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A review of children whose referrals to mental health services were rejected will be held, the First Minister has announced. NHS figures show about one in five referrals was rejected in 2015, with the number affected totalling around 17,000 children and young people over the last three years. Conservative MSP…
One in four adults experience mental health difficulties in any given year, and mental health issues account for the largest single cause of disability in the UK. The NHS has pledged to invest more than one billion pounds to transform mental health care across the UK. Bangor University has responded…
There are "serious gaps" in crisis care for children with mental health problems, a new report has warned. One in 10 local health areas has no plan to improve crisis care for young people, according to the Education Policy Institute. This is despite acknowledgement from the Government for clinical commissioning…
Barnardo’s Scotland has called for the Scottish Government to do more to help children with mental health problems. The children’s charity is supporting a call made by Scottish Labour in their briefing on Mental Health in 2016, ‘Ending the Scandal’. NHS figures show that of all referrals to Child and…
The current rate of suicide is "unacceptable", leading MPs have said, as they called for GPs to receive better training in assessing a patient's risk. The Health Select Committee said that it had heard evidence that clinicians sometimes fail to recognise patients who are suicidal. It called on the General…
Marks & Spencer is to host fortnightly mental health chat sessions in 11 stores as part of a project fronted by comedian and campaigner Ruby Wax The Frazzled Cafe meetings will allow people to meet to talk and share personal stories "in a safe, anonymous and non-judgmental environment", the retailer…
One of the country's best-known private mental health clinics has been ordered to make improvements after inspectors ruled the safety of its care was "inadequate". The Priory Hospital, in Roehampton, south-west London, is set in a Grade II-listed building and is known as Priory Healthcare group's "first and most well-known…
Legal measures designed to safeguard some people detained in care facilities are "failing those they were set up to protect", a new review has found. The current system for detaining patients with dementia or learning difficulties for their own safety should be "replaced as a matter of pressing urgency", the…
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