Mental health campaigner Tom McAlpine, the father of Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine, dies

Tributes have already poured in for the Coronation Street star's father, who was chair of the mental health charity Moodswings

Mental health campaigner Tom McAlpine, the father of Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine, dies

Tributes have already poured in for the Coronation Street star’s father, who was chair of the mental health charity Moodswings

Maximus ‘admits’ using brutal and dangerous suicide questions

Maximus ‘admits’ using brutal and dangerous suicide questions

One of the outsourcing giants paid to assess disabled people for their eligibility for benefits appears to have admitted that it is standard practice – approved by the government – to ask claimants with mental health conditions why they failed to take their own lives.

Sir Gerald Kaufman, Great Socialist & Parliamentarian Labour MP for Manchester Gorton and Father of the House of Commons, dies aged 86

Sir Gerald Kaufman, Great Socialist & Parliamentarian Labour MP for Manchester Gorton and Father of the House of Commons, dies aged 86

Sir Gerald dedicated his life to serving those who he believed would benefit most from a Labour government andLabour values in action. He believed that policy and principle without power were simply not enough to deliver the better life that he fought for on behalf of his constituents for almost 50 years.

Britain’s prison suicide crisis: ‘There’s no political will. Dead prisoners do not win votes’

Almost 10 prisoners a month kill themselves in UK jails, with much of the blame placed on neglect and costcutting. That is what led to the death of Dean Saunders, according to his family – and a jury has agreed

Britain’s prison suicide crisis: ‘There’s no political will. Dead prisoners do not win votes’

Almost 10 prisoners a month kill themselves in UK jails, with much of the blame placed on neglect and costcutting. That is what led to the death of Dean Saunders, according to his family – and a jury has agreed

Trump’s mental health debate: What is it about?

Trump’s mental health debate: What is it about?

It seems an incredible question to ask of a man who ran a multi-billion-dollar business and vanquished seasoned political opponents on his way to highest office in the US. But experts are debating the mental health of the US president.

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

Looking to the future with quality improvement in mental health

Looking to the future with quality improvement in mental health

Shilpa Ross   Senior Researcher, Policy   It’s been almost a year since the Fund called for a national quality improvement strategy for the NHS in England. We argued that there needs to be greater emphasis on developing cultures that are committed to continuous improvement and a focus on ‘reform from within’ – appealing to the intrinsic motivation […]

Mental health problems are everyone’s problem Prime Minister Theresa May gives speech on shared society, the government’s role within it and how to transform mental health support

Mental health problems are everyone’s problem. As a society we must face up to that fact. And the announcements I am making today will ensure we do just that.

Mental health problems are everyone’s problem Prime Minister Theresa May gives speech on shared society, the government’s role within it and how to transform mental health support

  The Prime Minister wrote for the Huffington Post about a new approach to mental health support.   It is a tragic fact that 1 in 10 children in this country has a diagnosable mental health condition. The long-term effects can be crippling: children with behavioural disorders are 4 times more likely to be dependent […]

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, […]