Mental Health

Regularly smoking cannabis may be more common among people with mental illness than it is for those without such a condition.
A link has been discovered between depression in Alzheimer's patients and a declining ability to handle daily activities.
A new study published published in the Journal of Adolescent Health suggests that family meals can contribute to good mental health in young people.
A group of British mental health professionals has issued a statement of concern about the Reliability, Validity, and Safety of DSM-5.
Unhealthy eating could result in a woman's mood worsening, new research has suggested.
Norman Lamb, Minister of State for Care Services, has accepted an invitation for England to host the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership Exchange in 2014.
A new sculpture designed to provide daily inspiration to both patients and staff has arrived at the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham.
All over the world, in both rich and poor societies, emotions can have an impact on health.
The Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill has officially been passed into law.
Watch Channel Four’s Sunday Brunch again to see Dr Peter Lovatt (aka Dr Dance) get presenters Tim and Simon to strut their stuff whilst explaining the mental health benefits of dancing.  Peter also discussed recent research at the University of Hertfordshire’s Dance Psychology Lab that has shown how certain types of problem solving can be improved when we dance.
Child bullying victims are at increased risk of suffering from anxiety disorders when they become adults.
A Chartered Psychologist has welcomed the news that the House of Commons authorities have approved an annual budget of £25,000 to help MPs with mental health problems access treatment.
A new national standard for psychological health and safety in the workplace has been released by the Canadian Standards Association, the Bureau de normalisation du Quebec and the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
A lack of understanding, stigma, fear and discrimination towards people with schizophrenia are needlessly preventing tens of thousands of people from finding or keeping jobs.
Unhealthy behaviours among adults on low income may be caused by poor mental health.
Containment is being prioritised over care within some mental health services in the UK.
Practitioner psychologists should recognise the benefits some clients may derive from receiving a diagnosis, but should also be mindful of the harm that can result from labelling – particularly the risk of pathologising an individual.
New NICE guidance suggests that signs of psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people need to be identified early to ensure they receive the treatment and care they need to live with the condition.
The NHS Commissioning Board is recruiting chairs and clinical members to the clinical reference groups for all of the specialised services that it will play a direct r
The Mental Health (Anti-Discrimination) (No. 2) Bill, which has already passed all its stages in the House of Commons, received its second reading in the House of Lords.
People diagnosed with a mental illness need help and understanding, not labels and medication. That is the message of an article published on the BBC News Health pages today by Professor Peter Kinderman from the University of Liverpool, a former chair of our Division of Clinical Psychology.
Individuals who believe themselves to be spiritual may be at greater risk of suffering from mental challenges, new research has found.
There has been a significant rise in the number of university students suffering from serious mental illness, new research has shown.
A young person may be more likely to attempt suicide within two years of a parent trying to take their own life, new research has suggested.
Comments made by the Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb, during a House of Commons debate on Schizophrenia care on Monday (10 December) have been welcomed by the Society.
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