What can local governments do to improve mental health?13 March 2018, Millie Macdonald
With local elections approaching, Millie Macdonald looks at the key priorities for local governments to improve mental health.
Northern Ireland political stalemate is exacerbating mental health crisis20 February 2018, Dr Iris Elliott
Iris Elliot says Northern Ireland's mental health crisis is getting worse, due to inaction stemming from the collapse of the devolved government 13 months ago.
The mental health policy landscape: 2017 into 201816 January 2018, Millie Macdonald
What did 2017 mean for government mental health policy and what should we look out for in 2018? Millie Macdonald explains.
2017 Autumn budget: what does it mean for mental health and wellbeing?24 November 2017, Millie Macdonald
Millie Macdonald looks at what the Autumn Budget means for mental health.
Mental health policy: three key issues from the past 12 months5 October 2017,
Policy intern Hannah Lewis picks out three key issues in mental health from her time with us.
Preventing suicide: Supporting those who don't reach out directly for help8 September 2017, Mark Rowland
Statistics can tell us a lot. They tell us that in the last recorded year (2016), 5,688 people died by suicide in Britain. But statistics don’t tell us everything.
Austerity, Brexit and equal protections across the UK25 August 2017, Dr Iris Elliott
Iris Elliott looks at the UN Disability Committee's scrutiny of the UK's record on rights of people with disabilities.
Holyrood cannot achieve a sea of change in mental health alone3 July 2017, Toni Giugliano
Our Policy and Public Affairs Manager Toni Giugliano blogs about Scotland's Mental Health Strategy
Spring Budget: no long-term fix8 March 2017, Millie Macdonald
Millie Macdonald gives her thoughts on the Chancellor's 2017 Spring Budget, including the additional funding on social care.
Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: what progress has been made?21 February 2017,
A year after the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health was published by the Mental Health Taskforce, Jenny Edwards assesses the progress on the valuable recommendations in the report.