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

Sharon Clint spent seven years homeless and selling the Big Issue but now she works for charity Groundswell using her experiences 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
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

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

Blue Monday: The truth behind the so-called 'most depressing day of the year'
Blue Monday Fact/Fiction
Fact/Fiction

Blue Monday: The truth behind the so-called 'most depressing day of the year'

New Year Honours list: Emilia Clarke and her mum made MBEs for setting up brain injury charity
New Year Honours

New Year Honours list: Emilia Clarke and her mum made MBEs for setting up brain injury charity

Iwan Rheon on new Viagra drama Men Up: 'If men talked about their feelings things would be easier'
Iwan Rheon as Meurig Jenkins in Men Up
TV

Iwan Rheon on new Viagra drama Men Up: 'If men talked about their feelings things would be easier'

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

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

Risk of dying from cancer much higher in poorer areas of England, shameful study shows
manchester
Poverty

Risk of dying from cancer much higher in poorer areas of England, shameful study shows

Half of all homeless people have a brain injury. This project provides essential support
Illustration of a head silhouette and a brain with a red area
Health

Half of all homeless people have a brain injury. This project provides essential support

Here's the bleak truth behind TikTok's 'girl dinner' craze
A plate of unmatched food: cake, cucumber, cheese spread and wafers with cans of fanta
TikTok

Here's the bleak truth behind TikTok's 'girl dinner' craze

Disabled people are cancelling Christmas because they can’t afford it: 'We can't wait another winter'
Cost of living crisis

Disabled people are cancelling Christmas because they can’t afford it: 'We can't wait another winter'

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?

Gareth Thomas on HIV, stigma and the myths people really need to unlearn: 'We still have far to go'
Seated Gareth Thomas in a navy t-shirt
World Aids Day

Gareth Thomas on HIV, stigma and the myths people really need to unlearn: 'We still have far to go'

Trans woman with HIV was given two years to live. 30 years on, she's 'speaking out for her tribe'
World AIDS Day

Trans woman with HIV was given two years to live. 30 years on, she's 'speaking out for her tribe'

'Five friends influence government' as UK inches closer to compulsory domestic abuse lessons
Education

'Five friends influence government' as UK inches closer to compulsory domestic abuse lessons

'I urinated myself in the opticians': UK's public toilet crisis makes disabled people feel like 'prisoners'
public toilet
Public toilets

'I urinated myself in the opticians': UK's public toilet crisis makes disabled people feel like 'prisoners'