mental health

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Petition to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), UK Parliament, Cats Protection Tyneside Adoption Centre, cats protection league, Animal Rights, Sadiq Khan, Human Rights Campaign, Newcastle city council, Prof M.V. Rajeev Gowda, Jamie Driscoll, places for people homes, European Ombudsman, , Grahem kitchen, Adam cleal ventures board chair

help me and mine from being evicted from our home

I have been suffering over the years from series of mental health issues in which the cats are a massive part to my well being. that aside my companion aides Zeus and Anubis as well as my self are been threatend with evicting saying where I live has a no pets allowed policy this is not the case, over 60% bewick court has animals. Its original meaning was for k9s not feline and for 7 of those years I have had the head bosses as such in my home and no one up untill last year have made any issues untill I REFUSED to be bullied into giving up our home or making a choice which would be places for people to ultimatum. They are that adament on wanting my cats out including me we are clean quiet formost part and they dont need walked they have built up shelves runway course across the walls, more food than a human lol full time  TLC  scratcy posts everywhere lol. even had cctv not just for my protection also so I could see what the cats were upto whilst out in hallways landlords forced/threatend me to take down leaving both me n mine vunerable even though states its LEGAL to protect ones domicile since 2015 new tenents today are still moving in with animals and yet am still their target me and my 2 lads We have been blamed for apparantly blocking nieghbours plumbing apparantly my cat hair??? dynorod will back me on that one as noway cat hair can cause blockages. places4people after 7 years known I have cats all of a sudden they have a become problem? even though as stated I have had head bosses in my support worker that was applied to my building before they closed their offices from the public and now its a random bloke(paul gallagher) Ive never met, forcing me to not only do things I shouldnt be doing as on disability now they are tring to force me to either give up the cats NOT HAPPENING or leave my home of 12years! and whats even more the so called landlords are getting neighbours to sign false statements. At court on 17.10.19 if anyone wants to give support. We dont know what to do, please help me and mine stay where we have been for years and not let places think they can bully people with mental or physical in differances.

Sol Mayan
91 supporters
This petition won 3 years ago

Petition to Lancashire Care NHS Trust, Chorley and South Ribble CCG

Provide local mental health care for my daughter

 My daughter Rachael just turned 15. Growing up she has always been a very loving, cheeky young lady with a great sense of humour and an amazing ability to make everybody laugh. Unfortunately when she was 13 she developed severe depression and has been suffering ever since. At a time when she needed her family around her the most, was moved to a specialist unit on the other side of the country. She is now in a medium secure unit 153 miles from home. As her mother it has been unbearable to have Rachael so far away from our family, who live in Lancashire. I can only visit once every two weeks, for 2 hours maximum-- my other children see their sister even less. It costs £200 every time for me, my husband and my children to visit her.  I can’t afford to see her anymore and I am unable to be with my child when she needs me the most. Rachael often calls me up and begs me to visit her. I know this distance is hurting her recovery.  Young people’s mental health care has been overlooked in this country for far too long and thousands of families like mine are being neglected. In Lancashire, particularly, I know people aren’t getting the treatment they deserve. Even our MP, Lindsay Hoyle, has said the care in our area is “simply inadequate”. Something needs to change and high quality local care for Rachael could be the first step. Petitions have helped other families in similar situations. When Phill Wills started his #BringJoshHome campaign to get care for his son, his local authorities started to listen. Public pressure can do the same for us. Please join me in calling on Lancashire NHS Trust to localise Rachael’s care and get her treatment closer to us. Please, bring my daughter home. Thank you   

Tara Palin
215,721 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

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 [1]. There are 4 schoolchildren lost to suicide every week [2]. And the rates of depression and anxiety in young people have increased by 70% in the last 25 years [3]. 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 [1] [2] [3]

Ben West
268,162 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Advertising Standards Authority, Committee for Advertising Practice

Ban ads for slimming clubs and weight loss products around children #FreeFromDiets

Schools, sports clubs and places of leisure for children and young people should all be safe spaces for under 18s, where they are not at risk of being body shamed, exposed to harmful messaging around dieting and diet culture, or encouraged - whether inadvertently or not - to focus on ideas around restricting food and aspiring to a particular type of body. These ideas are at odds with the core message being promoted by slimming clubs and weight loss products - that in order to live a happy and fulfilled life, to be a worthwhile member of society and to inspire others, you must be thin or have a body that meets the narrow beauty ideals we regularly see in the media. My name is Molly Forbes and I'm a mum of two daughters and a positive body image campaigner. In my work as a presenter, podcaster and internet influencer I regularly interview experts and speak at events and in the media, discussing the harmful effects of diet culture and the link between body image and mental health. As a mum, I'm particularly interested in the way children and young people are being impacted by these messages.  Current advertising guidelines state that slimming and weight control products or services must not be addressed to people under 18, but this is not stopping slimming clubs from targeting schools, childrens' sports clubs and places for children and families as sites to recruit potential new members to their groups.   I've received countless messages from other parents, letting me know about banners for slimming clubs being displayed on or near schools, leaflets for slimming clubs being handed out on or near schools and posters being put up in many sports and recreation clubs for under 18s across the country.  Although the slimming clubs may argue that they are not directly addressing under 18s with this form of marketing (and intend instead to speak to parents), there is no doubt that children are seeing these messages - and in some cases being encouraged to take leaflets home in their school book bags.  This is damaging for multiple reasons: 1. There is a huge body of evidence showing that dieting (including slimming clubs marketed as a "lifestyle plan") can lead to disordered eating and, in some case, severe eating disorders.  2. There is increasing evidence to show more children are being affected by eating disorders than ever before, with some children as young as three years old receiving help.  3. There's a wealth of evidence to show associated mental health problems linked to poor body image are on the rise, with the latest report showing one in eight adults has had suicidal thoughts due to poor body image.  4. There's also increasing evidence to show poor body image is now a particular area of concern for children and young people, with one in five girls not raising their hand in class for fear of being judged over their appearance. 5. Many studies have shown that poor body image can lead to a reduced quality of life and general health - with those with a negative body image less likely to take part in physical activity, eat in a way that feels good for their body, or socialise with friends. There is no doubt that being exposed to marketing for slimming services and weight loss products on or near school, at their sports' club or dance classes could have a negative impact on a child's body image and be damaging to both their mental and physical health.  I'm calling for tighter regulations, enforcement and investigation of the way these services and products are marketed and new slimming club members are recruited, with a ban on advertising within a 100 metre radius of any school, sports club or place of leisure for children and young people, to include putting up banners, posters, handing out leaflets or sponsoring sports kit.  Just as it is not deemed appropriate for junk food ads to be placed near schools or for brands making HFSS products to sponsor kids' sport clubs, I argue that the same rules should apply to slimming services and weight loss products.  Our children deserve a childhood free from negative body image influences and to be given the chance to grow up loving the skin they're in, appreciating it and not feeling compelled to conform to narrow beauty ideals or ideas of health which are manufactured by a multi-billion pound diet industry. Banning the advertising of slimming services and weight loss products around schools and places of leisure for children and young people is an important step in protecting their mental and physical health when it comes to body image.  Please sign this petition and share it if you agree.  #FreeFromDiets       

Molly Forbes
1,411 supporters