Our media team work with print, broadcast and online journalists across England. We can provide comment on a range of issues relating to severe mental illness and also have a bank of case studies. Our specialist areas are schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe depression and personality disorder. We do not cover eating disorders.
A cross-party group of MPs and Peers is calling for an end to the ‘institutional bias’ against mental health in the NHS. The group also called for the next Government to accelerate its efforts to bring mental health services up to the standard of physical health services.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today published an inquiry which concluded that hundreds of deaths in psychiatric units, prisons and police cells between 2010 and 2013 were avoidable and were caused by repeated “basic errors” by staff ignorant of mental-health risks.
Our response to a new study by the Institute of Psychiatry suggests that 24% of new cases of psychosis are resulting from use of high potency ‘skunk-like’ cannabis.
Our response to a new Home Affairs Select Committee report, ‘Policing and mental health’, which says that NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups are failing to provide enough health-based places of safety for people going through a mental health crisis.
Our response to the Care Quality Commission's 'Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2013/14' report, which shows that the number of people detained under the Mental Health Act has increased by 6% since 2012/13.
Children’s author Alice Hoyle is launching her debut book Pretend Friends at Foyles Bookshop in Bristol next month (11th February).
The national charity Rethink Mental Illness is launching a five-a-side football group for people with mental health problems in Burnley next month.
Rethink Mental Illness response to Monitor statement on NHS funding
A man who became the unwitting star of a viral video after being filmed singing on the London Underground, has opened up for the first time about how he was facing serious mental health problems.
Rethink Mental Illness' response to new research by the Methodist Church has revealed that more than 100 people with mental health problems are having their benefits sanctioned each day.