The packed social calendar and financial stress of Christmas can make it a tough time for those struggling with mental illness
BY: Kashmira Gander @kashmiragander Loneliness during the holidays is often associated with older people, but new research has revealed that millennials also struggle not only with isolation but stress and anxiety during what is supposed to one of the happiest times of the year. One in 10 people aged between 25 and 34 who took […]
With the increasingly topical issue of mental health circulating in the run up to Christmas, the Norfolk-based YANA project hopes to encourage farmers to open up and talk about depression.
One in five people in the UK will suffer a mental health problem at some point in their life. The You Are Not Alone (YANA) project offers help to those in farming who struggle with stress and depression in a bid to remove the stigma of mental health within the industry. The organisation, set up […]
260 people were detained under the Act over past year - more than twice the number of other UK areas
BY: JAMES RODGER People in Birmingham are more than twice as likely to be sectioned as those in other parts of the country. Data released today shows that 260 people have detained under the Mental Health Act in the Birmingham South and Central CCG area in the 12 months to the end of March […]
LSE academics want to 'revolutionise how we think about human priorities' and promote use of 'subjective wellbeing' as a measure of successful governance, instead of economy
Charlotte England @charlottengland A head teacher and pupils open GCSE results at a school in London Getty Images Economic factors are not the biggest cause of unhappiness failed relationships and mental illness play a far greater role, a major new study into the “origins of happiness” has found. Eliminating depression and anxiety would reduce misery by 20 per cent, whereas eliminating poverty would only cut it down […]
By New Scientist staff and Press Association Effects that last a lifetime Being a member of the Scouts or Guides during childhood is linked to a lower risk of mental illness in middle-age. That’s according to a study by Chris Dibben at the University of Edinburgh and his colleagues. They analysed data from a long-running study […]
Why is there so much stigma attached to mental health? It's time to treat mental health sufferers like normal human beings.
BY: GEORGIA ELIZABETH WILLIAM “Watch out! The killer Bipolar zombie is back at work” said no one, ever. But, how come you feel you can’t talk to Mary, who’s back to work after a long battle with depression? Imagine. You trip whilst playing a sport, breaking a leg that was already pretty tender. You blatantly can’t […]
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 […]