Men in Norfolk who feel suicidal are to benefit from a new role designed to ensure they get early support before being seen by mental health specialists.
Over the past 12 years, I have been involved in co-ordinating and co-facilitating horticulture therapy groups for school-aged children in Liverpool.
It is time we stopped talking about mental health and physical health as separate and unrelated.
The move to a purpose-built mental health unit from pre-fabricated buildings in the grounds of a Victorian asylum in 2011 has allowed staff to provide care and support for service users with greater safety and dignity.
We need to change cultures, remove the stigma that is attached to talking about mental health and encourage open discussion.
The growing emphasis on the promotion of mental health, the prevention of ill-health and improving the lives of people living with mental health difficulties is long-awaited and welcomed.
The flurry of press releases this week signalled the approach of World Mental Health Day, as did the timing of a few new policy pledges from the UK governments and their arm’s-length bodies.