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  1. Like The AIDS Activists Of The 1980s, The LGBT+ Community Must Come Together To Tackle Its Mental Health Crisis
    The first diagnosis in the UK was quick to follow, with over 13,000 cases of HIV ... Why are LGBT+ people so prone to mental health problems? Let’s be clear: the problem isn’t peoples’ sexuality or gender identity, but society’s attitude to it.
  2. Ministry of Defence release new 24/7 mental health helpline
    The Ministry of Defence has released a new 24/7 mental health helpline, 0800 323 4444, which is now open to all serving and previously serving personal.
  3. New initiative calls for far-reaching changes to UK’s mental health services
    A new national initiative backed by David Lammy MP has called for collaboration and far-reaching changes in the use of mental health science and real-life experiences of service users. The Synergi Collaborative Centre - a centre of excellence for ethnic ...
  4. Mental health provision in schools at crisis point, research finds
    Experts have called for a significant and urgent increase in resources to support the mental health of young people in schools, after a study uncovered a ‘perfect storm’ of increased need and decreased provision. The study explored the impact of ...
  5. Defence Secretary Op-Ed for the Mail on Sunday on mental health
    Today we launch the Military Mental Health Helpline for serving personnel and their families while bolstering the care currently on offer. We are forming a deeper partnership with Combat Stress – the leading charity in the UK for supporting veterans with ...
  6. Mental Health And Debt: More Should Be Done To Help People Before They Are Trapped In A Downward Spiral
    “I even bought a car once when I wasn’t in my right mind,” she tells HuffPost UK. People with mental health problems are three times as likely to be in financial difficulty, according to the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute. The charity ...
  7. Mental health trusts left with less funding than 2012 due to government cuts, new analysis reveals
    The picture across the UK was similar, with mental health spending in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all lower now than it was in recent years. In October 2017, Mr Hunt said the NHS had spent a “record” amount on mental health, and pledged to a ...
  8. UK charities warn on high debt levels among mental health patients
    Thousands of patients hospitalised for mental illness in England are in debt, with many facing pressure from creditors that exacerbates distress and increases the risk of suicide, say mental health charities calling for a new debt-respite scheme to include ...
  9. Debtors with mental health problems need 'breathing space'
    "Last year, along with the Money Advice Trust charity, we published a guide to help energy suppliers better identify and support customers facing mental health issues." UK Finance, which represents banks and lenders, said: "Our members want to help ...
  10. UK employees back workplace wearables for mental health support
    More than half of working adults in the UK would be would be prepared to wear devices designed to monitor their mental health and flag troubling symptoms, according to a new report. The ‘AXA Health Tech & You State of the Nation survey’, conducted by ...