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 “brain training” computer game designed by neuroscientists at Cambridge University is said to help people with schizophrenia to recover their ability to carry out everyday tasks that rely on having good memory.
A report by the University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness has outlined particular groups where suicide is on the rise.
Latest research shows a record number of people in England saying they would be willing to live, work and have a relationship with someone who has experience of a mental health problem. Public attitudes have also improved by 6% over the last three years, which equates to more than 2.5 million people with improved attitudes people with mental health problems.
"The road to recovery for people with mental illness looks
like it just got rockier."
A recent survey of people with mental health problems about benefits suggests that cuts could lead to greater costs down the line, with more people having to turn to other forms of support. In light of these new data, a group of leading mental health organisations are coming together to voice their concerns.
The national charity Rethink Mental Illness is launching a support group for women affected by mental health problems in Eastleigh this month.
Campaigners from the charity Rethink Mental Illness are having a picnic with Braintree MP James Cleverly, to ask him to make funding for local mental health services a top priority over the next five years.
The national charity Rethink Mental Illness is launching a support group for carers of people with mental health problems in Southport this month.
A report published today reveals that long-term absence of employees has seen the largest rise in five years, with a third of companies saying that they find it difficult to make reasonable adjustments to employees experiencing mental health problems.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today (Friday 12 June) launched a national report, raising concerns that public services are failing to work together to make sure that people have access to mental health crisis care around the clock.