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26 February 2024

Podcast: David Woodhead

David Woodhead shares how his experiences as a gay man have affected his mental health, for good and ill, and about his journey from addiction to recovery.

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22 February 2024

How to make timely, effective mental health support a reality

Bethan explores how timely access to mental health services could be a reality for all, if we properly resource services, minimise the use of coercion, and widen access.

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21 February 2024

Why reversing the rise in mental health inequalities should be in every party manifesto

Bethan explores how critical addressing inequalities is to building a mentally healthier nation.

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20 February 2024

Putting prevention of mental ill health on the political agenda

Bethan assesses how mental health can be improved, if we pay more attention to the wider social and environmental determinants of mental health.

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19 February 2024

Waiting for too long: the urgent need for health and justice reform

What steps can the Government and all political parties commit to implementing to improve the mental health of prisoners in the UK?

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12 February 2024

“It’s proved to me that I’m worth something”: Individual Placement and Support in drug and alcohol services 

Can Individual Placement and Support effectively aid people in drug and alcohol services into sustainable employment?

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24 January 2024

Podcast: Claudia Turbet-Delof

Claudia Turbet-Delof, a local councillor in Hackney and human rights campaigner shares her experience of growing up in poverty in Bolivia, moving to the UK and facing depression and racism.

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10 January 2024

Mental health services in the UK in 2023: what the latest NHS Benchmarking findings tell us

Andy Bell paints a picture of what mental health services in the UK in 2023 look like, based on data from the NHS Benchmarking Network.

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1 December 2023

Let communities lead: reflections on lived experience and identity on World AIDS Day

David’s reflection sheds light on the crucial need to listen and learn from people living with HIV if we are to realise the interventions required to improve mental health and well-being.

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29 November 2023

Podcast: Andrew Kaye Kauffmann

Writer in Residence, Andrew K Kauffmann and Thea Joshi sit to discuss the realities of living with OCD, from the initial diagnosis to the present day.

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27 November 2023

The state of children and young people’s mental health in 2023

Zainab and Nick summarise NHS Digital 2023 data on young people’s mental health.

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21 November 2023

20 years of Individual Placement & Support in Europe: Trust, cooperation and hope

Julie Bailie reflects on how IPS has become a social movement for change over the last 20 years

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