Mental Health

NICE - the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - has published a new quality standard on depression in children and young people.
Together with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), we are hosting a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester today.
A lack of parental warmth can have a long-lasting impact on children - from both an emotional and physical perspective.
People who are struggling with debt may be at greater risk of suffering from mental health issues.
We support MindEd – a programme that provides electronic learning materials covering the breadth of children and young people’s mental health for both the healthcare and non-healthcare workforces.
People in the UK who suffer from depression could benefit from collaborative care, new research has suggested.
A rise in suicide rates in Europe and the Americas may be linked to the global economic crisis.
Through the our partnership with Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) the British Psychological Society has contributed to a new guide for commissioners of forensic mental health services
Carers of family members who have suffered a stroke experience life-enrichment and positive personal growth once they have overcome the shock of their relative’s illness
Well-being programmes organised by employers should focus on mental health, it has been suggested.
There's an ethical consensus in medicine that it's wrong to give patients with physical illness false hope. But what about patients with mental health problems? Might the provision of unrealistic optimism be a vital part of their treatment?
Mentally unwell people should not be detained in police cells when mental health units are unable to take them in.
Yelling at adolescent children could prove detrimental to their well-being in the long-term.
People who are anxious believe they have and need more personal space, new research has suggested.
High financial debt may be associated with poorer mental health in young people, new research has suggested.
Parity of esteem between mental health and physical health will be achieved only if commissioning and payment systems are accelerated to reflect this policy objective. That was one of the conclusions of a House of Commons health committee review of the Mental Health Act 2007 published on 14 August.
Being exposed to bullying in childhood can have adverse outcomes well into adulthood, new research
A shortage of beds at psychiatric units in England is resulting in the basic rights of some mental health patients being violated.
The number of prescriptions for drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has doubled in England in the past six years, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has claimed.
There is a link between living in a terraced dwelling and lower psychological distress, new research has indicated.
Taking part in extended group recreation can lead to improved mental health for veterans, new research has sug
The use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) could lead to a person suffering from poor mental health when they are older.
Through our partnership with the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) the British Psychological Society has contributed to a new guide for commissioners of acute care services.
Last night’s Panorama, “Broken by Battle”, looked at the psychological toll of the conflict in Afghanistan.
Twenty hospitals that are failing dementia patients will be named following an audit led by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  
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