Desperate families left with ‘scandalous lack of NHS provision’
Wednesday 30th Aug 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
LIBERAL Democrats in Scotland complained yesterday that ambulance paramedics had to deal with more than 10,000 call-outs to people with mental health problems last year.
The high demand is linked to cuts in mental healthcare provision — which Lib Dems enabled the Tories to slash...
Saturday 26th Aug 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
THE Communication Workers Union (CWU) has teamed up with a charity which supports young people facing mental health problems.
The union is working with Papyrus, which specialises in the prevention of youth suicides, in order to raise awareness of the work that it does.
posted by Morning Star in Britain
The government’s overemphasis of the Mental Health First Aid scheme shifts the responsibility for our wellbeing onto society, writes RUTH HUNT
Tuesday 22nd Aug 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
Unless the government invests in mental health facilities, sufferers will continue to live in unacceptable situations, says CHARLOTTE HUGHES
Wednesday 9th Aug 2017
The Tory government remains indifferent to the mental health crisis neoliberalism has wrought upon us, writes JOHN GREEN
Tuesday 8th Aug 2017
MENTAL-HEALTH patients appear to be increasingly at risk of abuse, according to new statistics from the NHS.
Abuse incidents recorded by English mental health trusts rose from 106 in 2013-14 to 199 in 2015-16. Investigations into reports of abuse of child patients jumped from nine to...
Well Versed is edited by Jody Porter
Thursday 3rd Aug 2017
posted by Jody Porter in Arts
Health Secretary’s numbers don’t up, says RCN
Monday 31st Jul 2017
INCIDENTS of self-harm in prisons have reached a record high, new figures show.
There were 40,414 such incidents in the 12 months to March 2017 — meaning the rate has more than doubled since 2013.
The figures also show that 71 convicted criminals or suspects were...
Friday 28th Jul 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain