New CPG inquiry launched into poverty-related stigma 

MSPs have today (Wednesday 26th January) launched a call for evidence on the impact of poverty-related stigma, after being told by experts that negative and discriminatory attitudes towards people living in poverty are continuing to blight the lives of people across Scotland.  The Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Poverty, which brings together MSPs from all … Read more

Tackling poverty for good mental health

Shari McDaid, Mental Health Foundation, and Peter Kelly, The Poverty Alliance. Today we are proud to launch a new partnership between The Poverty Alliance and Mental Health Foundation.  Together we will carry out an ambitious research and policy programme to address poverty as a fundamental driver of mental ill health. We will conduct research along … Read more

Campaigners call for end to benefit cap as survey shows widespread hardship 

Anti-poverty campaigners have today launched a new campaign calling on the UK Government to scrap the benefit cap, after a survey of people on low incomes and charities found that the policy is causing widespread harm and hardship.  The campaign, called Scrap the Cap, is being coordinated by the Poverty Alliance and is being supported … Read more

Summary Briefing: Poverty, Economy and Mental Health

This paper reports on key areas of mental health and poverty research in Scotland that emerged from discussions at the Poverty, Economy and Mental Health Roundtable held on 18th January 2022, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and The Poverty Alliance. We note five broad key research gaps identified by participants as requiring to be … Read more

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