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Psychosis 'caused me to lose my job and my home'

A woman who had psychosis has said more support is needed after she lost her job and became homeless while dealing with the condition.

Silent Witness star Liz Carr set for Hollywood film role

Silent Witness star Liz Carr says she has left the programme on a high after her "best series ever" - and is set to appear in her first Hollywood film.

Support for ‘amazing’ campaigner whose vital legal case could help thousands

Disabled campaigners travelled from across the country this week to show support for a fellow activist as she took on justice ministers in the high court over the ruinous costs disabled people can face when they take disability discrimination cases.

Autism to ADHD: thinking differently about recruitment

Despite having much to offer, neurodiverse people can struggle to land a job. Some firms are now looking at new ways to tap into their talents

Anti-depressant spray not recommended on NHS

A fast acting ketamine-like anti-depressant spray that can lift mood within hours has been rejected by the NHS healthcare watchdog.

5,000 people died before being repaid over benefits error

Five thousand people died before they could be reimbursed for a government error that left chronically ill and disabled benefit claimants thousands of pounds out of pocket, it has emerged.

FA Cup: Third-round games delayed to raise mental health awareness

Saturday's FA Cup third-round ties were delayed by a minute as part of the 'Take a Minute' mental health campaign.

Rail industry and government under attack over ‘outrageous’ access exemptions

Furious disabled campaigners have attacked the government and transport providers after operators were given permission to continue using more than 1,000 inaccessible rail carriages – about eight per cent of the national fleet – after missing a deadline set 10 years ago.

New government provides details on five disability policy pledges

The new Conservative government has described how it plans to fulfil the five major disability policy pledges it included in its general election manifesto.

Prostate cancer breakthrough: New drug could extend life of patients by 'two years' - study

Some men with advanced prostate cancer could survive for at least two more years on immunotherapy, according to a new study.