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

Mental health beds cut over safety failures

Mental health beds cut over safety failures

By: Ellen Coyne   Eight of the 14 acute mental health beds covering Waterford and Wexford will be closed because of serious concerns that the service is unsafe for more than six people. The mental health unit at University Hospital Waterford was almost shut down because of a failure to comply with basic standards of […]

Stepped Down ? Do not suffer in silence Review in progress

Stepped Down ? Do not suffer in silence Review in progress

Review of Stepping Down!!

Losing benefit, Bus passes, Support and Supervision, Charged £20 for GP letters?

‘Mental health is as important as physical health’: Manchester ‘yogi-preneur’ backs Time To Talk campaign

‘Mental health is as important as physical health’: Manchester ‘yogi-preneur’ backs Time To Talk campaign

A Manchester journalist-turned-yoga teacher has revealed how she used yoga to help her combat mental health issues – and she hopes others will join her.

Police dealing with ‘shocking numbers’ of mental health incidents

South Wales Police dealt with more mental health incidents in 2016 than any other UK police force, according to new figures.

Police dealing with ‘shocking numbers’ of mental health incidents

South Wales Police dealt with more mental health incidents in 2016 than any other UK police force, according to new figures.

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

Rugby stars tackle mental health

Rugby stars tackle mental health

Former Rugby League stars Danny Sculthorpe and Phil Veivers visited Hopwood Hall College to raise awareness about mental health.
The former players, who have played at some of the biggest clubs in rugby league, held sessions over the course of two days with sports students at the college with the ‘State of Mind’ charity.

New mental health initiative draws on experience to help make a difference

New mental health initiative draws on experience to help make a difference

Buckinghamshire Recovery College launched last Wednesday, and Mr Brand spoke at a special seminar with service users and staff on Friday.

There has been a steep rise in the number of complaints made about NHS mental health services, figures suggest.

There has been a steep rise in the number of complaints made about NHS mental health services, figures suggest.

    Formal complaints about mental health services in England jumped from 9,180 in 2010/11 to 14,103 in 2015/16, according to an analysis of NHS Digital data conducted by Labour’s Luciana Berger. This represents a 54% rise in complaints in just five years. Ms Berger, who is the president of Labour’s Campaign for Mental Health, […]

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 […]