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A small matter of hope?

Fay Selvan, Big Life CEO Soon after New Year, I heard Fraser Nelson (Editor of the Spectator)

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Whose Choice? The changing face of mental health services

by Nicky Lidbetter, Big Life Director of Mental Health. Those of us that have been knocking around the mental health world fo...

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What price Sanctuary?

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.

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Reflecting the diverse communities we work in through BAME staff development

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...

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Child poverty – it’s time to be outraged

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.

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No more important time to break down barriers

In the face of adversity, there has never been a more important time to break down barriers and to build stronger communities.

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Question free schools – but don’t overlook the success stories

When we decided to bid to set up and run a free school, it wasn't an endorsement of educational policy, but a pragmatic response.

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