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Too many young people are killing themselves because NHS professionals are not sharing information with their families, a charity has warned. Ged Flynn, chief executive of youth suicide prevention charity Papyrus, has written to the head of every NHS trust in England urging them to encourage staff to share information…
An innovative programme run by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board is using the natural environment of the Snowdonia National Park to support people with complex mental health problems. The regular art therapy sessions held in the grounds of Moel y Ci Farm in the foothills of Snowdonia have been credited with…
The Duchess of Cambridge has said she is committed to helping the "youngest and most vulnerable" in society as she launched a mental health website for teachers supporting pupils. Kate made her declaration when she visited a London infant school to give the green light to the online project being…
NICE says that online and mobile programme Deprexis could help adults with depression get faster access to care and it should be tested out in NHS services. Around 200 people in England could benefit from free access to this digital therapy after NICE recommended that it is trialled in specialist…
A steep rise in the number of detentions of mentally unwell people could be a sign that the health service is under "considerable pressure", health inspectors have warned. In the decade to 2015/16 the number of detentions under the Mental Health Act increased by 40%. A new review into such…
Growing staff shortages in mental health care are affecting the quality and safety of care, a new report has warned. Meanwhile the funding gap between the amount spent on acute hospitals and mental health trusts has widened in England, the authors claimed. The new report, by health think tank The…
Almost three in five adults say they drink alcohol because it helps them cope with the pressures of day-to-day life, a survey has found. Research by Drinkaware looked at the drinking patterns of 18 to 75-year-olds in the UK and found nearly two in five (38%) who had drunk alcohol…
Researchers at the University of Exeter have launched the second phase of a national survey to help identify existing services and gaps in provision for young adults with Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder (ADHD). Once considered to be a condition restricted to childhood, there is clear evidence that ADHD persists into…
A serial killer met his third victim while on unescorted leave from a secure mental hospital where he had been locked up for strangling his last girlfriend, a court heard. Violent and "controlling" Theodore Johnson, 64, attacked mother-of-four and grandmother Angela Best, 51, beating her over the head with a…
The "social epidemic" of loneliness needs to be tackled by a combination of government intervention and "every single one of us" playing our part, according to the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox. Kim Leadbeater was speaking after a commission set up by Mrs Cox before her death recommended that…
The UK needs a government-led national strategy to combat loneliness, according to a commission set up by MP Jo Cox before she was murdered. The final report of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission notes that nine million adults in the UK are often or always lonely and that loneliness is…
Around 120,000 older Scots could be living with undiagnosed mental health conditions caused by loneliness and isolation, charities have warned. A quarter of people aged over 65 experience depression when they feel lonely, leading to other problems with anxiety in some cases. The Mental Health Foundation and Age Scotland said…

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