Mental Health Foundation supports the call for a Mental Health Champion for Northern Ireland “prevention should be their top priority”24 February 2016,
Today, Northern Ireland hosts its first mental health summit organised by Action for Mental Health . It will reinforce calls for a Mental Health Champion to “defend the rights and interests of people living with mental illness”. Dr Iris Elliott, Head of Policy and Research at the Mental Health...
With a strong focus on prevention, the Mental Health Foundation commends “pivotal” Mental Health Taskforce Report15 February 2016,
The Mental Health Foundation has been calling for a greater focus on prevention and we are delighted that this is clearly reflected in the Mental Health Taskforce report.
Programme announced for brand new festival of health and human rights in Scotland4 February 2016,
Declaration Festival will see leading writers, filmmakers, musicians and visual artists appearing alongside human rights campaigners to discuss human rights and the right to health in Scotland.
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival launches tenth year with series of special announcements28 January 2016,
The Mental Health Foundation is to celebrate the tenth year of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF) with a year-round programme of events supported by Creative Scotland and See Me Scotland.
Tackling loneliness and social isolation in later life21 January 2016,
At an extra-care housing scheme in Lewisham yesterday, Jenny Edwards CBE, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, and Bruce Moore, Chief Executive of Housing & Care 21 marked the launch of Standing Together . To support people in later life, including people living with dementia and...
Mental Health Foundation publishes review of mental health services in Scotland18 January 2016,
Today, the Mental Health Foundation has published a review of Mental Health Services in Scotland in partnership with Voices of Experience (Vox) and supported by Healthcare Improvement Scotland . Commissioned by the Scottish Government as Commitment One of the Mental Health Strategy for Scotland...
Mental Health Foundation comments on major new survey of people’s mental health experiences15 January 2016,
We comment on a major new study, which found that 26% of adults reported having ever been diagnosed with at least one mental illness.
Mental Health Foundation to partner new health and human rights festival10 December 2015,
DECLARATION is a brand new festival exploring health and human rights, announced today, on World Human Rights Day. It will take place in Glasgow from 3-6 March, 2016.
Mental Health Policy Group’s initial response to Spending Review25 November 2015,
Andy Bell, chair of the Mental Health Policy Group, a coalition of leading mental health organisations, has today issued the following initial response to the Government’s Spending Review: "The Chancellor’s decision to highlight mental health in the Spending Review today is welcome. While the...
Shocking report affirms the need to tackle mental health inequalities18 November 2015,
In a critical report published today by Open Public Services Network, funded by the Cabinet Office, the extent of mental health inequalities in England have been laid bare. The report, funded by the Cabinet Office, confirms that ‘the premature death rate among those with mental health problems was...