Mental health: a national asset for Scotland14 April 2016, Chris O'Sullivan
Chris O'Sullivan looks ahead to the Scottish Parliament elections, detailing five policy commitments that we would like to see from the next Scottish government.
Prevention must be the top priority for Northern Ireland's Mental Health Champion23 February 2016, Dr Iris Elliott
Iris Elliott looks at the most important items in the in-tray of Northern Ireland's new Mental Health Champion.
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.
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...
A missed opportunity on prevention12 January 2016,
Marguerite Regan, the Mental Health Foundation’s Policy Manager, sets out why today’s speech by the Prime Minister highlights that mental health has risen up the policy agenda but represents a missed opportunity to underline the importance of prevention.
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...
Evaluation of Mental Capacity Assessment in England and Wales
This study evaluated the Mental Capacity Act, which came into force in 2007 to support vulnerable people to make decisions for themselves whenever and as far as possible and to protect these individuals and those who care for them when decisions have to be made on their behalf.
Gofal and the Mental Health Foundation launch joint manifesto for the Welsh Assembly elections6 October 2015,
A joint manifesto with Gofal for the National Assembly elections in 2016.
Putting Mental Health on the Agenda6 October 2015
A manifesto for the Welsh National Assembly elections in 2016, launched with Gofal.
Our prevention-focused manifesto for the new Shadow Minister for Mental Health22 September 2015,
Jeremy Corbyn has thrown down the gauntlet to the Conservative government and the other opposition parties with the creation of a shadow minister for mental health. Our Policy Manager Marguerite Regan outlines the priorities for the new shadow minister Luciana Berger.