Category “Mental Health”

Stirling scientists call for urgent research following Alan Shearer’s dementia documentary

November 14th, 2017
Stirling scientists call for urgent research following Alan Shearer’s dementia documentary

Scientists investigating the link between footballers and an elevated risk of Alzheimer’s disease have called for urgent research following a documentary presented by former England footballer, Alan Shearer. The striker’s documentary, ‘Dementia, Football and Me’, was aired on BBC One on Sunday 12th November. Following the documentary, researchers from Stirling University claim that more research […]

1 in 10 psychiatrist roles are vacant, new report reveals

November 7th, 2017
1 in 10 psychiatrist roles are vacant, new report reveals

The number of vacancies for NHS psychiatrists has risen significantly, a new report confirms. Research conducted by the Royal College of Psychiatrists suggests that 10 percent of positions in England are currently vacant. According to the latest figures, the number of vacancies has doubled in the space of four years. Although there are more unfilled […]

New figures suggest 1 in 6 people in England have a mental health condition

October 3rd, 2017
New figures suggest 1 in 6 people in England have a mental health condition

New figures from NHS Digital suggest that at any given time, 1 in 6 people in England suffer from a mental health condition. The statistics indicate that the vast majority of people will either experience mental health problems or know somebody who has symptoms of a psychological condition. Mental health issues are often a lot […]

Health Secretary reveals plans for 21,000 extra mental health workers

August 1st, 2017

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced plans to recruit an extra 21,000 mental health workers in a bid to bring mental health care in line with treatment provided for physiological health conditions. Speaking about the new plans, Mr Hunt said that it was time to address the “historic imbalance” between services aimed at mental […]

Theresa May promises reforms to improve mental health care and tackle societal stigma

January 10th, 2017
Theresa May promises reforms to improve mental health care and tackle societal stigma

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has pledged to reform mental health care in bid to improve services and tackle the stigma attached to mental health in society. Speaking on Monday 9th January, the Prime Minister set out plans to “transform” the way we view mental health in society. She spoke about targeting young and vulnerable […]

Bed shortage means that anorexia patient must be treated 400 miles from home

November 30th, 2016
Bed shortage means that anorexia patient must be treated 400 miles from home

The parents of an anorexic teenager claim to have travelled 8,000 miles to visit their daughter, as a result of severe bed shortages. Stephen and Julia Hollings, from Buckinghamshire, have spent hours driving up and down to Glasgow to see their daughter, Fiona, over the course of the last four months. Fiona, 19, is currently […]

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