Calls to Mental Health Services rise by almost a third in the last 12 months

Calls to Mental Health Services rise by almost a third in the last 12 months

Mental health charity Mind has reported a 28% annual increase in calls to it’s helpline and blames the recession for the rise. Calls regarding personal finance and job security have doubled in that time as families and individuals find their personal finances are stretched ever further as the costs of food, fuel and clothes continue…

Mental health taboos challenged in Parliament

Mental health taboos challenged in Parliament

One in four people in the UK will suffer from mental health problems at some point in their lives.  However despite this, mental health continues to be a taboo topic with the problems that people experience, surrounded by stigma, creating obstacles to treatment and an exacerbation of symptoms via isolation and hopelessness about change. In…

Shocking waste of £10bn in NHS could be saved with Mental Health treatments like CBT

Shocking waste of £10bn in NHS could be saved with Mental Health treatments like CBT

A critical report from the London School of Economics and Political Science asserts that the NHS is letting down the 6 million adults and hundreds of thousands of children in the UK who suffer with treatable and common mental health problems like Anxiety and Depression. Such is the seriousness of the situation that Professor Lord…

Why Anger Is Good For Us

Why Anger Is Good For Us

Anger is without a doubt the emotion with the worst reputation. It provokes more fear, shame and attempts at suppression than all the other emotions put together. More than 1 in 10 people report having a problem controlling their anger but less than 50% of those actually seek help. However anger, like all the emotions…

Mental Health Treatment: Is The NHS Letting You Down?

Mental Health Treatment: Is The NHS Letting You Down?

There are more people on capacity benefits due to mental health problems than the total number of unemployed people on job seekers allowance. By 2030 Depression will be the world’s most common illness according to the World Health Organisation. As evidence suggests that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is currently the most effective treatment available for a…