Jeremy Corbyn: Spend more on hospitals, social care and mental health

Jeremy Corbyn has called for more money to be spent on hospitals, social care and mental health, claiming the Government is "under-funding" key services.

Jeremy Corbyn: Spend more on hospitals, social care and mental health

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn talks to union staff during a visit to George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton     The Labour leader claimed there was a mental health “crisis” and it needed to be funded properly, while he said Government cuts to local authority budgets were having a knock-on effect on social care. Speaking […]

Work on county’s first psychiatric intensive care unit in full swing

Work on county’s first psychiatric intensive care unit in full swing

By: Emily Norton PICU project team start demolition works on site. (L-R) – Chris Ashwell, Divisional Manager for Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services, Tracy Colpitts, new PICU Ward Manager and Martin Vokes, LPFT Business Manager) Demolition work has begun on the site of the county’s first Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in Lincoln, which will help people suffering […]

Four worst performing mental health trusts named

Four worst performing mental health trusts named

By PA Regulators have named four organisations that are falling short on caring for patients with mental health problems. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said it was writing to four mental health trusts that performed “significantly worse” than others when service users were questioned about their experiences. Across the country the survey revealed that people’s […]

‘Cruel’ spit hoods used by third of UK police forces

‘Cruel’ spit hoods used by third of UK police forces

Spit hoods can only be used once     A third of UK police forces use hoods to prevent arrested people spitting or biting, the BBC has learned. The mesh fabric spit hoods are used by 17 of the UK’s 49 police forces, a Freedom of Information request found. Since 2011 they have been used […]

Black Mental Health ‘Discrimination’

There are concerns over the discrimination against black people of African descent by mental health services

Black Mental Health ‘Discrimination’

Written by Matilda MacAttram     THE COUNCIL of Europe’s Race Committee have voiced concerns over the discrimination against black people of African descent by mental health services. In a report published by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), calls have been made for the Government to commit to addressing the racism faced […]

Number of NHS mental health nurses has fallen by 15% under Tories

Since Conservatives came to power in 2010, number of specialist nurses has fallen from 45,384 to 38,774

Number of NHS mental health nurses has fallen by 15% under Tories

  Denis Campbell Health policy editor The Royal College of Nursing claims the figures proved ministerial pledges of recent years were not being delivered. Photograph: UIG via Getty Images   The number of mental health nurses working in the NHS has dropped by almost a sixth since the Conservatives came to power in 2010, figures […]

Loneliness and sadness ‘not just a given’: Ending the stigma of mental health problems in older people

Loneliness and sadness ‘not just a given’: Ending the stigma of mental health problems in older people

  Article By: Charley Walker, News Editor Mental illnesses, from anxiety and depression to OCD and bipolar disorder, affect one in four of the British population regardless of age but older people are often overlooked when it comes to discussions of mental health and wellbeing. It is estimated that 85 per cent of the three […]

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