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Mental Health News 2014

Mental Health News

25 February 2014. The Age (Australian football site) reports that former North Melbourne champion Wayne Schwass calls for mental health round.

25 February 2014. The Guardian reports that benefit cuts are explicitly linked to mental health problems.

25 February 2014. The Guardian reports on "Sick cities: why urban living can be bad for your mental health."

18 February 2014. 18 February 2014. Sky News reports that former heavyweight champion Frank Bruno has welcomed plans to cut the number of mentally ill who are held in police cells instead of being taken to hospital.

14 February 2014. Change.org petition: Do not close Leicestershires Mother & Baby ward at the Bradgate Unit - Improve services and support mothers with mental illness.

13 February 2014. This is Cornwall reports that a Truro coffee shop held an event to breakdown mental health stigma.

12 February 2014. Communitycare.com reports: "Mental health teams should assess support needs of carers of people with schizophrenia, say NICE."

11 February 2014. The Telegraph: Life coach: what is the secret to good mental health?

10 February 2014. The Mirror reports on "the scandal of our depressed kids as thousands of under-10s are treated for mental health problems."

10 February 2014. The Telegraph reveals that Britain has the highest rate of people with mental health issues claiming disability or out of work benefits in the developed world, according to an OECD report.

9 February 2014. The Hinckley Times reports that a six-week course run by Blaby District and Hinckley and Bosworth Community Safety Partnership includes topics such as wellness and recovery, confidence building, art and craft, relaxation and hypnotherapy.

7 February 2014. Huffington Post - Time To Talk: Why Young People Need More Conversations Around Mental Health.

6 February 2014. The New Scientist reports that antipsychotic drugs may do more harm than good. The tide is turning towards gentler methods, from talking therapies to brain training.

6 February 2014. Mental Health Today: Time to Talk Day urges families to talk more about mental health.

6 February 2014. The New Scientist believes that antipsychotic drugs are schizophrenia's 'hidden gulag'.

5 February 2014. The Guardian reveals what '12 Years a Slave' tells us about 21st century black mental health.

5 February 2014. The Telegraph reports that a coroner has urged the MoD to carry out mental health review for soldiers after suicide.

4 February 2014. The Guardian reports that the NHS feels able to target mental health because they know there'll be a lot less fuss than if they cut funding for diabetes or cancer care.

1 February 2014. The Independent reports that financial troubles are making people ill, according to data from charity Christians Against Poverty.

30 January 2014. The Guardian reports that suicide rates reveal vast inequalities despite mental health spending rise.

28 January 2014. The Guardian reports that CQC says detention of so many patients who were admitted informally for care is a 'serious cause for concern'.

28 January 2014. The Leicester Mercury reports that members of Leicester City Council have signed up to the Local Authorities Mental Health Challenge – a promise to do more to assist people suffering from a range of conditions.

27 January 2014. The Guardian reports that despite the fact that one in four people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year, negotiating a return to work can be difficult.

27 January 2014. The Telegraph reports that high levels of personal debt in Britain could be creating a health time bomb, according to research showing a strong link between financial problems and low mental well-being in older people.

25 January 2014. The Guardian reports that when Costa award-winning novelist Nathan Filer worked as a psychiatric nurse, he felt he was making a real difference. But 10 years on, with wards closing and staff shortages, he says mental health care in the UK is in 'an utter, God-awful mess'.

22 January 2014. The Telegraph reports that children of older fathers are far more likely to develop mental health disorders like autism and schizophrenia, a mass study has found, with risks one third higher among men aged 45 and over.

17 January 2014. The Guardian reports that South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS foundation trust and the Ministry of Defence are launching a free mobile phone app that gives military service veterans information about 11 mental health disorders they may be vulnerable to and where they can seek help.

12 January 2014. The Independent reports that more than half of young gay people have suffered mental health issues, and 40 per cent have considered suicide, according to a major report, to be published tomorrow.

7 January 2014. The Leicester Mercury reports that Leicester will benefit from a share of an extra £25 million to provide professional support in court and police stations for people with mental health problems.

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