16 September 2014

Mental health services unable to cope with demand for psychological therapies, says coalition

Mental health services are unable to cope with demand for psychological therapies. Huge variations in referral rates and waiting times around the country are unacceptable and are making people more unwell.

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11 September 2014

Recovery support can help people in forensic mental health services, says ImROC

People in forensic (or secure) mental health services should be offered support that helps them in their personal recovery journeys, according to a new briefing paper.

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9 September 2014

Chief Medical Officer’s report sets clear agenda for reinvestment in better mental health

Better, faster and earlier help for mental health is vital to improve people’s lives and represents excellent value for money.

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22 August 2014

England’s leading mental health organisations call on all political parties to make mental health a priority in run up to election

The manifesto sets out straightforward, practical changes that a future Government could make in order to ensure mental and physical health are valued equally.

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20 August 2014

Taskforce needs to find ways to reinvest in children’s mental health, says Centre’s Chief Executive

The Government’s ‘taskforce’ into children and young people’s mental health must focus on how to bring about a significant shift in resources to invest in early intervention and address shockingly high levels of unmet need.

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8 July 2014

Shocking gaps in UK maternal mental health services – #everyonesbusiness campaign launched today

Pregnant women and new mothers across almost half of the UK do not have access to specialist perinatal mental health services, potentially leaving them and their babies at risk.

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8 July 2014

Happiness is the government’s business say mental health experts

The ‘pursuit of happiness’ must become an explicit and measurable goal of government if the £105 billion annual cost of mental illness in England is to be reduced, according to a report published by a group of leading mental health experts.

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10 June 2014

Five years of solid progress since Bradley Report must be sustained by local and national action, says Independent Commission

Successful implementation of liaison and diversion will depend on local services offering effective and engaging support to people of all ages who are diverted.

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6 June 2014

Person centred safety planning can help to manage risk and support recovery, new briefing paper shows

Risk and safety are rightly major concerns in mental health care but traditional methods of assessing risk have stood in the way of helping people to recover.

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16 April 2014

Lack of places of safety for children is a major cause for concern

A Care Quality Commission survey showing that a third of hospital ‘places of safety’ do not accept children and young people is a major cause for concern and requires concerted action.

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8 April 2014

Key to fair and effective treatment of women offenders is community care not custody

A new report, published by BACP in collaboration with the Centre for Mental Health and Women’s Breakout, has revealed a reassuring breadth and depth in the mental health interventions available at women’s community centres in the UK.

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12 March 2014

Loss of early intervention services is a false economy

Cutting early intervention in psychosis (EIP) services puts young people at risk of worse health and poorer life chances.

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