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'It feels like performative empathy': Why opt out emails for Father's Day can make the grief worse
A child approaches a blurred-out fatherlike figure with a card and gift
Father's day

'It feels like performative empathy': Why opt out emails for Father's Day can make the grief worse

When flower company Bloom & Wild sent the first 'opt-out' email in 2019 the practice was soon adopted industry-wide. But has it gone too far?
Covid destroyed my mental health and I lost everything – but discovering boxing turned my life around
Craig McLundie benefitted from social prescribing, so could the NHS
Health

Covid destroyed my mental health and I lost everything – but discovering boxing turned my life around

Dear Sunak and Starmer: Workplace mental health is too serious to be used as a political football
Poppy Jaman

Dear Sunak and Starmer: Workplace mental health is too serious to be used as a political football

Benedict Cumberbatch: 'History judges us on how we treat those who are most vulnerable'
TV

Benedict Cumberbatch: 'History judges us on how we treat those who are most vulnerable'

Abuse survivor tried to take her own life after years-long battle with DWP over disability benefits
Department for Work and Pensions

Abuse survivor tried to take her own life after years-long battle with DWP over disability benefits

From poverty and housing to migrant and LGBTQ+ rights – why 2024 general election has such high stakes
Rishi Sunak after calling the 4 July General Election
General Election 2024

From poverty and housing to migrant and LGBTQ+ rights – why 2024 general election has such high stakes

So little has changed since the Manchester Arena bombing. I worry terrorists have the upper hand
Cath Hill

So little has changed since the Manchester Arena bombing. I worry terrorists have the upper hand

FOSO is the new FOMO: Why are we so afraid to switch off and be out of office?
Work

FOSO is the new FOMO: Why are we so afraid to switch off and be out of office?

Benefits system is 'utterly failing' as food bank demand reaches record high: 'It's heartbreaking'
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Food banks

Benefits system is 'utterly failing' as food bank demand reaches record high: 'It's heartbreaking'

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?

World War 3, climate crisis, benefit cuts… Here's how to process the news when it feels hopeless
Mental health

World War 3, climate crisis, benefit cuts… Here's how to process the news when it feels hopeless

How puzzles became the nourishing distraction that helps me face the day
A crossword puzzle makes for a good start for the day
Sam Delaney

How puzzles became the nourishing distraction that helps me face the day

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've done awful things – but I try to be better': Nadine Shah on addiction, getting it wrong and forgiveness
Nadine Shah wearing a red dress
Music

'I've done awful things – but I try to be better': Nadine Shah on addiction, getting it wrong and forgiveness

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

Big Issue Group responds to Rishi Sunak’s proposed welfare reforms
Rishi Sunak during his speech on the UK's 'sick note culture'
Press Release

Big Issue Group responds to Rishi Sunak’s proposed welfare reforms

Sunak's call to end 'sick note culture' and reform benefits is 'demonising' disabled and sick people
Rishi Sunak during his speech on the UK's 'sick note culture'
Benefits

Sunak's call to end 'sick note culture' and reform benefits is 'demonising' disabled and sick people

Christopher Eccleston on his love affair with running: 'I always feel better after a run'
Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston on his love affair with running: 'I always feel better after a run'

'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

Loneliness is nothing new – but modern life is making it worse
John Bird

Loneliness is nothing new – but modern life is making it worse

Story of the island with more Easter eggs than people tells us we need relatable joy – wherever we find it
Paul McNamee

Story of the island with more Easter eggs than people tells us we need relatable joy – wherever we find it

Care worker faced homelessness as low pay left her with 'nothing' to fall back on
social care/ abbie bowler
Social care

Care worker faced homelessness as low pay left her with 'nothing' to fall back on

Family court sees trauma every day. Here's how we can help struggling parents break the cycle
Teresa Thornhill

Family court sees trauma every day. Here's how we can help struggling parents break the cycle

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'

Millions of people at risk of 'toxic cycle' of long-term mental health and money problems
money and mental health
Cost of living crisis

Millions of people at risk of 'toxic cycle' of long-term mental health and money problems