After tip-offs from frontline staff, we investigated the true scale of the mental health beds crisis. The results prompted ministers to concede the problems accessing crisis care are “unacceptable”.
This incredibly powerful piece by a social worker really drives home what life is like on the frontline of a mental health system that is at breaking point.
This interview shines a light on how forensic social workers work with people who have committed violent and sexual offences while mentally unwell.
Mark Ellerby’s piece on how his social worker built up his trust after he was diagnosed with schizophrenia is a moving and important reminder of the difference rapport can make.
An amazing insight into the difference specialist mental health support dog Darwin has made to his owner’s recovery.
This piece by a children’s social worker highlights one of the profession’s true strengths – challenging stigma and discrimination of vulnerable people.
An hour-by-hour account of what life is really like for the group of social workers tasked with deciding whether acutely unwell people need to be detained under the Mental Health Act for their own safety. It gives a rare glimpse into a complex side of mental health care.
This fantastic piece by mental health worker Mark Taylor is funny and poignant in equal measure.
The Masked AMHP’s review of how a Channel 4 series covered the work of a community mental health team.
A poignant and important post by social worker Emma on her own experiences.