The Mental Patients Union, 1973

The Mental Patients Union, 1973

The Mental Patients Union (MPU), in the early 1970s, could probably be seen as the first service user involvement movement. Founder member Andrew Roberts described the Union’s genesis:

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.

Number of mental health patients treated hundreds of miles from home hits new high

Doctors warn of growing crisis that risks patient safety after huge cuts to specialist mental heath beds

Number of mental health patients treated hundreds of miles from home hits new high

Doctors warn of growing crisis that risks patient safety after huge cuts to specialist mental heath beds

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

Post-War Screening of Soldiers for Mental Health Issues ‘Ineffective’ – Report

Post-War Screening of Soldiers for Mental Health Issues ‘Ineffective’ – Report

United Kingdom (Sputnik) – Screening soldiers returning from war zones for mental health issues – such as depression, excessive alcohol consumption or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – is ineffective and may even exacerbate the situation, according to new research.

PIP INVESTIGATION: Assessment reports show widespread dishonesty by nurses

PIP INVESTIGATION: Assessment reports show widespread dishonesty by nurses

Healthcare professionals who carry out face-to-face assessments of benefit claimants have lied, ignored written evidence and dishonestly reported the results of physical examinations, according to a two-month Disability News Service (DNS) investigation.

Rough sleepers exposed to mental health ‘crisis’ on London streets

Rough sleepers exposed to mental health ‘crisis’ on London streets

Homelessness is on the rise in London with increasing numbers of people forced to spend a night on the streets.
Drugs and alcohol are often identified as key factors – but the link between sleeping rough and mental illness goes under the radar.

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.

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, […]