Social Media

Many adults with mental health problems could find themselves significantly more likely to end up in poverty than those without longstanding health issues, a report suggests. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said that among 25 to 54-year-olds, 28% of those with a longstanding health problem and 40% of those…
A suicide awareness drive is being launched in the Grenfell Tower neighbourhood amid mounting concern about the disaster's psychological fallout. Kensington and Chelsea Council is spearheading the Ok Not To Feel Ok campaign alongside health agencies and charities, in an effort to encourage people to speak about mental health. Figures…
The Duke of Cambridge has met the mother of a young man who took his own life as he opened the UK's first centre outside of a clinic or hospital for helping suicidal men by giving counselling and therapy. James' Place, a four-storey town house in Liverpool's Georgian quarter is…
From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact…
A mother who was convinced by voices in her head to throw her 18-month-old son from the sixth floor of a block of flats to his death has been given an indefinite hospital order. Gemma Procter believed she was being told by God to "sacrifice" toddler son Elliot, who suffered…
Reforms to mental health units have stalled after a Tory MP delivered one of the Commons' longest speeches in recent years. Cries of "shame" were heard in the chamber as the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill was blocked due to the efforts of Philip Davies (Shipley) and former…
Children and young people are being encouraged to spend longer online by "persuasive design" which should be considered a public health issue, a new report claims. The tactic, which encourages the extended use of apps and websites, is used to collect children's data for commercial gain, but it has an…
The Grenfell Tower fire is bringing stressful past life events flooding back to people, and those not directly affected by the tragedy should not feel ashamed to seek help. Emma Kennedy, manager of the Central and North West London NHS trust (CNWL's) Grenfell outreach team, said she suspected there was…
The stigma around discussing mental health is still very much present, and the majority (81%) of care professionals agree that not enough is being done to support mental health at work. In fact, a third (31%) have considered resigning from a job due to lack of support. That’s according to…
Patients with pre-existing mental health conditions feel they are treated with less respect and dignity while staying in hospital, according to the results of a wide-ranging survey. This group reported worse experiences across most areas of care, including how well their needs and preferences were respected, than those without diagnosed…
Young people are experiencing a "double epidemic" of obesity and mental health problems, the head of NHS England has warned. Chief executive Simon Stevens (pictured) said the issues were key priorities as the health service, which is marking its 70th year, looks to the future. But he said technology companies…
Ex-spin doctor Alastair Campbell will look at whether "radical new treatments" can stop his depression in a new BBC Two film. Tony Blair's former spokesman has made Depression And Me after experiencing crippling bouts of depression for most of his life. He said: "I've been on antidepressants for years and…
Page 12 of 81