News

PM's mental health speech signals 'long-awaited and much-…

theresa may image

Commenting, Jenny Edwards CBE, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said:

"I want to welcome the prime minister’s speech today. Theresa May has signalled a long-awaited and much-needed shift in thinking towards preventing mental health problems rather than just treating the symptoms.

Mental health reforms to focus on young people, says PM

theresa may image

Plans to "transform" attitudes to mental health, with a focus on children and young people, have been announced by Theresa May.

Teaching primary school children about mental health

school children

The mental health of children is a rising area of concern and one which schools are trying to combat. Emma Jane Kirby reports from south London about a scheme that involves teaching primary school children about mental health through fun games and workbooks.

Growing crisis in children and young people's mental health…

boy holding ball

Young people face unprecedented social pressures, leading to serious psychological distress. Society’s response has been inadequate.

NHS England sets out steps to improve mental health care for pregnant…

nhs england logo

NHS England today sets out plans to provide more support for pregnant women and new mums suffering mental illness as well as to improve care for the many people with mental health problems attending A&E in crisis.

What will an extra £4.7 billion do for UK science and innovation?

philip hammond

An unexpected autumn statement windfall for research, innovation and industrial strategy has given scientists their first bit of cheer for a while.

Quarter of young people seeking mental health care 'turned away…

silhouette

'Something has to go drastically wrong before some services will intervene' report warns.

Revealed: dozens of children still treated on adult psychiatric wards

Despite ‘scandalous’ practice being outlawed six years ago, vulnerable minors are still being treated in adult settings.

Help for children's mental health, from apps to parenting classes

As NHS children’s mental health services struggle to cope, others are stepping in with innovative programmes and projects.

Join Dementia Research Toolkit for healthcare professionals now…

Join Dementia Research is a nationwide online and telephone service that makes it easier for people to register their interest in volunteering for dementia research studies. Join Dementia Research provides an easy way for healthcare professionals to signpost people to a full range of available studies, without the need to have an intricate knowledge of what research is going on.