Talk of crisis

Luciana Berger MP  |  10 October 2017

Not even the most senior family court judge in the country can get patients a mental health bed, argues Luciana Berger Mental health is on the lips of prime ministers and future kings. Mental health has gone mainstream. We must celebrate that, because the more we talk about mental health, the fewer the number of people who …

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Prevention, not arrest

Dan Heley  |  10 October 2017

Greater cooperation between the emergency services, social services, doctors and schools is needed to avoid a person’s struggle with mental health spiralling into criminality, writes former police officer Dan Heley Policing is in crisis. It has been for years and during that time little has been to alleviate the stresses and strains placed upon our men and …

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Empty words on mental health

Lizzy Dobres  |  10 October 2017

Theresa May promised to tackle the ‘burning injustice’ of mental health. For the sake of employees, their families and businesses, she must turn that promise into action, writes Lizzy Dobres Today is World Mental Health day, and we are reminded once again that one in four of us will suffer a mental health problem at …

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No parity

Joanne Harding  |  10 October 2017

The government’s empty words on mental health resources are being exposed, explains Joanne Harding As a mental health professional, I support people in crisis every day. As a local councillor and health scrutiny chair, I have read countless strategies outlining the vision and commitment to achieving the holy grail of parity of esteem between physical and …

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