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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 racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed to death his neighbour Kamil Ahmad (pictured), 49, at their supported living flats on Wells Road in Bristol at about 2am…
The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed to death his neighbour Kamil Ahmad, 49, at their supported living flats on Wells Road in Bristol at about 2am on…
Classifying gaming addiction as a mental health condition is premature, experts have warned. The World Health Organisation (WHO) included "gaming disorder" in the latest revision of its disease classification manual, describing it as a pattern of persistent gaming behaviour so severe it "takes precedence over other life interests". However, experts…
Some cancer patients are at significantly increased risk of suicide following their diagnosis, a new study suggests. While the risk of suicide was elevated among all people diagnosed with cancer, the new study highlighted how some cancers held significantly higher risk than others. Suicide risk was highest in the first…
Many adults with mental health problems could find themselves significantly more likely to end up in poverty than those without longstanding health issues, a report suggests. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said that among 25 to 54-year-olds, 28% of those with a longstanding health problem and 40% of those…
A suicide awareness drive is being launched in the Grenfell Tower neighbourhood amid mounting concern about the disaster's psychological fallout. Kensington and Chelsea Council is spearheading the Ok Not To Feel Ok campaign alongside health agencies and charities, in an effort to encourage people to speak about mental health. Figures…
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…
A mother who was convinced by voices in her head to throw her 18-month-old son from the sixth floor of a block of flats to his death has been given an indefinite hospital order. Gemma Procter believed she was being told by God to "sacrifice" toddler son Elliot, who suffered…
Reforms to mental health units have stalled after a Tory MP delivered one of the Commons' longest speeches in recent years. Cries of "shame" were heard in the chamber as the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill was blocked due to the efforts of Philip Davies (Shipley) and former…
Children and young people are being encouraged to spend longer online by "persuasive design" which should be considered a public health issue, a new report claims. The tactic, which encourages the extended use of apps and websites, is used to collect children's data for commercial gain, but it has an…
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