News - mental health campaign
Last week saw around forty girls and women from Platform 51 centres come together and discuss mental health. Platform 51 have been campaigning for better mental health treatment for women since January and this was a great opportunity for our women to learn more, find out what other centres have been doing to campaign and plan future activity.
Today Platform 51's research: Checks and choices: women and antidepressants featured on BBC Radio Four's Women's Hour. The section discussed whether busy doctors are handing out antidepressants like sweets to patients. On the panel were GP Dr Joanna Moncrieff and Psychiatrist Dr Clare Gereda. The two doctors had different viewpoints on the topic. Dr Joanna Moncrieff defended the use of antidepressants whereas Dr Clare Gereda felt that antidepressants were being used in the wrong situations for example when someone has broken up with a partner.
6 July 2011
Women and antidepressants meeting We took our new research to the House of Commons
12 May 2011
Response from the Prime Minister to our Mother's Day campaign David Cameron responds to our Mother's Day card
15 April 2011
Women and depression: a modern malaise Platform 51’s research mentioned in the Telegraph
4 April 2011
Mother's day campaign Platform 51 delivers mother's day card to Downing Street
1 April 2011
Women like me event in Wolverhampton Women got together and shared their stories of mental health
28 March 2011
Is David Cameron's Happiness Index your cup of tea Article in Sunday Express
11 March 2011
What does happiness mean for girls and women Office for National Statistics consultation event
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