MENTAL health services for children and young people are in crisis, Labour warned yesterday as a new report exposed a shortage of specialist inpatient beds.
An Education Policy Institute (EPI) study revealed that on two dates in April 2016 there were no inpatient beds for child and...
Wednesday 26th Jul 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
SCOTTISH Labour called for urgent action from Holyrood yesterday after uncovering a “postcode lottery” of mental health services available to school children.
Fourteen of Scotland’s 32 councils do not employ a mental health worker in schools and a further 12 do not...
Tuesday 25th Jul 2017
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
Her inquest reveals systemic failings in the care for people in prison with mental illnesses, writes ZITA HOLBOURNE
posted by Morning Star in Features
by Felicity Collier
FIREFIGHTERS and police are turning to a charity for support for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) amid reports of managers mishandling the cases of mental health issues among their front-line workers.
In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire and...
Monday 24th Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
by Felicity Collier
MORE cash is urgently needed to improve mental health services, nurses warned yesterday in the wake of a damning Care Quality Commission report.
The CQC health watchdog found that 25 per cent of core mental health services in England need to...
Friday 21st Jul 2017
ZERO-HOURS contracts are causing mental health problems for young workers, a study published today reveals.
The University College London (UCL) study, which analysed data for more than 7,700 people living in England born in 1989-90, has prompted a renewed call from the TUC for...
Wednesday 5th Jul 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
SUICIDE and self-harm in prisons is soaring according to a damning report published by the National Audit Office today.
The spending watchdog warned that jails are “struggling to cope” due to funding cuts and staff shortages.
Its figures showed that self-harm...
Thursday 29th Jun 2017
UNIONS should provide counselling so members do not rely on the goodwill of bosses, RMT delegates said yesterday.
Reps warned that “less stable” working environments faced by young people would leave them particularly exposed to mental health issues.
Wednesday 28th Jun 2017
Leading firefighter hits out at loss of mental healthcare as tower horror stories mount
Saturday 24th Jun 2017
posted by Will Stone in Britain
Vital services saved my life, says PFA representative who lost mum to suicide
Saturday 20th May 2017