Government commits to new Mental Health Act delivering advance "choice and autonomy" to individuals
UK workers report placing greater importance on their mental health than physical health
Evidence building for the effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid training
We must prioritise tackling racism to reduce ethnic inequalities in mental illness, a national consultation finds
Art charity opens friendship photography competition as part of suicide prevention campaign
Political parties must prioritise kids' welfare in election manifestos, says Children’s Commissioner
Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, has published ‘Guess How Much We Love You: A Manifesto for Children’ ahead of any upcoming General Election. The manifesto calls on Britain’s political parties to include a six-point plan in their election manifestos to transform the life chances for disadvantaged children and to help all of England’s 12 million children to thrive.
Over 1 in 5 children rejected from mental health services in Scotland
The latest waiting time figures have reinforced calls by the Scottish Children's Services Coalition (SCSC) for providers to increase investment in mental health services for children/teenagers, with a focus on prevention and early intervention. With an increasing number of children/teenagers being identified with mental health problems, the SCSC highlight a postcode lottery for access to treatment across the country.
Mental health services "not bothering" with NICE guidelines to routinely enquire about abuse
Majority of school staff 'do not have enough information to support pupils with mental health'
Regulation requires improvement - charities say
Three quarters of people believe schools should offer counselling
NHS intervention helps caregivers become more attuned to a child's needs
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with parents to co-produce a new animation promoting Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting (VIPP). VIPP is a preventative intervention in which the practitioner works primarily with caregivers and young children, filming interactions and making use of video-feedback.