More than 12 thousand children referred to mental health services in the North West have been rejected for treatment, according to NSPCCRead the full story ›
Former footballer Clarke Carlisle has revealed that a stranger persuaded him to speak to his family rather than take his own life.Read the full story ›
A unique mental health database has been launched to offer support and guidance for people in need of helpRead the full story ›
What's it really like to live with a long term mental illness?
Jon Paul Bamford began to hear voices as a teenager. He's lived with his condition for more than 20 years.
But after support and therapy from Rochdale MIND, Jon Paul says he now thinks of his voices as a gift.
And he says he uses the voices only he hears to help him write songs.
In the next in our series of pieces raising Mental Health Awareness he's been talking to our correspondent, Matt O'Donoghue, about his illness and about how people's attitudes towards it need to change.
Figures obtained exclusively by Granada Reports show that children are waiting up to nine months to receive mental health treatment.Read the full story ›
The MP for Worsley and Eccles South, has been appointed as the new Shadow Cabinet Member for Mental Health and Social Care.Read the full story ›
A desperate mum claims she has to put her mentally ill son in handcuffs at home because of a lack of support from mental health services.
Joely Hignett says she has to physically restrain 24-year-old son Kyle Hignett, who has a borderline personality disorder and suffers from psychosis, to stop him from harming himself or others.
Joely who's from Warrington has released the video of Kyle sobbing and screaming to raise awareness of his condition - but said she feels 'let down' by the mental health system.
And a warning you may find this report by correspondent Amy Welch distressing.
The family of a teenager who took her own life in a secure mental health unit claim more could have been done to save her.Read the full story ›
It’s estimated that one in ten young people will experience a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression.Read the full story ›
Children and teenagers with mental health issues will soon have access to new apps to help them. It's part of a new technology platform to transform mental health services for the young. It was designed by children, young people, families, and professionals in partnership with Liverpool and Sefton and Mersey Care NHS Trust.
Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for Community and Social Care, is announcing the new scheme today.
The technology will provide a set of support and assessment resources giving them access to a wide range of professional resources.
Our partners, young people, families and carers are excited to be involved in a project developing technologies and apps that will help all citizens access, engage and monitor outcomes in emotional health and wellbeing health services. It gives the opportunity to work together to develop forward thinking and innovative service that will harnesses the support that technology can offer health care.