Helplines Partnership rebrands to enforce its representation of the helplines sector across the UK and internationally, following the merger of Mental Health Helplines Partnership (mhhp), The Helplines Association (THA) and ICIS : information for life.
Many of our member helplines were established as far back as the 1970s – some even began operating in the1950s. Since then helplines have increased in number, variety, and non face to face channels (such as telephone, email, SMS, social networking and instant messaging). The number and diversity of helplines led to the establishment of THA in 1996 as an umbrella organisation, to raise standards and promote training across the helpline sector. Read More »
To promote Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19th May), The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has partnered with Anxiety UK, the country’s leading anxiety disorders charity to launch a joint research project and increase awareness of how traditional acupuncture can help those with anxiety disorders.
The project, which launches this week, aims to gather greater information about how anxiety affects the lives of millions of people in the UK, coping strategies of sufferers and insights from BAcC acupuncturists into trends and patterns seen in clinics across the UK. Read More »
Anxiety UK, the country’s leading anxiety disorders charity, say changes to the government’s welfare reform agenda and housing benefit are having a seriously detrimental affect on their levels of anxiety.
The introduction of Personal Independent Payment (PIP) for 16-64 year olds on or after 8 April 2013 and the reduction of housing benefit for those who live in a property deemed to be under-occupied – the so called “bedroom tax” – have contributed to growing levels of anxiety and stress. Read More »