Nick Clegg's plan for 'zero suicides'

The Deputy PM, Nick Clegg today hosted a Mental Health Conference, where he called on all NHS trusts to commit to a new ambition for ‘zero suicides’. The deputy prime minister wants hospitals to to adopt an approach pioneered by the Henry Ford Medical Group in Detroit; a programme that within four years saw the suicide rate among their patient population fall by 75% and by 2008, they had stopped all suicides among patients of the medical group.

Jan. 19, 2015 | News

Stop loan sharks

Matthew from Yorkshire began borrowing from a local loan shark, after giving up his job to care for his disabled wife. He was introduced by a friend to a friendly local man who arranged to lend him £20 to begin with to see if he would pay £30 back the next week, which Matthew did.

Jan. 15, 2015 | News

Social media can benefit the elderly

A two year study has shown that training older people to use social media has a beneficial impact overall on their physical and mental wellbeing, improves cognitive capacity and increases a sense of self competency.

Dec. 16, 2014 | News

Santa’s on the run

Thank you so much to our team of inspiring and dedicated fundraisers, who braved the winter cold this Saturday to join the thousands of Santa’s descending on London’s Victoria Park for the 5k and 10k festive charity fun run.

Dec. 9, 2014 | News

The Global Crisis of Depression

On Tuesday 25th November, Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary General called for the tackling of depression to be made a global priority.

Nov. 27, 2014 | News