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.