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  • Transgender woman given ‘inadequate care’ in jail


    by Felicity Collier

    A TRANSGENDER woman who died in a men’s prison in Leeds received “inadequate care,” a jury concluded yesterday. Vikki Thompson had been on remand at HMP Leeds for less than a month when she died in November 2015.

    An inquest into...

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • TUC: Bosses must help people stay in work


    ONLY one in four people with a long-term mental health condition are in work, according to a new TUC report which has been published to coincide with its Disabled Workers Conference opening today.

    The TUC urged the government and employers to support people with mental health...

    Thursday 18th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Young Scots wait up to two years for mental health care


    CHILDREN and young people in Scotland can wait almost two years for access to mental-health services after being referred for treatment, according to new figures published yesterday.

    The longest waits for those who started treatment in 2016-17 were 666 days in Lothian, 623 days in the...

    Monday 15th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Serious mental illness raises risk of heart disease death


    by Felicity Collier

    PEOPLE who suffer from serious mental illnesses (SMIs) are at a much higher risk of dying prematurely from heart disease, according to a major study published yesterday.

    Significant links between cardiovascular disease and conditions such as...

    Saturday 13th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • FBU: PTSD sufferers ‘on the rise’


    MORE firefighters are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to service cuts and increased pressures of the job.

    London delegate Steve White told the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) conference yesterday that firefighters having to respond to medical...

    Saturday 13th May 2017

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Mental health pledges ‘are empty with no cash boost’


    TORY pledges on mental health smack of empty rhetoric without proper funding, health experts warned yesterday.

    Prime Minister Theresa May has said she would introduce a new Mental Health Treatment Bill and employ more staff in mental health services by 2020.

    But the NHS needs...

    Monday 8th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • ‘Boys aren’t comfortable opening up’


    Southgate admits he bottles up his emotions

    Saturday 6th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Fans and players send support for sectioned Aaron Lennon


    MESSAGES of support flooded in for Aaron Lennon yesterday after news broke that he had been detained under the Mental Health Act.

    The 30-year-old was taken to hospital on Sunday to be assessed after police were called to Salford.

    Everton said he was receiving treatment for a...

    Thursday 4th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • MPs urge free phone for inmates to tackle rising suicide rates


    SUICIDES and self-harm in prisons should be tackled by offering young offenders and inmates with mental illnesses free calls to their loved ones, a parliamentary committee on human rights urged yesterday.

    The MPs and peers also called for measures on overcrowding, length of time...

    Wednesday 3rd May 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • School cuts leave little for mental health services


    SCHOOLS and colleges are struggling to provide mental health support for pupils due to financial pressures, according to a report by MPs published today.

    A joint inquiry by the health and education committees found that one in 10 children aged between five and 16 have had a diagnosed...

    Tuesday 2nd May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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