National media briefing: Combat Stress, only four MPs sign up to payroll giving, the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, JustGiving and Unicef

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

A new campaign which aims to take the stigma out of mental health problems is being launched by the armed forces, as the military charity Combat Stress reveals more than eight of 10 veterans would be too embarrassed to admit to having a mental health problem.

See BBC News for full story

Only four MPs have signed up to David Cameron’s big society drive for British workers to give part of their wages to charity, according to figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

See the Daily Mirror for full story

The Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, the charity set up by the former Prime Minister to alleviate poverty in Africa, increased the amount of money that it spent on staff by 650 per cent last year to £1.6m.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

The company behind the JustGiving charity website enjoyed a rise in profits of 12 per cent last year on the back of an increase in donations.

See This is Money for full story

Unicef has criticised the UK judicial system for locking up children allegedly involved in the August riots and warned ministers that they are likely to be in breach of their UN obligations to children's rights.

See Guardian for full story

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