Damning report finds ‘serious failures’ in NHS Mental Health Services

Analysis of complaints about care reveals ‘devastating toll’ of suffering and avoidable deaths “Vulnerable mental health patients are suffering serious harm, and in some cases dying, because of “serious failings” in their treatment, the NHS ombudsman has warned. The report identifies five “common failings” by mental health trusts that can lead to patients suffering distress […]

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Major cause of dementia discovered

Just by chance saw this newspaper headline yesterday – “An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis”. more Professor Garth Cooper from The University of Manchester, who leads the Manchester team, says the build-up of urea in the brain to […]

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Why mental health first aid should be taught in every school – to the pupils and the teachers

“Of £250m a year originally budgeted for ‘children and young people’s mental health’, there has been a £77m underspend this year. These figures highlight the gulf between what Conservative Ministers promise on mental health, and what they actually do” more  Neha Shah from the Independant Would also like an ‘Open Dialogue‘ approach to be part […]

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Coping Suggestions for Hearing Voices

There is a link on this website with a downloadable document with stratagies. It talks about taking care of yourself, keeping busy, avoiding triggers, dont believe what the voices tell you, use selective listening, support networks and celebrate each time you take control. Remember -“Research shows 4-10% of people hear voices, the same number as […]

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