Living with schizophrenia

Over half a million people living with schizophrenia in the UK aren't getting access to the treatment and care they need, according to Rethink Mental Health

A new survey commissioned by the charity of over 1,000 people with the condition and their carers has revealed for the first time the shocking and widespread impact on recovery and wellbeing of long waiting times for basic recommended therapies.

As part of Schizophrenia Awareness Week, which this year runs 5-10 October, a new campaign video has been released to raise awareness of the fact that one in 100 people are affected and many are not getting the right support.

We talk to Jonny Benjamin, who tried to take his own life after a diagnosis of schizophrenia in 2008.

He was about to jump off Waterloo Bridge when a stranger talked him out of it - and after launching a campaign to find the man who saved his life they were reunited on ITV's Daybreak.

Watch Jonny and Neil's last appearance on Good Morning Britain

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Will you reuse your bags or pay a 5p charge?

Shop workers in England are being told to prepare for confrontations with angry shoppers today, as supermarkets and some high street stores begin charging for plastic bags. The new rules are so complicated it's likely to cause confusion at the checkout.

In 2013, over 7.4 billion plastic bags were given out at supermarkets across the UK, equating to 133 plastic bags for every person.

Most of us have a carrier bag stash somewhere in the house, but will a 5p charge encourage you to reuse yours? Let us know via Facebook, Twitter or by emailing by 8am on Monday 5 October, and if you've got a picture of your plastic bag stash, send it in! You must be 18 or over.

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Bags of trouble? Chaos and confusion come to the checkout as the 5p plastic bag charge comes into force.

  2. The man who would be Prime Minister - George Osborne makes his pitch to be the next Tory leader

  3. Too hungry to learn - the 2.6 million children who face school without breakfast

  4. Is Klopp heading for the Kop? Liverpool on the hunt for a new manager after unceremoniously dumping Brendan Rodgers.

  5. Almost one in three nurses are looking to quit their jobs because of "intolerable situations" at work. The Royal College of Nursing says nurses feel undervalued, with too many patients to care for.

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How does a pro-gun lobbyist react to shootings?

A 20-year-old gunman has been killed by police after yet another school massacre in the United States.

The shootings have reignited the debate about gun control in the USA. There have been 142 school shootings since 2012, and this was the 45 shooting in a school or collage this year.

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed as a result of gun violence so far this year in the US.

Dan Roberts is a pro-gun lobbyist who joins us from Philadelphia to give his reaction.

Ian Mercer, dad of US shooter speaks to press

Ten die in America's latest school massacre

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Schoolchildren running a mile!

It was the idea that won an award at the Pride of Britain Awards and is now being taken on by schools up and down the country.

Head teacher Elaine Wylie won Best Teacher for her scheme to get her schoolchildren to run a mile a day every day to combat child obesity.

Thorner Church of England Primary School in Leeds' PE teacher visited St Ninians, and they now include 15 minutes of running in their school day - so we sent Katy Rickitt to join in!

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