Macular Society: 5 years through the eyes of a mum

Macular disease affects more people in the UK than Alzheimer’s, yet many people remain unaware of what it is and who is affected. The Macular Society has launched a new film '5 Years from the Eyes of a Mum' to raise the profile of the debilitating condition, which affects people such as Dame Judi Dench, and most recently celebrity photographer Terry O’Neill. The film also highlights the devastating impact losing your sight can have on both individuals and families’ lives. The launch of the new film coincides with Macular Week (25th June – 1st July)

Fixers: Fixing Body Image

National charity Fixers is helping parents understand body image through the eyes of young people.

The charity has spoken to hundreds of young people across the country and listened to what they have to say on the matter.

Recommendations for what parents, teachers, health professionals, the media and employers can do to help have been turned into a comprehensive report.

There are simple steps parents can take to create body confident young adults. Read their stories and the views of professionals here.

THINK! Road Safety

Parents and teachers are being urged to teach children the ‘stop, look, listen, think’ message in THINK!’s new road safety campaign launched by children’s TV presenter Sam Homewood.

The CITV star is encouraging children to think carefully about crossing roads as new materials for teachers, parents and road safety experts were released by THINK!

Sands: Finding the Words

Every day in the UK 15 babies die before, during, or shortly after they are born.

When a baby dies people are often lost for words.

Finding the right words at the right time can really help to support bereaved parents and families when they need it most.

Not everyone will be ready to talk about their bereavement – but simply saying ‘I’m so sorry’, for example, can really help.

Join Sands in finding the words to help to break the silence around baby loss.

Healthy and Connected: Carers Week 2018

Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a loved ones with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or who need extra help as they grow older.

But many of them take a long time to think of themselves as a carer. They consider themselves just a parent, partner, son, daughter or friend, ‘doing what needs to be done.'

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

This Carers Week is focused on the challenges carers face with looking after their own health and well-being alongside caring for loved ones.

RightsInfo: FairPlay

What do kids think about human rights? RightsInfo talked to primary school pupils in five different schools across the UK about their thoughts on human rights, fairness, discrimination and even voting. They asked them questions around these questions, allowing the pupils to choose which questions they answered and the conversations they then had. Their unscripted discussions were funny, insightful and often moving.

This was a project partnership by RightsInfo and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

Artichoke Trust: Processions

Take part in PROCESSIONS, one of the biggest artworks ever seen.

In 1918, the first British women won the right to vote. One hundred years on, Artichoke and 1418 NOW are inviting women and girls across the UK to come and mark this historic moment as part of a vast artwork and living portrait of women in the 21st century.

PROCESSIONS will take place in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London on Sunday 10th June.

The Artichoke Trust invite you to join in with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate 100 years of votes for women.

Camfed International: Together we can end child marriage

Camfed will keep 16,000 girls in school and out of child marriage.

In November 2017, Mumsnet featured Camfed’s #UnlockFutures campaign to end child marriage, part of a 3-month UK Aid Match appeal

Thanks to the incredible response from the British public, Camfed raised a total of £2,780,616.03 during the appeal, including the UK Aid Match of £1,332,267.91 on donations by private UK residents.

As a result 16,000 young girls like Faith will benefit from a GirlGuardian like Alice, ensuring they stay in school, succeed, and lead.