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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