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The Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland has produced a new booklet to help students cope with mental health problems. 'Mind your head' is full of practical tips and information on managing stress and achieving and maintaining positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. It also contains a comprehensive list of…
It is a "scandal" that patients with mental health problems have no standardised maximum waiting times for treatment, experts have said. While people with most physical problems can expect to start treatment within 18 weeks, many mental health patients are forced to endure "unacceptable waits" for care, according to a…
Children's mental health services urgently need a complete overhaul if young people are to receive better support and care, council leaders have warned. The Local Government Association, which represents over 370 councils across England and Wales, believes that only full reform of the mental health system can now ensure improvement.…
A self-management project aims to support people with mental health problems work towards positive employment outcomes. Community Renewal has launced the new Employability Case Management service in Glasgow in partnership with Glasgow Association for Mental Health and funded through the Self Management IMPACT Fund. Employability Case Management provides support to…
Mental health patients are at the highest risk of committing suicide in the first two weeks after leaving hospital, latest figures have shown. Data from the report entitled: National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness was being presented to healthcare leaders on 16 July. It…
Health officials have said they need to take "urgent action" to improve children's access to mental health services. Recently concerns have been raised about the services available across England. Leading doctors have said patients are being shipped to all corners of the country for any available bed, leaving them far…
Information aimed at children and young people up to the age of 18 who are experiencing emotional or mental health problems is now only a click away. Health Minister Edwin Poots has launched the Southern Trust’s Young Healthy Minds Website at the Seagoe Parish Centre in Portadown. The website, www.younghealthymindsni.co.uk,…
Cuts to mental health services for children have led to a national "crisis" in services across England, a charity has warned. Children and young people's mental health charity YoungMinds said that many services are at "breaking point" as a result. The charity sent freedom of information requests to local health…
Throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, as well as doing my day job, I also worked one or two shifts a week on the out-of-hours standby duty team. This team, consisting mainly of fulltime social workers, dealt exclusively with emergencies and crises that arose outside normal working hours. We covered nights,…
Five public meetings have been organised across Northern Ireland to help raise awareness of the proposed Mental Capacity Bill and get feedback from local people. The Bill covers decisions about things such as helping to wash and dress a person, depriving a person of their liberty for their care or…
Psychiatric patients accounted for 12% of convictions for unlawful killing in England and Wales between 2003 and 2005, a study has found. People with mental health problems were also two and a half times more likely to be murder or manslaughter victims than members of the general population, scientists said.…
Friday, 13 Jun, 2014

Webwatch - Write to Recovery

On 12 June 2014, the Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) launched its Write to Recovery website at The Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. The launch forms part of the organisation’s 10-year anniversary celebrations. It was a very inspiring day that featured guest speakers, Linda Gillard, an acclaimed, self-published fiction writer who…

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