Posts tagged “mental health”

NHS launches new 10-year preventative plan, which could save 500,000 lives

January 8th, 2019
NHS launches new 10-year preventative plan, which could save 500,000 lives

The NHS has launched a new ten-year plan, which could save up to 500,000 lives by prioritising prevention. Prime Minister, Theresa May, said that the new plan is a means of “reshaping the NHS around the changing needs of patients.” Access to funding has been increased for several departments, with the most significant injections directed […]

Health experts share their tips for improved health in 2019

January 2nd, 2019
Health experts share their tips for improved health in 2019

As we begin a brand new year, it’s common to make resolutions. Many people vow to try and improve their health, but with so much information on offer, and so many fads and health trends hitting the headlines, it can be difficult to separate the proverbial wheat from the chaff. For those keen to focus […]

Concerns grow for the mental health of doctors, as suicide rate increases in England

September 4th, 2018
Concerns grow for the mental health of doctors, as suicide rate increases in England

Concerns for the mental health of doctors are growing, as it has been confirmed that suicide rates have increased in England. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that health professionals are at high risk of suicide, as pressure mounts on the health service, and individuals find life increasingly difficult and stressful. Statistics show […]

Scroll Free September campaign challenges social media users to log off for a month

July 31st, 2018
Scroll Free September campaign challenges social media users to log off for a month

The Royal Public Health Society is set to launch a campaign to encourage social media users to log off for a month. The Scroll Free September campaign is targeting regular users of sites like Facebook and Twitter and urging them to refrain from checking in, sharing photos and updating their statuses for 30 days. The […]

Gaming can be an addiction, according to new World Health Organization guidelines

June 19th, 2018
Gaming can be an addiction, according to new World Health Organization guidelines

The World Health Organization has for the first time classified an addiction to gaming as a mental health condition. A new document, which will be produced as part of the organisation’s 11th International Classification of Disorders, will include gaming addiction as a disorder. The guidelines suggest the addiction is characterised by repeated actions and behaviour […]

New figures confirm biggest fall in suicide rates in 20 years

December 19th, 2017
New figures confirm biggest fall in suicide rates in 20 years

New figures have confirmed the biggest fall in suicide rates in 20 years. According to statistics from the Office for National Statistics, the rate has fallen by 3.6 percent, which represents the sharpest fall in two decades. New figures show that the rate fell by 3.6 percent, which equates to 223 deaths, between 2015 and […]

Government reveals proposals to provide mental health support in schools

December 5th, 2017
Government reveals proposals to provide mental health support in schools

The government has revealed proposals to provide mental health support in schools and colleges. The plans also outline a 4-week waiting time, with ministers keen to enrol a quarter of schools in the new programme in England by 2020. The proposals are part of a government push to improve mental health care across the country. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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