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Collette Thain explains why living with a rare disease doesn't have to be isolating

Ian Welsh welcomes the prominence of self-management in the government's new clinical health strategy

Sue Diamond of Sick Kids Friends Foundation says all staff spending a day thanking supporters led to an increase in donations

Grant Sugden has found attitudes to third sector health bodies are positive but real change will require a major effort from all sectors

Nikki Byrne (29) from Fife says she wouldn't be here today without the mental health support Penumbra has given her

Deaf Action staff say teaching British Sign Language is the best way for deaf children to be able to communicate with the hearing world

Government must start treating the third sector like grown-ups, argues Martin Sime

Ailsa Tweedie, 25 years old, is a young adult carer and campaigner from North Lanarkshire who cares for her mum.


​Pauline Owen believes being too strict about the rules of sign language is stopping kids from expressing themselves naturally