Mental Health

The sticking plaster Bill that discriminates against young people

1 Oct 2015Nick Garbutt Mental Health

The Mental Capacity Bill discriminates against children and represents a missed opportunity to protect the most vulnerable, argues Eamonn McNally from the Children’s Law Centre

Crisis Fund: can a little go a very long way?

31 Jul 2015Ryan Miller Health, Mental Health, Sector Issues, Community Relations, Funding

Earlier this year OFMdFM released a small amount of funds to help vulnerable ethnic-minority migrants in crisis. Scope speaks with fund administrators the Red Cross about its success.

A complex solution to a simple problem

24 Jul 2015Nick Garbutt Mental Health, Social Policy

Analysis: Colin Harper of the Belfast Law Centre on the Mental Capacity Bill 

Sector needs to act on mental health of staff

28 Apr 2015Guest Author Sector Issues, Mental Health

Professor Peter McBride chief executive of the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health (Niamh)  argues the Third Sector must act now to stave off a mental health crisis amongst employees following cuts. 

Self Harm: The Inner Scream

27 Feb 2015Nick Garbutt Mental Health

An alarming report about the extent of self harm in Northern Ireland has just been published. Scope looks at the facts. 

Spotlight on Contact: suicide prevention - what works?

18 Sep 2014Ryan Miller Mental Health

In the first of our series on events organised by the community and voluntary sector in NI, Scope takes a look at the issues on the table at Contact’s 2014 conference.