Mental health nurses in police control room to help people in crisis
Mental health nurses will be based in the district’s police control room to help stop vulnerable people being detained. They will assess incidents where Wakefield officers have been called out to incidents where people may be suffering with mental ill ...
Making efforts to break down the stigma around mental health means f*** all if there’s no funding
(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Yes, they still have to overcome the hurdle of asking for help. Yes, they’re still dealing with mental health issues that are just as serious as anyone else’s (because you can have money and still be desperately ...
Male mental health: I lost my dad to suicide at 17, and then experienced depression myself
The stigma associated with mental health means that men are less likely to ask for help, making suicide the biggest killer in men under the age of 45 in the UK. Female suicide rates are also at their highest in a decade according to the Samaritans.
New mental health centre opens in Moray following closure of popular ‘haven’
A new complex for people with mental health difficulties has opened in Moray after the previous system was ruled not fit for purpose. Changes in the region led to the closure of the Moray Anchor Project, which had been running in Elgin for 25 years.
Thousands of under 5s in Cambridgeshire suffer from mental health problems
And there are some 8,000 children in the county between the ages of 5 and 16 with mental health problems - and the problem is growing. Rebecca Wood, chief executive of Blue Smile, said: “Nearly four children in every UK class are now likely to have a ...
RAF squadron leader who hanged himself ‘may have feared discussing his mental health problems would end his flying career’
The wife of a top RAF pilot who killed himself has said her husband may have been stuck in a real-life 'Catch 22' as he feared discussing his mental health problems would end his flying career. Gillian De Candole is calling on the military to offer more ...
CCGs cutting spending on mental health despite NHS pledges
Exclusive Five areas in England are planning to cut spending on mental health services in 2017/18, despite being told by NHS England to ensure that they increase spending in line with physical health spending. A Pulse investigation has revealed that CCGs ...
Mental health funding cut by millions in five regions despite NHS England call for £1 billion to be spent by 2021
Spending on mental health services is being cut in five regions of England, new figures have revealed – despite Government pledges to “transform” the way mental health problems are dealt with. Theresa May has promised to tackle the “stigma ...
Mental health care cuts in England 'to total £4.5m'
These are external links and will open in a new window Mental health spending is being cut by £4.5m in five English regions this year, new figures indicate. The largest cut, of £1.9m or 3.6% , will be made in Walsall, in the West Midlands, Pulse magazine ...
More NHS mental health patients treated privately
Mental health trusts across the UK are becoming increasingly reliant on private hospitals to deliver care, a BBC Breakfast investigation suggests. NHS spending on private mental health inpatient beds went up 42% over five years across 40 mental health ...