Homes not hospitals3 November 2015,
Last Friday NHS England released its long-awaited plan, Building the Right Support, while on the same day the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published Is Britain Fairer? The State of Equality and Human Rights 2015. Christine Towers assesses both reports.
No Health Without Mental Health: The First 100 Days and Beyond29 May 2015,
Marguerite Regan looks at the priorities for the new Conservative government.
Dental care, sight tests and prescriptions are no longer automatically free for people with severe impairments16 February 2015, Guest Blogger
We have recently discovered that dental care, sight tests and prescriptions are no longer automatically free for those people with the most severe impairments under the new benefit system.
Parties need to focus on helping people before they reach the NHS27 January 2015,
We must take a step back and look at sustaining good mental health within our society. This means support for mothers during and after pregnancy, skills for children and young people in schools, support for those in and out of work, and effective tools to help people in later life avoid loneliness and depression.
Our children deserve better11 August 2014, Paula Lavis
There would quite rightly be outrage if someone with cancer, or a broken leg wasn't given appropriate treatment - so why is it ok for children and young people with mental health problems to be denied the help they need?
Happy Birthday, NHS5 July 2013,
A 65th birthday should be a time of celebration but public mental health must be taken more seriously and we should listen harder to people who experience mental health difficulties to learn what they want in the way of support.
Breaking the tobacco taboo5 April 2013,
We must ensure that people with mental health disorders have proper access to smoking cessation services so that they have the support they need if they decide to quit.
It is a crucial time to make the case for children and young people's mental health services14 February 2013,
Common sense holds that prevention is better than cure and there are strong socio-economic reasons for investing in prevention and early intervention of mental illness.
The right to live19 September 2012,
A news story appeared last week that reminded us that there is another side of the right-to-die debate.
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.