Mental health

One in four adults experience mental illness at some point during their lifetime and one in six experience symptoms at any one time – making mental illness the largest single cause of disability in our society. Our policies need to focus on outcomes, emphasising identification of what actually happens to the health of the patient as a result of the treatment and care they receive, as well as giving emphasis to the voice of patients and service users.

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Maternal mental health pathway aims to provide a structured approach

New guidance provides a structured approach on common issues associated with maternal mental health and wellbeing, from pregnancy through the early months after the birth. The Maternal mental health pathway, … Read more → – Maternal mental health pathway aims to provide a structured approach

Investment in mental health: working age adult and older adult reports

The Department has published two reports on the investment on mental health services: the eleventh annual working age adult (WAA) report the older adult mental health (OPMH) report The eleventh … Read more → – Investment in mental health: working age adult and older adult reports

National framework to improve mental health and wellbeing published

The government has published the Mental health implementation framework, which sets out what organisations can do to make the 6 high-level objectives of the mental health strategy No Health without … Read more → – National framework to improve mental health and wellbeing published

Consultation on funding allocations for independent mental health services

In this consultation the Department is asking for your views on options for distributing funding to local authorities for Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) services and the Armed Forces’ compensation … Read more → – Consultation on funding allocations for independent mental health services

Post-legislative scrutiny of the Mental Health Act 2007

The Government’s ‘Post-legislative assessment of the Mental Health Act 2007′ has been laid before Parliament. Between 3 and 5 years after an Act of Parliament has received Royal Assent, it … Read more → – Post-legislative scrutiny of the Mental Health Act 2007

Apply now for the 2013-14 Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Funds

The 2013-14 Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund (IESD) is now open for applications. Applicants are invited to submit proposals to develop new, innovative approaches to health and care, actively … Read more → – Apply now for the 2013-14 Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Funds

Employers urged to offer flexible working to support mental health needs

Thousands of individuals with mental health needs could be offered more flexible working under a new initiative launched today by Health Minister Lord Howe. Speaking at the launch at The … Read more → – Employers urged to offer flexible working to support mental health needs