In 2019, we shone a spotlight on the definition of autism under the Mental Health Act. Defined as a mental disorder under the act, many autistic people have faced detention and inappropriate care. We return to the issue, to uncover what has progressed in the last 12 months.
During stressful times as these, it’s more important than ever to look after your mental health and make it as much of a priority as your physical health.
Today (6 February) is Time to Talk Day, an opportunity to start an open discussion about mental health and listen to others. We look at how you can get talking and how to be a good listener this Time to Talk day.
Disabled children are three times more likely to experience bullying compared with their non-disabled peers. Experts reveal exactly why, and what must be done to change attitudes towards disability, to prevent all forms of bullying.
The UK Government has announced that every inpatient with a learning disability or autism in a mental health hospital is to have their case reviewed over the next 12 months.
MPs and peers have today (1 November) reported that the human rights of many young people in England with learning disabilities and autism are being breached at mental health hospitals.
Today (27 October), the Department of Health and Social Care have announced the launch of dedicated suicide bereavement support across England.
On world Mental Health Day (10 October) a suicide prevention text message service encouraging more men to “open up” has been launched by The Kaleidoscope Plus Group.
A new platform has launched today (7 October) to support mental health, improve wellbeing and support others. Every Mind Matters was developed by Public Health England (PHE) in partnership with the NHS.
The hashtag #ThingsThatGiveMeAnxiety has been trending on Twitter over the past 24 hours, raising awareness of anxiety and offering coping strategies to achieve positive mental health.
Of the six million people living in Scotland, we all have one thing in common: mental health. However, many young people are missing out on…
Today (1 July) the Samaritans annual Talk to Us campaign begins, encouraging the nation to have a chat when times are challenging.
Being self-conscious about our bodies can lower self-esteem, confidence, and lead to mental health problems. This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (13–19 May) explores the topic of body image and how we think and feel about our bodies
This week (13-19 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week, when we raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health, and try to break down the stigma around mental health issues.
The royal family have helped to launch Shout, a free, anonymous service that connects people experiencing a mental health crisis