mental health

It’s thought that 75 per cent of children with mental health disorders in the UK do not receive treatment (2015 government figures from the Future in Mind report). Many can be left experiencing mental health crises with no direct access to a specialised team or...

Your title ‘What mental illness really is (and what it isn’t)’ is a pretty strident opening, given that the very next thing the reader encounters is a quote from Nathan Filer pointing out that there is no uncontroversial language when talking about mental illness –...

A psychologist has launched mind fitness training and an app to help tackle the high prevalence of mental ill health and suicide in the construction industry. Chartered Psychologist Dr Vanessa Moulton was inspired to act when she discovered the suicide rate in construction...

Have you heard that, every year, one in four people experience mental health problems? If you have, it can likely be traced back to Time to Change, the charity campaign launched in 2007 with the goal of ending discrimination and stigma around mental health. It starred Stephen...

February saw the eighth annual Children’s Mental Health Week – launched by charity Place2Be – with the theme of ‘growing together’. Meanwhile, psychologists have been involved in activities and research to highlight areas of need in the mental health care of children...

For Children’s Mental Health Week we bring you our top articles on the topic from the last few years. This year's theme is Growing Together: focusing on how children (and adults) can grow, and help others grow.

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Most of us enjoy the glow of a cosy winter fire and the aroma of food cooking on a summer barbeque. But it’s well known now that they give off tiny particles and gases that can harm our health.1-4 In fact, wood smoke may be even more damaging than cigarettes.5...

Years ago, I had a patient who could not drive on highways or over bridges. She felt like she was going to die, and her body would shake so much she could not safely drive. Driving to a location that required going over a bridge was much harder than driving home...

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This webinar is designed to support clinicians when working with clients who have grown up with a brother or sister with severe mental health illness. This webinar looks at how ‘well’ siblings may have been impacted by...

‘Friendship is the single most important thing affecting our psychological health and wellbeing, as well as our physical health and wellbeing.’ Spending time with our friends releases endorphins in the brain, and makes us happy. This is Professor Robin Dunbar’s response to...