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Dignity Action Day 2017

1st February 2017 Dignity Action Day #DAD2017 is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people’s rights to dignity and provide […] Read more

From Split to Psycho: Why Cinema Fails Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

12th January 2017 M Night Shyamalan’s new movie, Split, stars James McAvoy as a character with 23 different personalities. And, like most screen portrayals of the disorder, it is seen […] Read more

Forget The Gold Bikini. For People With Mental Illness Carrie Fisher Was A Queen

28th December 2016 I’ve never seen Star Wars but discovering Fisher through Stephen Fry’s documentary on manic depression immediately made me feel less alone. ’ll let you in on a […] Read more

“I want my homeless brother to be forced to get help”

22nd November 2016 Abi is desperate to get help for her 28-year-old brother who has been sleeping rough since February. Patrick, an aspiring musician, has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and […] Read more

Emily wanted to die when her son was taken. Nurses gave her a future…

27th October 2016 “If my children were ever taken off me, I wouldn’t survive the day,” was my sister’s emotive, yet understandable, comment when we were discussing the impact losing […] Read more

Recognising People with Learning Disabilities on World Mental Health Day

12th October 2016 On Wednesday we marked World Mental Health Day, an initiative that started twenty years ago with the aim of raising public awareness about mental health issues and […] Read more

Mental Heath Campaign Time To Change gets £20m Boost

2nd October, 2016  A campaign that aims to tackle the stigma around mental health has been given £20m in funding from the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big […] Read more

Chris Brennan inquest: Hospital neglect ‘contributed to teenager’s death’

21st September 2016 Neglect by one of England’s largest mental health trusts contributed to the death of a boy, a coroner has ruled. Chris Brennan, 15, died at Bethlem Royal […] Read more

Face-Down Restraint Continuing in NHS Mental Health Ward

21st September 2016 Face-down physical restraint is still being used in mental health wards in England, despite the government and the NHS saying it should stop. Its use, which can […] Read more

Embattled Mental Health NHS Trust Chairman Stands Down

19th September 2016  The interim chairman of a scandal-hit mental health trust that was criticised for not investigating hundreds of unexpected patient deaths has resigned after only four months. Tim […] Read more

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