By: PA More than half of disability benefit claimants with mental health problems are losing out financially after being moved on to the Government’s new Personal Independence Payment, according to new figures. Campaigners called for an urgent overhaul of the reassessments, which millions of claimants are having to undergo as Disability Living Allowance is […]
UK Politics Every former health secretary from the past 20 years has voiced “alarm and dismay” at the government’s failure to improve mental health services. They urged Theresa May to honour David Cameron’s pledge that the NHS would treat mental health on a par with physical health. They warn that “warm words” are yet to […]
Yet the MRC spends just three per cent of its research budget funding studies into mental illness, most of which goes towards genetics or neuroscience.
Sarah Knapton, science editor Life events rather than genetics are largely responsible for mental disorders, say psychologists CREDIT: ALAMY Mental illness is largely caused by social crises such as unemployment or childhood abuse and too much money is spent researching genetic and biological factors, psychologists have warned. Over the past decade funding bodies like […]
A very high proportion of rough sleepers who died in the capital last year had mental health problems
BY: Jon Stone @joncstone Charities are calling for improved mental health support for rough sleepers Getty The number of people with mental health problems sleeping on the street is rising, extensive new research by a homelessness charity suggests. St Mungo’s surveyed professionals working with homeless people across the country and found that 62 had seen […]
Austerity and a malign benefits regime are profoundly damaging mental health
442 psychotherapists, counsellors and academics condemn government plans and call on Labour and other parties to denounce anti-therapeutic practices
‘Creaking’ mental health care keeps children waiting years
Vulnerable children with mental health problems are being forced to wait for up to three and a half years for assessments and almost two years for treatment, a Times investigation has found, revealing a system that is “creaking at the seams”.