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A man has been jailed for almost six years for violently robbing a 92-year-old woman, in an attack which left her with several cracked ribs. Sanchez Edwards, 28, was sentenced to five years and eight months at Wood Green Crown Court for attacking the elderly woman from behind and dragging…
Public Health Wales has led the launch of a new plan to prevent suicide and self-harm in North Wales. Public Health Wales, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), local authorities, North Wales Police, Network Rail and third sector groups worked together to develop the strategic action plan, which aims to…
On 10th March, 440 psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors will gather at Birmingham University to attend a free, one-day workshop delivered by Dr David Muss to learn The Rewind: a technique he originated that can help treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) patients effectively, quickly and cost-efficiently. PTSD affects people from all…
Health inspectors have raised concerns over the "high" number of mental health patients who are being sent to care facilities far away from their homes. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said this could isolate patients from their support network and cut them off from local services that provide care once…
A third of teens and young adults have self-harmed at some point in their lives, a new poll suggests. A survey of 1,000 16 to 25-year-olds from across the UK found that 36% had self-harmed. The poll, released by Self-Harm UK, The Mix and YoungMinds, also found that only 46%…
The Government has been accused of "yet another year of inaction" on mental health. Former shadow health minister Luciana Berger highlighted a "scathing" report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) into the use of the Mental Health Act. The Labour MP said the report raised one case where a woman…
Fresh insights into changes in the brain linked to depression could pave the way for new treatments, according to scientists. Their study also sheds light on why a particular category of antidepressant drugs stops working in some people, researchers believe. Experts at the University of Edinburgh have pinpointed a key…
Antidepressants are effective in the treatment of the mental health condition, according to the authors of an international study. Led by researchers at the University of Oxford, the study aimed to clear up lingering questions about the efficacy of medicine to treat acute depression in adults. Through examining trials involving…
A doctor has been suspended from working for a year after an epileptic teenager drowned in a bath while left alone in an NHS care home. Dr Valerie Murphy was the psychiatrist responsible for the care of Connor Sparrowhawk, an 18-year-old with learning difficulties, who was found submerged in the…
A "vulnerable" 18-year-old man who killed himself in a prison cell could have been saved if staff had promptly responded to an emergency alarm, a report has found. Lithuanian national Osvaldas Pagirys died in hospital on November 14 2016, three days after he was found hanged at HMP Wandsworth, south-west…
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and Cruse Bereavement Care have formed a strategic partnership to promote the benefits of counselling for people who struggle to cope following the death of someone close to them. The two organisations aim to improve access to quality counselling for bereaved people…
Balancing a healthy lifestyle and work can be hard for professionals. After a long day at work, it’s understandable that a trip to the gym may be the last thought on your mind. In fact, half of care professionals admit that they struggle to fit in exercise around their work.…