Austerity is denying patients and care service users a voice

Austerity is denying patients and care service users a voice

User involvement in professional education was pioneered in social work, where service user and carer involvement is required at all stages. Students, service users, carers and educators all strongly support such involvement and see it as a key way of improving the culture of practice.

Male suicide: How Andy’s Man Club helps Oldham men struggling to cope with changing societal role

Male suicide: How Andy’s Man Club helps Oldham men struggling to cope with changing societal role

Andy’s Man Club was established by Luke Ambler in 2016 after his brother-in-law Andy committed suicide. It is a volunteer led organisation in which men suffering from mental health problems, including suicidal tendencies, can go for help.

NHS at 70: Caring through the generations : Nurse Karen Reissmann NHS A Family Tradition

NHS at 70: Caring through the generations : Nurse Karen Reissmann NHS A Family Tradition

Labour Health Secretary Aneurin Bevan founded the organisation in 1948
The NHS brought doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians, dentists and hospitals together for the first time
It was the first time health services were free for all at the point of delivery

Mental health patients and police face ‘scandalous’ wait for treatment

Mental health patients and police face ‘scandalous’ wait for treatment

“Scandalous” waits to get mental health patients access to treatment are letting down vulnerable people and wasting police resources, an MP said.

A Freedom of Information request by Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb found some patients detained by police faced long waits for doctors, beds or ambulances.

Alarm over restraint of NHS mental health patients

New figures reveal that girls, young women and black people are more likely to be held down by staff on wards

Alarm over restraint of NHS mental health patients

Patients in mental health units were physically restrained by staff more than 80,000 times last year in Britain, including 10,000 who were held face down or given injections to subdue them, new NHS figures show.

Heavy alcohol use alters brain functioning differently in young men and women

Heavy alcohol use alters brain functioning differently in young men and women

Scientists have found that brain functions in young men and women are changed by long-term alcohol use, but that these changes are significantly different in men and women. This indicates not only that young people might be at increased risk of long-term harm from alcohol use, but also that the risks are probably different in men and in women, with men possibly more at risk. This work is presented today at the ECNP meeting in Paris.

Mental health patients are being treated hundreds of miles away – due to a lack of beds in Manchester

Hundreds of desperately ill patients were sent almost 200 miles from Greater Manchester for 'out-of-area' placements.

Mental health patients are being treated hundreds of miles away – due to a lack of beds in Manchester

Hundreds of desperately ill patients were sent almost 200 miles from Greater Manchester for ‘out-of-area’ placements.

Who pays the penalty when mental health services fail?

Moira Tombs will be speaking at Community Care Live London in September about how the mental health system let her down. Her shocking story will make you re-evaluate what you know about safeguarding

Who pays the penalty when mental health services fail?

I have personal experience of being the subject of a safeguarding alert. My story highlights why the six guiding principles of safeguarding (empowerment, prevention, proportionality, protection, partnership and accountability) matter and how failing to put them into practice can be so costly.

More UK nurses and midwives leaving than joining profession

More nurses and midwives are leaving the profession in the UK than joining it, for the first time since 2008, figures show.

More UK nurses and midwives leaving than joining profession

More nurses and midwives are leaving the profession in the UK than joining it, for the first time since 2008, figures show.

Taking Fish Oil Containing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Gives Positive Effects Upon Bipolar Disorder

While dealing with mental illness requires several different approaches to therapy, adding fish oil seems to be the easier step toward more stable moods and a much more stable life.

Taking Fish Oil Containing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Gives Positive Effects Upon  Bipolar Disorder

Having used fish oils containing EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) for many years I have obtained excellent results leading to no depression, after suffering for over ten years with it.  

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