Category “Mental Health”

A&E mental health support scheme to be expanded to GP surgeries-6520-4846

December 10th, 2019

A mental health support scheme, which has been running in A&E departments in North Wales, is set to be expanded. The initiative, which provides support for patients attending emergency departments who may not need medical treatment, will now be rolled out across GP surgeries in the area. So far, the ‘I Can’ centres located at […]

Study suggests optimists live longer-7295-3421-8461-2845-2048

August 28th, 2019

Research conducted in the US has suggested that optimists live longer.  A new study has revealed that those who have a positive outlook are likely to outlive those with a more pessimistic approach to life, with optimists having a better chance of living to the age of 85 or over.  Researchers analysed data collected for […]

PM unveils plans to provide training for teachers to spot mental health problems in young people-9499

June 18th, 2019
PM unveils plans to provide training for teachers to spot mental health problems in young people-9499

The Prime Minister is unveiling plans to provide training for new teachers in a bid to tackle the rising tide of mental health issues among young people. Theresa May has recently spoken about the government’s commitment to invest in mental health, and she has called for better preventative measures in schools and colleges. Under new […]

A quarter of young women have mental illnesses, new figures confirm-6224

November 27th, 2018
A quarter of young women have mental illnesses, new figures confirm-6224

New figures from the NHS suggest that almost a quarter of young women have a mental illness. A recent report revealed that females aged between 17 and 19 were twice as likely as their male counterparts to have a mental health disorder. The figures showed that 23 percent of women in this age group reported […]

Concerns grow for the mental health of doctors, as suicide rate increases in England-2255

September 4th, 2018
Concerns grow for the mental health of doctors, as suicide rate increases in England-2255

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-3004

July 31st, 2018
Scroll Free September campaign challenges social media users to log off for a month-3004

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-0005

June 19th, 2018
Gaming can be an addiction, according to new World Health Organization guidelines-0005

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 US study suggests ketamine has rapid benefits for patients suffering with depression-8876

April 17th, 2018
New US study suggests ketamine has rapid benefits for patients suffering with depression-8876

A new study suggests that ketamine has rapid benefits for patients who are suffering with depression. Researchers in the US found that trials showed “promise” when using ketamine to treat severe depression. Ketamine is often referred to as a party drug, but it is licensed as an anaesthetic in the USA. The research team discovered […]

New figures confirm biggest fall in suicide rates in 20 years-9033

December 19th, 2017
New figures confirm biggest fall in suicide rates in 20 years-9033

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-6612

December 5th, 2017
Government reveals proposals to provide mental health support in schools-6612

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. […]

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