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2019 European elections

2019 European elections: it is time to show that the voices of all EU...

As the European Parliament marks one year until the 2019 European elections, Mental Health Europe says EU states must reform outdated laws to show once and for all that people with psychosocial disabilities have a right to be heard
global ministerial mental health summit

World’s first global ministerial mental health summit to be held in London

Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that the UK will host the first ever Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London this October The summit will aim to help countries work together to increase the evidence for different treatments, and to ensure healthcare systems around the world...
Mental health services

A postcard showing a canopy bed: An ex-user of mental health services shares his...

In an interview, Franz-Josef Wagner tells Elena Posth from Pfalzklinikum AdöR about his experiences as an ex-user of mental health services in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany
rare disease

Mental Health Awareness Week: Spotlight on rare disease

Research carried out for the first time by Rare Disease UK indicates almost all patients and carers living with a rare disease have felt anxious, stressed and low
the werther effect

The Werther effect – About the handling of suicide in the media

Vivien Kogler and Alexander Noyon from Mannheim University of Applied Sciences investigate suicidality, the Werther effect and the role of medial presentation in this context. As guest authors at Pfalzklinikum they summarized the subject of the thesis written by Vivien Kogler. The Werther effect is the mimicry of suicide after a...

Mental Health Awareness: 8 out of 10 Brits admit observing presenteeism in the workplace

According to the recent CIPD survey, people coming into work when they are ill also known as ‘presenteeism’ has more than tripled since 2010, with 86% of employees admitting they had observed presenteeism in the workplace
stress awareness

Anxiety UK survey highlights importance of raising stress awareness

To mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) theme of ‘stress’,  Anxiety UK launched its own stress test, asking visitors to their website if they are experiencing any of the common symptoms
happy healthcare workplaces

Study finds happy healthcare workplaces are more successful

Employee morale doesn’t just promote loyalty but it can actually improve how effective and productive employees are in their role, according to new research
SATs Week

SATs Week: Children are ‘drowning in exam pressure’

As 2018 SATs week kicks off today (14/05), new research has revealed ‘difficult’ exams leave 45% of British kids anxious as they fear being ‘embarrassed’ by their results
mental health

Workplace at odds over mental health

New research reveals how employees and HRs really feel about mental health in the workplace
mental health awareness

1 in 4 managers are trained on mental health awareness

Ciara Morrison, Head of HR and Talent at Instant Offices looks into the importance of mental health awareness in the workplace and how businesses can prioritise and promote a healthy work-life balance
Anxiety disorders

Agoraphobia, associated anxiety disorders, phobias and conditions

Chief Executive of Anxiety UK, Nicky Lidbetter lifts the lid on the relief and rehabilitation of persons affected by agoraphobia and associated anxiety disorders, phobias and conditions and the extent to which these are treatable and manageable
Healthcare system

Increasing equality in the Icelandic healthcare system

Iceland’s Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, explains her ambition to increase equality in the country’s healthcare system
mental health action plan

Government unveils mental health action plan to improve support for elite sportspeople

Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, today unveiled the first Mental Health Action Plan for Elite Sport, which has been developed with mental health and sports organisations to improve awareness and training in top-level sport
stress from others

Brain Awareness Week: Stress from others can alter your brain

Scientists from the Cumming School of Medicine’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), have discovered that stress from others can change the brain in the same way as real stress does
work-life balance

Work-life balance as a game changer for gender equality and mental health

This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day coincides with European Parliament discussions on a proposed Directive on Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers

Hundreds of mental health professionals to learn pioneering PTSD treatment

Dr David Muss MD will deliver a one day workshop to hundreds of mental health professions to teach The Rewind technique which can help treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) patients
armed forces mental health

Armed forces to receive funding and new helpline for mental health services

Defence Secretary shows commitment to Armed Forces mental health with over £220-million funding and new helpline

Looking for the origins of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia may be related to neurodevelopment changes, including brain’s inability to create the appropriate vascular system, according to a new study
mental health issues

Mental health issues are having an impact on productivity in the workplace

New survey results reveal that 62% of UK employees have taken a day off work in the last year as a result of stress, depression or anxiety

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