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A patient with "complex" health needs has been waiting more than three-and-a-half years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge, it has been revealed. The patient, who has not been named, and who suffers from a "serious mental health condition" plus a learning disability and physical health problems,…
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland published six new local visit reports which include visits to NHS hospital wards and units, and a prison. The reports highlight positive and negative findings from the Commission's visits, one of which was unannounced. The Commission makes recommendations for change where necessary and expects…
Actors Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman and David Tennant have thrown their support behind a campaign encouraging people to talk about mental health. The #1in4 campaign, part of the BBC's Minds Matter season, aims to break through the stigma associated with mental illness. Stars from across music, film, theatre and TV…
A Member of the Scottish Parliament has written about his battle with depression in an article for a mental health organisation. James Dornan said he even briefly considered "the ultimate escape" while he was in the darkest depths of the illness. He said that going to see a therapist was…
More than one in five adults across England have suffered mental health problems due to a housing problem in the last five years, according to a report from Shelter. Some 21% of people surveyed said they had experienced issues such as anxiety, depression and panic attacks due to housing pressures.…
The Duke of Cambridge has teamed up with pop superstar Lady Gaga to encourage people to open up about their feelings and bring an end to the "shame" of talking about mental health issues. In a video watched by around 15,000 people live on Facebook, William and Lady Gaga chatted…
One in 10 mental health patients discharged from hospital after suffering a crisis has to wait more than a week for a follow-up appointment, according to new figures. The data, obtained by mental health charity Mind from responses to a freedom of information request by 54 of the 56 NHS…
Stephen Fry has appeared in a video talking to his psychiatrist about his mental health breaking down. The film is the latest in a series created by Heads Together, the campaign spearheaded by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. It comes as a YouGov poll, released by…
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