Families launch legal fight to end MHA detentions of people with learning disabilities and autism
Use of restraint, seclusion and segregation laid bare by care regulator
Call for NHS to provide more couple therapy
New intervention doubles quit rate for smokers with mental illness
Rethink Mental Illness calls for changes to community mental health care
Today, Rethink Mental Illness publishes a report that sets out a roadmap to rebuild mental health community care in England by 2024. Following the recent focus on treatment and crisis care in the NHS Long Term Plan, the charity is calling on people to look beyond care in traditional settings, and to start building communities that are able to provide care outside of the hospital.
Increasing numbers of pupils with mental health issues are being identified in Scotland's schools
Children's mental health support is often inaccessible, report reveals
Depression or schizophrenia? Black patients more likely to be misdiagnosed
Tampon Tax will fund peer support initiatives for women with mental health problems
After being allocated £.18m from the Tampon Tax Fund generated from the VAT on sanitary products, Mind and Agenda are set to launch peer support initiatives for women. More than 4,00 women who have experienced mental health problems, trauma, offending, family breakdown, substance misuse, and homelessness will be able to access these community services.
Scotland's Mental Health Act will be subject to an independent review
Government appoints first ever National Adviser to tackle LGBT health inequalities
Penny Mordaunt, Minister for Women and Equalities, has appointed the first ever National Adviser for LGBT Health. Dr Michael Brady, Medical Director of the Terrence Higgins Trust and a sexual health and HIV consultant at King’s College Hospital, will advise the government on how to tackle inequality in the healthcare system.