Wardipedia – 25. Jobs

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Work in progress Introduction Having ‘meaningful occupation’ is central to everyone’s identity, sense of purpose and satisfaction with life. An income is a definite bonus, especially at a time when welfare benefits are being beaten up, and paid work is certainly the ambition for most people with or without a mental illness. But the enormous […]

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Wardipedia – 62. Help with housing

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Homeward bound Introduction Ward staff are all too aware of the relationship between housing and mental health. Having a good home is central to everyone’s well-being, and unsuitable housing can be a significant factor in triggering a mental illness. Neighbours can be a major source of support, or conflict – or indifference. With swelling problems […]

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Wardipedia – 64. Money

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Poor no more? Introduction Patients are often very distressed or distracted about money problems. For some people, money problems may be the original source of stress and a key contributing factor in their illness; for others, their illness may make them more likely to worry about finances. The current (2012) prospect of savage cuts to […]

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