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Category Archives: Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Week

May 14 – 20 is Mental Health Awareness week and this year the focus is on Stress. Every year the Mental Health Foundation , for one week in May, focus on one area of mental health encouraging us to talk about it, focus on our own mental health and think about what we can do…
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5 top tips to cope with stress

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is stress. The week is focused around the question ‘Are we coping?’ We have asked our wonderful staff for their top tips in coping with stress. So, here are our top 5 tips to help cope with stress. 01. Look after yourself Eating well, exercising and taking…
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Increase in funding for Mental Health care for new mums

Having a baby is, on the one hand, an amazing and fulfilling experience but we know that this is not a lasting experience for a lot of women. As many as one in five women will experience what is medically known as a perinatal mental health problem but we would commonly call post natal depression. …
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Alzheimer’s – Mental Health and Care

Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease. And this week we’ve learned that one of our most beloved actresses, Dame Barbara Windsor, has been suffering with Alzheimer's. She was diagnosed in 2014.  Her husband, Mr Scott Mitchell, has spoken out. He says that he and Barbara feel time is right to speak out due to a worsening…
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Mental health risk higher for Transgender youth

Transgender youth at higher risk for Mental Health issues. A new study conducted at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation in Pasadena suggests that transgender and gender non-conforming children and adolescents may be more likely to develop depression and other mental health conditions, compared with individuals whose gender identity matches their…
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Mental health crisis is violating human rights

As the mental health crisis deepens in the UK report shows human rights are being violated. Rob Behrens, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO), has prepared a report showing serious failings in the mental healthcare provided to people in crisis. In some cases there are violation of human rights. Campaigners said the PHSO report, titled…
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Should mental health patients ever be kept in police cells?

In Devon and Cornwall the practice of putting people experiencing mental health crises into police cells has been completely stopped. This raises the question of whether mental health patients should ever be kept in police cells rather than in a psychiatric unit. Lack of specialist beds in the region of Devon and Cornwell resulted in…
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Mental health investment disturbingly low

MQ is the first major mental health charity investigating research into mental health and they are looking at launching a drive to increase investment in this vital area as investment has been found to be disturbingly low. £115 million is spent on mental health research in Britain every year, with 85 per cent funded by…
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Portsmouth hospitals report over 800 serious incidents

NHS trusts covering Portsmouth report over 800 serious incidents during 2016-2017. Serious incident covers events such as: Avoidable or unexpected injury or serious harm Avoidable or unexpected death Patient abuse Events that lead to widespread public concern Events that affect the trust’s capacity to provide an acceptable level of care Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which…
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