Protesters to march on jobcentre over mental health therapy links

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Original post from Disabled Go News

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Disabled activists are to hold a protest about a new government scheme that will see mental health therapists installed in a south London jobcentre.

Members of the Mental Health Resistance Network (MHRN) are also furious that a new “Living Well Hub”, providing access to Lambeth’s community mental health services, is set to open on a separate floor of the building where the jobcentre is based.

The network, and supporters – including members of Psychologists Against Austerity and theAlliance for Counselling and Psychotherapywill march on Streatham jobcentre in south London on Friday (26 June) to highlight what they see as government attempts to “re-educate” people with mental health distress.

The protest comes after the journal Medical Humanities – co-owned by the British Medical Journal – published an article criticising the view that being unemployed was “evidence of both personal failure and…

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