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.
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 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.
Institutional discrimination in the health system is unacceptable6 January 2012,
These attitudes and behaviours are responsible for cultivating institutional discrimination in the NHS and we must challenge and change them to prevent further needless tragedies from happening.
Response to the Governmentâs proposed reform of the NHS2 June 2011,
Whatever its responsibilities, the NHS Commissioning Board will need to have access to specialist mental health and social care expertise for the mental health services that it commissions.