One of the country’s top researchers into causes and treatments of bipolar disorder has called for sweeping changes in the way the illness is understood and diagnosed.
On Monday (16th April) the Mental Health Bill will have its Second Reading in the House of Commons, opening up a new stage of the debate. After the Second Reading the Bill moves to Committee Stage, during which the Committee will examine each clause and Schedule of the Bill, agreeing or disagreeing to a Motion that it “stand part” of the Bill (i.e. leaving it in or deleting it)…
Friendship can be a vital factor in helping people with mental health problems to get well and stay well, which is why a top UK charity has devoted its 2007 Mental Health Action Week (April 8 -14) to exploring the issue.
The UK’s prison population should be cut by 12,000, including around 5,000 inmates who should be in mental health units, according to a new report by an influential think-tank.
A survey by the Healthcare Commission of equality in mental health services has drawn attention to disproportionate inpatient admission rates among black people of African and Caribbean origin.
The UK Government has this week given a boost to carers of adults who also hold down jobs by granting them a legal right to request flexible working arrangements.