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Mental Health News

10 hours ago
Researchers say they have found a strong association between consuming higher levels of sugar and depression in men – a link not mirrored in womenMen who consume a lot of added sugar in drinks, cakes and confectionery run an increased risk of depression, according to a new study.Researchers from U[...]
EducationHealth and CareMental HealthWomens Issues
13 hours ago
A change to the law means carers are owed £400m in back pay. The government’s solution? Deny them their money

• Polly Toynbee is a Guardian columnistAt this time of year, journalists need to keep a sharp eye out for government statements sneaked out after parliament has gone home. But I[...]
CharitiesHealth and Care
19 hours ago
Research shows that younger workers in part-time or temporary work are more likely to be anxious or depressed. We’d like you to share your experiencesMillennials in part-time and temporary work are more likely to experience poor mental health, a leading thinktank has said.A new report from the Ins[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental Health
1 day ago
Research shows that a growing number of men and boys are being assessed for eating disorders. If you have been affected, we would like to hear from you
The number of men and boys experiencing eating disorders has risen across the UK, according to new research.A Panorama investigation, aired this [...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
1 day ago
Although specialist Admiral nurses can prevent hospital admissions and save money, there are only 200 in the UK and many counties have none at allKate and Jon Henderson have devoted the past decade to looking after their 67-year-old mother, Sally, who has dementia. At first the siblings, who, until [...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
1 day ago
Samsung, Google and Saga have millions of employees sitting at desks, but realise the value of getting them up and walking on a daily basisFriedrich Nietzsche once declared that “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” This is backed up by studies by Stanford University which have[...]
HealthEducationHealth and Care
2 days ago
Figures show rise in number of ‘wasted days’ spent in hospital by young patients who have been declared fit for discharge Children with serious mental health problems are becoming trapped in NHS psychiatric units, unable to leave because care is unavailable outside hospitals, a thinktank has sai[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 days ago
s well as people who have experience in "social work, mental health or domestic violence counseling, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or other similar work or community service backgrounds." But new recommendations published last week from the Community Police ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Sixteen officers from Holme House, County Durham, are off work having inadvertently breathed in smoke from cellsSixteen prison officers who work in a jail where 5.6kg of spice was recovered from prisoners’ cells are off sick after inadvertently inhaling the psychoactive drug.The Prison Officers’[...]
Mental HealthCriminal Justice
2 days ago
he idea that social media has negative impacts on our mental health is nothing new, but what if this accepted 'fact' wasn't entirely true? Since the rise of online platforms like Facebook, there has been an increasing concern about the possible effects ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
2 days ago
I was first prescribed depression medication five years ago and it’s now part of my self-care routine. It’s good for young people to take control of their mental healthI have been on the antidepressant citalopram for the best part of five years now – popping my pill is as much a part of my mor[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Our penal system is overcrowded, underfunded – and unable to deal with inmates’ mental health problems. No wonder suicide rates are soaringLess than a month after Jamie Wallace gave evidence in court about the dire state of mental health care in the Alabama prison where he was incarcerated, and [...]
Health and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
2 days ago
practitioners are less common in social work than other helping professions, such as clinical psychology. For me, social work is missing a trick here. Research by frontline practitioners can give us a platform to empower our professional voice ...
Researcher via Live.com News 
General Social WorkMental Health
4 days ago
he young man comes from disadvantaged family yet his treatment charge cost a lot. The hospital social work immediately contacted with leading psychiatrist; provided free nursing care; and sent him encouragement during treatment. Moreover, the social work ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Concerns raised about suicide monitoring and mental health at inquest into death of Sarah Reed who took her life in HollowayA jury at the inquest of Sarah Reed, a mentally ill prisoner at HMP Holloway who took her life at the jail last year, has identified serious shortcomings in her care.Reed was i[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Yes we do a traumatic job but what makes it worse is a harmful management cultureWhen I was 15, a teacher found me during lunch break and asked if she could have a word. Confused, as I was generally well behaved, I followed her to the office. I was told that a close friend of mine had been found by [...]
HealthCareersChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
Labour MP Louise Haigh cites case of young patient who contracted infection while on mental health ward in SheffieldTheresa May has been urged to tighten checks on private hospitals used by the NHS after a Labour MP raised the case of a young patient with an open wound who contracted MRSA on a priva[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Researchers admit prevention estimate is a ‘best-case scenario’, but stress that action can be taken to reduce dementia risk
More than a third of dementia cases might be avoided by tackling aspects of lifestyle including education, exercise, blood pressure and hearing, a new report suggests.A[...]
HealthEducation
1 week ago
Critics condemn ‘Victorian approach’ to treatment after NHS watchdog reveals 3,500 patients are kept locked inThousands of mental health patients are being kept in secure wards for years at a time when they should be being rehabilitated and preparing to leave hospital, a NHS watchdog has reveale[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
IPPR thinktank says permanently excluded children in England face significant disadvantage because of ‘broken system’ Half of all pupils expelled from school are suffering from a recognised mental health problem, according to a study.Those who are permanently excluded find themselves at a signif[...]
ChildrenEducationHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Prof Pamela Taylor on mental health problems and Prof Mike Stein on the tough-on-crime youth policyOur prison system is in crisis and is causing suffering (Editorial, 19 July). Suicide, other deaths, self-harm and violence in prisons are rising; even purpose-designed protective procedures are failin[...]
Children and ParentingEducationHealth and CareMental HealthCrimin
1 week ago
From its start in 1990 until last year, Jessica Davies, who has died of cancer aged 65, was the manager of the Cherry Tree Nursery, a commercial plant nursery in Dorset set up to give a meaningful occupation to people with mental health problems.She helped take a derelict four-acre site near Christc[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is common in children but also affects one in 20 adults. If you are an adult with ADHD we’d like to hear your experiences Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impu[...]
Children and ParentingMental Health
1 week ago
Permanent ban follows move by prison officers’ trade union in February calling on members to take action short of a strikeThe government has won its high court bid to obtain a permanent ban on industrial action by prison officers.
The application by the Ministry of Justice followed a move in Fe[...]
Mental HealthCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Two reviews want to hear from children and adults with experience of the care systemJimmy Paul is a care experienced adultPeople who have experienced care remain one of the most neglected and stigmatised groups in society. Their outcomes continue to be poor compared with peers who have not been in c[...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Jus
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7 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[...]
 

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9 weeks ago
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16 weeks ago
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19 weeks ago
With the increasing number of women in prison, understanding incarcerated women’s psychological health is a timely and necessary line of research to guide policy and practices within prisons. This understanding influences prison design, service coordination, and intervention development. Social wo[...]
 
21 weeks ago
The nation’s 650,000 social workers are champions for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. They stand up by comforting people who are experiencing devastating illnesses and mental health crises, ensuring they get best possible care while on the road to recovery. They stand up and sup[...]