A young white woman with long brunette hair, wearing a yellow sweater is sitting outdoors in a park on a bench, reading a book.

17 July 2024

Centre for Mental Health welcomes King’s Speech commitment to modernise the Mental Health Act

We’ve responded to the King’s Speech, welcoming plans to modernise the Mental Health Act, ban conversion practices, introduce a child poverty strategy, and create a smokefree generation.

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16 July 2024

Voluntary sector partnerships can transform support for people with mental health problems, says new report

Partnerships between the NHS and local voluntary sector-led ‘alliances’ can help improve care for people living with a mental illness.

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A close-up profile view of a young white man with short dark brown hair, sitting outdoors by some trees. He has blue eyes and is wearing a black and grey plaid flannel shirt.

9 July 2024

Prison reform can go hand-in-hand with action for better mental health, says Centre for Mental Health

The new Government must commit to prison reform to tackle overcrowded prisons, high suicide rates and improve support for people’s mental health.

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2 July 2024

The Fund the Hubs campaign group responds to party manifestos

The Fund the Hubs campaign group welcomes cross-party manifesto commitments to rolling out early support hubs for young people.

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Photo of David Lyon, former resources director, Centre for Mental Health

13 June 2024

David Lyon: a tribute from Centre for Mental Health

We remember David Lyon, our former resources director and friend

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An elderly white woman with grey hair and glasses engaged in conversation, holding a mug. She is wearing a colorful striped sweater and gesturing with her hand while speaking. She is talking to a group of friends.

13 June 2024

Centre for Mental Health responds to Labour General Election 2024 manifesto

We’ve responded to the Labour general election manifesto, including pledges to modernise the Mental Health Act, expand the mental health workforce and invest in early support hubs.

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A young South Asian man wearing a green t-shirt and a chain necklace is having a conversation with a young South Asian woman with short dark hair and tattoos on her arm and neck wearing a grey t-shirt and a gold necklace. The pair appear to be laughing while walking down a hallway.

11 June 2024

Centre for Mental Health responds to Conservative General Election 2024 manifesto

We’ve responded to the Conservative general election manifesto, including pledges to reform the Mental Health Act, expand talking therapies and boost Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services.

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Two women are stood standing waiting for a train at the platform. One South Asian woman with dark brown and blonde hair is wearing glasses, a black shirt and a bag pack, while the other South Asian woman with dark brown hair is wearing a bright red, printed dress.

10 June 2024

Centre for Mental Health responds to Liberal Democrats’ General Election 2024 manifesto

We’ve responded to the Liberal Democrats’ General Election manifesto, including commitments to modernise the Mental Health Act, expand early support hubs and establish a Mental Health Commissioner.

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Two smiling sisters walking and chatting together on a residential street, in a city neighbourhood. One of the sisters is wearing a mint green hoodie and holding a phone, while the other has on a purple puffy coat, yellow top, blue jeans and a maroon knit hat with a pom-pom on top, laughing with eachother.

14 May 2024

Government should put every new policy through a ‘mental health test’, says charity

Government should put every new policy through a mental health policy test to prevent policies being implemented that are detrimental to mental health.

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Close-up of young South Asian man with dark hair and a neatly trimmed beard, wearing a navy blue t-shirt.

29 April 2024

Proposed changes to Personal Independence Payment would harm people with mental health difficulties, says Centre for Mental Health 

Government plans to restrict people’s entitlements to disability benefits will only put people at risk while doing nothing to boost economic activity.

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Young white boy sitting on a couch, holding a smartphone in his hand, focusing on the device with a slight frown on his face. Photo is in Black and White.

24 April 2024

Poor mental health and long waits for support are fuelling school absence, say charities

Escalating mental health problems among young people and long waits fuel rise in rise in levels of school absence.

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Elderly white woman with curly brown hair, wearing a light pink sweater, looking down with a pensive expression on her face.

19 April 2024

Government must follow evidence on mental ill health and work, says Centre for Mental Health

The Prime Minister’s views on mental health and work are not based on robust evidence, and could lead to policies and practices that do more harm than good.

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