A cross-governmental action plan has set out a framework for the next decade of mental health policy - but without targets or a funding commitment.
Mental health trusts are pressing the government to look at fresh ways of protecting services given predicted activity increases and the lack of a national tariff.
Patchy spending on adult mental health services around the country has prompted calls for commissioners to tackle inequalities and ensure they are getting value for money.
An “aspirational” strategy setting out the next 10 years of mental health policy has been welcomed despite a lack of detail on how it will be achieved.
Public services such as the NHS, schools and transport should be set targets to reduce the financial burden of mental illness, according to mental health leaders.
The recession is having a disproportionately negative effect on men’s mental health, according to a report published today.
A series of “listening events” is being held to gather views on the Department of Health’s new mental health strategy.
Older people with mental health concerns are often denied the full range of services offered to the young
The National Institute for Mental Health in England is being scrapped and replaced with a new agency to oversee the implementation of mental health policies.
Care services minister Phil Hope promises his personal experience of the health service as a Hodgkin’s patient will mean service users are at the heart of his policies. Helen Crump finds out what’s on his to-do list. Plus, watch an exclusive video interview with Mr Hope