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New health and social care complaints system does not go far enough
Mental health charity Mind believes that the Government's reforms to the health and social care complaints system are insufficient to address serious complaints on mental health wards.
Mind comments on Healthcare Commission investigations report
Mental health charity Mind welcomed the Healthcare Commission's Learning from investigations report, particularly its emphasis on safeguarding vulnerable adults and leadership.
Mind comments on a new report that shows patients are living in fear
A Mental Health Act Commission report out today highlights the shocking level of fear and intimidation that patients experience on mental health wards.
Mind comments on boost to war veterans mental health care
There's no doubt that soldiers can suffer considerable trauma in conflict zones, and it goes without saying that for people experiencing trauma on a daily basis, mental health care should be an absolute priority.
Mind comments on the new incapacity benefit test
Incapacity benefit gives people the opportunity to access counselling services, participate in voluntary work and be helped to successfully return to work at an appropriate pace.
Mind Comments on the Government's Comprehensive Spending Review
We are delighted that on World Mental Health Day, this significant breakthrough in mental health care has occurred, meaning that finally people will be getting the help they want when they are most in need
Charities welcome major boost for psychological therapies in England
Five national mental health charities today joined together to welcome the Secretary of State for Health's commitment to ensuring all GPs in England can offer their patients psychological therapies within six years.
Mind comments on new Mental Capacity Act
This Act is an important development, introducing new safeguards to protect the rights of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
New research reveals alarming increase in mental health prejudice in England
Mental health charity Mind today expressed deep concern that public attitudes to mental ill health have deteriorated further, with people now more likely to wrongly associate mental distress and violence.
Mental Health Bill remains a missed opportunity for humane and progressive legislation, says Alliance
The Government has missed an historic opportunity to achieve a modern and humane new Mental Health Act, but has made important concessions to protect patients and their families from abuse and neglect.
Mental health service users need more help to stub out smoking
Mind comments on new mental health in the workplace report
This report shows that mental health is everybody's business. It's up to employers, employees and the Government to recognise the need to take mental health in the workplace seriously.
Mind: Government proposals will damage future of mental health care
Government's Mental Health Bill will not help reduce suicides
New statistics show more people sectioned than ever before
Admissions under the Mental Health Act hit a record high last year, prompting fears that the Government's planned 'psychiatric Asbos' will be overused.