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Neil Lennon has helped launch a new football mental health project to encourage middle-aged men to open up. The Hibernian head coach, who has previously spoken out about his own struggles with depression, kicked off The Changing Room initiative at Easter Road. The two-year pilot project – between mental health…
Three out of five young people regularly feel stressed amid concerns over jobs and money, a study shows. Research by The Prince's Trust found that one in four people aged 16 to 25 felt "hopeless", while half had experienced a mental health problem. A survey of over 2,000 young people…
A major health data resource will be able to dramatically expand potential research into mental disorders after receiving responses from thousands of members of the public on mental health. UK Biobank originally recruited 500,000 volunteers whose health data is used in scientific research to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment…
The Scottish Liberal Democrat leader will run more than 100 miles in three days to raise money for a mental health charity. Willie Rennie is running the 117-mile length of the Fife coastal path over the Easter weekend – equivalent to more than four marathons. The North East Fife MSP…
Nine leading universities from across the UK will be the recipients of multi-million pound grants from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to help researchers harness the power of data science for mental health research. Funding for the grants, which totals £10 million, was secured by the MRC as part of…
A mentally-ill man who died after he was restrained by police was a gifted footballer and viewed by many as "a father figure and a role model", his family have said. Kevin Clarke (pictured), a 35-year-old black man, died in police custody at Lewisham Hospital before 4.20pm on Friday March…
Some young people are facing "unacceptable barriers" in getting mental health support, a charity has warned. A survey of 2,700 young people who had struggled with mental health issues found that only 9% felt it was easy to get the support they needed. The YoungMinds poll of children and young…
A watchdog report found there were 554 self-harm incidents at Brinsford young offenders institution between May and October last year. A small number of individuals accounted for multiple incidents. Publishing the assessment, Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke said: "In order to understand the dreadful increase in self-harm, it is…
A new art installation representing the men who take their own lives each week in the UK has been revealed on the roof of This Morning's London studios. The sculptures of 84 men, made by American artist Mark Jenkins and his collaborator, Sandra Fernandez, represent those who commit suicide each…
Stephen Fry has said he sometimes feels he is in danger of becoming "professionally mentally unstable". The comedian and television star, 60, has bipolar disorder and has been open about his struggles with mental illness. He said on Fearne Cotton's Happy Place podcast: "There was and still is, and I…
Liverpool Hope University tutors Nicki Blundell and Dr Lucy Hanson have visited a range of services in the Gambia, which will provide a new student experience for those studying Social Work at the University. From next year, students will be able to experience the provision of mental health services in…
A mental health patient died from a drug overdose after he was discharged by a mental health service due to missing an appointment, according to the health ombudsman. The case is just one in a new report by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) which documents a series of…

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