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Sexual assault victims are waiting up to 14 months for counselling as specialist support services struggle to cope with "unprecedented demand", MPs have warned.A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sexual Violence said specific support services for victims could cease to exist completely due to lack of funding…
Professor Green has said the British stiff upper lip represses emotions that should be expressed for the sake of mental health, particularly in times of grief.The rapper has suffered serious personal losses from a young age and believes the wider nation's attitude to death has a major impact on people's…
Addressing childhood adversity and trauma should be a national public health priority, Labour has said.Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said action was needed because around half of adults in England had endured Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).He said ACEs include verbal and physical abuse, emotional neglect, household domestic violence and substance…
People affected by terrorism are being let down amid a "profound crisis" in mental health services, campaigners claim.Survivors of attacks have been forced to pay for their own treatment or wait months for an appointment, according to a report.The paper - published today by Survivors Against Terror - is based…
An internet troll who tormented the families of dead young people by posting sickening messages on Facebook tribute pages has been jailed for 14 months.Paul Hind, 38, called Olivia Burt, a Durham University student who was found dead outside a nightclub, a "sex worker" and "prostitute", an earlier hearing at…
Katherine Jenkins has told how a counsellor helped her following the death of her father as she launched Children's Grief Awareness Week.The classical singer, 38, wants to raise awareness for bereaved children.She recorded new song Jealous Of The Angels with a choir of bereaved school pupils, aged between five and…
A mother left traumatised by her disabled daughter's difficult birth has been awarded more than £75,000 in damages by a High Court judge.The woman, who cannot be identified, suffered a psychiatric injury following the birth of her daughter at the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent, in 2012.The baby was…
New rights giving paid leave to workers suffering the loss of a child have been set out by the Government. Parents in Britain will have the right to two weeks' leave if they lose a child under the age of 18 or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy.…
Official guidelines are needed to encourage responsible media reporting of domestic abuse killings, the son of a man who shot dead his wife and daughter said.Luke Hart said guidance, in the same vein as editorial rules on reporting suicide, would give victims dignity and a voice in death.Mr Hart (pictured)…
A man whose mother and sister were killed in an attack by his father has made a tearful plea for understanding of the plight of victims of domestic abuse.Briton Luke Hart was comforted by actor Amber Heard, who appeared emotional, as the crowd in a packed auditorium rose to its…
An investigation is under way after a man believed to have lived in a six-foot shed for 40 years was rescued by specialist officers. The 58-year-old was found at a residential site north of Carlisle in Cumbria in a dawn raid on Wednesday by officers from the Gangmasters and Labour…
Scotland’s first major trauma centre has opened in Aberdeen. The centre at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary will treat the most seriously injured patients across the north of Scotland. It is the first of four centres due to open as part of Scotland’s trauma network. The second, in Dundee, has an opening…
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