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The founder of a pioneering service believed to be the first of its type in the UK dedicated to tackling men’s mental health issues says similar schemes nationwide would “help save the NHS millions.” Andy Matthews established a support group for men with mental health problems in 2014 at KIM…
Work is the "main factor" causing poor mental health among men, a charity has said. Many men work in industries where a "macho culture" exists which may prevent them from opening up about their feelings, mental health charity Mind said. The charity raised concerns that many men do not feel…
There is an "urgent need" for more funding for mental health care for expectant and new mothers, leading midwives have said. The comments from the Royal College of Midwives come after a report claims services across the UK are "under resourced". Researchers wrote the report following an online petition which…
The number of prescriptions handed out for anti-depressants is at an all-time high, figures show. Prescriptions for the drugs across England rose by 3.7 million items in 2016, from 61 million to 64.7 million, according to data from NHS Digital. The number of anti-depressant prescriptions has more than doubled in…
Almost six out of 10 NHS organisations are failing to meet a key target for referring people with anxiety and depression for types of counselling, figures show. Quarterly NHS England data reveals that 57% of clinical commissioning groups, which commission health services for patients,are failing to hit the target for…
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…
Many older patients with common mental health problems are not being offered an effective form of treatment, experts have said. The authors of a new study claim that elderly patients are being "under-referred" for talking therapies, despite evidence suggesting that they benefit more than younger ones. Concerns about age discrimination…
A 95-year-old man who bludgeoned his wife of 65 years with a lump hammer in an attempted mercy killing has been spared jail. Denver Beddows attacked wife Olive, 88, at their home in Warrington, Cheshire, after she begged him to take her life because she did not want to die…
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