mental health

The annual Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF), led by the Mental Health Foundation, is now in its 12th year and runs from 7-27 May 2018. The festival aims to support the creativity of individuals expressing their interest and struggle with mental health...

Recently I read on a renowned charity website an article regarding the stigma attached to mental health in Muslim societies; that it is a ‘Western’ philosophy and that it simply doesn’t exist in Islam. While I am not a scholar in Islamic theology, I wanted to address some of...

Ross White is a Reader in Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, and an editor of The Palgrave Handbook of Sociocultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health. Our editor Jon Sutton wanted to hear more about the book.

Is the book an attempt...

There has been a great deal of activity over the last 10 years relating to the thorny issue of mental health, also called mental wellbeing. The government decided to back a project called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). This service was touted on the basis...

Without question, Shakiba Oftadeh Moghadam’s statement addresses an important topic. It is disappointing to see that rugby players, like athletes in many other professional sports, still show...

Rugby is perhaps the ultimate contact sport: players fight for possession of the ball whilst running, in scrums and lineouts, placing themselves at high risk injury during training and competitions. Dr Jean-Francois Kaux, a medical doctor from the University of Liege,...

Sally Zlotowitz, Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Community Psychology Section, whole-heartedly believes the time has come for Community Psychology to shine. ‘A growing movement within mainstream psychology is more explicitly making the links between how changes...

The prestigious Maudsley Debates provide an opportunity for open discussions between academics, clinicians and policymakers on current issues within mental health. From practice to policy, these events are open to all, and offer a platform for voices at the grassroots to be...

Dr Chrissy Jayarajah watches EastEnders at work, but there's a reason. As a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist working with women and their families before birth and up to 12 months after, she was a guest at the Mind Media Awards in November due to her work with the Stacey...

The Mental Health Fringe Award was deservedly won by Kane Power at the Scotsman Fringe Awards for his first solo project ‘Mental’, performed at Edinburgh’s...