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New research from Abertay University has found organised football sessions have a direct improvement on the lives of people with mental health conditions like schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. Since December 2015, Abertay academics Emma Lamont, and Professor Geoff Dickens have been working on a collaborative project with NHS Tayside and…
An official watchdog has hit out at a "lack of concerted and sustained action" following a jump in suicides among female prisoners. Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Nigel Newcomen said lessons identified in a new review of cases had been highlighted previously by his office. And he warned that sweeping reform…
Employees feel as though they cannot talk about mental health problems in the workplace, a new poll suggests. Three-quarters of people said they would not be likely to seek support from their manager if they were experiencing a mental health problem, according to a poll from the mental health charity…
Mental health services for children and young people could be pushed further down the Scottish Government's priority list by plans for a second independence referendum, Labour has warned. Inequalities spokeswoman Monica Lennon said it was "heart-wrenching" that almost 17,000 youngsters in the last three years had had applications for specialist…
Parents feeling blamed for their child’s mental health difficulties has been cited as a common reason for them not seeking support, according to new research from the University of Reading. Feelings that others are dismissive or blame parents commonly cited as reasons for not accessing help for children and young…
Pilotlight was a five year programme funded by the Scottish Government, and developed by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss), as part of the implementation of self-directed support. Pilotlight has co-designed seven pathways to self-directed support focusing on mental health, risk, self-employment, young people in transition,…
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…
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