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Measuring the severity of mental illness

The indicators that mental health services use to decide whether people can receive support are a barrier to treatment for many vulnerable people.

People with mental illness are often deemed 'not sick enough' and turned away. But there should be better access to treatment that keeps you out of crisis.

We need mental health education in schools

Hi! My name is Kate and I live in London. I am a daughter, sister, student and mental health patient...

Statistics show just how many young people are affected by mental health conditions. Why then is mental health not on the national curriculum for primary and secondary schools?

Stay and Play and have your say

Photo of Jennifer KentHi! I'm Jeni – the Volunteer and Project Manager at Healthwatch Islington. I spent much of my summer talking to people about their experiences of healthcare services, which is how I prefer to spend my time (!)

 

Mental health diagnosis

Hi! My name is Kate and I live in London. I am a daughter, sister, student and mental health patient...

Getting labelled with various diagnoses was simultaneously terrifying and relieving. 'Finally', I thought, 'there are real reasons for how I am feeling'.

Kate's mental health blog

A young woman seen from behind, sitting on a benchHi! My name is Kate and I live in London. I am a daughter, sister, student and mental health patient...