Time to think about the mental health of carers

Time to think about the mental health of carers

10thOctober is World Mental Health Day – a yearly event dedicated to raising awareness of mental health. As the number of people living with a mental health condition continues to rise, it is vital that we become more educated about mental health and break down the...
The challenges of an ageing population

The challenges of an ageing population

This week we acknowledged International Day of Older Persons, which presents an opportunity to both celebrate the elderly population and raise awareness of the issues that may affect their quality of life… People are living longer – the number of older persons (those...
#HumansCare | Bidyut Mohanty

#HumansCare | Bidyut Mohanty

Bidyut Mohanty set up the organisation SPREAD more than 20 years ago in response to his outrage at the exclusion of the ancient forest living tribal communities from the Eastern Ghat hills of Odisha state, 5 hours drive inland from the eastern coast of India. Over...

Hope for tribal carers in eastern India

For carers like Budri, support from SPREAD, one of our local partners working with marginalised tribal communities in Odisha, eastern India, could not come too soon. Her husband Lachhaman lost the use of one leg in a seemingly simple slip whilst walking. Budri has...
Celebrating International Day of Charity

Celebrating International Day of Charity

The 5th September is International Day of Charity. Since 2012, it has celebrated and honored the work of charities all over the world helping to save and improve people’s lives, fighting disease, protecting children, and giving hope to many thousands of people....
#HumansCare | Banakar Hampanna

#HumansCare | Banakar Hampanna

In 2012, we started working in India with 250 carers of relatives living with a disability or mental illness. By the end of 2017, our work in India had expanded to over 5,500 carers and 22,000 family members. Today we remain focused on the carers of those living with...