Mental health

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Birdsong boosts mental wellbeing for 90% of people, UK poll finds
RSPB shares results as Britons encouraged to spend an hour counting birds in annual Big Garden Birdwatch

Patrick Barkham

27, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Six lifestyle choices to slow memory decline named in 10-year study
Over-60s who combined more healthy lifestyle choices enjoyed most benefit, found Beijing researchers

Andrew Gregory Health editor

25, Jan, 2023 @11:30 PM

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The Elephant Song review – psychiatrist and patient spar in game of truth or lie
Gwithian Evans and Jon Osbaldeston star in a power struggle that keeps you guessing – but it’s not enough to get under your skin

Arifa Akbar

24, Jan, 2023 @1:27 PM

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If the path to wellness is either jade eggs and semen facials or a walk in green space, I’m off for a stroll | Hannah Jane Parkinson
A new study confirms the benefits of nature for good mental health, says Guardian columnist Hannah Jane Parkinson

Hannah Jane Parkinson

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Ministers order ‘rapid review’ into mental health inpatient care in England
Dr Geraldine Strathdee to investigate care units after series of scandals involving abuse or neglect of vulnerable patients

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

23, Jan, 2023 @8:12 PM

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Assisted dying should be a right – not a crime | Letters
Letters: Barbara Bell writes about the suffering of patients she has cared for, and Nick Anderson says choice is key, but Nozmul Hussain says there would be unwanted consequences

23, Jan, 2023 @4:19 PM

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Antidepressants can cause ‘emotional blunting’, study shows
Volunteers less responsive to positive and negative feedback after course of serotonin-controlling drugs

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Manchester to open two homes for vulnerable children stuck in hospital
City council aims to undercut private operators and house children with complex needs rejected by other homes

Helen Pidd North of England editor

22, Jan, 2023 @3:52 PM

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Dread, exhaustion and rising helplessness: inside the burnout among Australia’s psychologists
The fallout from the pandemic-fuelled mental health epidemic on the people tasked with helping the rest of us is widespread, and growing

Sophie Black

20, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Stockport hospital failed woman who took poisonous substance, inquest finds
Priory hospital Cheadle Royal provided ‘inadequate care’ for blogger Beth Matthews, who killed herself last year

Tom Ambrose

19, Jan, 2023 @7:49 PM

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‘A contentious place’: the inside story of Tavistock’s NHS gender identity clinic
Clinicians and young people speak about the pioneering and controversial London facility now facing closure

Libby Brooks

19, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Mental health racial bias in England and Wales is ‘inexcusable’, says report
MPs and peers say draft mental health bill must go further to strengthen patients’ choices

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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