15 York Twitter accounts to follow in 2014 on mental health and joblessness

Neil Johnston and Fiona Parker, freelance journalists and final year students in York, have put together a list of Twitter accounts to follow for anyone interested in welfare issues in the area. You can also follow the list here.

1. david3012 @david3012

Director of Development at @TheRetreatYork , sci-fi geek, motorhome owner and lover of all things Dutch – hows that for a combination!

2. The Retreat @TheRetreatYork

Charity Providing Specialist Mental Health Care Since 1792: For People, Not For Profit

3. Girl Interrupted @Girl_Interrupt_

Inclusion & Recovery in Mental Health Services & Borderline Personality Disorder #BPDChat *Psychology Student* [Occasional Winer]

4. InvolveYH health @HealthNetYH

Promoting the voluntary sector role in tackling health inequalities and influencing health & social care policy. For general VCS updates, follow @involveYH

5. Andrew Butler @ButlerAndrewJ

Head Engraver at LRB Trophies, Governor at York Hospitals NHS FT. Tweets own opinion, RT=/= endorsment of views.

6. York CAB @cabyork

Our tweets will inform local people about the issues that concern us all at one time or another: money, debt, employment, housing, pensions, welfare reform etc.

7. Thomas Hemingford @THemingford

Man. Married, disabled wife. 3 Children, 1 disabled. Starting a new life for my family.

8. York Mind @TheYorkMind

York Mind is an independent provider of high quality mental health services in York and its surrounding area. Pete runs our twitter account.

9. Dr Mick Phythian @greatemancipato

Independent researcher, Research Associate at Centre for Computing & Social Responsibility, DMU, Leicester- http://greatemancipator.com , Environmental activist.

10. Andrew Collingwood @mr_andy_c

Parish councillor. Member of Unite, Left Unity and Depression Alliance. Tweet on politics, mental health, human rights, Buffy, rock music.

11. REFUGEE ACTION YORK @refactyork

Supporting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the City of York.

12. York City Amnesty @YorkAmnesty

#News from #Amnesty and others about #HumanRights (events and so on) in and around #York, Great Britain

13. YrkPplsAssembly @YrkPplsAssembly

Local People’s Assembly for York and surroundings. Opposing cutbacks and sell-offs. Demanding an end to government for corporate interests.

14. Leeds & York NHS PFT @LeedsandYorkPFT

Recovery-focused, person-centred NHS care for mental health & learning disabilities. Committed to raising awareness & challenging stigma. Tweets by Sarah & Al

15. Community Links @commlinksnorth

Client focused mental health services which value diversity, instil hope and improve quality of life through recovery.

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