Centre welcomes Government pledge to change Mental Health Act police powers

Emma Bailey 20 May 2015
“Changing the Mental Health Act to reduce the use of police custody in an emergency and investing in better places of safety are welcome steps towards better crisis care for people with mental health problems,” Centre for Mental Health chief executive Sean Duggan said today. Read More

Too many women are falling through the gaps and not getting help for mental health during and after pregnancy, says new report

Katherine Hall 18 March 2015
Women who have depression or anxiety during pregnancy or in the year after giving birth are not having their needs recognised and not getting the support they need as a result. Read More

Supporting children's mental health is a good investment, says new report

Katherine Hall 03 February 2015
Investing in children's mental health examines the costs and the benefits of a range of interventions to prevent or treat some of the most common mental health conditions that affect children and young people. Read More

New report reviews 'what works' for people facing multiple and complex needs

Katherine Hall 29 January 2015
A new report shows that some of the most excluded and disadvantaged people in society can be effectively helped through better, more targeted support. Read More

Julie Repper appointed as new Director of National Programme helping mental health services to support recovery

Katherine Hall 09 January 2015
Dr Julie Repper begins as the Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change (ImROC) Programme Director, taking over from Professor Geoff Shepherd. Read More

Service user experience key to changing Mental Health Act police powers and improving care in a crisis, says new report

Katherine Hall 18 December 2014
The use of police powers under the Mental Health Act is a major concern for service users, family carers and professionals alike. Read More

Places of safety must match levels of need

Katherine Hall 23 October 2014
We are very concerned that police cells continue to be used in mental health crises and that in some areas appropriate places of safety are still not available. Read More

NHS England five year vision must support genuine parity between mental and physical health, says Centre

Katherine Hall 23 October 2014
The paper sets out some bold new ideas about how health services can adapt to meet new challenges and offer a better service for people's mental as well as physical health. Read More

Shocking failure to fully address mental health problems in pregnancy and following childbirth costs over £8 billion, report finds

Katherine Hall 20 October 2014
Perinatal mental health problems carry a total economic and social long-term cost to society of about £8.1 billion for each one-year cohort of births in the UK. Read More

Two major reports show how far we have to go to achieve parity, says Centre for Mental Health

Katherine Hall 10 October 2014
The Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation's Quality Watch report is a stark reminder of the distance we have to travel to put access to mental health care on a par with that for physical health services. Read More