Earlier this week, data from NHS Digital revealed that young women are the highest risk group in England for mental health problems.
A campaign that aims to tackle the stigma around mental health has been given £20m in funding from the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund. The Time To Change initiative, run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, works with schools, employers and local communities to reduce discrimination and raise […]
Deborah Cooper and Martina Brincat-Baines have launched a campaign to improve provision for troubled teenagers, criticising the government for ‘inadequate’ funding for young people in the midst of a crisis
BY: TODD FITZGERALD Martina Brincat-Baines, mum of Kesia, and Deborah Cooper, Tyler’s mum Two mothers whose suicidal children died after their cries for help were ‘ignored’ have joined forces to demand an overhaul of mental health services – and more cash to help vulnerable youngsters. Deborah Cooper and Martina Brincat-Baines have launched a campaign […]
Inquiry call as new figures show a 26% rise in the number of mental health patients attempting or committing suicide
BY JASON BEATTIE More help needed: figures show rise in number of mental health deaths MPs have blamed government cuts for the “appalling and tragic” rise in the number of mental health deaths. New figures show unexpected deaths among mental health patients in NHS care have soared by more than a fifth over the […]