Mental health spending in Manchester could be cut by £1.5m next year – against NHS guidelines

Mental health spending across Manchester could be slashed by £1.5m next year, new figures show – despite the government handing an extra £40m to city health bosses.

The cut, revealed by a Labour Freedom of Information request, directly flouts government guidelines.

Fish Oil And Psychosis

In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, new research has revealed the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may be effective for reducing the risk of psychosis.

The study was published in Nature Communications and details how a 12-week intervention with omega-3 supplements substantially reduced the long-term risk of developing psychotic disorders.

Home Office to issue mental health disclosure advice

New guidelines will list factors that must be considered before people’s mental health crises are disclosed to employers in background checks.

Police will have to examine issues such as how long ago a detention under the Mental Health Act occurred, when assessing whether it is disclosed.

Statement condemns the impact of welfare transformation and austerity on the lives of some of the most vulnerable communities in Britain

Statement condemns the impact of welfare transformation and austerity on the lives of some of the most vulnerable communities in Britain

Historic social work meeting agrees joint approach to safeguard and promote a valuable profession:

A meeting of UK social work organisations has agreed to campaign collectively to safeguard their valuable profession.