Category Archives: Mental Health

Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey paints a bleak picture of the mental health of the nation

New figures published by NHS Digital (formerly the Health and Social Care Information Centre) estimate the prevalence of mental health problems across the country. The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey is published every seven years and is based on the results … Continue reading

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Business in the Community mental health at work report

Today, (Posted on 04/10/2016) the charity Business in the Community launched a report called Mental Health at Work. The report shares findings from a national survey undertaken with research partner YouGov that heard from nearly 20,000 people in work across … Continue reading

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Nation must concentrate on Mental Health says PM

David Cameron has called for the nation to focus on mental health after a review revealed inadequate, underfunded care, leading to “thousands of tragic and unnecessary deaths”. The report – by a taskforce set up by NHS England – said … Continue reading

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Mind research finds stress affects nine in ten emergency services personnel

Worrying data[i] from the mental health charity Mind has found that nearly 9 in 10 (87 per cent) emergency services staff and volunteers surveyed have experienced stress, low mood and poor mental health at some point while working for the emergency … Continue reading

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Mind response to King’s Fund briefing on mental health services

Report finds huge pressures on NHS mental health services and calls for more funding. The King’s Fund has published a briefing that looks at current pressures on NHS mental health services. In response, Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, said: … Continue reading

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Better access to mental health services for older people – Professor Alistair Burns and Dr James Warner

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Older People’s Mental Health, and the Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Old Age Faculty, highlight the need for age appropriate psychiatry for the elderly: Mental health services for older people took root … Continue reading

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Action on Depression is here to help you, family, carers and others affected by depression

This is a charity which supports those livining with depression in Scotland – Check out their website here What causes depression? The exact cause of depression is unknown. For some people it can occur for no apparent reason. Others can pinpoint … Continue reading

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Sick cities: why urban living can be bad for your mental health

You are lying down with your head in a noisy and tight fitting MRI brain scanner, which is unnerving in itself. You agreed to take part in this experiment, and at first the psychologists in charge seemed nice. They set … Continue reading

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7 Surprising Ways Your Chronic Disease Benefits You

When diagnosed with a chronic disease your life isn’t like that of the healthy people in your life. Your body doesn’t always cooperate — no matter how much healthy food, loving intentions and self-care you give it. Life seems to … Continue reading

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Britain’s Health Research and Development Dilemma

We are known as the most generous nation in the world, but have you ever wondered why?   There are over 160,000 charities in the UK, also the largest concentration in the world. I believe that the generosity of the British … Continue reading

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