The Cost of Austerity28 August 2012,
We know that around half of adult mental health problems are first identifiable in childhood – so if we manage to create a nation of resilient, emotionally healthy children we will significantly reduce mental health problems later in life.
School playing fields are vital for childrenâs emotional wellbeing and mental health20 August 2012,
We are taking away the very things we know can help children build resilience and lead mentally healthier lives – playing outdoors and participating in sports.
Anorexia treatment requires early intervention13 August 2012,
We believe treatment needs to go further to address the underlying emotional problems and not just issues relating to diet and health.
Unlawful Wedded Life9 August 2012,
Toby Williamson, Head of Development and Later Life at the Mental Health Foundation, comments on the rising number of people with learning disabilities who are being forced into marriage.
Making it personal charter: people with learning disabilities the lives they want7 August 2012,
Last week, Dimensions released their Social Care Charter, ‘Making it personal’, which outlines what people with learning disabilities have said they want in order to live the kind of lives they want.
Many people are still surprised to hear how many prisoners may have learning disabilities30 July 2012,
Prisoners with learning disabilities are five times more likely than other prisoners to experience control and restraint, three times more likely to experience segregation and three times more likely to have depression or anxiety.
As dads, we sometimes don't get included in decisions about our kids25 July 2012, Guest Blogger
Steve Palmer, participant in the Recognising Fathers project talks about his involvement.
Positive wellbeing can help protect against the development of mental health problems24 July 2012, Hannah Bullmore
Wellbeing and happiness are not the same thing, although they are sometimes used interchangeably.
The government must take the issue of suicide in older men seriously23 July 2012,
It's important it is to have a proper debate on mental health within men, to find out exactly what is happening on a societal level.
Peer support is a valuable mechanism for helping people with long term conditions19 July 2012,
There is a good argument to be made that approaches which support the mental health of people with long term conditions should be both encouraged and prioritised.