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Vulnerable offenders ordered to use health services to address mental health

Vulnerable offenders with mental health, alcohol and substance abuse issues are addressing the underlying cause of their offending, as part of a pioneering scheme announced by Justice Secretary David Gauke today
financial worries

Financial worries could hamper workplace productivity and lead to absenteeism

Mental health is one of the biggest causes of sickness absence in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics[1]. And a new white paper for employers, published by credit information provider Equifax, underlines the impact of financial worries on the mental health of workers 
Blue Badge scheme

Blue Badge Scheme to cover people with hidden disabilities

The Blue Badge scheme has now been extended to cover people with hidden disabilities and is the biggest change to the system in the last 40 years.
children’s mental health

Government plan for children’s mental health should ensure eating disorders are treated fast

The Government has today published plans to extend mental health provision in English schools and colleges, following a public consultation last year Reacting to the announcement that the Government will fund new Mental Health Support Teams in schools and colleges and encourage them to appoint members of staff to coordinate...
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More than half of diabetics are treated for mental health problems, study reveals

A study commissioned by Ieso Digital Health shows that over half of those living with type 1 and 2 diabetes are affected by mental health problems.
education plans

Education Secretary publishes new compulsory health and relationship education plans

All schools will teach children about good physical and mental health, how to stay safe on and offline, and the importance of healthy relationships under bold new plans published today by Education Secretary Damian Hinds
workplace mental health

BSI launches new workplace mental health code of practice

BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new workplace mental health code of practice for organisations to help Britain's workforce
dementia research

Greater research investment is needed for a dementia breakthrough

Dr Doug Brown, Chief Policy and Research Officer at Alzheimer’s Society, discusses why more investment is needed in dementia research
mobility issues

Disability and public spaces

The UK’s population is living longer, meaning that more of us will experience mobility issues in our lifetime. Although this is the case, there is still an issue when it comes to the accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces
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Mental health care and the pharmaceutical industry

Marcin Rodzinka, Project Coordinator at Mental Health Europe explains how transparency between the pharma industry and health professionals can influence the quality of mental health care in Europe today
2019 European elections

2019 European elections: it is time to show that the voices of all EU...

As the European Parliament marks one year until the 2019 European elections, Mental Health Europe says EU states must reform outdated laws to show once and for all that people with psychosocial disabilities have a right to be heard
global ministerial mental health summit

World’s first global ministerial mental health summit to be held in London

Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that the UK will host the first ever Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London this October The summit will aim to help countries work together to increase the evidence for different treatments, and to ensure healthcare systems around the world...
Mental health services

A postcard showing a canopy bed: An ex-user of mental health services shares his...

In an interview, Franz-Josef Wagner tells Elena Posth from Pfalzklinikum AdöR about his experiences as an ex-user of mental health services in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany
rare disease

Mental Health Awareness Week: Spotlight on rare disease

Research carried out for the first time by Rare Disease UK indicates almost all patients and carers living with a rare disease have felt anxious, stressed and low
the werther effect

The Werther effect – About the handling of suicide in the media

Vivien Kogler and Alexander Noyon from Mannheim University of Applied Sciences investigate suicidality, the Werther effect and the role of medial presentation in this context. As guest authors at Pfalzklinikum they summarized the subject of the thesis written by Vivien Kogler. The Werther effect is the mimicry of suicide after a...

Mental Health Awareness: 8 out of 10 Brits admit observing presenteeism in the workplace

According to the recent CIPD survey, people coming into work when they are ill also known as ‘presenteeism’ has more than tripled since 2010, with 86% of employees admitting they had observed presenteeism in the workplace
stress awareness

Anxiety UK survey highlights importance of raising stress awareness

To mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) theme of ‘stress’,  Anxiety UK launched its own stress test, asking visitors to their website if they are experiencing any of the common symptoms
happy healthcare workplaces

Study finds happy healthcare workplaces are more successful

Employee morale doesn’t just promote loyalty but it can actually improve how effective and productive employees are in their role, according to new research
SATs Week

SATs Week: Children are ‘drowning in exam pressure’

As 2018 SATs week kicks off today (14/05), new research has revealed ‘difficult’ exams leave 45% of British kids anxious as they fear being ‘embarrassed’ by their results
mental health

Workplace at odds over mental health

New research reveals how employees and HRs really feel about mental health in the workplace

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