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Mental Healt News

12 hours ago
Insurance companies can only deny people with mental health problems in certain circumstances. We want to hear your experiencesIf you have a mental health condition it can be harder to get insurance and in some circumstances you have to pay more.However, this should only be the case if the insurer c[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
1 day ago
Rachel Reeves argues that welfare state architect William Beveridge would add disconnected society to list of challengesOne of the key architects of Britain’s welfare state would have added loneliness as society’s sixth “giant evil” if he were alive today, Rachel Reeves will say after comple[...]
Health
1 day ago
New figures reveal that girls, young women and black people are more likely to be held down by staff on wardsPatients in mental health units were physically restrained by staff more than 80,000 times last year in Britain, including 10,000 who were held face down or given injections to subdue them, n[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment PolicyWomens Issues
2 days ago
Robert Holland on the impact on children, Paul Nicolson on the endless pressure on benefit claimants and Steven Dorner on the psychological impactVisitors to foodbanks are often in distress, so Heidi Allen MP is right to cry (Tory MP cries at universal credit impact speech from Frank Field, 5 Decemb[...]
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3 days ago
It took a crisis for me to get the specialist support that children in care should receive from the startAlmost 30 years later, my heart still pounds when I think about the night before I was taken into care at the age of 10. Left alone in the house and sleeping with a knife under my pillow. To this[...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
3 days ago
Averil Hart’s death was ‘an avoidable tragedy’ which shows problems with NHS eating disorders services, says ombudsmanA talented young student died of anorexia because of numerous “clear failures of care” by GPs, hospitals and specialists in eating disorders, a scathing report by the NHS o[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
4 days ago
hristine Grove is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). Monash University provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation AU. Victoria State Government provides funding as a strategic partner of The Conversation AU. Knowing ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationMental Health
4 days ago
ctress Daisy Ridley, who quit Instagram this year, said social media is bad for mental health. Reportedly, "The more I read about teenage anxiety, the more I think it's highly unhealthy for people's mental health," Ridley told. Daisy Ridley: Grew up ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
5 days ago
welve hours of continuing education units (CEUs) have been approved for West Virginia social work licensure, as well as counseling and psychology. Cost to attend is $50 with a possibility of an additional charge of $20 applied for counseling CEUs.
General Social WorkEducationMental Health
5 days ago
. Your own background? You graduated from Ridgewood in 2005. A. Then I went to Dominican University and got my bachelor's in psychology and my master's in social work. Q. And how did you end up with Journeys? A. It was my internship for my degree ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducationMental Health
6 days ago
hoosing a Counseling Degree Why choose a degree in counseling? Why not a master’s of social work or psychology? Though similar, there are many differences that can help you decide which career path is right for you. Counselors focus more on therapeutic ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Shadow health secretary says government’s three-year commitment fails to ‘deliver parity of esteem’ between mental and physical healthA government commitment to spend an extra £300m over the next three years on improving mental health support for school pupils was dismissed as inadequate by L[...]
HealthChildrenEducationHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Critics say 2019 launch of vital mental health plan is not soon enoughChildren suffering from anxiety and depression will be offered counselling at school under government plans to tackle a widely reported crisis in young people’s mental health. Pupils in England will be able to attend sessions wi[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
For many people their local library is the place where they come to fill the gaps in their life. We librarians continue to be passionate and fight the good fightIn my eight years working in libraries across the country, I have known librarians trudge nearly ten miles through the snow because the roa[...]
Poverty
1 week ago
My father, Sydney Morris, who has died aged 97, was one of the first male district nurses and a quietly distinguished contributor to the health and civic life of his south London community for more than 50 years.He was born in Bristol, the son of Alf Morris, a tailor, and his wife, Sophie (nee Harri[...]
Children and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
The MPs Helen Whately (Conservative), Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrat) and Luciana Berger (Labour) call on the health service not to abandon its promiseMental health care is not a luxury. For too long it has been the “Cinderella service”, always forgotten when resources are being handed out and th[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
My husband, John King, who has died aged 68 of a stroke, worked for Newcastle social services for 30 years, first with children and then leading a team of mental health social workers in the west end of the city.By 1994 John had realised that homeless people frequently suffered from mental illness b[...]
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1 week ago
ay practitioners, often referred to as SSA (Social Services Assistant ... and often do not hold any formal social work qualification. Within the mental health sector, unqualified social workers (Social Service Assistants / Care Managers) are called ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
A new 12-strong team at Highgate primary has reduced exclusions and referrals to mental health services to zero, for just £8,500 a yearStatistics show that one in 10 children – or an average of three children in every classroom – has a diagnosable mental health problem, and 70% of children and [...]
EducationHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
A new scheme trains teachers to help vulnerable schoolchildren and their families, and is easing the burden on local social services Primary school staff in Swansea are being trained to provide early support to pupils and families. As well as helping people turn their lives around, they’re also re[...]
ChildrenEducationChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
1 week ago
Airedale’s stammering therapy project is making a real difference to patients who would have otherwise been unable to access help‘I’m sad about all the missed opportunities for friendships,” Alex said before starting speech therapy. “I’ve tried to escape from my stammer. I’ve failed.[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
uninger grew up in a solid family in Oklahoma, her father a firefighter and her mother a psychologist. She went to college to study social work. But she began abusing pain medication as a young woman. Pills came with her medical treatments, especially the ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Compared with married couples, single people have a 42% elevated risk of dementia, and those who have been widowed a 20% increase, researchers findBeing married could help stave off dementia, a new study has suggested. Levels of social interaction could explain the finding, experts have said, after [...]
HealthHealth and Care
1 week ago
It perpetuates ugly stereotypes and distracts us from the dearth of care – most US citizens with a mental health condition don’t receive the treatment they need
Attempts to blame mass shootings in the US, like the recent one in a Texas church that killed at least 26 people, on mental illness [...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
Children’s charity releases data showing 60% of young people referred for specialist care by GP not receiving treatmentSixty per cent of children and young people referred for specialist care by their GP are not receiving treatment, figures reveal. Data from 32 NHS Trusts in England showed about 6[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
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7 weeks 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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7 weeks 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 [...]
 
10 weeks ago
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11 weeks ago
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17 weeks ago
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26 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[...]
 
28 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[...]