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Research into mental health receives less than 1% of the funding per patient that cancer gets, analysis by a charity has found. For every £1 spent by the Government on mental health research, the general public donates just 0.3 pence, MQ: Transforming Mental Health, which describes itself as the UK's…
An extra £2.25 billion will be pumped into mental health services in England by 2020 under the Liberal Democrats to tackle "shocking indifference" to the issue, Nick Clegg said. The Deputy Prime Minister said the money, which comes on top of the £1.25 billion announced in the coalition Government's last…
Two new projects which will focus on how people can recover from addiction, especially after returning from careers in the Armed Forces, have been launched in Sheffield. Sheffield Hallam University will spearhead a new Sheffield Addiction and Recovery Research Group (SARRG), a peer-led group which aims to support user-focused groups…
Teachers are seeing more pupils in the classroom with mental health issues, according to a poll. It reveals that half of teachers have seen an increase in youngsters dealing with difficulties such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, hyperactivity, eating disorders, substance misuse and self-harm than they did two years ago, while…
The Duchess of Cambridge has urged parents, teachers and healthcare workers to give child mental health the "focus it requires". In a message to the Times, Kate welcomed steps to end the taboo around adult mental illness and reiterated the importance of early intervention. The Duchess, who is due to…
Is there a link between vitamin B12 deficiency and dementia? Are the increasing incidences of dementia associated with the digital revolution? These and other questions were posed to a panel of experts by the public during a dementia Question Time event at the University of Reading last week. University researchers…
NHS England has launched a new initiative to help treat depression and anxiety and improve access to psychological therapies by unveiling the first ever directory of NHS-endorsed digital mental health services. The Mental Health Apps Library features online tools, resources and apps that have a proven track record of effectiveness…
A new report into the care being provided by five secure children's units across Scotland has been published today. The report follows joint inspections by the Care Inspectorate and the Mental Welfare Commission over 2014-15. Care Inspectorate inspections suggest that these services are, overall, providing 'very good or excellent care'…
New guidance to ensure people with both a mental health and substance misuse problem receive the treatment they need has been published for consultation by the Welsh Government. Having both a mental health problem and a substance misuse problem - whether severe or moderate – can cause people and their…
Suicidal patients who are under observation may be put at risk by relying on inexperienced staff and agency nurses, according to a new report issued today. Commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership as part of the Clinical Outcome Review Programmes, researchers from The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry…
The Mental Health Foundation is carrying out a research project commissioned by Natural England’s Outdoors for All programme, which is asking people who are living with ‪‎dementia‬ and their ‪‎carers‬ about their activity and engagement with ‪nature‬ and the ‪outdoors. If you are a carer of someone who is living…
The Niamh Louise Foundation today held a pre-launch of their new service which is a vehicle especially deisgned to offer support to rural communities and those living in isolation. The Foundation received funding from Ulster Garden Villages and Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council Legacy Fund, both for the purchase…

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