mental health

  • 29 Mar 2015

    My first reaction to the news of last week’s aeroplane crash was, of course, horror. Millions of people reacted in a similar way. For the friends and relatives of those killed, the reaction was naturally more intense. It is hard to imagine what they are going through, as for all those bereaved suddenly and without explanation.

  • 12 Mar 2015

    "This report directly links cuts to public services with mental health problems... Psychologists are often in a position to see the effects that social and economic changes have on people. We also occupy a relatively powerful position as professionals and therefore have an ethical responsibility to speak out about these effects."

  • 8 Feb 2015

    The Methodist Church in Britain is organising its first-ever Mental Health Matters Conference for the summer of 2015.

  • 24 Jan 2015

    There is a new kind of poverty in Britain. It is made by politicians, and could easily be ended by politicians. The people enduring this government-enforced poverty are not on low incomes: they have no income whatsoever. They sit in dark cold homes with no money and no food. For them, budgeting and belt-tightening would be the luxury option.

  • 21 Jan 2015

    New data shows benefit claimants with mental health problems are more likely to have their benefits sanctioned than those suffering from other conditions.

  • 21 Nov 2014

    The Methodist Church has launched a series of mental health resources following concerns that not enough was being done to help young people with mental health issues.

  • 15 Oct 2014

    The Pakistani authorities are suppressing details of an official investigation into the shooting of an imprisoned, mentally-ill Briton, says legal charity Reprieve.

  • 13 Jul 2014

    People in the UK unable to work because of depression may have their benefits stopped if they do not undergo cognitive behavioural therapy, which it is assumed will cure them, a newspaper has reported. If this plan goes ahead, sizeable numbers of mentally ill people are likely to die.

  • 24 May 2014

    Allegations that a mentally ill prisoner in Florida was tortured to death, followed by a cover-up, have focused attention on the US prison system. Inmates and staff at Dade Correctional Institution in Miami have claimed that abuse was common.

  • 14 Mar 2014

    Authorities in Pakistan are refusing to allow access for an independent medical assessment of a British man sentenced to death earlier this year on blasphemy charges.