Diverse Magazine

TIME TO CHALLENGE MENTAL HEALTH DISCRIMINATION 0

TIME TO CHALLENGE MENTAL HEALTH DISCRIMINATION

Mind takes up legal challenge of tackling mental health discrimination Leading mental health charity Mind have launched “Time to Challenge”, a groundbreaking legal project which will help people with mental health problems who have experienced discrimination to get their cases through the courts. Mind is seeking cases that concern points of law that, if changed,...

‘RIGHT TO LIFE’ – LANDMARK RULING 0

‘RIGHT TO LIFE’ – LANDMARK RULING

Mental Health Charity, Mind, wins important legal battle over patients’ ‘right to life’ In a major victory for patients and their families, the House of Lords ruled, recently, that people detained under the Mental Health Act have the same ‘right to life’ as those in prison, following intervention from leading mental health charity Mind. Hospitals must...

DISABILITY EQUALITY VISION 0

DISABILITY EQUALITY VISION

Government shows progress to 2025 Disability Equality vision The Government has highlighted progress towards achieving its ambition of equality for disabled people by 2025 with the publication of a series of reports from 11 Secretaries of State, the Office for Disability Issues’ (ODI) annual report and additional research about the Disability Equality Duty. The reports...

DISABILITY CULTURE 0

DISABILITY CULTURE

Nothing About Us, Without Us The lived oppression that people with disabilities have experienced and continue to experience is a human rights tragedy of epic proportions. Only in the last few decades has this begun to be recognised and resisted. Today, in fact, we are witnessing a profound sea change among people with disabilities. For...

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 0

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

December 3 is International Day for Persons with Disabilities… 2008 Theme: “Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Dignity and justice for all of us” Dignity and justice for all of us is the theme of this year’s International Day for Persons with Disabilities, as well as for the 60th anniversary of the Universal...

DOWN’S SYNDROME: PARENTS THINK AGAIN 0

DOWN’S SYNDROME: PARENTS THINK AGAIN

More babies are being born with Down’s syndrome than at any time since screening began. Jerome Taylor discovers why Parents appear to be more willing to bring a child with Down’s syndrome into the world because British society has become increasingly accepting of the genetic abnormality which affects one in every 1,000 babies. After the...

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