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Why is electroconvulsive therapy still so widely practiced?

We should all be concerned about the use of ECT on particular groups in society, and the adverse effects it can cause to people’s lives

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Big Life confirms status as a great employer

For the second year running, The Big Life group has taken it’s place among the best places to work in the country, according to Best Companies.

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Escaping the legacy of childhood trauma: Clare’s Be Well journey

Mum of four, Clare’s life unravelled when the pandemic hit. Talking to Bernadette Chapman, a Be Well Employment Coach, proved a turning point.

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People not Problems – are services working for people with autism?

Big Life's Medical Director, Louise Grant, explains that for a lot of people with autism, life is what happens while they are waiting for a service.

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Sewell Reports: Big Life Responds

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.

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Stronger together: Damian’s Be Well journey

"I’d hit rock bottom before I got to Be Well. I didn’t know where to turn. I’d had no help caring for my mum. No one wanted to know."

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Living Well helps launch Rochdale’s first pop-up vaccination clinic

Living Well recently joined forces with the Rochdale Council of Mosques to set up the borough’s first pop-up vaccination clinic at Castlemere Community Centre.

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Big Life Resolutions 2021!

Big Life CEO, Fay Selvan, reflects on the challenges the group faced in 2020, and makes some resolutions for 2021.

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Trophies on your doorstep after awards with a difference

After a staff awards ceremony with a difference,  Big Life CEO Fay Selvan surprised our winners on their doorsteps to make sure they got their trophies!

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Let’s ditch the good old days

Big Life CEO, Fay Selvan, reflects on the group's approach to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the positive future she hopes to see.

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Big Life welcome Wesley

Wesley Community Furniture who provide low-cost furniture and household items has become the newest member of The Big Life group’s family of services.

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Living Well’s agility helps stem covid tide

When Rochdale hit the headlines for some of the highest levels of covid in the country, Michelle Duffy Living Well’s Service Manager cleared her diary so Living Well could play its part in helping tackle a new wave of covid transmission.

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I hope you remember me… a poem dedicated to BAME frontline workers.  

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...

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Video: Ensuring our services are open to BAME communities

In this video, we discuss how we ensure our services are open to Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.

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Solidarity – and taking action

Fay Selvan, Big Life CEO, on the events in America this week, and the importance of not just standing in solidarity, but taking action.

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