Re-capture Photography Project

Re-capture is running a photography project giving young people the chance to capture what recovery from an eating disorder means to them, while empowering and inspiring other young people who might be suffering from an eating disorder.

The project is being run to mark Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which takes place on the 20th-26th February 2012. We would like to invite young people aged 14 to 25 to submit a photograph representing recovery, along with a short explanation of why it illustrates recovery to you.
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Study claims that one in three women will take anti-depressants in their lifetime

Research by women’s campaign group Platform 51 found that one in three women in England and Wales has taken anti-depressants during their lifetime

Platform 51, formerly the YWCA, polled 2,000 women. Of these a third (33%) of women have taken antidepressants at some point in their lives and nearly half (48%) of women polled currently on antidepressants have been on them for five years or more.

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Benefit test is letting people with mental health problems down

People in Scotland with mental health problems are frequently judged fit for work when claiming the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) benefit, even when those involved in their care say they are not able to work.

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) use the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) to assess whether people who wish to claim Employment and Support Allowance can work or not. The assessment involves filling out a questionnaire about your ability to complete day to day tasks and, if the DWP needs more information, a medical.
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