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  • Police to get new advice on mental health issues

    POLICE are to receive new guidance on responding to people suffering mental-health issues.

    The authorised advice on professional practice has been compiled by the College of Policing to help forces in England and Wales provide a consistent response nationally.

    Officers will...

    Monday 10th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • May must make cutting youth suicide top priority, says charity

    SUICIDE among young people is at its highest rate for more than a decade, a national charity revealed yesterday.

    A total of 1,659 people aged under 35 took their lives last year, which is 103 more than in 2014, according to statistics from Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide).


    Wednesday 5th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Firms letting down staff with mental health issues

    MILLIONS of workers with mental-health problems suffer in silence because of a lack of support from employers, says a new report.

    Bosses are “disconnected” from their staff over mental-health issues, according to charity Business in the Community.

    A survey of 3,000...

    Tuesday 4th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Rise in self-harm among army officers

    THE number of armed forces personnel deliberately self-harming has shot up over the last five years, official figures showed yesterday.
    Figures released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) recorded 383 cases of deliberate self-harm among service personnel in 2014-15, up from 339 in...

    Friday 23rd Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Skint students face higher risk of depression

    SKINT students are more at risk of suffering from depression and alcohol dependency, according to findings revealed yesterday.

    Symptoms worsened over time for those who were struggling to pay bills, a study by University of Southampton and Solent NHS Trust found.

    The report...

    Wednesday 10th Aug 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Mentally ill patients’ deaths ‘not properly investigated’

    HUNDREDS of deaths of mentally ill patients may not have been properly investigated because they were denied inquests, official figures showed yesterday.

    All deaths of people sectioned under the Mental Health Act, even if due to natural causes, are supposed to be reported to a...

    Wednesday 10th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Employers ‘must do more to help mentally ill staff’

    BOSSES were urged yesterday to do more to support employees with mental health problems after a survey found that only two out of five workers feel able to tell managers about that kind of illness.

    Mental disorders are becoming more common, with almost a third of the 2,000 workers...

    Wednesday 27th Jul 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Anger over cuts to schools

    EDUCATION experts blasted the Scottish government yesterday for presiding over a drastic drop in the number of school psychologists.

    Falkland House School director and member of the Scottish Children’s Services Coalition Stuart Jacob warned that the “very...

    Monday 11th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Fallon retires due to ‘profound’ depression

    Kieren Fallon retired from the saddle yesterday after suffering with depression for the “the best part of three years.”

    The Irish Turf Club’s chief medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick revealed the 51-year-old’s illness had gone unnoticed when he was riding in...

    Tuesday 5th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • RCN Congress: Vulnerable kids harmed by school nurse cuts

    MENTAL health is a “mounting problem for children and young people” as school nurse numbers continue to fall, a study warned yesterday.

    Seven out of 10 school nurses said their current workload was too heavy while 28 per cent said they work more than their contracted hours...

    Monday 20th Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain