Home Office to issue mental health disclosure advice

New guidelines will list factors that must be considered before people’s mental health crises are disclosed to employers in background checks.

Police will have to examine issues such as how long ago a detention under the Mental Health Act occurred, when assessing whether it is disclosed.

Mental health campaigner who launched ‘Find Mike’ search set to spend Christmas in hospital

A mental health campaigner who launched a viral search for the Good Samaritan who talked him out of suicide is set to spend Christmas in hospital.

Jonny Benjamin, 27, has revealed he will be undergoing treatment for schizoaffective disorder over the festive period after his health deteriorated.

Speaking in a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, Mr Benjamin said he had been experiencing recurring suicidal thoughts

Plea to ‘Free my anorexic girl from mental health ward’

THE parents of a teenager with anorexia have pleaded for their daughter to be freed after she was placed in a mental health 
facility by doctors.

Ruth Geddes, 19, and her parents went on the run from their home in Riddrie, Glasgow, on Tuesday to avoid her being taken into care after her GP sectioned her under the Mental Health Act as an emergency, fearing her life was at risk because of her eating disorder.