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    SECTOR NEWS: Mental health issues rise among adults with young women most affected

    Published: 14 Dec 2017

    Rates of mental health issues have increased among adults, with over a quarter of young women now more likely to have a problem, a new wellbeing and mental health survey has revealed. The Health Survey for England 2016 found rising levels of mental health issues in both men and women across the country, with those surveyed … 

  • New report launched- Working in the NHS: the state of childrens services

    Published: 13 Dec 2017

    Today the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) have launched a full report of their joint survey of over 3,000 NHS counsellors and psychotherapists on mental health services. We discovered some concerning findings: 84 per cent of NHS psychotherapists, … 

  • Government’s children’s mental health plans: a step forward, but we need a leap

    Published: 4 Dec 2017

    Today the Government launched a draft plan for improving children’s mental health services. UKCP sees this as a step forward, but these plans continue to fall short of what is needed. It includes: Incentives for every school to identify a Designated Senior Lead of Mental Health to oversee mental health and wellbeing. Mental Health Support Teams … 

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    Website maintenance

    Published: 1 Dec 2017

    To improve the way our website works, we're carrying our some maintenance from 10pm on Saturday, 3 December to 12.30am on Sunday 4 December. While we do this, you may notice some loss of functionality on the website. It is possible that this may continue later into Sunday. We hope to keep any disruption to a … 

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    UKCP’s response to the autumn budget

    Published: 22 Nov 2017

    UKCP: Budget small step forward, but still huge journey to go Today, the Chancellor announced an extra £2.8 billion for the NHS in England. The government’s ‘Mental Health Investment Standard’ rules mean if local NHS budgets increase, part of that money should go to mental health. The investment follows UKCP’s campaign ahead of the budget, which involved members … 

  • Joint letter to the Chancellor ahead of Autumn Budget

    Published: 7 Nov 2017

    As part of our campaign to influence the Chancellor to ring-fence the mental health budget and increase investment in mental health services UKCP, along with 11 other leaders of mental health organistions, wrote an open letter to the Chancellor urging to take immediate action to address the rising levels of mental ill-health by increasing  investment … 

  • We welcome the Thriving at Work review of mental health and employers

    Published: 26 Oct 2017

    In January 2017, the government commissioned a report by Lord Farmer and Lord Stevenson to  review mental health in the workplace. Thriving at Work: The Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers was published today and has found that 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems are currently losing their jobs and that the cost to … 

  • Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy in the UK

    Leading UK psychological professions and Stonewall unite against conversion therapy

    Published: 16 Oct 2017

    A memorandum of understanding (MoU) against conversion therapy has been launched today, which makes it clear that conversion therapy in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation (including asexuality) is unethical, potentially harmful and is not supported by evidence. Conversion therapy is the term for therapy that assumes certain sexual orientations or gender identities are inferior … 

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    New figures Workers reporting anxiety and depression have risen by nearly a third in the last four years

    Published: 10 Oct 2017

    As was published this morning by the Independent on World Mental Health Day, our figures show that workers reporting anxiety and depression have risen by nearly a third in the last four years. Coming from analysis of the GP Patient Survey completed by more than 400,000 full or part time workers, we see that rates of … 

  • UKCP sets out its vision at the Conservative Party Conference

    Published: 3 Oct 2017

    Written by Professor Sarah Niblock, Chief Executive, UKCP We want to live in a country where no child should go to bed hungry, hopeless or frightened. That was the rallying call from the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) to politicians last night for a mentally healthier post-Brexit Britain. Politicians accepted that there has never been a better time …