The lyrics of Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division, and a known sufferer of mental illness, depict the confused emotions surrounding anxiety and depression. But they are as relevant today as they were 38 years ago.
BY: MAIGHNA NANU Anxiety and depression; common buzzwords we regularly see plastered across social media. Thanks to events such as World Mental Health Day last week, our attention is increasingly drawn to the very real issue of mental health in our society. As a demographic, students are facing these issues in increasing numbers. In a recent survey, one in […]
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Forms can allow patients to get debts cancelled and stops involvement from bailiffs
BY: Shehab Khan @shehabkhan The notes are not issued by the NHS Getty Sick notes that banks and lenders need to help customers with mental illnesses manage their debt are costing patients up to £150. GPs normally charge between £20 and £30 for a note but it can range up to £150, according to research conducted by the Money […]
Public health charity uses damning report to call for minimum recruitment age to be raised to 18
Amelia Hill @byameliahill Wayne Sharrocks as an 18-year-old serving in Afghanistan. He joined the army on his 17th birthday. Photograph: Sharrocks family Recruiting children aged 16 and 17 into the British army places them at greater risk of death, injury and long-term mental health problems than those recruited as adults, according to a […]
Probe finds NHS waiting list for help with conditions such as PTSD is up to 11 times longer than recommended
Getty A man talking with therapist in therapyPeople seeking counselling for conditions such as depression are facing unacceptably long waits Patients wait up to four years for NHS counselling on mental health issues – despite rules saying they should be seen in weeks. A Sunday Mirror probe found the current waiting list for “talking […]
James Evison Increased funding for mental health services has not been provided across the country, and services are ‘under threat’, according to a new report by the King’s Fund. The health think-tank claims its analysis shows 40% of mental health trusts actually saw income fall in 2015/16 rather than grow, despite commitment from central government […]
"As a first step towards this change, I'm announcing a new £40 million package to both prevent and tackle the causes of homelessness.
Theresa May has announced a £40 million package designed to prevent homelessness by intervening to help individuals and families before they end up on the streets. The Prime Minister said that the move was a first step in a policy shift moving the focus away from dealing with the consequences of homelessness and putting […]
Mind faces boycott call after policy and campaigns manager joins DWP
Disabled activists have called for a boycott of the mental health charity Mind, and called on its chief executive to quit, after one of its managers agreed to spend a year working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). They say the move by policy and campaigns manager Tom Pollard is just the latest […]
Andy Graham's post-traumatic stress disorder was triggered by horrific incidents he attended as a young fireman in Manchester in the 80s
After suffering a mental breakdown in the 90s Andy Graham returned to work A firefighter, traumatised by the death of his colleague, was dismissed from his job for not being ‘capable’ of front-line duties. Andy Graham, 51, who has 29 years of service , has been living with post-traumatic stress disorder for most of […]
Neil Jewell, who had schizophrenia, died after failings in his care, accepted by the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) looking after him.
By Sophie Hutchinson BBC News:Image caption Neil Jewell died after being unable to access the care he needed Mental health trusts in England are still having their budgets cut, despite government assurances they would be funded on a par with physical healthcare, figures suggest. Analysis by the King’s Fund think tank, seen by the BBC, […]