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Blog: Mental health and physical activity in Northern Ireland. Mental Health Foundation.

Most people know that engaging in physical activity is not only important for our physical health, but also for our mental wellbeing. Much of the existing research focuses on the impact of physical activity on depression, with multiple studies finding that physical activity is associated with a reduction in depressive symptoms. The Royal College of Psychiatrists […]

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Press release: University of Bedfordshire, Disabled parents often seen as risk to their children rather than given support, report warns

Health and social care services are failing disabled parents and their children, a report published today suggests. Disabled parents told the report’s authors that health and adult social care professionals assessing their needs often ignore the parenting implications of their impairment and fail to communicate with their counterparts in children’s services. Meanwhile, children’s social care […]

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Press release: Love it or hate it? Here’s your chance to Rate it! 17 September 2018

Rate it!, the new product review website written by and for disabled people, would like to hear about the products you’ve found useful to make daily life easier. And what about the ones that don’t help? For too long, there hasn’t been anywhere for disabled people in the UK to share their views and read […]

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Blog: DRILL funded “Match Me” Project Advisory Group members share their experience so far…

Margaret Follon, Chair of the Project Advisory Group: I was delighted to be asked to chair the Advisory Group for the Match Me research project. It has been a real pleasure to meet both the research group from Stirling University and the other members of the group who have come from a variety of backgrounds. […]

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The DRILL Programme is now advertising two Tender Opportunities.

Please click on the links below, which will take you directly to the Tender page where you will find all of the details required. Including Missing Voices Getting our Voices Heard  The DRILL Programme is in its fourth year, we are now commissioning to fill specific gaps that have been identified. DRILL’s aim is to […]

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