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Every NHS trust or health board with maternity services should have a specialist maternal mental health midwife, according to a new report from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/rcm_calls_for_specialist_maternal_mental_health_midwife_in_every_trust_25769829415.aspx

Figures from 35 NHS Mental Health Trusts have suggested a 'postcode lottery' exists across England in the amount of time young people have to wait according to the NSPCC.
https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/rejected-cases-triggering-mental-health-time-bomb-nspcc-claims.aspx

Four mental health trusts in the West Midlands have come together in a new healthcare alliance to transform the way acute mental health services are provided. 
https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/west-midlands-mental-health-trusts-form-alliance-to-transform-provision-of-acute-mental-health-services.aspx

The number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) applications has increased tenfold in the past year, official statistics show.
https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/tenfold-increase-in-number-of-deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards-applications-in-past-year.aspx

People in London believe that mental health problems should be taken as seriously as those for physical health, a new survey has revealed.
https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/mental-ill-health-should-be-taken-as-seriously-as-physical-health-say-londoners.aspx

The number of new episodes of compulsory treatment for mental ill health in Scotland in 2014/15 rose to the highest level since 2005, when the current Mental Health Act was introduced, according to new statistics.
https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/compulsary-treatment-of-people-with-mental-ill-health-in-scotland-at-highest-level-since-2005.aspx

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to make mental health a priority in a future Labour government and has challenged the Conservatives to make parity of esteem with physical health a reality.
https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/jeremy-corbyn-promises-to-make-mental-health-a-real-priority.aspx

The Government and NHS England need to make further improvements to access to psychological therapies to bring about true ‘parity of esteem’ for mental health patients as waiting times still vary widely, according to a new report.
https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/call-for-government-to-improve-access-to-psychological-therapies-as-waiting-times-still-vary-widely.aspx

A guide that aims to provide information on how best to support people with learning disabilities to access their local Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) has been launched.
https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/guide-to-support-people-with-learning-disabilities-to-access-iapt-services-is-launched.aspx

Specialist and community mental health and learning disability provision “needs turning upside down” to become more creative, responsive and effective, a leading campaigner has said.
https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/call-for-specialist-and-community-mental-health-provision-to-be-reformed.aspx
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