More patients are being admitted to hospital in England for drug-related mental health issues or poisoning than at any time in the past 10 years.
“Perhaps not the most flattering photo of me, but I’m sharing this awful picture and my story to help increase understanding of the impact of mental illness and to celebrate my recovery.”
Richard Vautrey, from the BMA, said: "I'm a bit concerned if the clinical commissioning group does not believe that patients should be fully involved and fully informed about what is happening for their care.
Tyne & Wear The move is aimed at reducing hospital admissions There is concern that patients in County Durham have not been notified that GPs must now ask a private company to decide on referrals to specialists. North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group has awarded a contract to About Health, which will advise on the […]
"Young people felt less control over their own destinies," says the study.
By Sean Coughlan Education correspondent The rise of social media and smartphones is linked to rising psychological problems The mental well-being of teenage girls in England has worsened in recent years, says research for the Department for Education. Researchers highlighted the growing pressure of social media and the near-constant use of mobile phones. The study […]
“I’m Broken Inside: Sara’s Story” Sara's diary
Panorama’s Peter Marshall Sara Green, 17, died as a result of self-harming as an in-patient in a mental health unit. BBC Panorama was given access to Sara’s diary that she kept, showing how she was failed by the child and adolescent mental health system in England. If you are affected by any of the issues […]
Some mental health trusts in England have seen "no significant investment" in psychiatric services for children despite government plans to overhaul provision, say experts.
By Michael Buchanan Last summer ministers said they would invest an additional £143m in the services this financial year. The Mental Health Network suspects the funding has been used to support other NHS services. NHS England says it can show where the money has been allocated. The additional funding was part of a […]
Tom McAlpine, who set-up the MoodSwings charity in Manchester in 1999 with a belief that it is possible for those suffering even severe mental health issues to make a good recovery.
All this week BBC News has been looking at Britain’s growing problem with mental illness, hearing from sufferers, politicians and the professionals who are in the front line of care. But, up and down the country, there are also charities and voluntary organisations dedicated to helping those who have developed mental health problems. One […]
"Those suffering from mental illness need to see these pledges fulfilled'
Ashley Cowburn @ashcowburn David Cameron met with parents as he outlined his plans for mental health services Getty David Cameron has announced a billion pounds extra investment will be ploughed into mental health services across the country, claiming more than a million additional people with will receive treatment each year in England by 2021. However, the Government’s announcement […]
UK-based mental health provider Mersey Care NHS Trust has partnered with Stanford University to develop an app that prevents suicides, according to BBC.
By Aditi Pai When a person opts to use it, the conceptualized app will monitor their communications, like social media accounts, emails, and phone calls, to help physicians track those that are at risk of committing suicide. If users show signs of visiting a location where people often commit suicide or if they miss an […]
Mental health services spent millions of pounds sending patients hundreds of miles for beds last year as use of ‘out of area’ hospitals increased by almost a quarter, research by Community Care and BBC News has found.