CHIC Seminar ‘Apps for Mental Health’
The next Connected Health Innovation Centre Seminar on “Apps for Mental Health” will take place on 16th April 2015.
John Ainsworth, Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Infomatics and the Health e-Research Centre, will present ‘Adventures in Connected Health: ClinTouch, CareLoop, Actissist and beyond.’ John’s research focuses on areas such as applying information technology to improve healthcare, harnessing computing technology to enable novel clincial research and the development of software as a diagnostic/ therapeutic medical device.
CHIC Seminar ‘Apps for Mental Health’
More pupils have mental health issues, say school staff
More children have mental health issues than two years ago, a survey of school teachers suggests.
More than half of 850 staff surveyed by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) agreed more pupils had developed problems.
On Monday, the ATL’s annual conference will debate a call for more support for vulnerable pupils in schools.
General secretary Dr Mary Bousted blamed “poverty, poor housing, unemployment and financial insecurity”.
School staff have had to “plug the gaps in social care as best they can”, said Dr Bousted.
‘Creaking’ mental health care keeps children waiting years
Vulnerable children with mental health problems are being forced to wait for up to three and a half years for assessments and almost two years for treatment, a Times investigation has found, revealing a system that is “creaking at the seams”.
Coronation Street actor killed himself hours after finding out about his father’s death
Coronation Street actor Trevor Smith killed himself just hours after learning that his father had died, an inquest heard.
Police discovered the 42-year-old had been struggling with his stuttering career, stress and his sexuality in the months before he committed suicide.
Only a week before he threw himself into a lagoon at a disused quarry after self-harming at his home when he became overwhelmed by events in his life.
Election Special for Patients staff and the Public 22 nd April 7pm-9pm
Manchester Users Network will be hosting an Election Special for Patients staff and the Public to attend so they will have a chance to ask questions of Parliamentary Candidates.
Manchester Users Network hosts ‘A Question Time Special’ 22 nd April 7pm – 9pm
North West Health Journalist And Television Broadcaster Elaine Dunkley will be chairing the Question Time Special.
Suicidal patients who are under observation may be put at risk by relying on inexperienced staff and agency nurses, according to a new report issued today.
I’m waiting for a letter, and it’s terrifying. Like thousands of other people hit by the bedroom tax and other benefit cuts, I rely on a discretionary housing payment (DHP) from the council.
But these are all up for renewal in April—and the government has slashed the total amount by £40 million.
There were protests outside 31 Maximus offices and assessment centres across Britain on Monday of this week, as it began testing sick and disabled claimants of ESA benefit.
The “work capability assessments” were carried out by Atos until last year when it pulled out after widespread protests.
Mental health trusts in England have seen their budgets fall by more than 8% in real terms over the course of this parliament, figures suggest.
The reduction, worth almost £600m, was revealed through research by BBC News and the online journal Community Care.
A training scheme to fast-track graduates into mental health social work will be backed by £1.6m of government funding next year, care minister Norman Lamb is expected to announce tonight.
The Think Ahead programme will use the money to fund its operational costs in 2015-16. Costs include recruiting students, designing the academic curriculum, and developing a leadership training element for the scheme.