We need to talk | in Campaign report Psychological therapies are known to be effective for treating a wide range of mental health conditions. However, availability of cognitive behavioural therapy and other evidence-based therapies on the NHS is extremely limited.
The Bournemouth effect? | in Blog Post The party conference season has kicked off with the Lib Dems in Bournemouth. This is a good conference venue - sea air, pleasant walks and friendly people. Or so we thought....
Sarah's story | in Case Study I don’t know why I experience depression. What is important is that I now recognise it as an illness, rather than seeing myself as a useless failure, and can therefore recover to better health.
Health care for all? | in Blog Post On International Human Rights Day, Mind's Refugee and Asylum Project Worker considers inequalities in the current mental health system for asylum seekers in Britain.
Health and social care bill | in Blog Post The changes to health and social care policy are perhaps the most radical of all the coalition government proposals. What impact will the bill have on mental health services and the people who use them?
Care doesn't need to be scary | in Blog Post A timely and supportive response to a person in crisis can make all the difference. As part of our acute and crisis care campaign, Krishna a current inpatient, writes about his passage through services.
A tough transition | in Blog Post Today Anna shares her story of how moving from child mental health services to adult mental health services gave her the determination she needed to move towards recovery.
Waiting in crisis | in Blog Post Rachel blogs for us about her experience of waiting in A&E for crisis care. She talks about being kept waiting late at night in an intimidating setting and the impact this had on her experience in crisis.
Feeling out of control in crisis care | in Blog Post Paul blogs for us about his experience of being in crisis and having no say in what happened to him through the process. He talks about how the plans he made were ignored and how he often found staff too busy to engage with his needs.
An Inspector Calls | in Blog Post Today Edith, a Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspector, blogs for us about how important feedback from the public is, and how the CQC respond to the feedback they receive.
The importance of local crisis care services | in Blog Post Liz blogs for us about the need for better crisis care services locally. As part of our campaign, she talks about the difficulties for families and individuals when they're not given choice and control and when the nearest service is simply too far away.
Everybody knows somebody | in Blog Post "Anyone can develop an eating disorder" - Chloe and Charlotte, Assistant Psychologists from the Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service, blog for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2013.