mental health

  • October 10, 2011

    Mental health problems affect people of all ages and in all societies, churches have been reminded on World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

  • October 10, 2011

    A few weeks ago, I was sorting through some old papers and came across my first ever published article. It was a piece on Christian attitudes towards mental health, published in the (now defunct) New Christian Herald in October 1998. I was 21.

  • June 1, 2011

    Changes in the UK welfare benefit system are having devastating effects on the mental health of thousands of people, charities and a senior psychiatrist have warned. In a letter to the Guardian (, they pointed out that flawed tests for work capability were causing great distress and hardship, and some people had even taken their own lives.

  • April 8, 2011

    A Conservative councillor has been accused of insulting his own constituents after describing a debate on local cuts as a “complete waste of time”.

  • December 23, 2010

    The mental health charity Rethink has lodged a complaint with Ofcom over a sketch by a comedian which parodied attempts to tackle stigma around mental illness.

  • November 5, 2010

    The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams today (Friday) issued a warning to Government over the impact of cuts

  • July 19, 2009

    High levels of neglect and poor quality care in UK mental health wards have been revealed in an official report published today. 39% of suicides by hanging were undertaken by patients who were supposed to be under close observation.

  • May 13, 2009

    Respected mental health charity Mind has this week published a disturbing new report presenting evidence that the recession is having an adverse affect on men’s mental health, in particular. It dovetails with a week of awareness-raising.

  • December 31, 2006

    Bishop Dr Joe Aldred, chair of the Council of Black-led Churches and the Rev Nezlin Sterling, chair of the African Caribbean Evangelical Alliance and a president of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, are among the Christian leaders backing Black Mental Health UK's call for the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) to examine the Department of Health's handling of the race review in the government's new Mental Health Bill.

  • February 28, 2003

    The Church of Scotland has been warned by mental health campaigners that a group set up to help people who believe they are possessed by demons could increase the stigma associated with psychiatric illness.