May The British Spirit Of Entrepreneurship Continue To Shine Bright

Emma L. Jones | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Emma L. Jones

As founder of the UK's most active small business network, I hear from and meet with small businesses every day. In the decade in which Enterprise Nation has been in business, we've reported that these small businesses feel confident and optimistic about the future. But I'm beginning to doubt that premise.

Arthritis Attacks What it Means to Live

Liam O’Toole | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Liam O’Toole

This year, we want even more people like Nora to share their everyday experience of living with arthritis. With everyone's support, we can continue to invest in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis today, and in the future.

Everyone Loves A Puppy, Don't They?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

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We Need More Foster Carers For Children In Care

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Moving from home to home can really affect a child's social skills, educational outcomes and employment prospects - impacting on their mental health and exacerbating any existing behavioural and emotional issues. We know first-hand the challenges these young people face, they have often experienced the worst in life, which means it can take several moves before they find the right foster carer to meet their specific needs.

How The Battle Of Campaign Strategy Gave Us Brexit

Abbas Farshori | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Abbas Farshori

It has been two months since the Battle of brexit was decided, and finally there is enough distance from its hysteria for fresh reflection. The question as to why the British public leant toward the Leave campaign, and didn't wish to Remain, requires evaluating which strategies worked - and which failed.

Team GB Are Storming The Rio Olympics - So Why Are Local Councils Cutting Access To Essential Grass Roots Sports Facilities

Wendy Kravetz | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Wendy Kravetz

Once the facilities go, that will be it. The dream is over. This is a service that encourages and inspires children in north London and gives them aims and ambitions for the future, not only to aim for Olympic greatness but also to strive for success in every aspect of life.

How to Make a Positive Impact in Someone's Life and Change Their Life for the Better Through the Animal Abuse Register

Brian Berry | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Brian Berry

How appealing is a society where bullying, abuse, and violence decrease, maybe even disappear? Do you feel technology can protect us by knowing if som...

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

An Action Plan Mixtape: For Remainers, Bregreters and Concerned Brexiters.

Lucy Unwin | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Politics
Lucy Unwin

Stop flailing. Stop feeling impotent. Stop shouting into the echo chamber. I'm talking to myself of course, but I'm sure I've not been alone - hopelessly casting about, waiting someone to tell me exactly what I can do to make this better.

What Are the Five Essential Qualities of a Campaigner?

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Hayley Goleniowska

The beauty of being an intermittent Radio 4 listener means that I often find the answers to pertinent situations in life precisely when I am not seeki...

Why I'll Be Wilder in June

Tiffany Francis | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tiffany Francis

I've always been drawn to wildness. My infant days were filled with bluebell walks and mangled badger bones kept in jars, while rainy evenings found my little heart caught in the perils of Farthing Wood videos.

Why Brexit Campaigners Need to Start Finding Something for Us to Look Forward To

Paul Baines | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Baines

Besides Boris Johnson - an important and charismatic actor as a no-nonsense figurehead for Leave - their campaign has displayed limited star power. Especially, since they seem to be attracting some choice overseas supporters of Brexit including French National Front chairwoman Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump.

Why You Need to Be 'Mole' Aware This Summer for Early Detection of Skin Cancer

Diane Knox | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Diane Knox

I'll never forget sitting with my friend in the hospital and being told that it was cancer. Being diagnosed was the scariest experience of my life. Still, to this day I really find it difficult to express how much of a shock it was, just because you hear stories all the time and the word 'cancer' fills you with fear. You think, 'it won't happen to me'.

I'm On It - Are You?

Ronke Oke | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ronke Oke

The low number of black and mixed race people signed to the UK stem cell register is sadly a reoccurring pattern. For example, the number of black or mixed race individuals who are active blood donors across England and North Wales is less than 1%.

UK Needs Bold Leadership to Cure Cancer

John Piears | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
John Piears

When we look back on this time in history, we will not be proud that we made record profit margins from cancer drugs while one person died of cancer every four seconds, but we can be proud by making a stand to change this.

Cancer Widower Launches Campaign: Dying for a Cure

John Piears | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
John Piears

The current system for developing cancer drugs depends mostly on private investment from pharmaceutical companies and, as investors demand good returns on their investment, it's no surprise that what we've ended up with is very profitable drugs rather than very effective ones.

Let's Get Visible! Why Our Cities Need a Fem-Over

Bee Rowlatt | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK
Bee Rowlatt

For the record I'm not remotely interested in taking anyone's statue down. It's just high time we got some new ones. So that school kids in Hackney, Liverpool and Manchester can look up to people who look a bit more like them; people who achieved great things and are finally recognised as having done so.

Raising Awareness for SAMH

Kate Elliott | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

Raising awareness of mental health causes is something that has always been really important to me. I strongly believe that improving people's understanding of mental health difficulties and normalising discussions about these issues can have a positive impact on reducing the associated stigma enabling people to be more open about their own struggles. I was really impressed by a recent awareness campaign held for SAMH in Scotland.

We need to talk about gambling and its effects on society

Adam Bradford | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK
Adam Bradford

Today marks the launch of Gambling Awareness Month. One entire month that I am going to dedicate to raising awareness of the problems that gambling can cause for individuals and their families.

Ever Closer Students Union: How Students Are Now Leading the Fight for Britain to Stay in the EU

Charlotte Martin | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Martin

As one of the 7/10 students who, according to the Higher Education Policy Institute, want the UK to stay in the EU, who does not want to wake up on the 24th June to a UK which has left the EU. Now more than ever, students need to be in the public eye.

On a Budget and Looking for Make-Up for Darker Skin? Well Look No Further... Literally

Miriam Fagbemi | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Fagbemi

I've grown tired of watching low-budget beauty brands pick and choose when and when not to cater to women of colour, tired of applauding the beauty industry for its progression when it's still making women of colour feel like we are worth less.

Stolen Campaign Banner Struggle Finally Over for LUU Exec Candidate

Tom Hinchcliffe | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Hinchcliffe

The struggle is finally over for LUU Exec candidate, Jack Palmer's campaign banner after it was returned by hostage takers demanding tickets to the Leeds University Union club night, Fruity. The demands were set out a week ago from the anonymous students, with a ransom demand of several Fruity tickets after stealing the banner for warmth from the freezing Leeds early morning conditions.

#WhatMakesMeBeautiful Campaign With Heal Project

Clementine Desseaux | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Style
Clementine Desseaux

This year is the year of the diversity for Fashion and for Women in general. We have seen tremendous efforts from all parts in promoting diversity in the perception of beauty. From Lane Bryant to VOGUE to TARGET and Sports Illustrated, everyone is finally realizing that diversity and self love are absolutely vital and beneficial for all of us.

The Importance of Remaining Vocal About BPAS' #WeTrustWomen Campaign

Lauren Kay-Lambert | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Politics
Lauren Kay-Lambert

We are living in a developed, progressive society, so it might shock you to find that, under the 1967 Abortion Act, women need two doctors' signatures...

Mental Health Affects All of Us

Laura Darrall | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK
Laura Darrall

I started the #itaffectsme campaign to encourage people who have suffered or who know someone who has suffered to post selfies on social media to prove that the one in four people who suffer from mental health issues really are everywhere. That mental illnesses are universal and have no prejudices about who they affect.