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The practice of sending mental health patients far away from friends and family to receive care has become endemic in the NHS, leading doctors warned as new figures show a rise in the number of patients sent miles away. Some are even receiving care hundreds of miles away, the British…
A collaboration led by the University of Plymouth has received additional funding for its work with prisoners with mental health needs. A national collaboration investigating a cross-agency ‘joined up’ approach to the needs of prisoners with mental health needs on and immediately after release, has received additional funding of almost…
A charity has called for "firmer commitments" on mental health reform following the Queen's Speech. Rethink Mental Illness said the Government's commitment to reforming mental health legislation was an "important first step" but it also called on ministers to set a clear timeline for action. The Government pledged to "reform…
The follow-up check for new mothers needs to be improved to ensure women with mental health problems do not fall through gaps in the system, a parenting charity has said. The GP postnatal check-up, which is usually offered to new mothers six weeks after the birth of their baby, should…
A leading North Wales Doctor is encouraging teenagers experiencing suicidal thoughts to seek support or access online resources which can offer hope and practical ideas on staying safe. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Alys Cole King, says it’s vital that teenagers are aware that with the right…
Leading HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a brand new, Scotland-wide peer support service, to enable people to live well with HIV. Although advances in medication mean that people with HIV can now live long and healthy lives medically, they still face stigma and discrimination, which…
The firefighters who tried to rescue residents as they tackled the Grenfell Tower blaze could face future psychological issues, London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton has warned. She said the tough conditions and shocking scenes they faced, including a child being thrown from a window, had traumatised many. London Fire Brigade…
An initiative for mental health service users has won an innovation award. Cardiff University’s School of Psychology worked with Welsh Government to reduce the risk of suicide or physical harm to others for mental health service users. The resulting Wales Applied Risk Research Network (WARRN) is helping to ensure a…
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