Blogging about mental health issues
Each week we publish blog posts on a whole range of topics, relating in some way to mental health.
We welcome comments and questions on our posts, but have a few ground rules to keep the site welcoming and interesting to every body. The first rule is the most important: be respectful of other commenters and bloggers.
How the Mind Infoline helped me in crisis
Adam blogs about the difficulties he experienced accessing crisis care in his local area. He talks about how it felt to be turned away and how the Mind Infoline helped him get the support he needed.
The NHS needs to respect our human rights
Respect for human rights should underpin everything the NHS does and should be at the heart of any reforms following the Francis Report, blogs Paul Farmer.
No decision about me, without me
”We should be able to define what we want and feel comfortable in sharing those thoughts with our GP… It shouldn’t be down to professionals to tell me what I should achieve as recovery.”
Coping with borderline in a time of healthcare cuts
Glen blogs about the difference one caring health professional can make, and what happens when that support ends.
The end of the NHS listening exercise
Paul Farmer, Mind's CEO, on sitting on the Future Forum panel, and what today's recommendations mean for people who use mental health services.
Your chance to speak out on changes to the NHS
Mind's CEO will report back to the Government on the views of patients and service users on proposed reforms to health and social care services. Find out the latest on the 'listening exercise' and how to have your say on the future of the NHS.
Benefits, employment and the future of the NHS at the Labour Party Conference
Our Chief Executive reports back from the Labour Party Conference in Manchester
A chance in a generation
The Government's New Horizons consultation on the future of mental health services is a pivotal moment for the lives of millions of people.