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Young people experiencing mental health problems should have access to therapy online, the care minister has said, as he warned that GPs must not put patients on anti-depressants as a "sort of default position". Norman Lamb said a taskforce is currently looking at how to modernise children and young people's…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published information on every Mental Health NHS trust in England to show the public how it decides which services it will inspect next and what it will focus on. The information is CQC’s analysis of 59 different sources of evidence, ranging from concerns raised…
Professor Cathy Lloyd, from the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University, is leading new research into links between diabetes and depression. INTERPRET-DD (the International Prevalence and Treatment of Diabetes and Depression) will explore the prevalence of diabetes in every country across the globe, with projected estimates…
Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells has said that early intervention for positive mental health and wider measures to improve the quality of life are undoubtedly part of the long-term answer to suicide. The Minister was highlighting suicide prevention initiatives being taken forward and the current work ongoing around the…
More than a quarter of people have experienced a mental health problem, and nearly half of people would not want other people to know if they had a mental health condition, according to a new report. The findings are revealed in the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, commissioned by the Scottish…
A growing number of vulnerable young people are being put at risk because of "serious and deeply ingrained problems" in children's mental health services, a critical report by the Health Select Committee has found. MPs said mental health services are "operating in a fog" because essential research into the state…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are inviting educators and students to attend a free conference titled Promoting Excellence: Shifting the paradigm in dementia care and support – driving innovation in education. The conference is aimed at those currently studying or delivering a qualification…
A major review of dementia care by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the unacceptable gap in the quality of care means it is likely that someone living with dementia will experience poor care as they move between care homes and hospitals. CQC inspected care in 129 care homes and…
A quarter of people diagnosed with dementia hide the fact for fear of being stigmatised, according to a new report. The Medical Research Council (MRC), which commissioned the joint report by think-tank International Longevity Centre UK, said the social stigma was hampering diagnosis, care and research. Charities estimate their will…
Staff at three high security psychiatric hospitals will go on strike today in the bitter dispute with the Government over health workers' pay. Members of the Prison Officers Association at Broadmoor in Berkshire, Rampton in Nottinghamshire and Ashworth on Merseyside will walk out for four hours from 7am It will…
Too many mentally-ill people are still ending up in police cells because of a lack of adequate specialist places and staff shortages, a watchdog warned, with some even being denied medical attention simply for being young or drunk. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said there would be a "national outcry"…
London needs an action plan for mental health to address wide variations in quality of care and meet commitments to put mental health on an equal footing with physical health, says a report published by The King's Fund. London spends almost £7.5 billion every year addressing mental ill health, which…