Mental health – “We must have change”

Mental health literacy across society was "shocking", he said, and he felt he was standing next to his son on behalf of his generation and made a plea to the assembled experts: "We must have change."

Mental health – “We must have change”

Hugh Pym  Health editor Steve Mallen set up a campaigning charity called The MindEd Trust after his son Edward’s death in February 2015   Conferences of the great and the good in areas like science, health and politics take place at Oxbridge colleges most weeks of the year. But this one was like few others. Conceived […]

Former mental health worker blasts NHS after death of Natasha Wise and says she was failed by the system

Natasha's dad says she was in A&E at least four times with injuries from self-harm, yet nothing was done despite them begging for a faster process

Former mental health worker blasts NHS after death of Natasha Wise and says she was failed by the system

BY TODD FITZGERALD ,  SAM YARWOOD Natasha Wise   A former mental health worker says a young woman who fell to her death after an 18-month battle for counselling for depression was failed by the system. Natasha Wise died after plunging from a bridge in Whalley Range on Tuesday, just hours after celebrating her birthday. The 22-year-old, […]

Father criticises mental health services after daughter’s death

She needed treatment. She was a very poorly girl and we begged them. Literally begged them. – ALAN WISE, NATASHA'S FATHER

Father criticises mental health services after daughter’s death

ITV NEWS REPORT Natasha Wise Photo:   The father of a young woman who killed herself this week after waiting months for counselling for depression has criticised mental health services in Manchester. Natasha Wise, 22, left a series of heartbreaking Facebook posts before falling to her death from a bridge in Whalley Range on Tuesday. She […]

Seven questions the Manchester Mental Health Trust refused to answer following the death of Natasha Wise

A full investigation has been launched after Natasha Wise battled for more than a year to get counselling for depression

Seven questions the Manchester Mental Health Trust refused to answer following the death of Natasha Wise

BY: SAM YARWOOD Natasha Wise A full investigation has been launched into the care of a young woman who plunged to her death after an 18-month battle to get counselling for depression. Natasha Wise, 22, died after falling from a bridge in Whalley Range on Tuesday, just hours after celebrating her birthday. Her family claim she was […]

Would you like to contribute toward the design of a mental health research project?

We are designing a research project to develop and test a non-drug treatment, a ‘behavioural’ treatment, to help improve sleep in people with these conditions.

Would you like to contribute toward the design of a mental health research project?

Mental Health Research Project: The research project: We know that people with conditions which cause symptoms such as hearing voices, paranoia, or unusual beliefs, often also have poor sleep.  We are designing a research project to develop and test a non-drug treatment, a ‘behavioural’ treatment, to help improve sleep in people with these conditions. Public […]

Mental health badge launched for Girl Guides

Following training early in April, 100 Peer Educators will start running "Think Resilient" sessions for girls aged seven to 25 in guiding groups across the UK, including for Brownies, the youngest group.

Mental health badge launched for Girl Guides

By Judith Burns Education reporter   Education & Family   Girl Guides across the UK will be able to take a new badge in mental well-being and resilience from early April. The badge, “Think Resilient”, follows research showing nearly half of young women aged 17 to 21 in the UK have needed help with a mental health […]

Germanwings crash father blames airline for letting co-pilot fly

"They should be more diligent about who they employ and have more safeguards to stop people slipping through the net."

Germanwings crash father blames airline for letting co-pilot fly

  Paul Bramley, 28, originally from Hull, was one of those killed (FCO)   The father of a British man killed in the Germanwings air crash has blamed the airline for allowing the pilot who caused the tragedy to fly. Flight 9525 from Barcelona to Dusseldorf crashed in the French Alps on March 24 last […]

Winston Churchill’s Brilliant But Troubled Son, Randolph

Was He Bi-Polar? Evidence in New Book Suggests Randolph Suffered Behavioral Ills

Winston Churchill’s Brilliant But Troubled Son, Randolph

After World War II, Randolph Churchill, Winston’s only son, still believed his destiny was to become prime minister, and that the name Churchill alone would carry the day, regardless of the mounting evidence against his chances. Many had predicted greatness for young Churchill a decade earlier, when he boldly displayed his gifts as a public […]

William and Kate meet mental health campaigner and the man who stopped him jumping off Waterloo bridge

Royals met man behind #FindMike - who tried to track down a passer-by who stopped him leaping to his death

William and Kate meet mental health campaigner and the man who stopped him jumping off Waterloo bridge

BY:SEBASTIAN MANN   The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met a mental health campaigner and the man who saved him from taking his own life as they championed efforts to prevent suicide. Jonny Benjamin started the #FindMike search in 2014 to find an unknown passer-by who stopped him leaping to his death from Waterloo Bridge […]