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Video: Life stories from austere times

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:09 -- admin

Life Stories is based on the PSE UK qualitative research into ‘Understanding experiences of low income during recession’. Sixty-two video testimonies were collected during 2012-2013, in Birmingham, Glasgow and Gloucestershire. The report of this qualitative work, Life on a low income in austere times, provides full details of the research and its findings. It finds that while the experiences of poverty had not changed greatly post the the 2008 recession and at the start of the era of austerity, people on low incomes reported feeling under greater pressure, more insecure and more marginalised.

Four videos based on extracts from the videos recorded can be viewed by visiting this page on their website.


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...

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