Walking together in the name of social justice

Benefits System

Staff from Mind the mental health charity handing out copies of the Daily Stigma newspaper outside Victoria Station, London. The Daily Stigma was produced to set the record...

Food Poverty

Use of emergency food aid in the UK, particularly in the form of food banks, has dramatically increased over the last decade. This research, jointly conducted by Oxfam, Child...

Homelessness

Pam Abbott is the manager of Framework’s Hughendon Lodge, an accommodation complex in Nottingham for people with severe mental health difficulties – people who may well be...
Jul
21
Food bank queue

I’ve been helping to organise #walkthetalk2015 for some time, and a recent conversation with some fellow walkers made me think about how the walk might be interpreted or portrayed. There is no doubt that food banks and homeless shelters provide vital support and almost always need more help to continue to provide these services to those in need… and if we highlight that then that’s absolutely worthwhile. However, there it is the wider concern of how people increasingly need to turn to such services, which is at the heart of my support for the walk.

May
20

#walkthetalk2015 is an idea that has been brewing for some time; I was starting to become more and more aware of people saying that psychologists needed to stand up and speak out more, particularly at a political level. Many psychologists do speak out, but I think we often tread a fine line when trying to be clear about whom we are representing when we speak out.

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Values

There is a momentum growing amongst psychologists who are pressing for social inequalities to be addressed. Here is a statement produced by clinical & health psychologists, calling on policy makers to address the impact social inequalities have on mental health...

The Walk

100 miles - BPS Leicester to BPS London
5 days - 17th to 21st August 2015

3 causes - The benefits system / homelessness / Food poverty

Join us to walk from Leicester to London to raise awareness of social policies that are leading to psychological distress.

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