Category - mental health

  • March 17, 2016

    CrossReach says it shares concerns raised by the World Health Organisation over the worrying rise in the number of children across the UK being prescribed antidepressants. The WHO's latest report found prescriptions had increased by 54 per cent between 2005 and 2012.

  • January 18, 2016

    Having just written about how current employment practices make the aim of getting a million disabled people into

  • December 22, 2015

    People held in segregation in prisons experience impoverished regimes with poor levels of purposeful activity. More than half suffer from three or more mental health problems, an in-depth research report published on 17 December  by the Prison Reform Trust reveals. The report finds that segregation units and close supervision centres  entail social isolation, inactivity, and increased control of prisoners – a combination proven to harm mental health and wellbeing.

  • November 17, 2015

    A controversial ‘fitness for work’ test has almost certainly had a devastating impact on public health in England, new research suggests.

  • November 17, 2015

    'In total, across England as a whole, the WCA disability reassessment process during this period was associated with an additional 590 suicides.'

  • October 30, 2015

    People with mental health conditions in Somaliland are increasingly forced into institutions, where they face serious abuses and poor conditions, says Human Rights Watch. The Somaliland authorities should provide oversight for all mental health facilities, prohibit chaining, and establish voluntary community-based services for people with mental health conditions.

  • August 5, 2015

    It's a while since I last blogged.

  • March 29, 2015

    My first reaction to the news of last week’s aeroplane crash was, of course, horror. Millions of people reacted in a similar way.

  • March 12, 2015

    "This report directly links cuts to public services with mental health problems... Psychologists are often in a position to see the effects that social and economic changes have on people.

  • February 8, 2015

    The Methodist Church in Britain is organising its first-ever Mental Health Matters Conference for the summer of 2015.