The Big Issue’s Big List At the end of September 2014, we featured in The Big Issue. You can access the full article by clicking on the image below.
Down Syndrome effects roughly 1 in every 1000 babies born in the UK. It is a condition caused by the presence of an extra chromosome in a baby’s cells. Despite popular belief, Down Syndrome is not an illness or a disease – individuals living with the condition are not ‘sufferers’ or ‘patients.’ Here, in honour
Volunteering, Caring and Sharing in the Community Volunteering, (providing unpaid help to vulnerable individuals or groups), is increasingly common in the UK, especially as the job market becomes more competitive. Many people site the desire to help and the satisfaction brought about by results as their reasons for participating in voluntary activities. Below, Tia Davies
THE TERM ‘PERSONALITY DISORDER‘ IS USED TO REFER TO PEOPLE WITH AN EXTREMELY BROAD RANGE OF EXPERIENCES, DIFFICULTIES AND BEHAVIOURS. MANY PEOPLE GIVEN THE SAME DIAGNOSIS WILL HAVE VERY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES. IT IS ALSO COMMON FOR PEOPLE TO BE GIVEN A DIAGNOSIS OF MORE THAN ONE PERSONALITY DISORDER. Some symptoms are commonly recognised across the
Depression and anxiety are such common illnesses, and yet they remain conditions which we find difficult to openly discuss. Here, in honour of Depression Awareness Week 2014, Mari Ellis Dunning shares her experiences of living with depression. Mental Health is a difficult topic to address on a personal level. However, I feel it would be
OUR SEARCH FOR A CHARITY TO SUPPORT THROUGH FUNDRAISING THIS YEAR HAS BEEN THOROUGH AND EXCITING. FINALLY, AFTER MUCH CONSIDERATION AND COMMUNICATION WITH MANY DESERVING CAUSES, WE’VE CHOSEN TO SUPPORT NEWPORT WOMEN’S AID. Newport Women’s Aid was established in September 1975. It is an organisation run by women, serving women in the community, who are
World Autism Awareness Day 2014 Autism is a spectrum condition, meaning individuals will be affected differently and at varying degrees depending on where on the spectrum they fall. Autism affects how individuals relate to and behave around other people. It also affects their view of the world. Areas of difficulty for people living with Autism