The first online Nurturing Care Framework consultation starts today

Over the past few months, our very own Prof Mark Tomlinson has been involved in the development of the Nurturing Care Framework.

The online consultation on the Nurturing Care Framework is now open! The Framework provides a roadmap for action, to support early childhood development with special attention to the first 1,000 days. It b...

Myth-buster #1: Preventing mental health problems doesn’t work

5myths_prevention A very common misconception about mental illness is that it is predetermined to affect certain people, and that if you happen to be one of the ‘genetically unlucky’ ones, there’s nothing that ca...

Myth-buster #2: No hope, no cure

5myths_no hope, no cure The common misconception that ‘there is no hope for people living with mental illness’ or that ‘treatment doesn’t work’ often leads individuals suffering from mental illnesses to not ...

Myth-buster #3: People with mental illness can snap out of it

5myths_snap out of itSnap out of it” they say. “Stop being sad, try to smile a bit more”. This is a common misconception in the general population – when people living with mental illness ...

Myth-buster #4: People with mental health problems can’t work or hold down a job

5myths_4 Fact: Whether you realise it or not, we all probably work with someone experiencing or who have experienced mental health problems. Having a mental illness does not mean that you are not capable of working. In So...

Myth-buster #5: People with mental illness are violent and unpredictable

5myths_violent and unpredictable People with mental health disorders are commonly portrayed in the media and popular culture as violent and dangerous. Depictions of people with mental il...