News and Comment

Listed below is mental health comment SANE has published in the last 18 months. 

Report shows psychiatric patients waiting more than three years to be discharged from units
03rd Aug 2017
Mental health patients are spending years in acute units despite being medically fit to be discharged, figures obtained by BBC News show. At least 91 psychiatric patients have wait...
SANE responds to mental health workforce plans
31st Jul 2017
Plans to expand the mental health workforce to tackle the ‘historic imbalance’ in workforce capacity have been revealed today by health secretary Jeremy Hunt. The gover...
SANE responds to Panorama programme A Prescription for Murder?
27th Jul 2017
An epsiode of Panorama titled A Prescription for Murder? was broadcast on BBC One last night. The show investigated links between SSRI antidepressants and psychosis and violen...
SANE teams up with actress Hanna Stanbridge for Edinburgh Fringe
18th Jul 2017
SANE has teamed up with actress Hanna Stanbridge to support her show I Hate Myself So People Will Like Me (and Other Strategies for Success) premiering at this year’s Edinbur...
Inspiring Jaylo to cycle length of Wales for charity who 'saved his life'
17th Jul 2017
A brave man who just months ago couldn’t step out of his front door is taking on the challenge of a lifetime by cycling the length of Wales. Jaylo Miles is riding along ...
Fewer than one in three leaders of mental health trusts 'confident' they have enough staff, poll finds
07th Jul 2017
Fewer than one in three bosses of mental health trusts are confident they have enough staff to deliver services, according to a survey. The poll by NHS Providers&nbs...