Mental health guidance for women impacted by recent high-profile media coverage of sexual violence, harassment, and abuse scandals6 March 2018,
We have partnered with Rape Crisis to provide guidance to people who have been impacted by sexual abuse and violence.
Services for young women 'almost invisible' in government policy in spite of growing mental health crisis21 December 2017,
Our new report condemns the lack of services specifically targeted at young women, despite a clear need for them.
2017: the year young women and girls put gender on the agenda21 December 2017,
Bethan Buswell looks back on this year as one in which women's issues shot to the forefront of mainstream consciousness.
Why the rise in anxiety among young women?4 November 2016,
Josefien Breedvelt explores the possible causes of a recent increase in anxiety among young women and suggests what we can do to find out more.
New survey highlights mental health gender differences29 September 2016,
Lauren Chakkalackal gives her initial thoughts on the newly released 2014 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey.
Mental health statistics: men and women
Mental health problems affect both men and women, but not in equal measure.
Cat's story: Living with premenstrual dysphoric disorder
I have lived with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) since I was 13, but I was only diagnosed at 27. For over 10 years I had been diagnosed as depressed and in and out of community mental health departments. After stopping the Pill and having a baby aged 21, my hormones went crazy and I suffered pre- and postnatal depression. In the years that followed I began noticing a pattern to my moods and depression. At times, I thought I really was severely mentally ill. I always had PMS, but I realised that my worst times happened when I was due on my period. My PMS was so severe that it had begun...
Women and mental health
In England, around one in five women has a common mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or self-harm.