Mental health blog
More investment needed in mental health crisis care
The recent National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCI) found that the number of suicides by mental health patients in England increased significantly in 2011, and this again demonstrates the pressing need for greater investment in mental health services.
Spending review pledges need more detail
What will the Comprehensive Spending Review do for mental health?
More must be done to support women suffering from perinatal mental illnesses
Do people with ‘lived experience’ give better support than professionals?
Government must look to reform work capability assessment
The Appeal Court’s decision last week to rule that the work capability assessment (WCA) for employment and support allowance (ESA) disadvantages people with mental ill health, learning disabilities and autism was met with a hearty ‘told you so’ by many in the sector. But that doesn’t mean the test is going to be reformed.