"Focusing on depression this World Health Day serves as a reminder that thinking about health should not be limited to conversations about funding the NHS, although of course this is important. It’s also a call to consider how environments - from schools and offices to care homes – could better promote wellbeing, rather than stress and anxiety"
"While the disempowerment of white working class people is a key factor in the leave vote, we cannot hope to engage with people until we attempt to engage with both of the products of this problem; the legitimate and the illegitimate"
"Along with plenty of other woes, Brexit has brought us to a potentially dangerous deregulatory moment in which a vote to reign in elite power could be exploited to slash the protections we will inherit from the EU"
"Labour, as the party of the workers by its very name, has to shape the future of work and prevent the Conservatives plan to give ownership of digital skills development solely into the hands of companies. "
"Labour must be a voice for Britain in the choppy waters that are to come "
"Most importantly, Labour needs to immediately unite in opposition to the hardest Brexit possible."
"A job isn't just about earning an income, but also a way to develop and improve ourselves. A job can be an outlet where we share our potential and passion for the benefit of those around us."
"But as the new economy begins to replace traditional services, there is an opportunity to shape this discussion to look at re-aligning workers and businesses, rather than pushing them further apart. Finding new and positive ways to strengthen an individual’s bond with work is the most challenging question to be answered in an increasingly casual and agile economy."
Vice Chair, Ria Bernard sets out our charity of the year. Please contact Ria at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Oliver MacArthur and Joe Jervis write on on the importance of non-routine and creative skills as a policy focus to help address the challenges in the labour market.
Last weekend was the founding conference of a new Labour Party organisation called Open Labour. Tristan Grove, Young Fabian was in attendance and shares his thoughts.
"If we don’t have a serious conversation about how we break this costly cycle of failure, then the extra help and support that I received a decade ago will be much harder to deliver in the future."
"Education, education, education – The words of the 1997 election and I hope, the words of the 2020 election."
"We came here because of a friendship embedded in the consciousness of our peoples. That friendship is now at risk – let’s work towards a Labour government before it is irretrievably broken. "
"Where has the fight gone? Women in Northern Ireland are UK citizens and have been denied their rights. Labour needs to fight to get abortion rights in Northern Ireland back on the table."
"The modern British workforce however, is of a distinctly different breed. We have seen the development of a workforce that is rife with insecurity and gripped by a severe lack of power. It is this insecurity that I wish to discuss at this moment. "
"Let’s place this aim firmly at the top of our agenda. In an increasingly precarious labour market, it’s our moral duty to do so. And, with local elections approaching on 4 May, putting this goal front and centre might just save us from further embarrassment in Labour heartlands"
"It was apparent that the spreadsheet chancellor was spread thin by having to create a cushion for our entry into the unknown as we leave the EU"
"Education has the power to change individuals and communities, and we cannot let a socially unjust narrative win. We owe the country more than that."
Contributing editor, Ben Gartside writes on recent YouGov polling.