Mental Health

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

California gunman stopped shooting to post on social media, official says

California gunman stopped shooting to post on social media, official says

California gunman stopped shooting to post on social media, official says

A gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar posted at least one Instagram post after the beginning of the massacre, an official has said.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Mental health charity refutes Esther McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity refutes Esther McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity refutes McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity Mind has responded to Esther McVey's suggestion that they said she had 'listened to charities' by reiterating their opposition to current Universal Credit regulations

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

Sharon Morris, a former mental health nurse has said she was diagnosed with PTSD and still has nightmares after being attacked by a patient two years ago.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Chancellor Budget 2018

Budget 2018: Beer duty frozen, new tax on tech giants and £420 million for potholes

Autumn Budget 2018: What was announced?

In this year's Autumn Budget, chancellor Philip Hammond announced a new UK Digital Services tax as well as millions in funding for local highway authorities to tackle potholes with.

This budget ‘bears fruit’ for people who have ‘made sacrifices’ in previous years, says Matt Hancock

This budget ‘bears fruit’ for people who have ‘made sacrifices', says Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: This budget ‘bears fruit’ for people who have ‘made sacrifices’

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has said he knows “people have made sacrifices” for the economy, but its strong growth means the hardship “is all starting to bear fruit”.

Extra £2bn for mental health services to be announced in Budget

Extra £2bn for mental health services to be announced in Budget

Extra £2bn for mental health services to be announced in Budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce a £2 billion per year injection into mental health services in the Autumn Budget 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

'If cancer treatment was comparable to mental health treatment, it would be a scandal', says researcher

'If cancer treatment was comparable to mental health treatment, it would be a scandal', says researcher

'If cancer treatment was like mental health treatment, there'd be a scandal'

A researcher at the Institute of Public Policy Research tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that the NHS must increase its spending on mental health to achieve parity of esteem with physical illnesses

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Mental health nurses join Gordon Brown in calling for an end to universal credit

Mental health nurses join Gordon Brown in calling for an end to universal credit

Mental health nurses join Gordon Brown in calling for an end to universal credit

The Mental Health Nurse Association sent a letter to Esther McVey calling for universal credit to be scrapped

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock said the new Suicide Prevention Minister will prioritise tackling mental health issues with a 'joined-up' approach to the causes

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

'I felt ashamed' of self-harming, woman tells Eamonn Holmes as study finds one in four teen girls have self-harmed

'I felt ashamed' of self-harming, woman tells Eamonn Holmes as study finds one in four teen girls have self-harmed

'I felt ashamed' of self-harming, woman tells Eamonn Holmes

Writer Laura Kilvington said shame, and people thinking she was 'attention seeking' stopped her speaking about self harm as a child

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I deliberately drank too much when I was 14 and I don’t think I was self-harming'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I deliberately drank too much when I was 14 and I don’t think I was self-harming'

Hartley-Brewer: 'I drank too much at 14 and I don’t think I was self-harming'

A Children's Society report revealed that around one in four 14-year-old girls self-harm.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sophie Gradon 'did not receive aftercare' following Love Island appearance

Sophie Gradon claimed 'there was no aftercare' following Love Island appearance

Sophie Gradon claimed 'there was no aftercare' following Love Island appearance

Psychologist Emma Kenny, who appeared at a conference about bullying with Sophie Gradon, says the tragic Love Island contestant told her there was no post-show aftercare

Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

Grenfell: £8 million NHS mental health response reached over 6,000 people

Grenfell: NHS figures estimate 1,694 people suffering with PTSD

Grenfell: NHS figures estimate 1,694 people suffering with PTSD

The NHS received £8 million in additional funding to reach as many as possible following the Grenfell Tower fire, and anticipates services will be needed 'for years'

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Mental health myths busted with Emma Kenny

World Mental Health Day: Celebs share their experiences, and we bust some myths

World Mental Health Day: Celebs share their experiences, and we bust some myths

TV psychologist Emma Kenny answers some common questions about mental health issues, and celebrities including Anna Williamson, Frank Turner and Jasmine Harman share their experiences

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

48% of people stay silent on mental health in the workplace, study finds

48% of people stay silent on mental health in the workplace, study finds

48% of people stay silent on mental health in the workplace, study finds

Mental health organisation Mind has conducted a survey of almost 44,000 employees, with almost half experiencing stress, low mood and anxiety while working at their current organisation

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Matt Fearon and his daughter Amaryllis

It's not just mums who get postnatal depression. One dad shares his story

It's not just mums who get postnatal depression. One dad shares his story

Matt Fearon thought he was just overwhelmed by parenting, but he was suffering from paternal depression, which one in 10 men could experience

Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

One third of children with mental health issues are denied help, says NSPCC

One third of children with mental health issues are denied help, says NSPCC

One third of children with mental health issues are denied help, says NSPCC

Research by the NSPCC shows the number of children referred for mental health help has increased since 2014, but a third are being refused help

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

NSPCC urges PM to act as '150 children a day denied mental health help'

NSPCC urges PM to act as '150 children a day denied mental health help'

NSPCC urges PM to act as '150 children a day denied mental health help'

The NSPCC has written to the Prime Minister to urge her to speed up improvements to child mental health services

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Good exam results are important – but not at the expense of mental health, warns Helen Lowe

Headmaster: Parents putting too much pressure on kids to perform

Headmaster: Parents putting too much pressure on kids to perform

Some parents are putting academic success above their child's health and happiness, Helen Lowe has warned

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

'Jeremy Corbyn ran rings round Theresa May' - Prime Minister criticised for response to mental heath at PMQs

'Jeremy Corbyn ran rings round Theresa May' - PM criticised over mental heath services

Theresa May criticised for response to mental heath at PMQs

Theresa May was asked about mental health services by Jeremy Corbyn

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Netmums says we must normalise emotional and mental health problems suffered by new mothers

Netmums says we must normalise emotional and mental health problems suffered by new mothers

'We must bust the taboo surrounding new mums' mental health problems'

The editor-in-chief at Netmums Anne-Marie O'Leary says we must help friends who we see suffering

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

UK cannabis market dominated by 'skunk', research shows

UK cannabis market dominated by skunk, research shows

UK cannabis market dominated by skunk, research shows

Experts are concerned about the mental health implications of using strong cannabis

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

'Anti-depressants are serious pills for serious illness, not just feeling down', says author

'Anti-depressants are serious pills for serious illness, not just feeling down', says author

'Anti-depressants are serious pills for serious illness, not just feeling down'

Author Mark Rice-Oxley thinks men don't always have the 'emotional vocabulary to be able to confront' mental health problems

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

'Increase in eating disorder hospital admissions shows lack of community services', says charity Beat

Spike in eating disorder hospital admissions shows people aren't getting helped early enough, says charity Beat

'Spike in eating disorder hospital admissions shows people need help earlier'

Tom Quinn from eating disorder charity Beat says people's problems get worse the longer they go without help

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Logan Paul announces return to YouTube after controversial suicide victim video

Logan Paul announces return to YouTube after controversial suicide victim video

Logan Paul announces return to YouTube after controversial suicide victim video

YouTube cut ties with Logan Paul after he uploaded a video appearing to show a suicide victim

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

'Donald Trump is a vain idiot and his medical has been smoothed over', says Jamie East

'Donald Trump is a vain idiot and his medical has been smoothed over', says Jamie East

'Donald Trump is a vain idiot and his medical has been smoothed over'

Jamie East spoke to US political commentator Bill Barnard about Donald Trump's medical assessment

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Boxer Ricky Hatton on mental health, I'm A Celebrity and Mayweather v McGregor

Boxing star Ricky Hatton on mental health, I'm A Celebrity and Mayweather v McGregor

Boxer Ricky Hatton on mental health, I'm A Celebrity and Mayweather v McGregor

Ricky Hatton says no matter what your title or what you've done everyone can suffer from mental health problems

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Father admits to abandoning 11-year-old deaf-mute son in Singapore

Father admits to abandoning 11-year-old deaf-mute son in Singapore

Father admits to abandoning 11-year-old deaf-mute son in Singapore

It is claimed the father thought his son would receive better care in Singapore

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Thousands of people seeking treatment for mental health issues after the fire

Grenfell Tower: Thousands of people seeking treatment for mental health issues after the fire

Thousands of people seeking treatment for mental health issues after Grenfell

The numbers of people affected by the tower fire are expected to be around roughly 11,000

Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

'You cruelly treated us like animals' - Theresa May criticised over mental health announcement

'You cruelly treated us like animals' - Theresa May criticised over mental health announcement

'You treat us like animals' - Theresa May criticised over mental health

Theresa May said 'around 2 million public sector workers will receive unprecedented mental health support'

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Report finds around 300,000 workers lose their jobs due to mental health issues

Report finds around 300,000 workers lose their jobs every year due to mental health issues

300,000 workers lose their jobs every year due to mental health issues

A review commissioned by Theresa May found one in six struggle with mental health issues in the workplace

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Chris Hughes starred on Live Island

World Mental Health Day: Love Island's Chris Hughes talks about suffering in silence

World Mental Health Day: Love Island's Chris Hughes talks about suffering in sil

Love Island star spoke to talkRADIO showbiz reporter Johnny Seifert on World Mental Health Day about his mental health struggles

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Grenfell Tower: 'Local council missed a key time to help people with mental health'

Grenfell Tower suicides: 'Local council missed a key time to help people with mental health'

'Council missed a key time to help Grenfell Tower victims with mental health'

Mental health campaigner Yvette Greenway says people want to talk about their problems but are fed up with not being listened to so are giving up

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Man admits 'horrific and violent' murder of wife and five children

Man admits 'horrific and violent' murder of wife and five children

Man admits 'horrific and violent' murder of wife and five children

Mesac Damas reportedly said at a hearing that he loves his wife and children the most out of anyone

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Retired firefighter had private care for PTSD as NHS took too long to help

Retired firefighter forced to seek private care for PTSD as NHS took too long to help

Retired firefighter had private care for PTSD as NHS took too long to help

A former station commander has revealed his mental health problems as many retired firefighters are struggling with mental health after the Grenfell Tower fire

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

'Employees will do better work if bosses help them talk about mental health', says campaigner

Macho workplace culture is damaging men's mental health, says campaigner

Macho workplace culture is damaging men's mental health, says campaigner

Mental health campaigner and writer Rachel Kelly says many men think saying they've got a mental health problem would limit their career

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer in heated argument with obesity campaigner over medical study

Julia Hartley-Brewer in heated argument with obese fitness instructor over medical study

Julia Hartley-Brewer rows with obese fitness instructor over medical study

Obesity campaigner Kathryn Szrodecki claims new report saying 'fat and fit is impossible' will damage people's mental health

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Aaron Lennon: Twitter users send goodwill to footballer after he's detained under the Mental Health Act

Aaron Lennon: Football fans send floods of goodwill to Everton star after he's detained under Mental Health Act

Aaron Lennon: Twitter users send goodwill to footballer

The Everton winger was detained under the Mental Health Act on Tuesday morning

'I wish the Daily Mail a speedy demise' - Twitter blasts paper over Aaron Lennon tweet

Daily Mail blasted for Aaron Lennon '£55,000-a-week' tweet after player detained under mental health act

Daily Mail blasted for Aaron Lennon '£55,000-a-week' tweet

The footballer was detained under the Mental Health Act, and users aren't happy the Daily Mail mentioned his salary

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Schoolchildren to receive NHS mental health care, after Prince Harry spoke out about counselling

Schoolchildren to receive NHS mental healthcare after Princes William and Harry speak out

Schoolkids to receive NHS mental healthcare after William and Harry speak out

Prince Harry revealed that he sought counselling after struggling to come to terms with his mother's death, he has also been praised for his bravery

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Patient steals ambulance for joyride in Italy

Patient steals ambulance for joyride in Italy

Patient steals ambulance for joyride in Italy

An ambulance was called for the man who was suffering from psychiatric problems in Tuscany, but he ended up driving it 150 kilometres away

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Alastair Campbell opens up about coping with depression

Alastair Campbell on depression: 'I was so low I started punching myself in the face'

Alastair Campbell: 'I was so low I started punching myself in the face'

Tony Blair's former communications guru is part of a campaign launched by the Royals to encourage the public to talk about mental health

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Online appointments for mental health increase via NHS scheme

NHS digital mental health programmes see almost nine-fold takeup increase

NHS digital mental health programmes see almost nine-fold takeup increase

An exclusive by The Independent found an 'almost ninefold' increase in mental health appointments

Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Deep brain stimulation could be used as anorexia therapy

Deep brain stimulation could be used as anorexia therapy

Deep brain stimulation could be used as anorexia therapy

A small study has found deep brain stimulation could be used as a potential anorexia therapy

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

'The mental health stigma campaign cannot become a replacement for services', says Alastair Campbell

Theresa May needs to walk the walk on mental health, says Alastair Campbell

Government needs to walk the walk on mental health, says Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell has published a piece in entitled On mental health, the Tories need to put their money where their mouths are

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

'Pressures on middle-aged women are increasing at home and in the workplace' says professor

Middle-aged women are being pressured into eating disorders, says academic

Middle-aged women are being pressured into eating disorders, says academic

Research from University College London has suggested that 3% of women in their 40s and 50s have an eating problem

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Axe-wielding man in Hull has 'mental health issues and problems with drugs'

Axe-wielding man in Hull has 'mental health issues and problems with drugs'

Axe-wielding man in Hull has 'mental health issues and problems with drugs'

A 31-year-old man wielding an axe in Hull, who was shot by police this morning, is said to have mental health issues and problems with drugs

Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

'The culture of perfection that we've placed on women' has caused young women to be the highest risk group for mental health problems

'Culture of perfection' blamed for huge spike in mental health problems among young women

'Cultural of perfection' blamed for huge spike in female mental health problems

The Telegraph women's editor Claire Cohen claims the culture of perfection that we've placed on women has caused young women to be the highest risk group for mental health problems

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sam Delaney discusses the very real effects anxiety can have on sufferers

Sam Delaney discusses the effects of anxiety

Famed psychologist helped clear up answers

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Government 'failing children and imposing suffering on families', says mental health charity SANE

Government 'failing children and imposing suffering on families', says mental health charity

Government 'failing children and imposing suffering on families'

Chief executive of SANE claims the treatment of children with mental health problems 'makes no sense'