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Mental Healt News

20 hours ago
No information is revealed about the effects of expensive treatmentI fully support the children’s commissioner’s request to NHS England to provide information about how local clinical commissioning groups are spending their increased budgets on community-based provision for children with mental [...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 day ago
Move follows outcry from charities and evidence that housing projects have been abandonedPlans to cap housing benefit for thousands of mentally ill, elderly and other vulnerable people in supported housing are to be re-examined after protests by MPs and charities.The rethink, expected within weeks, [...]
HousingCharitiesHealthCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyGerontology
2 days ago
NHS watchdog’s report sounds alarm that accessing care for under-18s in England takes so long, amid self-harm concernsChildren with mental health problems are waiting up to 18 months to be treated, a government-ordered report will reveal next week, in an indictment of the poor care many receive.A [...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Findings are a cause for concern and symptom of the ‘over-medicalising of human distress’, says co-author of report using NHS dataThe use of electroconvulsive therapy to treat serious mental health problems is more prevalent in women and older individuals, researchers have found.The study, which[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment PolicyWomens Issues
2 days ago
Anne Longfield provoked a reaction but the confrontation is in danger of obscuring the issues around mental health services she wanted to highlightThe mauling of NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens by children’s commissioner Anne Longfield over mental health services is a rare example of bru[...]
HealthPolicyChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 days ago
he screening is directed by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in partnership with the departments of Nursing, Social Work and Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. ″Less than 50 percent of women who experience depression ever receive ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthWomens Issues
3 days ago
For those unable or unwilling to use Samaritans’ telephone service, the organisation also corresponds by post, writes one of its volunteersI read with pleasure the piece by Tom Francis about Samaritans (Opinion, 10 October). I have been a Samaritan volunteer for 20 years. There have been chan[...]
CharitiesHealthCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
3 days ago
ocial media has transformed the way people gather and learn news, particularly during tragedies like the Las Vegas shooting and the California wildfires. But while these platforms can provide a trove of useful information in real time, using them ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
3 days ago
Sean Plumstead’s remarks to staff member – who had not had compulsory self-harm training – were not reported, inquest hearsAn inmate who killed himself at Winchester prison had asked a member of staff two days earlier about the best method of ending his life but his comments were never reporte[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Research suggests BAME inmates have greater chance of segregation or restraint being used against themBlack and Muslim offenders are more likely to be badly treated in prison, leading to poorer outcomes and mental health concerns, research has found.The Runnymede Trust, a race equality thinktank, an[...]
Housing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareMental HealthMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Data from GP practices between 2001 and 2014 showed rates of self-harm for boys stayed roughly steady – but soared upwards for girls in recent yearsSelf-harm reported to GPs among teenage girls under the age of 17 in the UK increased by 68% over just three years, research has revealed.The study al[...]
Health
5 days ago
arish works in social services, particularly in areas of advocacy for domestic violence. She also serves on state advisory committees for mental health, and was the National Alliance on Mental Illness Maine Board’s secretary for the last three years.
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareMental Health
5 days ago
or hospitals to play this role, Australia needs a vibrant network of community mental health services, providing a mix of clinical, psychological and social services to people with severe, moderate and mild mental illnesses. Currently, if your mental ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
5 days ago
Not all silence on mental health problems is down to stigma. Sometimes it’s difficult to articulate what’s wrongYou can’t talk about mental health without talking about stigma. Personally, I don’t like talking about stigma – the more you talk about something, the more you entrench it. Peop[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
5 days ago
NSPCC reports 15% rise in calls to children’s helpline as concerns grow over long waiting times for mental health servicesA children’s helpline conducted more than 60 counselling sessions on suicide every day last year with children as young as 10 reporting suicidal thoughts, according to the NS[...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
6 days ago
Mike Adamson would like to see more services that prevent, reduce and delay loneliness, and Susan Daniels says it is not just a problem for older peopleWe welcome the focus given by Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard on the toll that loneliness is placing on our healthcare system (Loneliness as harmful [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
6 days ago
The Social Development Office at His Highness the Prime Minister's Diwan on Monday marked the World Mental Health Day with a ceremony sponsored by Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh ...
KUWAIT, Oct 16 (KUNA) via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
David Dodd wants employers to assume a degree of responsibility for employees’ mental wellbeing, Justin Harper makes a case for income protection and Gary Fereday says psychoanalytically informed therapies should be more widely available. Plus letters from Keir Harding and Rob DaviesJeremy Hunt ha[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
From 2019, people visiting their GP or hospital may be asked to confirm whether they are straight, gay, bisexual or otherGay rights campaigners have backed an NHS policy demanding that doctors and nurses start asking all patients from the age of 16 about their sexual orientation.NHS England has issu[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
The remarkable story of Trevor Blaney and his DIY mission to feed the homeless on the Isle of Wight gets the OFM award for Local Food HeroTrevor Blaney sees a different Isle of Wight to the one enjoyed by day trippers and tourists. Driving with him in his 4x4 on one of the last days of summer you st[...]
HousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Anne Longfield accuses NHS England chief of ignoring young people’s experiencesThe children’s commissioner has launched a savage attack on the head of the NHS, accusing him of denigrating research that shows an “unacceptable” lack of children’s mental health provision.In a highly unusual m[...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Anne Longfield says services are ‘unacceptably slow’ to improve, in open letter to chief executive of NHS EnglandThe children’s commissioner has launched a savage attack on the head of the NHS, accusing him of denigrating research that shows an “unacceptable” lack of children’s mental he[...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Disabled Home Office staff face a wait of up to two years to secure reasonable adjustments in the workplace – we’re treated like we are a burden and a headache I’m not surprised by the way the government treats people with disabilities – you only need to look at how poorly it treats its own [...]
HealthHousing and PovertyGerontolo
1 week ago
Busy GPs are too often neglecting problems like anxiety and low mood One in five older people suffer from depression, yet their mental health problems often go unrecognised and they are much less likely to get psychological help than younger people. A government target, set in 2011 – for older peo[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
embers of a social media group dedicated to addressing suicide believe tackling it head on is the key to breaking the stigma. A South Canterbury member who had dealt with his own mental health issues says talking about suicide and suicidal thoughts is ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
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2 days ago
Childhood emotional, behavioral, and social problems are serious developmental challenges affecting the lives of a substantial number of youths. Estimates suggest that 20 percent of children in the United States have difficulty with attention, disruptive behavior, and mood. Severe social, emotional,[...]
 

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2 days ago
Over the past few decades, the role of religion and spirituality in health and mental health clients’ lives has caught the attention of a variety of helping professionals, including social workers. Research indicates that not only does the inclusion of religion and spirituality have the potential [...]
 
3 weeks ago
The relationship between schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, and mood disorders is not well understood. Evaluating and comparing cognitive impairment in these disorders can help clarify how these disorders are related. To further our understanding of these conditions, Rong Xiao, PhD, MD, Roxann[...]
 
4 weeks ago
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10 weeks ago
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19 weeks ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The full fiscal year 2018 budget request released by President Trump would shred this nation’s social safety net, prompting the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) to call on Congress to stand up for our nation’s most vulnerable citizens and reject it. It has ofte[...]
 
21 weeks ago
Social workers work with clients who face various disadvantages due to social stigma, discrimination, and oppression. These disadvantages range from race, to ethnic origins, to gender, to sexual orientation, and beyond. One important factor in social stigma and discrimination that social workers nee[...]