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It is "unacceptable" that children suffering a mental health crisis are being locked up in police cells because of a lack of mental health services, the Deputy Prime Minister has said. Nick Clegg condemned the practice of confining mentally ill people, including children, to a police custody suite when appropriate…
Amercian Publisher, In Fact Books, are looking for essays from writers who have insight into the nature and experience of profound psychiatric challenges – as patients, mental health professionals - or both - for an upcoming anthology. The publishers indicate that narratives should be true stories exploring the mental health…
The University of Ulster is leading improvements in mental health with the launch of a dedicated Clinical Research Network for Northern Ireland. The new network means that mental health patients from Northern Ireland can now be involved in major national and international research trials. It will also ensure that researchers…
A mental health hospital in Surrey has been warned to make immediate improvements after ‘serious failings’ were discovered. Last week, it was revealed the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England, warned Alpha Hospitals Limited it needs to make changes at its Alpha…
If you're a good communicator and want to help people with mental health problems, a job in mental health could be perfect for you. Mental health nurses work in hospitals and the community to support people with a range of mental health issues. They aim to build good relationships with…
High levels of mental ill health is costing London more than £26bn per year in treatment, lost productivity and costs to education services and the criminal justice system. The figure is revealed in a new City Hall report launched today by Deputy Mayor of London, Victoria Borwick. The Invisible Costs…
Rehabilitation services are urgently needed for people in Northern Ireland with the most severe forms of mental ill health, a report has said. The Royal College of Psychiatrists said there were gaps in provision for people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders and severe bipolar illness. The report, Recovery for People with…
The document sets out 25 priorities for change. It details how changes in local service planning and delivery will make a difference to the lives of people with mental health problems in the next 2 or 3 years. This supports the government’s mental health strategy ‘No Health without Mental Health’.
Reducing mental ill-health in the UK is a significant policy challenge. Mental ill-health is prevalent in the working-age population and is associated with high economic and social costs. Mental health is now one of the leading reasons for people claiming sickness absence benefits. This number has increased over time while…
This report provides the first systematic assessment of mental health and its contextual factors for children and young people (C&YP) in Scotland. It analyses 73 indicators from the previously established national C&YP mental health indicator set. These cover both the state of mental health (mental wellbeing and mental health problems)…
The Mental Welfare Commission has published revised guidance about administration of medication disguised in food or drink and includes a revised covert medication care pathway. The medical practitioner primarily responsible for the individual’s care should take responsibility for documenting the care pathway, in consultation with relevant others. All people who…
Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb, announces £25 million of funding to join up police and courts with mental health services. An extra £25 million of funding for mental health nurses and other mental health professionals to work with police stations and courts so that people with mental health and…