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April 1, 2021
The Sewell Report is an insult to every ethnic minority in the country, and to those people, communities and organisations making genuine efforts to combat institutional racism.
January 7, 2021
Big Life CEO, Fay Selvan, reflects on the challenges the group faced in 2020, and makes some resolutions for 2021.
September 27, 2020
Big Life CEO, Fay Selvan, reflects on the group's approach to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the positive future she hopes to see.
June 19, 2020
I hope you remember we stood side by side on the frontline, fighting a common enemy. I hope you remember we stood shoulder to shoulder in the wa...
June 5, 2020
Fay Selvan, Big Life CEO, on the events in America this week, and the importance of not just standing in solidarity, but taking action.
January 9, 2020
Fay Selvan, Big Life CEO Soon after New Year, I heard Fraser Nelson (Editor of the Spectator)
October 9, 2019
by Nicky Lidbetter, Big Life Director of Mental Health. Those of us that have been knocking around the mental health world fo...
August 6, 2019
Big Life’s charity, Self Help, has been delivering mental health services since 1995, when we ran our first peer-led self-help group for people suffering from anxiety and depression.
July 22, 2019
Looking back 18 months, I think I can admit to being a bit smug. We have always made local recruitment part of what we do. Reflecting the diverse c...
May 29, 2019
When I spoke at an event last week on child poverty, one of the audience asked – why aren’t we outraged? Well, I am outraged.
March 19, 2019
In the face of adversity, there has never been a more important time to break down barriers and to build stronger communities.
In light of the current situation, we are making changes to the way we deliver services at the moment. One-to-one appointments that would normally be delivered face-to-face will now take place over the phone or through video call. There is no need to call us to confirm – your regular point of contact will call you at the time your appointment was scheduled.
We are also no longer holding groups inside. We’re currently arranging alternatives where possible through considering walking or virtual groups. Please contact your group facilitator, or the centre where the group runs from, for more information.
If you’re worried, think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus or want further information, see the latest advice from Public Health England.
Finally, if you’re struggling through self-isolation, please don’t feel alone. There are local community groups being created all over the country, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can call our community centres in your local area, which you can find here.