in mould, damp and 'third-world poverty conditions', government told

Healthy life expectancy in Liverpool is just 58: Most deprived areas of UK need better healthcare
liverpool
Health

Healthy life expectancy in Liverpool is just 58: Most deprived areas of UK need better healthcare

Women feel 'violated and traumatised' by painful hysteroscopies – and say the NHS misinformed them
Portrait of Katharyne Tylko, aged 68, of Bath, who is co-founder of the Campaign Against Painful Hysteroscopy
Special report

Women feel 'violated and traumatised' by painful hysteroscopies – and say the NHS misinformed them