Compulsory mental health care orders at 15-year high

Compulsory mental health care orders at 15-year high

The number of compulsory mental health treatments in Scotland has hit its highest level in at least 15 years, according to a watchdog report.

Assaults on mental health staff up 25% in four years

Assaults on mental health staff up 25% in four years

Mental health staff in the UK are working in a “powder keg” environment, as assaults by patients soar, a BBC investigation has revealed.
Figures obtained by 5 live Investigates show there were more than 42,000 reported attacks on staff in 2016-17 in the mental health trusts who responded.

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.

Public sector workers are more likely to say their mental health is poor and to have less support than private sector employees

Public sector workers are more likely to say their mental health is poor and to have less support than private sector employees

Workplace mental health support is worse in the public sector than in the private sector, according to a comprehensive study by mental health charity Mind.

Tory deputy mayor: Best thing for disabled children is the guillotine

The retired GP made his sick suggestion to fellow councillors as they discussed sending the youngsters to a £3,000-a-week care home

Tory deputy mayor: Best thing for disabled children is the guillotine

The retired GP made his sick suggestion to fellow councillors as they discussed sending the youngsters to a £3,000-a-week care home

Pushing people to the brink of suicide: the reality of benefit assessments

Department for Work and Pensions assessments are damaging people’s lives. And they don’t even provide the predicted savings

Pushing people to the brink of suicide: the reality of benefit assessments

Department for Work and Pensions assessments are damaging people’s lives. And they don’t even provide the predicted savings

Tories Ready To Decimate NHS

When local NHS bosses and councils are bullied and bribed into compliance the writing is on the wall for the rest of us – organise and defend the NHS, says JOHN LISTER

Tories Ready To Decimate NHS

When local NHS bosses and councils are bullied and bribed into compliance the writing is on the wall for the rest of us – organise and defend the NHS, says JOHN LISTER

DPO hopes mayoral election will see Manchester lead the way on disability rights

DPO hopes mayoral election will see Manchester lead the way on disability rights

A leading disabled people’s organisation (DPOs) is hoping to persuade the first elected mayor of Greater Manchester to make the region a trailblazer for disability rights in England.

Physical restraint in mental health units is traumatising women all over again

One in five women and girls are subjected to this traumatic treatment, and face-down restraint is common. There is no need for this brutality

Physical restraint in mental health units is traumatising women all over again

One in five women and girls are subjected to this traumatic treatment, and face-down restraint is common. There is no need for this brutality

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