Centre for Mental Health

A Year in Our Lives (Living through Covid)

From the Centre for Mental Health https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/publications/reaching-inland Reflections on the A Year in Our Lives stories about living through Covid-19 A Year in Our Lives was initiated by Centre for Mental Health in June 2020. We wanted to share how the dramatic impact of Covid-19 and resulting lockdowns was affecting people’s mental health, in their …

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Integrated Care Boards must have mental health expert

A Report from the Centre for Mental Health brings some good news. https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/news/changes-health-and-care-bill-bring-mental-health-parity-step-closer-integrated-care-systems All Integrated Care Boards will be required to include at least one member with expertise in mental health, thanks to a new amendment to legislation in Parliament. “Centre for Mental Health welcomes the Government’s amendment. It should mean that every Integrated Care …

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A Year in the Life of The Centre For Mental Health

https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/blogs/podcast-sarah-hughes-0 https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/our-impact Sarah Hughes, the Centre’s chief executive, joins Thea to look back at 2021 and the impact our work has been having through these extremely challenging times. From supporting the NHS to get vaccines to people with severe mental illness, to advising the Government on the mental health impact of the pandemic, to sharing …

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Graceful resolve: Attitudes for navigating a psychological crisis

From https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/3-graceful-resolve-attitudes-navigating-psychological-crisis Navigating extreme states of psychological distress isn’t easy. Just thinking about it is quite hard. As someone with a diagnosis of bipolar, it’s territory I’ve traversed many times. By Amy Pollard “The good thing about bipolar is that, because it’s a life-long condition, you get several bites at the cherry when it comes …

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A public health model for mentally healthier integrated care systems

For a full report see The Centre For Mental Health webpage: https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/publications/briefing-57-better-together “The Covid-19 pandemic is being accompanied by a sharp rise in demand for mental health services. Whilst high quality clinical services are vital in addressing rising needs, the size and nature of the challenge means that treatment alone cannot manage this crisis. Better …

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