'Speed up mental health support for children in care'

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Media playback is unsupported on your device “It felt like no-one was there for me and no-one cared – I was crying myself to sleep every night.” This is what... Read More

Directors at 'unsafe' mental health trust got pay rise

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Four directors at an “unsafe” mental health trust received £10k pay rises, despite failing to improve standards. As reported in the EADT, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) boosted... Read More

Young people 'not receiving mental health care they need'

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Young people are facing long waiting times and unequal access to mental health services, a review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has... Read More

Scottish government announces mental health funding boost

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Mental health services are to be boosted by £500,000 of extra funding, the Scottish government has announced. The funding comes on top of the existing £1,125,000 allocated to NHS 24... Read More

Assaults on mental health staff up 25% in four years

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Mental health staff in the UK are working in a “powder keg” environment, as assaults by patients soar, a BBC investigation has revealed. Figures obtained by 5 live Investigates show... Read More

Mental health: 10 charts on the scale of the problem

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At any one time, a sixth of the population in England aged 16 to 64 have a mental health problem, according to statistics body NHS Digital. Whether it is family... Read More

£1.4m mental health project to help school pupils

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Pupils who are showing early signs of anxiety, depression or self harm will be able to receive specialist help at school. A pilot scheme is being launched in Wales where... Read More

One in three 'sick notes' for mental health, says NHS

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Nearly a third of fit notes issued by GPs are for psychiatric problems, says an NHS report. This makes them the most common reason for people to take time off... Read More