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The Government is being urged to extend a scheme aimed at helping vulnerable refugees to settle in the UK. Citizens UK said the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) had helped more than 10,000 refugees, including people needing urgent medical treatment, survivors of violence, and women and children. Research by the…
Four new reports published today by the Mental Welfare Commission of visits to units for people with learning disabilities found unacceptable levels of delayed discharge, with some patients waiting years to leave hospital. The Commission found that overall care and treatment was good, and patients generally had positive relationships with…
Merseyside Police is piloting a new learning tool developed by University of Liverpool that should help officers provide an improved service for victims of the complex new coercive control law. The tool could be used as a face-to-face training aid or adapted as an online resource and will be made…
A detective who investigated the suspected murder of a homeless man in a pedestrian underpass told an inquest that two men were arrested but no charges were brought. Sergiusz Meges, 29, was found dead in the St Stephen's underpass in Norwich on June 10 2015. Case officer DC Jeremy Pitt…
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to work with partners, including people with lived experience, to create and deliver quality training resources for front line workers responding to psychological trauma. The Scottish Goverment announced an additional £1.35 million will be invested to create a national training programme, developed for workers…
The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed to death his neighbour Kamil Ahmad (pictured), 49, at their supported living flats on Wells Road in Bristol at about 2am…
The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed to death his neighbour Kamil Ahmad, 49, at their supported living flats on Wells Road in Bristol at about 2am on…
An adult care home manager from Swansea has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a fitness to practise panel found he put individuals in his care in unwarranted risk of harm. The Social Care Wales hearing was told that Ashley Bowen, who managed the now-closed St…
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…
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