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The body representing psychologists in Northern Ireland has supported the campaign for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Medical experts once recommended "aversion therapy" - which included electric shock treatment and brainwashing - in an effort to convert homosexuals. Members of the British Psychological Society in Northern Ireland today avoided attempting…
Police in Northern Ireland must do more to protect and support vulnerable victims of crime, inspectors have found. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) raised concerns with how the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) handles cases involving child sexual exploitation, missing children and domestic abuse. Inspectors highlighted evidence of…
Northern Ireland Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has praised progress in tackling the serious harm caused by alcohol and drug misuse, but said more needs to be done. The Minister was speaking as she published the fourth annual report on progress against the cross-departmental strategy to prevent and address the harm…
An initiative known as RAPID (Remove All Prescription and Illegal Drugs), which is helping to remove illegal and prescription drugs by providing drug disposal bins, is to be rolled out across Northern Ireland after a successful pilot. There are currently 14 bins in existence, sited mainly in the Belfast, South…
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