Mental health

National commitments to transform and improve mental health care are welcome but extra funding needs to get through to the frontline and workforce gaps addressed in order for services to meet rapidly growing demand and transform for the future.

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04 Apr 2024

Urgent action needed to tackle growing waits for ADHD and autism services

Sir Julian Hartley responds to a new Nuffield Trust report on autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) waiting times.

21 Mar 2024

Government commitments welcome but sustained support still needed

Saffron Cordery comments on today's Department of Health and Social Care response to the rapid review into data on mental health inpatient settings.

14 Mar 2024

Far too many children waiting far too long for vital mental health services

Saffron Cordery responds to a new report from the Children's Commissioner for England regarding Children and Young People's Mental Health Services in England in 2022-23.

13 Mar 2024

Improving care for people with learning disabilities must be a priority

Sir Julian Hartley responds to a Nuffield Trust call to make it easier for people with a learning disability to get the care they need.

27 Feb 2024

More to do to support children and young people's mental health

Saffron Cordery responds to a government announcement of extra funding for early support mental health hubs.

21 Feb 2024

Report exposes stark divide between mental health demand and capacity

Saffron Cordery responds to a '360 degree' review of mental health care by The King's Fund.

05 Feb 2024

My Voice Matters: The power of a youth-driven approach to children's mental health services

To mark Children's Mental Health Week, Emily Gibbons explores this year's theme, 'My Voice Matters', and shares examples of trusts making youth voices central to designing and delivering services.

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04 Feb 2024

Deeply concerning patient impact of long waits for care

Sir Julian Hartley responds to Liberal Democrats analysis of figures on the mental health impact on patients waiting a long time for a GP or hospital appointment.

01 Feb 2024

Tackle deep-rooted challenges to improve mental health care

Saffron Cordery responds to a new report from England's Health Ombudsman on the safety of mental health patients when they leave inpatient services.

31 Jan 2024

More to do to tackle racism and mental health

Saffron Cordery responds to a Centre for Mental Health report 'Pursuing racial justice in mental health'.

25 Jan 2024

Under-pressure mental health services need support and investment

Saffron Cordery comments as NHS Digital publishes latest Mental Health Act figures.

11 Jan 2024

Youngsters hanging on for community and mental health services mustn’t be forgotten

Miriam Deakin responds to a Labour Party pledge to end hospital waits for children within a parliament.

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