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Let’s make time to talk

Laney Walsh is one of UNISON’s most extraordinary activists, keeping a vow and working tirelessly to combat the stigma around mental health

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Migration, mental health and Black members

Busy morning looks at impact of Brexit, mental health issues, immigration and austerity, London mayoral election and Black representation

Patients face bed shortages because government not delivering on mental health

Patients facing bed shortages and long waits because government not delivering on mental health funding, says UNISON Mental health patients are facing bed shortages, longer waits for treatment and reduced support because of budget cutbacks, according to a new survey published today (Monday) by UNISON. More than four in five (83%) staff working in mental […]

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Award-winning work on mental health in Redditch and Bromsgrove

General secretary Dave Prentis visits branch to see first hand the practical help and support provided to members

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Bradford mental health workers strike over imposed shifts

Company fails to negotiate over plans for ‘unfair’ work pattern which could see transferred UNISON members on call for 14 hours a day

Cymru/Wales mental health champions, with regional secretary Margaret Thomas and Carmen Bezzina

UNISON Cymru/Wales celebrates mental health champions

New training will help further pioneering work on mental health in the workplace

Mental health services in dire state, says UNISON

Responding to the report of the NHS England Mental Health Taskforce, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “The provision of mental health services in this country is in a dire state. “It is hard to imagine how much worse things can get when children are being sent far away from their families because of […]

Dave Prentis was joined by activists as he signed UNISON up to the mental health initiative, Blue Light. Photo: Amanda Kendal

UNISON signs emergency services mental heath initiative

Union pledges support for initiative to reduce mental health discrimination and support blue-light workers in England

The Trade Union Bill: John’s story

My name is John Brisbane and I work as a staff nurse in a child and adolescent mental health unit