Mental health care 'risks being over-run'

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Mental health services in England risk being overwhelmed by a combination of rising demand and staff shortages, a survey of NHS trusts suggests. The poll by NHS Providers, which represents... Read More

Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust

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Up to 20 deaths at an NHS-run mental health unit are being investigated as part of a police inquiry, the BBC has learned. It follows fresh investigations into the death... Read More

Instagram 'worst for young mental health'

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Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on young people’s mental health, a UK snapshot survey suggests. The poll asked 1,479 people... Read More

Tennant and Colman support selfie mental health campaign

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Broadchurch stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman have posted selfies of themselves to show their support for a BBC mental health initiative. Tom Hardy and Russell Brand have also pulled... Read More

Mental health therapy for Muslims embraces religion

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Muslims with mental health issues could be helped by re-embracing their beliefs and religious teachings, it is claimed. Traditionally, therapists have shied away from talking about religion as part of... Read More

Unexpected mental health deaths up 50% in three years

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The number of unexpected patient deaths reported by England’s mental health trusts has risen by almost 50% in three years, figures suggest. The findings, for the BBC’s Panorama programme, are... Read More

Banks face mental health challenge

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Banks must offer basic account options, as given to other vulnerable people, to assist those struggling with mental health conditions, a think tank says. Mental health problems affected everyday activities... Read More

Theresa May promises mental health care overhaul

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Theresa May is pledging to help schools and companies in England deal with the “hidden injustice” of mental illness. In a speech, the prime minister will announce extra training for... Read More