BBC One announces season of programmes focusing on mental health

 A new season of programming on BBC One exploring mental health issues begins on Monday (15 February).

In The Mind will include stories of life and death, hope and scientific discovery to help raise awareness and understanding of issues relating to mental health. The BBC channel is dedicating two weeks of the schedule to explore this important subject in closer detail from news and drama to documentaries and features.

Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC TV Channels and iPlayer, said: "Ten years on since Stephen Fry's Emmy-award-winning film about manic depression, it now feels like the right time to bring this important subject to a mainstream audience on BBC One.

"To find out what has changed, what progress has been made and what the future holds for people living with mental health conditions in the UK.

"Over the last decade, we've broken down taboos, and medical advances mean we have a greater understanding of the brain than ever before, but we're not there yet. There is still so much more that needs to be done."

BBC One's In The Mind season will include an intimate documentary, My Baby, Psychosis And Me, telling the real life stories of two mums, for whom childbirth triggers Postpartum Psychosis. Inside Out, to be aired on Monday 15 February, will explore how vulnerable teenagers suffering from mental health problems are falling through the gaps between child and adult mental health services.

Read more about the season in full here