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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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14 December 2023

Children’s mental health being threatened by mounting financial pressures on families, says Centre for Mental Health report

New research states that financial pressures on parents, overcrowded housing and lack of safe green space can have a negative impact children’s mental health and behaviour.

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24 November 2023

Centre for Mental Health celebrates dedicated trustees as they take on new roles 

We’re celebrating three long-serving trustees, Sir Andrew Dillon, Lord Keith Bradley and Poppy Jaman OBE as they take on new roles in our organisation and beyond.

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22 November 2023

Today’s Autumn Statement is a missed opportunity to prioritise the nation’s mental health 

Responding to the Chancellor’s autumn statement announcement, Andy Bell, chief executive of Centre for Mental Health, said: “Today’s autumn statement indicates that the Government is not prioritising the nation’s mental health”.  

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16 November 2023

Government’s Back to Work Plan brings welcome investment in supported employment but worrying threat of benefit sanctions, says Centre for Mental Health

We welcome plans to expand IPS, but any progress could be undermined if accompanied by actions which increase financial hardship.

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9 November 2023

Centre for Mental Health shares renewed vision for work to drive equality in mental health

Our renewed strategy will guide our work over the next two years

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7 November 2023

Abandoning the Mental Health Act reforms is a government breach of public trust, says Centre for Mental Health 

We respond to the Government’s plans set out today in the King’s speech

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3 November 2023

Centre for Mental Health statement of solidarity with people affected by events in the Middle East

Events taking place in Israel and Palestine over the last month have been deeply distressing to witness for millions of people worldwide. Conflict, violence and oppression pose an existential threat to human life, and they leave a legacy of great harm to people’s mental health that can last for generations yet to be born. This

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1 November 2023

Centre for Mental Health welcomes government investment in early support hubs

Responding to today’s announcement that the Government is investing nearly £5 million in early support hubs, which offer informal drop-in mental health support, the Fund the Hubs Coalition (BACP, Black Thrive Global, Centre for Mental Health, The Children’s Society, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, Mind, Youth Access and YoungMinds) said: “The UK Government’s

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30 October 2023

Centre for Mental Health welcomes patient and carer race equality framework and calls for full implementation throughout NHS

Today, NHS England published the Patient and Carer Race Equality Framework (PCREF), a new system for supporting race equity in NHS mental health services. The PCREF was a major recommendation of the 2018 Independent Review of the Mental Health Act. Its publication today as a framework for all NHS mental health service providers in England

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19 October 2023

Urgent action needed to address unacceptable inequalities facing people with severe mental illness

New data from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) today shows that people with a severe mental illness in England were five times more likely to die prematurely during the pandemic.

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