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Golden hellos of £10,000 will be used to attract students to hard-to-recruit nursing disciplines, the Government has said as Labour failed to overturn wider cuts.Health minister Steve Barclay said the intention is to offer the incentives to help mental health, learning disability and district nursing as part of a £10…
The Department of Health has released details of a series of important initiatives being funded under the £100m Health and Social Care transformation fund in Northern Ireland. The planned package of investments for 2018/19 includes £15m for enhancing primary care – care which is largely provided from GP practices. This…
One in nine young adults in Scotland has attempted suicide, according to new research. The study of 18-34-year-olds also found that one in six (16.2%) report having self harmed at some stage in their lives. Researchers found that 6.5% of the 3,508 young Scots questioned reported a history of both…
Government plans to improve access to mental health care in schools and colleges lack ambition, leaving hundreds of thousands of children without the support they need, MPs have warned. A joint report by the Commons Education and Health and Social Care committees said the slow pace of the roll-out of…
A mentally ill man who died in police custody "must have been petrified in his final minutes", his family have said. Kevin Clarke, 35, died at Lewisham Hospital on March 9 following an incident earlier that afternoon in the Polsted Road area of Catford, south-east London. His relatives spoke of…
England will become the "world leader" in mental health care for mothers and babies, a leading psychiatrist said, as the NHS announced a multimillion-pound boost for support services. Pregnant women and those with newborns will be able to access specialist community mental health support in every part of the country…
Providing young psychiatric patients with community treatment makes them less likely to self-harm, a study has suggested. Intensive community care for adolescents with severe mental health disorders not only brought down the usage of inpatient beds, but reduced the likelihood of multiple episodes of self-harm by 82%. Researchers from South…
A woman jailed for five years after falsely accusing a soldier of rape has lost an appeal against her sentence. Rebecca Palmer, 26, from Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire, made a series of false allegations after the victim told her he wanted nothing to do with her. London's Court of…
Scottish Labour has renewed calls for a public inquiry into mental health services at NHS Tayside, accusing the government of silence over the issue. Party leader Richard Leonard raised the case of David Ramsay, who took his life in 2016 at the age of 50, during First Minister’s Questions at…
Homeland star David Harewood will investigate his mental breakdown in a new BBC documentary. The actor, who played a CIA boss in the US TV hit, was sectioned and taken into hospital when he was 23. He will look back at his experiences in the one-off documentary. "David wants to…
Early mental health interventions in primary schools, such as one-to-one mental health support from counsellors, could both improve life chances for children over their lifetime and generate significant economic benefits, according to an independent analysis, conducted by charity Pro Bono Economics, of charity Place2Be’s school-based mental health services. The study…
Offering youngsters mental health counselling in primary school could help to prevent pupils from skipping school, cut crime and lead to higher employment, according to a report. It concludes that early help, such as one-to-one mental health support, can help boost the life chances of children and bring economic benefits.…

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