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.
Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery: connecting communities for mental health and wellbeing20 April 2018,
The Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery (CPMR) programme offers a radical shift in vision in mental health, encouraging the forming of resilient communities of mutual hope, compassion and solidarity.
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.
Mental health guidance for women impacted by recent high-profile media coverage of sexual violence, harassment, and abuse scandals6 March 2018,
We have partnered with Rape Crisis to provide guidance to people who have been impacted by sexual abuse and violence.
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.
4 in 10 British parents indicate children are anxious about threat of terrorism23 January 2018,
Our new survey shows that many parents believe their children are anxious about scary world events.
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...