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 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 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,...
Melissa's story: stress pile up from work and beyond
Melissa tells us about how multiple factors caused her to experience severe stress, which spiralled her into depression.
Mental Health Foundation announces new wellbeing Pocket Book partnership8 May 2018,
The Mental Health Foundation has partnered with wellbeing start-up, My Time, to launch a collection of stylish puzzle pocket books designed to improve and help protect mental health at work like never before.
Reducing stress in later life and end of life18 May 2018, Stuart Hill
Stuart Hill talks about the recent passing of his grandmother from dementia and how we can reduce stress towards the end of people's lives.
Jess's story: the stresses involved in being a young mum
Jess tells her story of how she became overwhelmed by the demands of being a young mum and of how the Mental Health Foundation helped her out of it.
Stress: are we coping?14 May 2018
For Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 we are focusing on stress. Our new report digs deep into some statistics surrounding stress and offers recommendations of how we can make the UK a less stressed nation.
Mental health statistics: prevention and early intervention
Preventing mental health problems could be extremely effective for society's wellbeing, but also financially. However, more money needs to be invested into researching the most effective prevention methods.
Mental health statistics: people seeking help
One adult in eight (12.1%) receives mental health treatment, with 10.4% receiving medication and 3% receiving psychological therapy. The overlap within the statistics is due to 1.3% of those receiving treatment reporting receiving both medication and psychological therapy. 1 For those with common mental health problems, 36.2% reported receiving treatment. The proportion of people with a common mental health problem using mental health treatment has significantly increased. Around one person in four aged 16–74 with symptoms of a common mental health problem was receiving some kind of mental...