Mental Health

Why Schools Can Play an Important Role in Young People’s Health

Why Schools Can Play an Important Role in Young People’s Health

  By Danny Bowman, Director of Mental Health This is the first of six blog posts looking at innovative ways in which we can reform and improve healthcare in the United Kingdom. When we think of healthcare in the United Kingdom, it would be a surprise if every citizen didn’t immediately think of the three words that have defined our […]

by · 28th August 2018 · Mental Health, frontpage
NEW RESEARCH: Training Minds to Save Minds

NEW RESEARCH: Training Minds to Save Minds

The author of this policy paper is Danny Bowman, Director of Mental Health at Parliament Street At Parliament Street we have been working hard to understand the effects mental health is having on people, families, public and private sector organisations. Through our most recent research we have identified some concerning findings. Our findings have indicated that the police are dealing […]

by · 6th July 2018 · Mental Health, Research
University Mental Health Podcast with Danny Bowman

University Mental Health Podcast with Danny Bowman

Danny Bowman, Director of Mental Health had the pleasure of sitting down with his friend Rachel to discuss the jungle that is university and examining what makes university a stressful time for students in contemporary Britain. They discuss openly the up’s and downs of university life on mental health including fresher’s week, exams, assignments, and everything in between. University mental […]

by · 31st May 2018 · Mental Health, Podcast, Blog
Parliament Street Mental Health Research on Sky News

Parliament Street Mental Health Research on Sky News

Last Thursday, Parliament Street released our latest research on mental health and police. The report was subsequently covered twice on Sky News with both Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Matt Scott and Parliament Street Mental Health Spokesman, Danny Bowman being interviewed on Sky News. These figures suggest that police forces in United Kingdom are struggling to cope with the number […]

by · 12th February 2018 · Mental Health, Press Room, News
PODCAST – Maureen Watt, Scotland’s Minister for Mental Health

PODCAST – Maureen Watt, Scotland’s Minister for Mental Health

Last week, Danny Bowman had the opportunity to sit down with Maureen Watt MSP, the Minister for Mental Health at Holyrood. The role was created by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, in her second term reshuffle. Maureen Watt became a member of Scottish Parliament in 2006, making her maiden speech on the subject of drugs and rehabilitation. Prior to entering […]

by · 11th September 2017 · Mental Health, Podcast
Aspire to beat the Haters

Aspire to beat the Haters

by Cllr. Richard Harris Ask yourself this; have you ever been bullied? Abused? Tormented? Tortured? Some of those words might seem a bit over the top, a bit extreme. As someone who has been bullied, as a child and as a young adult, I can tell you, this is not extreme, it’s the dark reality of life.The bullying at school […]

by · 7th April 2017 · Mental Health
My journey through mental illness

My journey through mental illness

As part of our focus on mental health we have invited our members to discuss their experiences with us, in the hope that it will help others. Today, our mental health spokesman, Danny Bowman bravely talks about his struggles with Obsessional Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).   When I started thinking about writing about my own mental health experience […]

by · 7th April 2017 · Mental Health
When is the right time to talk about mental health?

When is the right time to talk about mental health?

As part of our focus on mental health we have invited our members to discuss their experiences with us, in the hope that it will help others. Today, our research assistant, Alice Davison bravely talks about her struggle with depression and anxiety. When is the right time to talk about mental health? On many an occasion I have been accused of […]

by · 2nd April 2017 · Mental Health
It is time to make bullying an offence

It is time to make bullying an offence

As part of our focus on mental health and bullying, we have invited our members to discuss their experiences with us, in the hope that it will help others. Today, our disability spokesman, Cllr. Richard Harris bravely talks about his experience with school bullying and calls on the government to do much more to combat it. It’s not often that […]

by · 2nd April 2017 · Mental Health
Danny Bowman in New! Magazine

Danny Bowman in New! Magazine

Parliament Street’s Mental Health Spokesman, Danny Bowman, was featured in the March 27 2017 issue of New! Magazine, talking about his struggle with Body Dysmorphic Disorder and his work with Parliament Street.

by · 28th March 2017 · Mental Health, Press Room