Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week, 11-17 March, is an annual global awareness week organised by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. Its purpose is to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Most people have probably never given their brain much thought at all. But, for the 1 in 6 people who are […]

AUTISM IS NOT A MENTAL DISORDER

Without a change in the classification, autistic people will continue to suffer from inappropriate treatment by professionals who don’t understand the kind of support they need.

Medicinal cannabis to treat epilepsy

Medicinal cannabis was made legal in the UK in October last year for some medical conditions, yet there are still no forms of medicinal cannabis licenced on the NHS to treat epilepsy, despite the success stories that we are hearing about.

DON’T TAKE THE EASY PATH

There should be no ‘easy’ option, only the ‘right’ option. The right option for the individual – to give them a choice!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Petition. Make your voice heard.

  Last year the subject of young people with autism and/or learning disabilities being detained unnecessarily in Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs) gained coverage in national press. These in-patient facilities are intended for the short-term assessment, treatment and stabilisation of people with mental health conditions who display challenging behaviours. Shockingly though, there are young people […]