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More than £1.25 billion will be spent on mental health services for children and new mothers, a move which Nick Clegg has hailed the changes as “a seismic shift to revolutionise children’s mental healthcare”. Over a 5-year period, the money aims to help treat 110,000 more children and provide rapid…
A new app and educational programme designed to help young people manage mental health problems is being launched today at an event at St Stephens High School in Port Glasgow. The event will bring mental health practitioners together with 300 school pupils to mark the launch of a unique pilot…
A shake-up of youth mental health care will be announced by the Government today. Care and support minister Norman Lamb said children and young people's mental health services need a complete overhaul to stop vulnerable young people missing out on vital support. The Government has set out a blueprint for…
A new scheme has been launched to recruit and train graduates to become mental health social workers. The Think Ahead programme is being announced by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb, and is being funded by £1.6 million in Government money. One in four people are likely to experience a…
Extra money for mental health services will be included in next week's Budget, Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander has revealed. The package will include £8.5 million over five years to support veterans as well as a component for children with mental health problems. Securing more money for mental health has…
Details of a new £15 million fund to improve innovation and services in mental health have been announced in the Scottish Parliament. Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health announced details of the scheme yesterday with funding spread out over the next three years and made up…
Children, the mentally unwell and other vulnerable people are being locked in cells because police custody is being used as a substitute for social and health care, inspectors have said. The majority of people detained by the police were reasonably well cared for but inconsistency of practices led on occasion…
Almost 80% of child psychiatrists have had serious safeguarding concerns about a patient who is waiting for a mental health bed, the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) said amid fears children are becoming "stuck in the gap" between inpatient and community care. A survey by the Royal College of Psychiatrists…
'No voice unheard, no right ignored' is a Department of Health consultation for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions. The consultation explores options on issues such as how people can: be supported to live independently, as part of a community be assured that their views will be…
New proposals to strengthen the rights of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions are to be put forward to the public to "end the horror of families feeling that they aren't listened to", the Government will announce today. "No voice unheard, no right ignored" aims to give…
The Troubles are directly associated with nearly half the cases of severe mental health issues in Northern Ireland, research revealed. Around 213,000 adults were badly affected by the trauma of 30 years of conflict, according to the study for the Commission for Victims and Survivors. It found that while almost…
Health & Social Care Northern Ireland (HSCNI) have produced a new resource aimed at mental health practitioners working with ethnic minorities. The 'Ethnic Minorities Mental Health Toolkit'considers how mental health is viewed in different cultures, barriers to accessing services, cultural competences in mental health, ‘dos and don’ts’ quick reference guide.…