Mental health

  • 6 Jan 2019

    Former soldiers are finding creative ways to cope with their mental illness. An exhibition by the organisation Style for Soldiers has been showcasing artworks by medically discharged servicemen suffering from PTSD and brain injuries. Their work often reveals the impact of the ‘invisible wounds’ left by war.

  • 29 Sep 2018

    For the cyclist Celso Fonseca – sport has turned his life around. Originally from Portugal, the 37 year old moved to Cardiff over a decade ago. With a history of mental health problems, Celso was struggling until he discovered that riding a bike gave him a physical and mental boost. He’s now a world class…

  • 3 Jul 2018

    Olly Alexander, lead singer of Years and Years, talks to Channel 4 News about their new album Palo Santo – as well as LGBT mental health, coming out and being scared to hold his partner’s hand in public.

  • 30 May 2018

    When most people think about cancer, they think about chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy. Now a survey by the Teenage Cancer Trust has revealed that eight out of 10 young people find the mental health impact of cancer as hard to deal with as the treatment itself. Yet half of all teenagers with cancer do not…

  • 3 Apr 2018

    Research show that if you’re a black adult male you’re 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. But why? And is there enough support available to those with mental health issues before they reach the point of crisis. Because too often it’s only when the breakdown happens that contact is made…

  • 3 Dec 2017

    The Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield discusses whether she believes Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s claim to be making an “ambitious attempt” to transform mental health provision.

  • 3 Dec 2017

    If education is one key factor affecting a child’s life chances, mental health is arguably just as important. Today the government announced plans to start offering young people in England mental health support in their school or college. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said early intervention would prevent problems becoming more serious, though some have questioned…

  • 11 May 2017

    This programme has discovered that the lack of suitable mental health services in the community means that in the space of the last five years there’s been more than a 100 per cent increase in the number of mentally ill children going to A&E to get help.

  • 11 May 2017

    Joining us now from Norwich is Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb – former Health Minister under the Coalition government.  In Liverpool is Labour’s Luciana Berger – President of the party’s campaign for mental health.  And from Shoreham, Sussex, Conservative Tim Loughton, Children and Families Minister from 2010 to 2012.

  • 11 Feb 2017

    Children aren’t getting enough mental health support at school – according to a survey of head teachers.

  • 22 Jan 2017

    The father of a man who killed himself while on suicide watch in prison has said his death could and should have been avoided. Mark Saunders was stabbed while preventing his son, Dean, from self-harming. But Dean was remanded in custody in Chelmsford prison, where he later killed himself. An inquest found the prison and…

  • 9 Jan 2017

    Alastair Campbell and Isabel Hardman debate Theresa May’s announcement on mental health and the “shared society”.

  • 13 Dec 2016

    From bullying to mental distress to anxiety about telling parents: a record number of children are seeking counselling about gender identity, some of them as young as 11. I’ve been talking to a transgender teenager Felix about his story.

  • 17 Nov 2015

    Are the government’s ‘fit for work’ tests linked to an increase in suicides?

    Researchers suggest that almost 600 suicides may be linked with the government’s controversial tests.

  • 21 May 2015

    Police have put out an urgent appeal for missing man Andrew Lambert who has a condition called disassociative fugue which causes him to forget his former life and leave home without warning.