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NICVA publishes manifesto ahead of elections
Election seasons is upon us and Scope will have a heavy focus on policy. This week NICVA published its own paper. We highlight their ideas.
February health summit must bring results
Next week Prof. Rafael Bengoa and his panel will meet with our major parties. Agreeing principles for health reform is vital - time is short.
Scope takes a summary view of this week's paper on how to spend the £585m set aside for mitigation of Welfare Reform.
Representative groups say Northern Ireland is not an impossible place for transgender people - but it is very difficult. Here are legislative requests from a leading support group, launched at Stormont this week.
Zero suicides is a realistic target
Fergus Cumiskey, MD of Contact NI, speaks to Scope about how a change in attitude could make huge improvements in Northern Ireland's high rate of those at risk of dying by suicide.
Northern Ireland's mental health crisis: is the worst yet to come?
Northern Ireland has the highest incidence of mental ill health in the UK and yet spends less on its prevention and treatment than anywhere else.
Frances Black: addiction is toxic, it wants to destroy everything it can
Scope speaks with Irish singer Frances Black about her work as an addiction counsellor and the founder of RISE, a support group for the loved ones of those with addiction, which follow on from her own battles with alcohol.
Lifeline: on the line
Scope takes a look at claims by the charity that operates Lifeline that new proposals for the 24/7 crisis phoneline it operates could undermine the service and place vulnerable lives at risk.
The sticking plaster Bill that discriminates against young people
The Mental Capacity Bill discriminates against children and represents a missed opportunity to protect the most vulnerable, argues Eamonn McNally from the Children’s Law Centre
Crisis Fund: can a little go a very long way?
Earlier this year OFMdFM released a small amount of funds to help vulnerable ethnic-minority migrants in crisis. Scope speaks with fund administrators the Red Cross about its success.
A complex solution to a simple problem
Analysis: Colin Harper of the Belfast Law Centre on the Mental Capacity Bill
Sector needs to act on mental health of staff
Professor Peter McBride chief executive of the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health (Niamh) argues the Third Sector must act now to stave off a mental health crisis amongst employees following cuts.