Mental health and mental illness have an impact on all of us, either directly or indirectly – whilst we can all benefit from having good mental health, 1 in 6 adults experienced a common mental health problem in the last week. This blog covers the ways in which PHE is prioritising improving mental health and the lives of people living with mental illness.
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The Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health marked the first time local and national government agencies came together with organisations across the health and care sector to make prevention a priority for mental health. This blog looks at how it has helped different organisations tackle mental health across the country.
Suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends, communities and work colleagues.
As we approach the end of Child Mental Health Week, we reflect on the Government and PHE’s commitment to improve young people’s mental health. Around half of all mental health problems start before the age of 14 and we know …
It has been a year since we published our suicide prevention planning guidance and thought it was a timely opportunity to take stock on progress made over that time.
Today is World Mental Health Day (WMHD) and as such there is a wide range of activities taking place across the world to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health.
When the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health was published last year, it signalled that a step change was needed to prevent mental health problems.
Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, affecting people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries.
Many of us will have taken a few days off to recover from winter coughs and colds in the past couple of months – but how many would admit to needing time off to recover from an attack of anxiety …
Providing the right training and building the capacity of the workforce to promote mental health and wellbeing and prevent mental illness is essential if we are to reduce health inequalities and increase skills in enabling people to recognise and manage …