Norman Lamb

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

Norman Lamb | Posted 15.12.2014 | 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 03.11.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Which Minister Wants Stephen Hester To Decline His Bonus?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK

Stephen Hester's £963,000 bonus has been attacked as "out of touch" by Labour, as a government minister claimed he had a public "duty" to refuse it. ...

Which Minister Wants Stephen Hester To Decline His Bonus?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Politics

Stephen Hester's £963,000 bonus has been attacked as "out of touch" by Labour, as a government minister claimed he had a public "duty" to refuse it. ...

Scrapping Unfair Dismissal Law Is 'Price Worth Paying' Report Urges

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Politics

Proposals contained in a report commissioned by David Cameron to scrap unfair dismissal laws have been savaged by the Liberal Democrats and trade unio...

Lib Dems Must Be Willing To Talk To Labour, Says Clegg Adviser

www.guardian.co.uk | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Politics

Labour and Liberal Democrats can have a civilised discussion to seek common ground in this parliament on issues including social care, climate change ...