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.
Mental health: the first 100 days of the Conservative government21 August 2015,
Marguerite Regan looks at the steps taken by the new majority Conservative government in their first 100 days at the helm. There are promising signs, but questions remain around the full details of the proposed replacement of the Human Rights Act.
Involving young people in mental health policy: what, why and how?5 August 2015, Emma Wilson
Emma Wilson analyses methods and benefits of involving young people in the formation of mental health policy.
Children and young people's mental health3 July 2015, Emma Wilson
Today we gave evidence at a youth-led inquiry into children and young people's mental health in Westminster. And we had a lot to say!
Building Great Britons26 February 2015,
We need to provide upstream interventions which promote mental health and wellbeing for children and young people.