The purpose of art
Why we need to protect LGBT+ people during lockdown
Dominic Arnall, chief executive of Just Like Us, writes that the lockdown should not only be analysed as a collective experience but also as an individual one - as many LGBT+ young people are in their house they are not their 'home'. As many are cut off from their support networks, this requires greater community organisation to reach these often vulnerable young people.
How can sobriety save your mental health?
Reaching the end of therapy
Living through psychosis
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.