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Troubled mental health trust symptomatic of failings nationwide
A damning report from the Care Quality Commission has found multiple failings in inpatient care for patients at West London Mental Health Trust.
Mind welcomes radical reform of social care
Mind welcomes the Government's move to simplify the process and create a fairer system for the many thousands of people with mental health problems who currently pay for social care services.
Fresh vision makes mental health the priority for all public services
Police, teachers and other public sector workers should be trained in spotting signs of mental ill-health as a new report from a coalition of mental health groups sets out its vision for mental health services that spans across public services.
Mental health services failing young and old
Two reports published today by the Healthcare Commission show significant failings in the care and treatment offered to mental health service users over and under 65 years old.
Investment in mental health essential as recession bites
Mind today welcomes the Government’s commitment to invest £93m in mental health services to prepare for the human cost of the recession.
Mind says no more coercion to ‘No secrets’ consultation
Mind warns against more intervention by care staff into the lives of mental health service users.
Government delays put patients at risk
Patients who will be subjected to new compulsory powers under the Mental Health Act face being denied access to critical support and protection.
Mind comments on Healthcare Commission Community Mental Health Survey
There are still significant numbers of people with long-term health needs who are not involved in planning their care.
Mind comments on the Government's new strategy for volunteers
The contribution that volunteers make in supporting health and social care services cannot be underestimated.
Social exclusion: no quick fixes, warns Mind
Mind today welcomed the Government's action plan on social exclusion, but warned that there were many challenges ahead in its implementation.
Mind comments on Mental Health Act Commission report
Mind warns against connecting NHS funding with community service funding.