The value of role models to good mental health
Covid-19 is an addiction crisis – we need a better funded and integrated care service
Professor Julia Sinclair, chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists addictions faculty, writes that an underfunded addiction services will not be able to meet the challenges posed by the Covid-19 mental health crisis. She recommends that the Government urgently increase funding to pre-austerity levels, replace the ‘race to the bottom’ outsourcing of contracts, and facilitate greater cooperation between mental health and addition services.
Why do we treat cancer differently to Mental Health?
Senior psychiatrist calls on the Government for urgent investment in cash-strapped frontline services
Writing exclusively for Mental Health Today Dr Kate Lovett, Dean and chief academic officer of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, says that a more robust mental health frontline service is required to increase access to therapy, and to meet the challenges posed by Covid-19 and its interrelated crises.
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My psychiatric condition helped me discover my genderfluidity
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How to confound barriers to mental illness support experienced in the Muslim community
Scotland's MHA review: "I don’t think trauma-informed care will stop all the suffering we go through"
Graham Morgan has been living under a compulsory community treatment order for ten years, having previously spent four months in hospital for his mental health. He was recently appointed to the team reviewing the Scottish Mental Health Act. His experience of living under a community treatment order is described in depth in his memoir 'Start'.