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.
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 […]
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
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, […]
By: PA More than half of disability benefit claimants with mental health problems are losing out financially after being moved on to the Government’s new Personal Independence Payment, according to new figures. Campaigners called for an urgent overhaul of the reassessments, which millions of claimants are having to undergo as Disability Living Allowance is […]
NHS Improvement (NHSI) has now approved the proposed merger between the financially struggling Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT) and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS FT (GMWMHFT), with the merger to take effect in the New Year. The pair will join together to form a new single trust, Greater Manchester Mental […]
With the increasingly topical issue of mental health circulating in the run up to Christmas, the Norfolk-based YANA project hopes to encourage farmers to open up and talk about depression.
One in five people in the UK will suffer a mental health problem at some point in their life. The You Are Not Alone (YANA) project offers help to those in farming who struggle with stress and depression in a bid to remove the stigma of mental health within the industry. The organisation, set up […]
By Michelle Roberts Connor Sparrowhawk’s family raised concerns about how his death was investigated NHS investigations into patient deaths are inadequate, causing more suffering to bereaved families, says a report. Too often grieving relatives were shut out of investigations or left without clear answers, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said. The report is the […]
Unhappiness more likely to result from poor mental health or being single than economic factors, major new study finds
LSE academics want to 'revolutionise how we think about human priorities' and promote use of 'subjective wellbeing' as a measure of successful governance, instead of economy
Charlotte England @charlottengland A head teacher and pupils open GCSE results at a school in London Getty Images Economic factors are not the biggest cause of unhappiness failed relationships and mental illness play a far greater role, a major new study into the “origins of happiness” has found. Eliminating depression and anxiety would reduce misery by 20 per cent, whereas eliminating poverty would only cut it down […]
An investigation has been launched following the incident at Park House
By Todd Fitzgerald Police are investigating after a man was reportedly raped on a psychiatric ward in north Manchester by another patient. The man was allegedly attacked at Park House, on the grounds of North Manchester General Hospital, last week. Inpatients at Park House facilities include those who have been detained under the […]
SHOCK SUICIDE SURGE ‘Lack of mental health care’ means more women than ever are now killing themselves
Politician describes suicides as a major national public health concern with increase in women's suicide labelled 'worrying'
BY: SHAUN WOOLLER WOMEN’S suicide rates are at their highest for a decade, alarming new figures reveal. But men are still three times more likely to kill themselves. An average of 17 people a day took their own life in the UK last year as the overall suicide rate rose slightly from 6,122 in […]