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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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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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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Young Asian man working in healthcare is sat at a group meeting

10 April 2024

Concerted action needed to build a more diverse mental health workforce for the future, says Centre for Mental Health

We explored how to build the mental health workforce we need to meet rising demands.

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Black woman wearing red jumper doing the washing up at home, black and white image.

27 March 2024

Mental ill health costs society £300 billion every year, according to new Centre for Mental Health economic analysis

New research finds that the economic and social costs of mental ill health in England reached £300 billion in 2022.

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21 March 2024

Downgrading benefits for people with mental health problems is dangerous and won’t help job searching, says Centre for Mental Health

The Government’s plans to reduce disability benefits will increase rates of mental ill health and won’t help people into work

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6 March 2024

Budget is a missed chance to improve mental health, says Centre for Mental Health

The Government’s Spring Budget represents a real terms cut to NHS funding, with no additional support for other vital public services for mental health

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