Depression is an illness that can happen to anybody. It causes mental anguish and affects people’s ability to carry out everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends. At worst, depression c
Guidance on implementing and supporting a sustained transition from institutional care to family-based and community-based alternatives for children, persons with disabilities, persons with mental health problems and older persons in Europe.
The European Platform of Self-Advocates (for short, EPSA) is made up of groups of self-advocates from different countries in Europe.
Persons with intellectual disabilities are citizens like everybody else.
This means they have the same rights as everyone else.
EPSA has spoken for self-advocacy organ
“I lay floating in a hot salt water bath, head back and salty tears falling into the water. The crushing pain in my head is exhausting. I’m begging God to let me live.
“My hearing is fading. My eyesight is fading. My body functions are fading. My memory is fading. I feel like I am disappearing. Thi
This is extracted from the ICPCN special e-bulletin: In this special e-bulletin, our much loved and respected outgoing Chief Executive, Joan Marston, reflects on her time at the helm of ICPCN, her future plans and her new role as a Global Am
The Space Project, run by Cambridgeshire County Council in the UK, works with women who have had children permanently removed from their care and aims to support these mothers to build more stable lives.
Traditionally, once a child is removed, support to the mother from services such as childr
The following are extracts from an article by Billy Briggs in February 2016 on the website of Positive News.
It’s a cold morning in the village of Shah Mansoor, Pakistan. Wearing a black burqa, through which only her brown eyes are visible, a young woman addresses a group in the courtyard of her fam
From the executive summary: Preconception health, education and care should become a Scottish priority. This is the often-overlooked period – between avoiding pregnancy and being pregnant – when health inequalities can first be addressed effectively. The health and wellbeing of the mother at conce