Archive | March, 2017

Can you volunteer when you’re claiming benefits? The most up to date advice

Volunteering is great for your mental wellbeing. It’s a good way to contribute, connect with your community and build up skills ¬†and confidence for getting back to work. However, many people are worried that volunteering might ¬†affect their entitlement to benefits. We’ve all heard horror stories about people whose benefits were stopped because their ability […]

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I missed out on so many important things like weddings, parties… I can be part of that now #recovery

Angela McCrimmon has had a big year. As well as becoming a Mind Waves Community Correspondent, she’s won a #selfmanagement award, a Local Hero Award, published a book and started speaking at universities to trainee mental health professionals. We caught up with her to talk about mental health recovery and how finding her voice has […]

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