Posts Tagged ‘Mental health’

Children in care ‘too often denied mental health treatment’, MPs’ report says

Children in care are too often missing out on treatment for mental health problems despite being four times more likely to experience them, say MPs. The...

Mental health: SSRI antidepressants not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions

Commonly used antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions, su...

Ruling highlights rights of vulnerable people to representation in deprivation of liberty hearings

People unable to make decisions for themselves because they lack mental capacity must always have access to independent representation in court hearings ab...

Integrating mental health: £11 billion cost of treating physical and mental health separately

The psychological problems associated with physical health conditions, and vice versa, are costing the NHS more than £11 billion a year and care is less e...

Mental health services: £1bn a year of new funding in care by 2020/21 to reach one million more

Mental health services must be improved by expansion, better prevention, and integration with physical care. These are the key findings of an NHS Englan...

Mental health service change needed on commissioning, organisation and monitoring

There must be an end to sending severely-ill mental health patients long distances to attend hospital, an Independent Commission mental health service chan...

“Supporting the mental health of young people is so important to the mental health of the country”

“The Royal College of Psychiatrists warmly welcomes the announcement of just under £1billion of investment in mental health to begin to put it on an eq...

Prime Minister pledges “a revolution” in NHS mental health treatment with new investment

The Prime Minister has announced plans for significant investment in NHS mental health and is calling it a “revolution” in care. It includes £290m ...

‘No improvement’ in people’s experiences of out-of-hospital mental healthcare

A survey of over 13,000 people who were treated and cared for in the community for their mental health problems has shown ‘no notable improvement’ in t...

CQC inspection of Broadmoor Hospital reveals ‘urgent’ changes required

Broadmoor Hospital has been told to make urgent changes after a report which highlighted the "overuse" of face-down restraints on patients. The CQC rate...

More mental health patients being sent ‘hundreds of miles’ for care

The number of mental health patients in England who had to travel away from their local area to get care has risen by almost a quarter over the past year, ...