Last year, £1.2bn was promised towards improving mental health services, following recommendations made in the Five Year Forward View on Mental Health. In reality, this is the minimum required to ensure that people with mental illness get the quality of care they need.
As we prepare to head to the polls, Tamanna speaks about her struggle to access the right treatment and why she is... View details ⇨
Recent figures show that the number of students dropping out of univerity due to mental illness has almost trebbled in recent years - while access to counselling and support still remains patchy at best.
We'd like to hear your experiences. Did you get the support you needed at school / university? What would have helped you?
"It was a great honour for us to win the Pringle “Group of the Year Award” at Members’ Day in November. This acknowledgement of our work has given us all great encouragement but we know there is a great deal more to do"
Read the blog from our York group and remember to make your nominations for the 2017 awards.
The Mental Health Act came into force in 1983. That’s 34 years ago. It is failing people severely affected by mental illness and needs to be reviewed. As the UK prepares to go to the polls, Danielle Hamm from our Campaigns and Policy team outlines the challenge to the next Government in creating a Mental Health Act that is fit for tomorrow.
In just 4 weeks the UK will head to the polls to cast their vote in the General Election. This is your chance to choose a candidate that could make a real difference for people severely affected by mental illness.
It is shocking that 1 in 3 people using mental health services experience stigma and discrimination. This must change. It can change. Will you help to ensure that mental illness is... View details ⇨
Feed your creative side: engaging in creative activities is an excellent way to support your mental wellbeing. Let us know ways you unwind and manage your wellbeing.... and don't forget to download the complete guide by visiting
"Over the last few months and years, mental health has become the 'issue of the moment', with many politicians making commitments to improve attitudes & services... but all parties need to recognise that now is the time to act."
As we head into a general election in the UK, our director of external affairs discusses why we need more than just words to improve the lives of people with mental... View details ⇨