The British Psychological Society has welcomed the increase in access to evidence-based psychological therapies over the past five years which has been supported by all three main political parties. However, there is still a long way to go.
A letter signed by the British Psychological Society President, Professor Dorothy Miell, sharing concerns raised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) about reductions in overall funding for mental health services and differences in access to treatments has been published in today's Guardian.
A person who is suffering from depression might experience a further blow to their self-confidence if they consider themselves to be afflicted by a mental illness.
Concerns have been raised that coverage of the death of Robin Williams by many newspapers could unwittingly be encouraging other depressed people to take their own lives.
Scientists in Australia have identified a link between insomnia among teenagers and various mental health conditions.
People who have bipolar disorder are more likely to engage in risky behaviour, a new study has revealed.
Clinicians and neuroscientists must work together to understand and improve psychological treatments says an article in Nature magazine.
People aged 65 and over who have depression and diabetes could be at a higher risk of early deaths than their counterparts who have the condition without mental illness, according to a new study.
On our Research Digest, guest blogger James Coyne finds that the answer to the question of whether treating depression also treats suicida
A nationwide investigation is to be launched on the phenomenon of suicide among children and young adults in a bid to better understand it and hopefully develop better inter
Healthcare officials should pay more attention to mental health problems, because it could reduce people's life expectancy more than smoking can, according to new research
The annual conference of the actors' trade union Equity has approvd a motion saying it should provide more support for members struggling with mental health issues such as depression, one insider has said.
A new study has indicated that preschool teachers in the US who suffer from depression could be having a profound effect on the future of their students.
An alarming number of young people in Northern Ireland could be suffering with mental health issues in silence, a new report has suggested.
Depression is a growing public health concern, affecting 1 in 9 people at some point in their lives, and with a third of sufferers experiencing little or no benefit from medication. Faced with this crisis, scientists have looked for alternati
Encouraging people to be mindful of what they are eating rather than responding to their emotions could be key in the battle against obesity.
Women may not be the only gender to suffer from postnatal depression, according to a new study at Northwestern University Feinberg
Children suffering a mental health crisis are frequently being forced into police custody rather than being accepted into 'safe havens' says an investigation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
In a paper published this week by the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, Guillem Feixas and his colleagues from the University of Barcelona look at how people's construction of reality can impact on depression.
Living in a household that contains a child's grandparents as well as its parents could raise the risk of the mother experiencing depression within a year after giving birth, according to a new study.
Teenagers who are struggling with depression could find a lifeline in the form of a new smartphone app developed in New Zealand.
Providing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for people with mental health disorders such as depression and eating disorders could provide them with long-term benefits without the need for drugs, an expert on the talking treatment has said.
Psychologists have suggested more may need to be done to protect academics from pressures that could lead to mental health problems.