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Let’s talk about stress… May 14

Liz Durrant is Director of Mental Health at Certitude. She believes applying some self-compassion could help us all alleviate stress – the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. “It’s worth remembering that there is no ‘us’ and ‘them’ dividing those who are mentally ‘unwell’ and those who never struggle with their mental wellbeing. […]

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Are we really learning from preventable deaths? May 04

Helen Cairns, Certitude’s Treat Me Right! Project Manager responds to the LeDeR Programme Report… It seems unthinkable that 10 years on from Death by Indifference and 5 years after the Confidential Inquiry into the Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities, people who have learning disabilities and autism are still dying younger than the rest of […]

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Walking in memory of loved ones Apr 17

Thursday 12th April saw people join together in an emotional walk across Brixton in memory of “Laughing Boy” Connor Sparrowhawk, Danny Tozer, Anthony Dawson, and others whose deaths could have been prevented with better support. Connor, who had autism and epilepsy, was found dead in a specialist NHS unit in Oxford on 4 July 2013 […]

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Thinking differently – a new approach to Autism support Mar 26

Certitude’s Autism expert, Mark Wallis, says a better understanding of ASC (autistic spectrum condition) has led to a new way to provide supported housing for people with the condition. “Autism is very different from a learning disability and it’s only in recent years that this has been fully understood. With the launch of the National […]

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I won Gold and Silver at the Special Olympics! Mar 21

Everyone deserves the opportunity to be respected, valued and to contribute to their community, and people with Down syndrome are no different. To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, David Morris speaks passionately about his new role as a Certitude Treat Me Right! Awareness Trainer. As someone with first-hand experience of diabetes, part of his new […]

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