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Scotland's older generations can be left isolated if they experience mental health problems, according to a new project. Age in Mind is working to identify and reduce the discrimination faced by people over 50 who have experienced mental health problems. So far the research has found the older generations experiencing…
Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has said we must continue to work together across government and other sectors to reduce the suicide rate in Northern Ireland. The Minister was speaking after the thirteenth meeting of the Ministerial Co-ordination Group on Suicide Prevention, where Executive Ministers provided updates on action being taken…
Asking, listening and talking to someone with a mental health problem can be the start of their road to recovery. That was the message from Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, as she launched a new media campaign to encourage the public to offer support to those who may be struggling with…
Older people with mental health problems are seen as "second class citizens", a charity has said. The NHS in England is "failing"older patients with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, according to a new report from Age UK. The charity said that not enough older people with common…
Social media and the pursuit of "perfection" could be fuelling a rise in anxiety and depression among young women, experts warn. A new report from NHS Digital found a jump in the number of women aged 16 to 24 experiencing mental health problems and a growing gap between female and…
An online service which aims to promote music as an aid to battling depression is launching a fundraising campaign. Mental health activist Maureen O'Kelly and her husband Iain Kelly want to raise £300,000 via a crowdfunding campaign to build the Music On Prescription service. The couple were motivated to create…
Antidepressant prescribing amongst children and young people has shown a significant increase of 28% in the past decade, even though recorded diagnoses of depression have gone down, according to new research published today. One in ten children and young people suffer from some kind of mental health problem, including depression…
A watchdog investigating the care of a mother who suffocated her baby while suffering severe postnatal depression has found opportunities to refer her to mental health services were missed. The Mental Welfare Commission (MWC) also found key information, including her history of postnatal depression when she thought of killing her…
In Scotland this year, 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem. An experience of mental ill-health such as anxiety or depression is not an unusual reaction to life events and is being increasingly recognised as such. For organisations, like CrossReach, who are…
People who are feeling low or depressed are being offered the opportunity to take part in a study exploring the effectiveness of a simple new therapy online. Behavioural Activation (BA) was recently found to be as effective as the “gold standard” talking treatment of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Now, researchers at…
Nine in ten people say they are confident they know what it means to have good mental wellbeing according to a new report from NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey. The report, commissioned by Public Health England, also found that the public are aware of different factors that impact on their…
Firms are being urged to do more to support workers with mental health issues after new research revealed that an increasing number of employees are suffering. A survey of 2,000 workers showed that almost a third said they had experienced a mental health problem, compared with one in four during…
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