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Care for mental health patients outside hospital has not improved over the last three years, a new survey suggests. In some areas, care for patients in the community in England has even deteriorated slightly, according to a large survey by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The poll of more than…
Commuters are being urged to help prevent suicides on the rail network by striking up conversations with vulnerable people. A new campaign has been launched to promote the message that suicidal thoughts can be temporary and interrupted by a simple question. The Small Talk Saves Lives initiative commissioned a survey…
Allegations of physical and sexual abuse at an adolescent mental health unit spanning decades are being investigated, police said. A criminal investigation into reports of abuse of young patients at Hill End Hospital Adolescent Unit in St Albans, Hertfordshire, has been launched, Hertfordshire Constabulary said. The abuse is said to…
The Duchess of Cambridge is due to attend a forum on how schools can tackle mental health problems. The Place2Be school leaders forum will see expert speakers consider how schools can provide practical support to children, young people and their families. Kate, who is a royal patron of Place2Be, has…
If you spend your working life taking care of others - human behaviour expert Phillip Adcock (pictured) says its all too easy to forget to look after yourself. Being there for other people and helping them manage their way through life’s ups and down can leave an emotional toll. We…
The boss of a nursing body has called on the Government to address a perceived lack of NHS care for homeless people ahead of the winter. Janet Davies, chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, said many people without a fixed address fail to register with a GP surgery,…
Parenthood leaves many mothers and fathers feeling lonely or "cut off" from family and friends, according to a poll. As well as feeling isolated themselves, many parents worry that their children are suffering from loneliness, it suggests. Action for Children, which commissioned the survey, said that loneliness can have a…
The number of applications to detain people with mental health issues, dementia or learning difficulties for their own safety has reached the highest level on record. Meanwhile, thousands of applications have taken more than a year to be completed - despite the recommended time-frame of just three weeks. In some…
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