UK Society

We Need To Talk About Male Suicide

Martine Booth | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Martine Booth

There is help out there and tomorrow is always another day. Another day to begin the process of tackling these problems with support. There is always hope no matter how bad things appear to be...

Mitigating Trauma Amongst Genocide Survivors and their Children and Grandchildren

Noam Schimmel | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK
Noam Schimmel

In the case of Holocaust survivors, in Europe and North America it was only in the late 1970s and 1980s that society slowly and sometimes hesitantly became willing to hear and increasingly receptive to their narratives of pain, loss, and rebuilding of their lives.

Dog Philosophy

Debbie Cleaveley | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Cleaveley

Whatever happened to acceptance and tolerance? Why is personal greed and hatred so publically rampant? It's true that hate, greed and intolerance has run through history like a vein but at the moment it feels like it's an open season for attacking others and that greed, selfishness and spite is very much 'on trend'.

Helping the Disabled Enables Society

Teresa Scott | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK
Teresa Scott

I work with many people who struggle with long-term disability and its impact upon their employment. Whilst they have some of the toughest obstacles to overcome because so much is beyond their control, they are often the most inspiring examples of determination.

Geography Saved Me - Now It Threatens to Destroy Me

Chris Shaw | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Shaw

Geography, as a subject worth knowing anything about, tends to rank somewhere south of media studies and sociology in most people's estimation. The on...

Benefits Shows and Why We're All the Poorer for Them

Paul Marshall | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

This TV phenomenon plainly shows no sign of abating because last week alone we were treated to the less than tantalising trio of Britain's Benefit Tenants, Benefits by the Sea: Jaywick and Dogs on the Dole.

Disabled People Are Not the Property of the Government

Simon Stevens | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Simon Stevens

I refuse to be just a number and a prisoner of the government just because 'I am disabled', and my attitude makes me a free person. I merely want other sick and disabled people to escape the chains they have chosen for themselves, and become free to see their full potential as real users of services.

Bad Literacy Directly Affects People's Health And The Society As A Whole.

J.N. Paquet | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
J.N. Paquet

Shouldn't the government make eliminating child illiteracy one of its priorities in order to achieve just that and to create a fairer modern society for all?

'Afshin's Song' - Antix Political Antics

Cohan Chew | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Cohan Chew

Today's commercially concentrated contemporary music scene is lacking the political and sociological undercurrent that propelled music in the 60's,...

Mum Posts Honest Video About Barrage Of Judgement You Face As A Parent

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Parents

A video by Facebook vlogger Nostril_Curl highlighting the judgement women face when they become mothers has gone viral. Communicating via sign la...

7/7's Legacy on Multiculturalism and Muslims

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

The legacy left by these events has however been more far-reaching than might have been expected, having had something of a profound impact on how we live our everyday lives. From more security checks at airports and the increased monitoring of social media through to the new counter-terror measures requiring public sector workers to play a greater role in combating extremism, and schools being required to teach 'British values', 7/7's impact has been significant.

Society's Trend Toward Poor Manners Ever Worsening

Liberty Forrest | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

I must have finally become officially "old." And no doubt that over the last few decades, my father would have been tearing out his silky grey hair and pounding on the arm of his chair at the appalling and gradual slide away from good manners that seems to be "the norm" around the world.

Why We Need to Start Taking Animal Rights Seriously

Esther Hayden | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Esther Hayden

Social media is being overrun with petitions and protests against the Yulin dog meat festival in south-west China. It is impossible to avoid the sickening pictures of animals being burnt or skinned alive. But why should we care about animals when there are so many atrocities happening around the world?

FYI

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

As the truth stands, we must all take responsibility and speak out against injustices in whatever form they may take because we are, to a great extent, accountable for the world's emancipation, empowerment and evolvement.

They May Not like What Comes Out of My Mouth but the Contents of My Wallet Are Fair Game!

Charlie Mullins | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Just as well I bunked off school to learn plumbing and didn't want to be an accountant since it turns out no matter how clever I was there's not a chance in hell a posh City firm would let me through the door as an employee.

Caring Through Crisis - Why the Social Care System Is Failing

Paul M. Davies | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Paul M. Davies

After five years of caring for my wife it has been made clear to me that there fundamental problem in the way that social care is delivered in the UK. The system is geared toward supporting people only when they've reached a point of crisis.

We Need a Revolution in Thinking to Really Deal With Our Big Problems and It Needs to Start in Schools

John Bird | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK
John Bird

Until we rethink where we are now in society, in our political and educational lives, we are living through groundhog day, treading water. We are marking time, and we are not going anywhere fast around dismantling poverty.

Letter to the Young

Aaron Vallely | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

Settled I was, in the dim of a Café in the gut of Dublin City. I was navigating myself through the torrent of Facebook status' on my phone, when I no...

A Post-Election Call to Arms Against Simplism

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Let's start this by challenging the simplism of the debates about the next Labour leader to go beyond what seems to be the only question currently being asked, whether the party should be more or less 'New' Labour. It's simple, who's with me?

UK Sport - World Class Success

David C. M. Carter | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Sport
David C. M. Carter

The UK has a well-developed model to achieve 'good', however motivating Millennials to become great will be hard without change. We have 46 Olympic sports but to get to 60 Gold medals, most incremental medals will come from 'outside the model' (such as new sports like Snowboarding). How refreshing to witness a UK sports think tank engaging with how to achieve that. It made me proud to be British.

Sexual Assault: Society, Stop With the Slut Shaming

Lizzie Jones | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Jones

Sexual assault is something that you hear about and feel utterly appalled that these things go on in the world - but you also feel that you are in the middle of a safe bubble that will protect you from it ever happening to you... wrong.

How to Create a Caring Society Despite a Conservative Government

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

feel privileged to be writing this post at my own computer in my own home with a roof over my head, having just had a shower with clean, hot running water, eaten a good breakfast and earning enough to live on, as well as to give and still have fun. I encourage you to count your blessings, and your money, and decide if you could do more, no matter who is allegedly running the country.

Society's Treatment of Those With Dementia Reflects on Us All

Pippa Kelly | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Pippa Kelly

Is it right that people with dementia are frequently plonked into armchairs in care homes where they sit gazing, unseeing and uncomprehending, at mindless daytime TV which some, if not most, of them would never dream of watching in their own homes?

Bruce Was Right - Kids Are Adaptable and We Shouldn't Use Them as a Disguise for Our Prejudices

Ben Johns | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Bruce Jenner's interview where he detailed his decision to transition from male to female was inspiring, informative and most importantly brave. By choosing to come out as transgender, Bruce has managed to educate the masses about the heartbreaking process of being trans and the courage it has taken to make the leap into leading the life that he wants to lead.

Men's Hour is a wasted opportunity to tackle deep-rooted problems

Chris Owen | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chris Owen

On the face of it, BBC Radio 5 Live's 'Men's Hour' is a perfect platform for some of the biggest issues facing half the population right now, in the same (obvious) way in which the excellent 'Women's Hour' has done for nigh on 70 years for the other fifty per cent.