Tory deputy mayor: Best thing for disabled children is the guillotine

The retired GP made his sick suggestion to fellow councillors as they discussed sending the youngsters to a £3,000-a-week care home

Tory deputy mayor: Best thing for disabled children is the guillotine

The retired GP made his sick suggestion to fellow councillors as they discussed sending the youngsters to a £3,000-a-week care home

Mental health scheme for pupils is rolled out to schools across Sheffield

An initiative aimed at tackling the growing number of pupils who suffer from mental health problems is being rolled out to 40 schools across a Yorkshire city.

Mental health scheme for pupils is rolled out to schools across Sheffield

An initiative aimed at tackling the growing number of pupils who suffer from mental health problems is being rolled out to 40 schools across a Yorkshire city.

Mental health stigma stops young people asking for support, survey shows

Stigma is preventing young people from opening up about mental health issues, a youth charity has said.

Mental health stigma stops young people asking for support, survey shows

Stigma is preventing young people from opening up about mental health issues, a youth charity has said.

Welfare Slashing ‘Leaves Disabled Unable To Live’

Proposed £30 ESA cut will mean many can’t afford the essentials of life

Welfare Slashing ‘Leaves Disabled Unable To Live’

Proposed £30 ESA cut will mean many can’t afford the essentials of life

Manchester’s role in Theresa May’s mental health plans

Manchester’s role in Theresa May’s mental health plans

  There has been much interest in Theresa May’s plans to do more to help those particularly young people, with mental health conditions. In her speech at the Charity Commission, the Prime Minister announced a number of pledges including a new review of employment and mental health and expansion of digital services. She also launched […]

Jonny Benjamin: How mental health campaigner went from suicide attempt to MBE

He escaped hospital intending to kill himself. A fresh diagnosis of schizophrenia and incessant questioning about whether he was gay made him feel suicidal. Now he's been made an MBE

Jonny Benjamin: How mental health campaigner went from suicide attempt to MBE

By: Peter Walker, May Bulman  @petejohn_walker   A man who tried to throw himself from a bridge in London after escaping hospital has been made an MBE. A 20-year-old Jonny Benjamin tried to take his own life on Waterloo Bridge while struggling to come to terms with a schizoaffective disorder diagnosis and being gay.  Nine years on, […]

Mental health should be taught in schools, like numeracy

Mental health should be taught in schools, like numeracy

By: Jo Carlowe   Schools should be at the heart of improving mental health services for children and young people, according to a report, published today. The Value-Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health System Commission’s report: What really matters in children and young people’s mental health, led by Baroness Claire Tyler of Enfield, calls for […]

Alastair Campbell talked candidly to Maajid Nawaz about his mental health issues (Listen Here)

"The issue are being explored in a new documentary which features Campbell. "I had depression, also I talk about in the 1980's I had a psychotic breakdown," he said.

Alastair Campbell talked candidly to Maajid Nawaz about his mental health issues (Listen Here)

The former Downing Street communications boss explained the ripple effect that mental health issue can have on sufferer’s families. “The issue are being explored in a new documentary which features Campbell. “I had depression, also I talk about in the 1980’s I had a psychotic breakdown,” he said. “I think that sometimes its harder for […]

Openness good, stigma bad: We need to learn how to talk about mental health

New documentary Me and My Mental Illness airs on Tuesday November 1.

Openness good, stigma bad: We need to learn how to talk about mental health

  By Alastair Campbell Mental Health: Top facts from mental health charity Mind (IBTimes UK)     So if you tune in to ‘Me and My Mental Illness’ on Tuesday, you will almost certainly recognise ‘Frank, 54, bipolar disorder/three times sectioned’. You might also recognise ‘Alastair, 59, psychotic breakdown/depression.’ That’s me; and Frank is none […]

The police can’t continue to pick up the pieces of Britain’s mental health cuts

Officers’ duty to protect the community from crime and terror is being jeopardised by the time they spend on people in crisis

The police can’t continue to pick up the pieces of Britain’s mental health cuts

By: Ian Blair Sir Ian Blair is former commissioner of the Metropolitan police and a crossbench peer     ‘Police across England and Wales are now using powers under section 136 of the 1983 Mental Health Act 50% more than they did a decade ago – nearly 30,000 times in 2014-15.’ Photograph: Janine Wiedel/Rex Shutterstock In […]