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The NRS Healthcare #StayHappy2017 campaign

Make 2017 your best year yet with sixteen unique ways to stay on top of your game and enjoy what this year has to offer. Mental healthcare is a hot topic in the UK right now and rightly so as it affects a large proportion of our nation. It’s estimated that depression alone affects 22% of men and 28% of ... Read More »

Useful guide to Dementia

Dementia: through their eyes offers guidance on how to deliver person centred care to people whose lives have been affected by dementia. Providing people with practical tips on communicating, eating well and improving wellbeing plus advice on assistive technology and creative therapies. It provides the reader with a compelling, informative and easy to understand resource, helping people better understand how ... Read More »

Social Stigma Is Crippling Conversations About Care

When silence isn’t golden – widespread social stigma is crippling conversations about care in Scotland, Bupa research reveals More than half of adults in Scotland believe there is a stigma attached to moving a loved one into care, despite 45 per cent having no recent experience of a care home Forty eight per cent cite guilt and abandonment of loved ... Read More »

Twins’ different journeys end up bringing them back together

A set of twins who have had very different lives have been brought back closely together – thanks to an Essex social care provider. Although the lives of Pav Hughes and her brother, Jags Kalsi, are worlds apart, they both have one thing in common – Outlook Care. Outlook Care provides support and care to people with a learning disability, ... Read More »

British Safety Council supports Time to Talk Day

Mental health is a difficult subject to discuss, not least in the workplace. The British Safety Council is pleased to lend its support for Time to Talk Day and encourage our members and others to do the same. Neal Stone, Policy and Standards Director of the British Safety Council, explains why the British Safety Council is backing the campaign. “We ... Read More »

Mental health centre forced to close

 A centre for people with serious mental illness run by charity MIND has been forced to close because of ‘drastic’ funding cuts resulting from the expansion of personal health budgets. The Recovery and Wellbeing Centre, a day care centre in Basildon, closed in May after NHS Basildon and Brentwood CCG diverted funding to develop personal health budgets for patients with ... Read More »

Mental health disclosure advice to be issued by Home Office

 New guidelines will ensure the consideration of important factors before people’s mental health crises are disclosed to employers in background checks. Police will examine issues such as how long ago a detention under the Mental Health Act occurred, when assessing whether it is disclosed. The advice covers Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) checks. Home Office minister Karen Bradley said ... Read More »

Wristbands for mentally ill: Tory candidate sparks fury

Tory election candidate, Chamali Fernando, has caused outrage by suggesting that people with a mental health problem wear wristbands to help people identify that they have a condition. She argued that it would help police handle situations more appropriately but has been accused of forcing attitudes towards mental ill health back to the dark ages. Read more at The Mirror Read More »

Can Harry Potter magic make Israeli institutions for children with disabilities vanish?

Despite its commitment to citizens’ self-determination, Israel pumps the lion’s share of state funding into institutions. It’s high time the government redirects that money into supporting these children’s right to live with their families and in their communities. People with severe disabilities have a friend in J.K. Rowling. Her global offensive against institutional residences will ensure they live better lives ... Read More »

Nick Clegg unveils first mental health waiting targets

Waiting time targets for people with mental health problems in England are to be introduced for the first time, Nick Clegg has announced. People with depression should begin “talking therapy” treatments within 18 weeks, from April. Young people with psychosis for the first time will be seen within 14 days – the same target as cancer patients. The deputy prime ... Read More »

Chief medical officer: Make mental health bigger priority

Mental health needs to be more of a priority, with targets for waiting times and more protection for funding, says England’s chief medical officer. Dame Sally Davies said there were signs funding was being cut at a time when the cost to the economy was rising. Her annual report said mental illness led to the loss of 70 million working ... Read More »

What it’s like to live with Bipolar II disorder

Mental illness is a silent epidemic among men, says Sam Hawken, and it’s up to us all to take it more seriously The police were coming. I had only a few minutes to act. I called the mental-health hotline for my insurer and, when the call was answered, I said, “I have bipolar disorder and I’m off my medication. I ... Read More »