Worried sick: experiences of poverty and mental health across Scotland

Throughout November and December 2013, SAMH invited service users and external organisations to participate in a series of discussion groups looking at the interaction of poverty and deprivation and mental health.

This paper forms part of SAMH's Know Where to Go campaign - a Scotland-wide campaign to tackle the barriers to accessing information, help and support for mental health.

Beyond beans: food banks in the UK

Food banks have been criticised for tackling the symptoms of poverty rather than addressing the causes - but often they do more than supplying essential nutrition to those in crisis. Many are now aiming to offer all-round support to address the underlying problems that leave people unable to support themselves.

This paper provides an overview of foodbanks, food poverty and the role of food banks in society.

In-work poverty, ethnicity and workplace cultures

Research that is part of JRF’s focus on the links between poverty and ethnicity, and examines the role of workplace cultures in routes out of poverty for people of all ethnicities.

With a high representation of ethnic minorities in low-paid work, and falling demand for low-level skills, this publication reveals the need for skills development and career progression for all employees.

Poverty, parenting and poor health: comparing early years' experiences in Scotland, England and three city regions

Report that investigated whether there were indeed differences in early years' experiences between Scotland and England, and between the three 'city regions' of Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Glasgow and the Clyde Valley (GCV), that might partly account for the poorer health status of Scotland, and these areas.

It drew on four cohort studies of children, born in Britain in 1946, 1958, 1970 and 2000, supplemented by analyses of routine data and other large scale surveys.