Foundation responds to Scottish government loneliness consultation4 May 2018,
Research conducted by the Mental Health Foundation has shown that loneliness is one of the leading public health challenges of our time - it can be as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day. Loneliness can contribute to a wide range of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety,...
Mental Health Foundation calls for new national body to drive suicide prevention in Scotland3 May 2018,
Existing structures are no longer fit for purpose. The lack of support for bereaved families is an injustice
Foundation responds to Scottish government suicide prevention consultation3 May 2018,
The draft Suicide Prevention Action Plan represents an opportunity for Scotland to become a world leader again in suicide prevention.
Mental Health Foundation responds to Edinburgh University findings on depression17 April 2018,
We welcome new research that can help to inform our understanding of biological dimensions of depression, however it is important that we give equal significance and resources to funding and addressing the psychological and social causes.
Cancer patients left to cope with mental health problems alone11 April 2018,
Press release for the new report that outlines the negative mental health impacts of cancer, how effective support can be delivered, the barriers to support and the unmet mental health support needs, and recommendations for change.
Foundation launches programme for young people with long-term conditions7 February 2018,
Our new initiative to prevent mental health problems arising in children with long-term physical conditions is now available to schools and youth organisations nation-wide after a successful pilot.
42% of Scottish parents say their children increasingly anxious about world events23 January 2018,
New research among Scottish parents with children aged 5 to 18 has revealed that 42% think their children are becoming more anxious about world events like terrorism, global warming or the threat of nuclear war. The Mental Health Foundation is warning that young people are being exposed to shocking...
Research reveals over half of young Scots who feel lonely also experience depression3 January 2018,
Our new research shows that loneliness is creating mental health problems among tens of thousands of young people across Scotland.
Charities warn of undiagnosed depression among 120,000 older Scots12 December 2017,
The Mental Health Foundation and Age Scotland have conducted research suggesting loneliness is severely damaging older people's mental health.
Foundation responds to the decrease in the number of young people with mental health problems being treated in adult hospital wards18 October 2017,
The Mental Health Foundation is pleased to see fewer young people with a mental health problem being treated in non-specialist wards, however, we need to focus more on earlier intervention.