Norman Lamb

Young People Waiting More Than Three Years For Mental Health Help In 'Creaking' System

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Youths with mental health problems are being forced to wait for more than three years for help in a "creaking" system which cannot cope with the rise ...

The Care Act Reforms Will Give People More Control Over Their Care

Norman Lamb | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Norman Lamb

If you have never used care and support services, it may be difficult to imagine needing help from another person to do those everyday things you currently do for yourself. But many of us may need this support at some point in our lives.

Moving Forward

Kat Pugh | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Pugh

Recovery is not a straightforward process. There are plenty of treatment options available (unfortunately at a price, but hopefully this will change...but they do exist), and some treatments are more appropriate for different types of eating disorders, others suit a person better.

Experiencing Stigma and Eating Disorders

Kat Pugh | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Pugh

If I could have things any other way, I would not choose to spend so much time planning my meals, working out my feelings to avoid potential anxiety attacks later on in the day, and all the money I and my parents have spent on therapy over the years.

Decades of Not Understanding Mental Health Has Left Too Many Unhelped - But We Are Getting There

Norman Lamb | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics
Norman Lamb

There is a welcome change happening in the way we talk about mental health and the amount we are talking about it. The stigma of mental health problems is still stubbornly there but I see so many reasons to be positive because things are changing. Yes, we need to go faster and decades of not understanding enough about mental health has meant too many people haven't been helped. But we are getting there, changing attitudes and revolutionising a system set up solely for physical health.

NHS To Encourage Teens To Use Apps To Help Battle Depression

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The NHS is to encourage teenagers battling depression to use apps to help fight their mental illness, the care minister has said. Norman Lamb said ...

Putting Mental Health at the Centre of Debate

Paul Burstow | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Burstow

I am delighted to say we have committed to keeping mental health at the centre of the political debate - now let's hear everyone talking about it.

Labour Takes the Lead in NHS Opener

David Boot | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Politics
David Boot

Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats are scrabbling over the title as the most trusted party on the NHS, and for good reason. Polling has shown that the NHS, always high on the list of issues most important to the electorate, is likely to be priority number one come election day. Don't expect the noise around the NHS to abate anytime soon...

Finally, Mental Health Is in the Headlines for the Right Reasons

Norman Lamb | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Politics
Norman Lamb

Today I am issuing a challenge. I want all FTSE 100 companies to sign up to Time to Change. The tens of millions of people who support them to be in that elite club work in incredibly demanding circumstances. Not only is it right their employees get the support and advice they need about their mental health, but the employers will set a shining example for the whole business sector to follow.

Why Digital Services Are the Future of Mental Health Support

Emma-Jane Cross | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Emma-Jane Cross

Today, Norman Lamb MP announced the creation of a taskforce to improve children and young people's mental health services. Amongst other things, it will consider how we can make it easier for young people to get information and support without the fear of stigma which is all too often a barrier to people seeking the care they need.

Why Mental Health Care's Only Hope Is Norman Lamb MP

Danny Bowman | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Politics
Danny Bowman

The Westminster circle of power seems to have awoken to the realisation that our NHS mental health services cannot go on without adequate funding. After all the talk from MPs on equality in funding between physical and mental health, there is still no visible action.

The Care Bill for Carers - The Job's Not Done

Moira Fraser | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Politics
Moira Fraser

The Care Bill aims to put carers on an equal legal footing to those they care for. This is great news for carers. Now that the stages in Parliament are all but over, we start to look at what this all means in practice. Developing the right regulations is a complex job but vital if we want the new law to mean real change for carers.

More Than 5,000 NHS Nurses Cut In Three Years

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

The NHS has lost more than 5,000 nurses in just three years, official figures show. Data for May this year reveals there were 348,311 qualified sta...

Controversial End-Of-Life Care 'Should Be Scrapped'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK

An independent review of a controversial end-of-life regime is likely to recommend that it is phased out, it has emerged. The review of the the Liv...

How Much Do We Really Care?

Joe Cottrell-Boyce | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Joe Cottrell-Boyce

Caring isn't just another job; it is a vital component of a civilised society. The justifiable public outrage at widespread substandard care is testament to this. And despite all the stress, the antisocial hours, the lack of training or support and the rubbish pay, in many ways I loved my job.

All the Lonely People - The Elderly Isolation Crisis and What to Do About It

James Mumford | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK
James Mumford

In 2011 the Centre for Social Justice conducted a telephone poll, the largest of its kind, of single occupants aged 75 and over. We found that nearly a quarter of a million people - a city the size of Brighton - were to spend Christmas day alone.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Adios, Presidente

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 6 March 2013... 1) ADIOS, PRESIDENTE 'El Commandante' is gone. Headline-grabbing, larger-than-life ...

'Completely Unacceptable' : Mentally Ill Children 'Held In Police Cells'

PA | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK

Children as young as 11 were held in police cells last year because officers thought they were mentally ill, an investigation has revealed. Two of ...

'We Want To Reduce Suicides By Better Supporting Those At Risk'

PA | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

The government has promised to pump £1.5m into research exploring how to prevent suicides among those most at risk of taking their own lives. The ...

Sunday Trading 'Would Be A Major Breach Of Trust By The Government'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Politics

Extending unrestricted Sunday trading beyond the summer would be a "major breach of trust" by the Government, a Tory MP warned today amid reports mini...

ResHUFFle: The Lib Dem Dilemmas

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Politics

One of the strange things about reshuffles in a coaliton is that the PM doesn't really get to decide for himself which Lib Dems serve in his governmen...

Lib Dem MP's 'Extraordinary Encounter' With Murdoch Exec

Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb has told the Leveson Inquiry of an "extraordinary encounter" with a News Corporation executive two years ago. Mr La...

Chris Wimpress

Norman Lamb: Beecroft Is Talking Nonsense | Chris Wimpress | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Politics

One of Nick Clegg's closest advisers has dismissed Adrian Beecroft's attacks on business secretary Vince Cable as "nonsense" and "not very helpful". ...

No Minister. Treasury Mandarin Says Politician's Ideas Often Wasteful

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics

One of the country’s top civil servants said the Whitehall bureaucracy sometimes has to save politicians from themselves. Treasury Permanent Secr...

How The New Business Minister Helped Out Tinchy Stryder

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Politics

Norman Lamb, the new business minister, is also known as the man who remortgaged his house to help rapper Tinchy Stryder kick start his career. The...