SCOTTISH Labour branded it a “national scandal” yesterday that hundreds of vulnerable young people were forced to wait more than a year for mental health treatment.
New figures showed that more than 300 young people waited at least 53 weeks to gain access to child and...
Tuesday 10th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
MPs called on the government yesterday to act over the “unacceptably high” levels of suicides in Britain.
A report from the Commons health select committee revealed that there were 6,188 deaths by suicide in Britain last year with 4,820 of those in England alone.
Tuesday 20th Dec 2016
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
Councils spending just 0-1% health budget
Thursday 8th Dec 2016
TORY CUTS are to blame for mental health bed shortages and long waits for psychiatric treatment, mental health workers charged yesterday.
Surveyed by health union Unison, nearly nine in 10 said that staff shortages had piled on extra work and they had experienced cutbacks at work as a...
Tuesday 22nd Nov 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
CITIZENS UK demonstrated at the Home Office in Croydon yesterday as they warned that child refugees were at risk of suicide following the closure of the Calais Jungle camp.
Many children are suffering a “significant deterioration” in their mental health as transfers from...
Monday 7th Nov 2016
Numbers ringing Childline soar by a third
Monday 31st Oct 2016
STRESSED-OUT health workers should take up meditation, the Royal College of Midwives conference heard yesterday.
Workplace reps in maternity units said they were often doing five hours of overtime a week on average.
One rep said staff in her hospital were unable to leave at the...
Friday 21st Oct 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Corbyn tears into unequal footing with physical ill-health
Thursday 20th Oct 2016
by Sofia Lotto Persio
HUNDREDS of women shared stories about shocking sexism they experienced when seeking mental health support yesterday on World Mental Health Day.
The outpouring of first-hand stories of discrimination came in response to a tweet from the Everyday...
Tuesday 11th Oct 2016
STRESS is now the top health concern at work, with seven in 10 health and safety reps identifying it as a problem.
And stress levels are even higher for public-sector workers hit by over six years of Tory and Lib Dem cuts, according to a TUC survey of 1,000 union reps published as the...
Monday 10th Oct 2016