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31 August 2023

Podcast: How far have we come on the road to mental health equality?

Thea Joshi sits down with Centre for Mental Health chief exec and returning guest, Andy Bell. Having been at the Centre for over 20 years, Andy shares the changes that have been forged in mental health in that time, and the distance we have yet to travel to eradicate persisting inequalities. They discuss how to

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30 August 2023

Mental health in the midst of the climate crisis: our Festival of Ideas event

Frederico and Nick summarise the key takeaways from our fifth and final Festival of Ideas event which explored mental health and climate change

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8 August 2023

It’s getting hot in here: extreme temperatures and mental health

Holly explores the unequal impact of rising temperatures and sets out why action on climate change should be considered a priority in protecting mental health worldwide

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24 July 2023

‘Mind, body and soul’: reflections from our Festival of Ideas event on mental health services

Andy Bell and Marsha McAdam provide an overview of our Festival of Ideas event that focused on how mental health services could change to meet service users’ needs more effectively

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6 July 2023

Working towards restoration and justice for victims of child sexual abuse

Kadra reflects on the Government’s response to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, and the vital work still needed to build a society where children are protected and free from harm

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5 July 2023

The NHS at 75: Mental health services in the NHS

As we celebrate the NHS’s birthday, it’s an opportune time to ask what it’s meant for mental health care in the UK, and what needs to happen next

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3 July 2023

What does the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan mean for mental health?

Andy unpacks the implications of the new workforce plan, welcoming a longer-term approach and highlighting the gaps still waiting to be addressed

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30 June 2023

The Government report and action on patient safety is a welcome start – but root and branch reform is needed

Andy considers the Government’s rapid review into patient safety in mental health inpatient services, and what more is needed to make services safer for everyone

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28 June 2023

Towards mental health equality in the West Midlands

The Centre has informed the work of an independent Commission set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority, exploring how to reduce mental health inequalities

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22 June 2023

Podcast: Behaviour and mental health in schools

How is children’s behaviour in schools linked to their mental health? And what impact are behaviour management approaches having on young people’s mental health? This episode, Thea Joshi sits down with Charlotte Rainer from the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Coalition and Daisy*, a member of the Coalition’s parent-carer advisory team, to discuss the

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20 June 2023

Join Centre for Mental Health’s call to prioritise mental health equality and prevention

Ed outlines the ideas we’ve submitted to the Major Conditions Strategy’s call for evidence

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12 June 2023

The mental health implications of the Illegal Migration Bill

Psychiatrist Dr Lucia Chaplin highlights the Illegal Migration Bill’s concerning mental health ramifications

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