Monday, October 10, 2011

Today Is World Mental Health Day

So please watch this short film made earlier this year by Hugo Williams and Ruth MClean featuring Alistair Campbell and yours truly which investigates some of the issues surrounding mental health and benefit cuts.

The Hardest Hit: mental health and the UK welfare system. from Hugo Williams on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Jan said...

I watched until Chris Grayling popped up. Couldn't face that. Two things in relation to mental health and the test:

First, the effect that it has on mental health, including the mental health of people who are claiming for purely physical problems, is being ignored when it needs to be thoroughly researched and measured.

Second, there is supposedly an exemption clause for people who are likely to harm themselves or others if found fit for work. Clearly it's not being applied properly, and it needs to be.