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Young people with mental disorders are being let down by under-ambitious NHS treatment targets, experts have warned as they shunned the "snowflake generation" label. Researchers claimed adolescents and students are not more emotionally brittle than their parents, instead "more likely to talk about anxieties and worries". Consultant psychiatrist Dr Rachel…
Social media is contributing to a growing number of young people struggling with loneliness, a charity has said. The latest figures from Childline show that the NSPCC-supported service delivered 4,636 counselling sessions for loneliness in 2017/18 - a 14% rise on the previous year. Teenagers accounted for most of these,…
Children's mental health services will need to expand significantly to cope with the growing problems faced by young people, the head of the NHS in England has said. Simon Stevens said higher rates of mental illness combined with a greater willingness of people coming forward with problems meant there would…
Universities should take the place of parents and ensure they offer good mental health support to students to stop them becoming overwhelmed and "falling between the cracks", a minister has said. Sam Gyimah has called on universities to do a better job of supporting students, saying mental health should be…
Terror survivors have called for the creation of a new fund to help attack victims and bereaved families, claiming that the current system is broken. Survivors Against Terror published a report on Monday - highlighting issues of fraud, inefficiency and inequity within the existing funding structures. Founded by survivors and…
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to work with partners, including people with lived experience, to create and deliver quality training resources for front line workers responding to psychological trauma. The Scottish Goverment announced an additional £1.35 million will be invested to create a national training programme, developed for workers…
The Duke of Cambridge has met the mother of a young man who took his own life as he opened the UK's first centre outside of a clinic or hospital for helping suicidal men by giving counselling and therapy. James' Place, a four-storey town house in Liverpool's Georgian quarter is…
From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact…
The Grenfell Tower fire is bringing stressful past life events flooding back to people, and those not directly affected by the tragedy should not feel ashamed to seek help. Emma Kennedy, manager of the Central and North West London NHS trust (CNWL's) Grenfell outreach team, said she suspected there was…
Ex-spin doctor Alastair Campbell will look at whether "radical new treatments" can stop his depression in a new BBC Two film. Tony Blair's former spokesman has made Depression And Me after experiencing crippling bouts of depression for most of his life. He said: "I've been on antidepressants for years and…
People with mental health problems feel stigmatised in asking their employers for time off work to attend therapy appointments, according to medical professionals. Yet they would happily ask their boss for the time off if they were suffering a physical ailment such as a broken leg or arm, they said.…
The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab (University of Glasgow) have today announced a PhD scholarship which will deliver ground-breaking research focusing specifically on men to understand suicide risk. Suicide is the leading cause of death in young and middle-aged men in most Western…
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