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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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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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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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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Older South Asian man sits eating a biscuit in his garden talking to a younger person. Black and white image.

5 March 2024

Older people’s mental health being overlooked, say Centre for Mental Health and Age UK 

Research shows that older people’s mental health needs are viewed as an unavoidable part of growing old, and they encounter barriers to receiving support at every level.

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A multiracial family of a mother, father and their two little boys on a sunny winters day in black and white.

27 February 2024

Politicians must commit to building a mentally healthier nation, say national charities

Our manifesto sets out key actions political parties can adopt to turn the tide on the increase in mental ill-health.

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South Asian woman wearing a pink and white stripped shirt, looking into the distance from her window, in black and white.

31 January 2024

Racism causes poor mental health and prevents people accessing support, says new report from Centre for Mental Health

This report looks into how care services in the UK might work with community groups to coproduce mental health support that tackles the harms and barriers caused by racism.

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25 January 2024

Mental Health Act figures underscore need for reform to tackle inequalities, says Centre for Mental Health

Latest NHS Digital data on the Mental Health Act reveals that reform is desperately needed to address and tackle existing inequalities.

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