mental health

  • September 27, 2016

    Six in 10 women do not have homes to go to on release from prison, a  new report published  by the Prison Reform Trust and Women in Prison has found.

  • September 23, 2016

    When further cuts to disability benefits became politically risky, did the government cynically decide to make cuts anyway, but covertly, by simply denying support to people who desperately need &n

  • May 28, 2016

    The Children’s Commissioner has reported that many children who need mental health support are not receiving th

  • 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.