Petition to Sunway college students, Sunway college, Sunway university, sunway university students
Shut down college due to haze
The Haze index as of now in Sunway and Petaling Jaya has risen and even schools have been closed down due to haze , responsible parties should take action due to the matter even though our classes are being held indoors we spend most of our time outdoors during breaks . The haze index varies from 100-200 and is considered unhealthy . As the days pass the pollution index has been viewed to be over “200”.
Petition to World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Show the World Health Organization that Encephalitis Matters
I am Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive of the Encephalitis Society. Many of you reading this will not know what encephalitis is, and that’s a fact I worry about every single day. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain – a neurological condition which affects over 500,000 people across the world each year – regardless of their age, sex or nationality. Encephalitis is more common, in many countries, than motor neurone disease/ALS, bacterial meningitis, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis, yet most people have never heard of it. I have seen first-hand the devastation encephalitis leaves in its wake and since then, I’ve made encephalitis my life’s work Encephalitis has a high death rate and, even then, those who survive can be left with an acquired brain injury and life-changing disabilities, such as epilepsy, chronic fatigue, profound memory problems, and changes in their personalities and behaviour. And it is not just the person affected that is a victim – encephalitis affects families, in some cases leaving them grieving for the person they once knew It is truly a global concern which is why we are calling on the World Health Organization and its Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to do two things: First, to feature World Encephalitis Day as one of their World Health Days. And, secondly, to meet with me and our Scientific Advisory Panel to talk about why encephalitis matters and how we can further the encephalitis agenda more globally We need the World Health Organization to agree that encephalitis matters, and to use their influence to highlight a condition which we know 80% of people around the world are unaware of. #EncephalitisMatters
Petition to UK Parliament, Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Matt Hancock MP, Nick Gibb MP
Save our students. Make Mental Health First Aid a compulsory part of teacher training
Hi, my name is Ben and in January 2018, I lost my younger brother, Sam, to suicide. He was just 15. I sat on my bed that Sunday evening, unaware that only a few metres away from me my brother was about to take his own life. I heard screams through the headphones and ran upstairs at 21:30. I carried out emergency resuscitation for almost half an hour before the mass of emergency services arrived. No one should ever have to experience the loss and confusion of losing someone to suicide and I hope that, with your help, this petition can save at least one family the awful pain I've had to and continue to face. As part of research into ways of helping young people suffering with mental health conditions in schools we found that staff are generally not equipped to deal with problems faced by some students as they don't have the knowledge to do so. Very few staff members have mental health first aid training of any level. That's why I'm calling on the government to train teachers in mental health first aid so that they have the tools and knowledge available to help if they do feel they should step in and start a conversation. Mental health first aid would be a very cost effective and simple session to run which outlines potential problems faced by students and offers suggestions to staff on what to do. It would also advise staff on who to contact about the student to start putting into place the support they need as quickly as possible. There are so many teachers who are capable of dealing with physical medical emergencies, it’s about time that the same can be said for dealing with mental health problems as well. Most schools have a single specialist physical first aider as well as having a mass of teachers with knowledge of first aid. I don't think an epicentre of mental health support is the right way of dealing with the issue, instead we should a more broad knowledge. Making the training compulsory may seem excessive at first but we now live in an age where three students per class have a diagnosable mental health condition . There are 4 schoolchildren lost to suicide every week . And the rates of depression and anxiety in young people have increased by 70% in the last 25 years . So, I wholeheartedly believe, this isn't an excessive measure to be taking, it's a desperate one. Please sign and share my petition. Visit our Instagram pages - @iambenwest and @team_walk2talk  mentalhealth.org  papyrus.org  thesamwestfoundation.org
Petition to priminister
Lower age for smear tests
I gave birth to my little boy in October 2017 by emergency cesarian. When in labour a midwife explained that she had found a growth in my cervix and had it checked by a doctor who also saw the growth. They did not refer me to any specialist to have it checked. I was also not given a 6 weeks check up. I went to my GP multiple times complaining with back pains & pain in my legs along with mood swings & head aches and the general cervical cancer symptoms. My GP and the hospital did nothing to help me but offer me physiotherapy. When my son turned 7 months I got fed up of being told it was a muscular problem and demanded my GP to refer me to a bladder specialist. When I went to see the bladder specialist I had a speculum examination and the specialist found a large growth in my cervix which he referred to straight away as cervical cancer. He then referred me to a gynaecologist who then re-examined me and he agreed with the previous colleague. Later on the same day I was rushed back into hospital with extreme pv bleeding and was hospitalised for a further 3-4 days, during that time I had a biopsy done and the doctor came round to me and told me it was in he’s opinion 100% cancer. The results came back that it was a stage 2B cervical carcinoma. I went on to have further tests, ie. ct scan, mri & pet scans. We then found out that I had a squamous cell carcinoma with local metastasis of the lymph nodes & it was touching my bowels & bladder. I was told I didn’t have enough time to harvest my eggs & was given a 29% survival rate chance. I then turned 21 just before starting radical chemo-rad & brachytherapy to extinguish the cancer. I suffered a terrible illness that I’ve been left with mental & physical scars from and continue to suffer.. because I was only 20 years old when the growth was found the hospital decided that it was okay for me to be let go with out any follow up appointments. If the cancer was found 2 weeks later it would have been too late to treat. If the cancer had been diagnosed at the beginning when it was first noticed I wouldn’t have needed the chemo rad or brachytherapy and could have gone on to lead a healthy & happy life but because the age for smear tests is 25 years old in the uk it was over looked & went untreated for 7 months. I will never get over what has happened to me and the impact it’s had on my family and general well-being & I do not want any other 20 year old girl to suffer the way I have. Please sign my petition & help other wemen get the justice & care that I was deprived of.
Petition to Clare Panniker, Vicky Ford, James Cleverly, Matt Hancock
Save Eye surgery service at Braintree community Hospital
This petition aims at saving the eye surgery at Braintree Community Hospital (BCH). It was all started by the trust at Mid Essex ,SouthEnd and Basildon board’s decision to turn BCH to a totally Orthopaedic surgical unit. There are 2 theatres at this facility. Currently there is one dedicated orthopaedic theatre, but it is run inefficiently and one eye theatre which is run very efficiently. The director of operations has decided to resolve the problem by asking orthopaedic to take over the eye theatre. They would have to bring patients and staff from Basildon to Braintree for surgery in the detriment of the eye patients in Braintree and Chelmsford. We were told that ophthalmic theatre will be housed somewhere in BCH or Broomfield. We now understand that no provision has been considered for thousands of eye patients who were treated at BCH and the service will soon be shut. Mid Essex Hospital has been asking private units for outsourcing. This is utter shame! A very poorly planned orthopaedic transfer shouldn't mean that patient with cataracts should suffer. The suspension of ophthalmic surgery services at Braintree community Hospital is going to have significant adverse consequences for our local population. We want to protect this precious and valuable resource. We have been doing state of the art surgeries at this facility for about 10 years and have been the envy to our neighbouring units. We have treated tens of thousands of patients in Mid Essex region. Patients not only come from Braintree but from Chelmsford or even as far as outskirts of Colchester and parts of Suffolk. There has been no case of post-operative infection for years and this is due to absolute modern facilities that we have been using. This is one of the best units in the country and patients absolutely love it. We ask Mid Essex CCG and NHS Trust to halt plan for orthopaedic move until a viable and acceptable option is found for ophthalmic patients. Certain actions must be taken immediately: 1/ We hear that ophthalmic pre-op assessments for cataract patients at Braintree community hospital has been seized. This has to be restarted immediately. 2/ The date for planned orthopaedic move to ophthalmic theatre must be postponed until a viable option is agreed. 3/ People of Chelmsford and Braintree must know what will happen to their relatives if they need cataract surgery. They must be involved in a public consultation process. There is a huge risk that the CCG hands over contract for cataract surgery which is a very lucrative deal to privately owned companies. They are typically staffed by locums flying from Europe or driving from miles away in the UK. They work like a conveyer belt. Those companies love it and they are rubbing their hands in and around Chelmsford. The loss of routine cataract surgery will be the beginning of the end of the Mid Essex ophthalmology.
Petition to Members of Parliament, Prime Minister, General public, COPD Clinics, doctors
DO YOU UNDERSTAND COPD
As i have COPD and belong to a site with people in the same boat as i am, but the general public is unaware of the condition, not enough is known about the Disease/Illness, and also the other illnesses that are part of COPD, there is much known about Cancer and mental illnesses but nothing to make people more aware of COPD, there are centres set up called REHAB where those who suffer from COPD can go, these centres help people to do minimal exercises at there own pace and it last for about nine weeks, you learn about Exasberations,part of having COPD, what causes these and how you can treat it with medication, what to eat and how much, what do at different stages of infection, what happens when you have to go to hospital, and what to expect. There is no cure for COPD but Cancer can be cured, so more needs to be done to look into this Disease and find some way of helping those who suffer from it, it is a worldwide condition, people think various reason why they have COPD and it seems smoking is the worst reason, however it isn't just smoking as some with COPD have never smoked, so it really needs more examination of the cause, We need to make the Government more aware and ask them to put money into investigating this killer disease so that more can be done to help COPD sufferers.
Petition to Matt Hancock
Treat my daughter and other Irlen sufferers on the NHS
My 13 year old daughter Edie suffers with Irlen Syndrome - a condition that affects how her brain processes the things she sees. It makes words move around on the page when she’s reading and makes her very sensitive to natural light meaning she can’t go outside for long. She needs special coloured lenses to help her live a normal life - but the NHS won’t fund it. Edie was also previously diagnosed with dyslexia in 2017. Children with dyslexia are entitled to certain support throughout their education - but because Irlens is not recognised by the NHS there is no mandatory support and everything has to be funded by parents. Her school has tried to be accommodating. They have provided her with filtered overlays that she puts over books to help her read, and they give her exams on rose-tinted paper. But this is not a long-term solution. The price of special glasses is around £400 and this is not something we can currently afford. Irlens UK say as much as 15% of people could be affected by the syndrome. This means that there are many children across the country just like my Edie who need support and probably aren’t getting it. My daughter is now in year 8 and really struggling, and I’m worried about her future and whether we’ll be able to afford new lenses for her every year. That’s why it’s so important for us and families like ours that the NHS recognises Irlen syndrome and provides us support. Please sign my petition telling the NHS to support Edie and children like her.
Petition to Department of Health
To ensure a coordinated package of aftercare for all families following the loss of a baby/child, which will involve Midwives, GPs and full support networks.
In December 2012 we lost Charlie Arthur Curtis to Potters Syndrome after 19 minutes of life. Whilst in hospital the care we received was excellent, however once we stepped outside the hospital doors we found that there was little or no support out there for bereaved/grieving families. The support we received fell well below any standard a grieving family should receive. We want our experience to help improve the support available to other parents and families in the future. In Leeds alone there are 32,000 people awaiting bereavement counselling. The wait for counselling can be anything from 6 - 18 months. Surely this cannot be right. Bereaved families need support as soon as they leave the hospital. If each family were to be given a carefully coordinated personalised aftercare package their journey through grief could be made easier. We need your support to help get the Health Department to change their bereavement services throughout the UK. We know we can make a difference with your support. Already we have been able to generate much discussion within the NHS in Leeds.