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

Mental health staff recruitment plan for England

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Thousands more mental health workers are to be recruited by the NHS in England, the health secretary has said. Jeremy Hunt said it was time to end the “historic imbalance”... Read More

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