Tagged with 'mental health'

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Young people face barriers to accessing support for mental health

Parliamentary report finds that Children and Young People face multiple barriers to accessing support at a local level. A major report on mental health and children and young people has been published by the Health Select Committee (HSC), as part of its enquiry into child and adolescent mental health services…. Read More

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Looking after your helpline workers

It’s World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October, a day on which helpline services should feel proud of the enormous contribution they give to supporting people who are going through difficult periods in their lives. As a sector, we tend to (quite rightly) focus on our service users… Read More

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Ensuring that people detained in hospital get better care: changes to the Mental Health Act Code of Practice

Helplines who support people who face being detained due to their mental health, and their carers and families, may find some parts of the new code of interest.  The Code of Practice for the Mental Health Act 1983 is important; it sets out how people, particularly those detained under the… Read More