Digital Hub: Health

 

Rosie is an actor and playwright born and raised in London; Jenny is from Yorkshire and now lives in London working in communications. In this video they discuss their experiences of living with anxiety and depression and speak out against the stigmas and lack of awareness associated with these conditions.

Lorraine and Sarah are a mother and daughter who have been affected by government spending cuts to disability benefits in the UK. After a life-changing accident in 2009, Sarah had half of her brain removed and now suffers from memory loss, concentration problems, and issues with her mood. As a result, Sarah is unable to work and has turned to the government for assistance. She is having to apply for Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) because the government has deemed her ineligible for disability benefits. Her mother, Lorraine, has become her full-time carer. In between juggling her increased caring responsibilities for her daughter and the care work for the rest of her household, she is not able to hold a formal job and also receives government assistance. However, the assistance they are receiving is neither adequate nor sufficient to meet their needs.

Meet Nyisha, she has been a young carer for her mother who has mental health needs for about 10 years. She is speaking out about the lack of mental health support for young carers in the UK and the stigma around mental health in black communities.

Meet Arabella, here she talks about the importance of a compulsory PSHE programme (Personal, Social and Health Education) in schools to help boys and girls develop healthy sexual relationships. She feels that the lack of comprehensive education contributes to rape culture, unhealthy