Drug and mental health admissions highest for a decade

Drug and mental health admissions highest for a decade

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.

Britain’s prison suicide crisis: ‘There’s no political will. Dead prisoners do not win votes’

Almost 10 prisoners a month kill themselves in UK jails, with much of the blame placed on neglect and costcutting. That is what led to the death of Dean Saunders, according to his family – and a jury has agreed

Britain’s prison suicide crisis: ‘There’s no political will. Dead prisoners do not win votes’

Almost 10 prisoners a month kill themselves in UK jails, with much of the blame placed on neglect and costcutting. That is what led to the death of Dean Saunders, according to his family – and a jury has agreed

Violent psychiatric patient repeatedly stabbed mental health ward staff

Violent psychiatric patient repeatedly stabbed mental health ward staff

A violent psychiatric patient stabbed two members of staff on a mental health ward in a vicious knife attack.
Myha Grant stabbed health care assistant Julius Falomo 17 times and nurse Francis Barrett six times.

Police dealing with ‘shocking numbers’ of mental health incidents

South Wales Police dealt with more mental health incidents in 2016 than any other UK police force, according to new figures.

Police dealing with ‘shocking numbers’ of mental health incidents

South Wales Police dealt with more mental health incidents in 2016 than any other UK police force, according to new figures.

Shocking UK prison suicide numbers demand government action

Shocking UK prison suicide numbers demand government action

Bishop Richard Moth has called on government to redouble its efforts on prison reform following today’s report from the
Ministry of Justice stating that suicides in prisons across England and Wales reached their highest ever number last year.

Trial Begins to Improve Mental Health Services in Alabama Prisons

Mental health services in Alabama prisons are provided by a private contractor called MHM Correctional Services. According to the suit the company fails to provide adequate numbers of psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health providers.

Trial Begins to Improve Mental Health Services in Alabama Prisons

By: ideasintoaction Inmates in a dorm at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Alabama   A trial has begun in Alabama regarding inadequate mental health services to inmates. The class action suit was originally filed in 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama alleging that the treatment of inmates with physical and mental disabilities […]

Mental Health Services in Britain’s Women’s Prisons Are Still a Mess

Mental Health Services in Britain’s Women’s Prisons Are Still a Mess

  By Naomi Ishmael A dorm in Holloway prison. All photos are from inside Holloway prison *Names have been changed to protect the identities of prisoners Pink butterfly stickers were pasted all over light blue walls inside Katleen’s* cell. The 28-year-old of Romany Gypsy origin peered through the hatch of her door as she told […]

Ex-police chief Gordon Anglesea jailed for 12 years for historical sex abuse

Gordon Anglesea spent years denying any of the attacks, with one key witness hanging himself before the case got to trial.

Ex-police chief Gordon Anglesea jailed for 12 years for historical sex abuse

By Tom Parmenter, Sky News Correspondent Ex-police chief jailed for child sex abuse     Survivors who spent nearly four decades fighting for justice cheered in court as a “predator” former policeman was finally jailed for child sexual abuse offences. Former superintendent Gordon Anglesea, 79, showed little emotion as he was sentenced at Mold Crown […]

Mental health care worker jailed over patient sex offences

An ex-care worker has been jailed for more than four years for having sexual relations with a mental health patient.

Mental health care worker jailed over patient sex offences

Image caption  Robert Roberts used his wife’s cancer to try to silence his victim.   An ex-care worker has been jailed for more than four years for having sexual relations with a mental health patient. Robert Roberts, 60, of Hathersage Way, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, admitted eight offences of sexual activity with a patient in his care. […]

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