National media briefing: Mind, Cafod, Citizens Advice, Kids Company and Safe@Last

Charities in today's national news

One in five people with mental illness does not get the right therapy from doctors despite good evidence of its effectiveness, the mental health charity Mind has warned.

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The director of Cafod, the international relief charity, has called on fellow Catholics to increase their efforts to help relieve poverty in the third world.

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The Consumer Direct helpline, which handles complaints ranging from rogue traders to energy companies, is to be taken over by Citizens Advice as part of the government’s cull of quangos.

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Samantha Cameron, the wife of he Prime Minister, has singled out Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh as her most inspirational woman, as she launched the Daily Mail’s fourth annual Inspirational Women of the Year Awards.

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Celebrities including the actress Sienna Miller, the broadcaster Fearne Cotton, the chef Jamie Oliver and the boy band JLS have raided their wardrobes to help a south Yorkshire charity, Safe@Last, which has set up a charity shop in Meadowhall, Sheffield.

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