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Archive | March, 2010

Dementia declaration reveals the human stories behind the condition

Our Dementia Declaration campaign is gathering pace, with a Facebook page, Twitter Twibbon and an online petition that is fast approaching 300 signatures.

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Are celebrities spreading bipolar disorder?

Ok, forget for a minute that this story is in the Mail, but apparently a report in the official journal of the Royal College of Psychiatrists is suggesting that there has been an increase in people complaining of bipolar disorder following revelations by celebrities that they are suffering from the condition.

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Joanna Lumley launches homelessness campaign

It didn’t take much encouragement for me to feature a picture of Joanna Lumley in a blog post. Here she is supporting a Thames Reach campaign to raise money for its work with London’s homeless.

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The Dementia Declaration petition and badge

Community Care has just launched its Dementia Declaration campaign, calling for politicians to get involved in a real debate over dementia in the forthcoming election. There are two easy ways for you to get involved…

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What will mental health care look like in 25 years?

The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health has published a book in which various experts set out what they hope and predict mental health care will look like in 25 years.

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Social care worker longlisted for blog award

The Winston Smith blog, written by an anonymous project/support worker has been longlisted for the Orwell Prize 2010.

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Join our dementia campaign

Community Care has today launched its Dementia Declaration – a campaign to get dementia debated during the forthcoming election.

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Social work’s future debated on CareSpace

There’s a fascinating debate happening on CareSpace in which British Association of Social Workers chief executive Hilton Dawson, Social Work Taskforce member Sue White and lots of knowledgeable CareSpace members debate the pros and cons of BASW’s decision to set up its own breakaway social work college.

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The problem of self-defeating behaviour

Good piece in the New York Times about self-defeating behaviour.

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Money only makes you happy if it makes you richer than your mates

A study by researchers at the universities of Warwick and Cardiff suggests that money only makes you happier if it makes you richer than those around you and improves your social rank.

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