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, […]

Disability benefit claimants with mental health issues ‘lose under new payments’

Disability benefit claimants with mental health issues ‘lose under new payments’

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 […]

NHSI approves Greater Manchester mental health merger

NHSI approves Greater Manchester mental health merger

  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 […]

Farmers encouraged ‘You Are Not Alone’ in mental health illnesses

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.

Farmers encouraged ‘You Are Not Alone’ in mental health illnesses

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 […]

Bereaved families ‘let down by NHS’

Bereaved families ‘let down by NHS’

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

Unhappiness more likely to result from poor mental health or being single than economic factors, major new study finds

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 […]

Man reportedly raped on Manchester psychiatric ward at Park House by another patient

An investigation has been launched following the incident at Park House

Man reportedly raped on Manchester psychiatric ward at Park House by another patient

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'

SHOCK SUICIDE SURGE ‘Lack of mental health care’ means more women than ever are now killing themselves

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 […]

Clacton mental health nurse struck off for Facebook posts

Clacton mental health nurse struck off for Facebook posts

Malcolm Fisher worked as a mental health nurse at Peter Bruff ward at Clacton and District Hospital   A nurse initially suspended for failing to help a colleague has been struck off for labelling witnesses in his case “backstabbers and liars”. Malcolm Fisher was a mental health nurse at the Peter Bruff ward at Clacton […]