Public sector workers are more likely to say their mental health is poor and to have less support than private sector employees

Public sector workers are more likely to say their mental health is poor and to have less support than private sector employees

Workplace mental health support is worse in the public sector than in the private sector, according to a comprehensive study by mental health charity Mind.

People with mental health problems made more unwell by benefits system

Mental health charity Mind has today revealed that a high proportion of people with mental health problems are being made more unwell by the benefits system. In particular, the process of being ‘sanctioned’ – having financial support cut or stopped altogether – is worsening people’s mental health.

People with mental health problems made more unwell by benefits system

Mental health charity Mind has today revealed that a high proportion of people with mental health problems are being made more unwell by the benefits system. In particular, the process of being ‘sanctioned’ – having financial support cut or stopped altogether – is worsening people’s mental health.

Number of mental health patients treated hundreds of miles from home hits new high

Doctors warn of growing crisis that risks patient safety after huge cuts to specialist mental heath beds

Number of mental health patients treated hundreds of miles from home hits new high

Doctors warn of growing crisis that risks patient safety after huge cuts to specialist mental heath beds

MUN “KEEPING the SERVICE USER in MIND ‘WHAT TO DO IN CRISIS’ GET HELP YOUR NOT ALONE

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK!

MUN “KEEPING the SERVICE USER in MIND ‘WHAT TO DO IN CRISIS’ GET HELP YOUR NOT ALONE

Manchester Users Network. How To get Help Over Christmas and the New Year 2016/17 :     Crisis teams can give urgent help to people who have a mental health problem. You can call NHS 111. The line is for when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. You can call 111 […]

Havering Mind calls on GPs to step up support for mental health

As a report shows that one in three GP appointments are related to mental health, Chloe Farand finds out about how doctors can help refer patients to adequate services

Havering Mind calls on GPs to step up support for mental health

Chloe Farand Havering Mind volunteers about to set out to deliver posters and leaflets to local GP surgeries.   Talking to a GP about mental wellbeing can be a daunting experience but doctors remain the first point of contact for the majority of people experiencing a mental issue. But mental health charity Havering Mind is […]

Charity calls for action over gaps in GPs’ mental health training

Fewer than half of GPs have adequate training in mental health, new figures suggest.

Charity calls for action over gaps in GPs’ mental health training

Last updated: 01 November 2016, 00:10 GMT Print this story Fewer than half of GPs have adequate training in mental health, new figures suggest. Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the charity Mind shows that only 46% of trainee GPs have undertaken a training placement in a mental health setting. And once […]

Racism Does THIS To Your Mental Health

Racism Does THIS To Your Mental Health

BY: ERIN DONNELLY PHOTOGRAPHED BY ROCKIE NOLAN     A new study from England’s University of Manchester has determined that repeat exposure to racial discrimination can have a negative effect on a person’s mental and physical health. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that racial minorities who had experienced multiple incidents […]

More mental health patients sent hundreds of miles

"It's a discrimination, at the heart of our NHS, against people with mental ill health" Norman Lamb, Lib Dem MP

More mental health patients sent hundreds of miles

By Michael Buchanan Social Affairs Correspondent, BBC News Nearly 5,500 mental health patients in England had to travel out of their area last year because of a lack of hospital beds, new figures show. Some patients had to travel nearly 300 miles, while one trust had to declare a major incident. The figures, obtained through Freedom […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: Why relationships are important to your wellbeing

A new survey released to mark Mental Health Awareness Week shows that we value our relationships almost above all else, so why do we neglect them?

Mental Health Awareness Week: Why relationships are important to your wellbeing

BY: Kashmira Gander   @kashmiragander Healthy relationships are important for both physical and mental wellbeing iStock Whether your circle of friends grows every weekend or has shrunk down to a handful trusted confidantes, it is undeniable that we are all social creatures who seek the comfort and support of others from time to time. But as with […]

‘Counterproductive’: Mental health charity Mind calls for ‘fundamental’ government rethink on benefit cuts

The Government has ‘failed its duty of care’ to people with mental health problems, according to a senior figure in Mind charity.

The comments come after Conservative MP Priti Patel was last week condemned for claiming that there is no evidence to suggest that more people with mental health issues received cuts to their benefits than others.