Inside Housing – Insight – The pandemic and mental health: what are the next steps for building a wellness strategy?

Inside Housing - Insight - The pandemic and mental health: what are the next steps for building a wellness strategy?

Sponsored by HomeLINK A discussion hosted by Inside Housing, in association with HomeLINK, explores the lessons learned over the past year and how they should guide wellness strategies moving forward. Illustration by Neil Webb Sharelines Research by @MindCharity found 1 in 3 social housing residents experience mental health issues. An @InsideHousing roundtable explores the lessons learned … Read more

Prince William’s staff ‘planted stories about Harry’s mental health’, author claims

Omid Scobie has made fresh claims about the princes' relationship in a new ITV documentary

Omid Scobie has made fresh claims about the princes’ relationship in a new ITV documentary (Picture: Getty/Rex) Prince William’s aides began ‘planting stories’ about his brother’s mental health after Harry admitted the pair were ‘on different paths’, it has been claimed. New revelations about the princes’ relationship are set to come to light in a … Read more

St Andrew’s Healthcare defends policies after carer kissed and sent explicit messages to Northampton mental health patient

Adam White, 32, of Woodside Green, was a given a 30-month community order at Northampton Crown Court on Wednesday (June 30) after previously pleading guilty to engaging in sexual activity with the female patient. A St Andrew’s spokesperson said: “We support vulnerable people and expect all of our staff to live by our ‘CARE’ values … Read more

Slender Man stabber, 19, will be RELEASED from mental health facility

Anissa Weier, 19, will be released from the Winnebago Mental Health Institute after judge ruled that she is no longer a threat to anyone

Slender Man stabber, 19, will be RELEASED from mental health facility as judge rules she’s no longer a threat after she and friend lured classmate to woods and stabbed her 19 times nearly killing her when they were 12 ‘to please fictional horror character’ Wisconsin judge ordered that Anissa Weier, 19, be released from mental … Read more

Micro dance festival heads to Fleetwood in bid to improve mental health

The whole event will focus on dancing and moving Let’s Move Micro Summer Festival on July 24 is the launchpad for Fleetwood Moves, a weekly series of community dance sessions designed to improve the town’s physical and mental health. The festival promises a medley of entertainment, jam-packed with dance, live music and even circus. Expect … Read more

Fife teens forced to wait a combined 200,000 days for mental health support

New figures have revealed youngsters in Fife have been forced to wait a combined total of almost 200,000 days for mental health support in recent years. Children and teenagers waiting to be seen were delayed by a combined 197,918 days between 2017 and 2020. The statistics, which come from an Freedom of Information (FOI) request … Read more

Good Mental Health is Good Business Sense

Published: 30 June 2021 Encouraging Surrey businesses to invest in employee mental health We know that greater numbers of Surrey residents, of all ages, are experiencing mental health problems, worsened by COVID, national and tiered lockdowns, social distancing and the effects of trauma, bereavement, and economic insecurity. On 30 June, Michael Coughlin, Surrey County Council’s … Read more

Reflecting on LGBTQ mental health discrimination in NC

Homosexuality was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the Bbible for mental health diagnoses, in 1973. Some of the harms of anti-LGBTQ discrimination remain. Recently, advocates reflected on how to better treat and represent the LGBTQ community. By Elizabeth Thompson Dan Leonard was struggling in the spring of 1966. He had recently come out … Read more

Concerns grow over missing patient who disappeared after leaving Ayrshire mental health unit

Concerns grow over missing patient who disappeared after leaving Ayrshire mental health unit

Concerns are growing for the safety and wellbeing of a patient who went missing five days ago from a mental health medical facility in Ayrshire. Joseph Shields, 43, failed to return from agreed unescorted time out from Woodland View in Irvine. Mr Shields disappeared on the morning of Thursday, June 24 after he was last … Read more

Alastair Campbell on workplace mental ill-health

In episode 12 of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from former 10 Downing Street Director of Communications, Alastair Campbell, about the stigma around mental health in the workplace and tips for employers and those suffering with mental ill health. Also, we have a candid interview about suffering from burnout. Alastair Campbell is one … Read more

Changes at troubled Tees Esk and Wear Valley mental health trust

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PROCESS was sometimes put before people at a troubled mental health trust, councillors have been told. Bosses at the Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust have set out how they are attempting to turn around its fortunes amid continued concern over staffing levels and use of physical restraints. The Trust has been engaged … Read more

Investigator Reviews How Courts Approach Mental Health Cases | Mississippi News

Investigator Reviews How Courts Approach Mental Health Cases | Mississippi News

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A special investigator has been appointed to evaluate how several Mississippi counties can better serve people with mental illness who wind up in court. WLOX-TV reports that attorney Melissa Baria DiFatta will serve as a mental health ombudsman in Jackson, George, and Green counties. DiFatta said the primary focus of her … Read more

Mental health support may not be reaching construction workers who need it

© Jarek2313 Mental health initiatives may not be reaching the right people in the construction industry, leading to an increased risk of suicide, researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have warned The research revealed a rise in suicide rates for construction workers and labourers. The new findings come after academics at the university’s Research Centre for … Read more

Mental Health Association Offers Movement Is Medicine Group | News, Sports, Jobs

Mental Health Association Offers Movement Is Medicine Group | News, Sports, Jobs

Certified personal trainer Brian Mayo (left) is leading a Movement is Medicine group at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County’s (MHA) Jamestown program. He was interviewed by Certified Peer Specialist Sean Jones about the group on the MHA’s Facebook page. The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) is now offering Movement is Medicine, … Read more

Love Island 2021: What mental health support is in place for contestants?

Love Island 2021 cast

Do the new care protocols go far enough? (Picture: ITV) There’s just days to go until Love Island finally returns to our screens after over a year of waiting. This year’s contestants are already reportedly in quarantine in sunny Spain ahead of the launch show. ITV recently unveiled a new look for the show – including a brand … Read more

Calls for more mental health support after woman hit by bus in Lincoln

Some 82% of Lincolnshire adults have now had the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine and nearly 70% their second, as government leaders on Thursday look set to announce new travel restrictions. The latest vaccination data released on Thursday shows that there have been 933,750 cumulative doses of the coronavirus vaccine in Lincolnshire between December … Read more

A perfect storm: the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of young people

A perfect storm: the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of young people

Open access article The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has made this article free to access in order to help healthcare professionals stay informed about an issue of national importance. To learn more about coronavirus, please visit: https://www.rpharms.com/coronavirus   Mental health services for children and young people were struggling before the COVID-19 pandemic, but data suggest they … Read more

‘Unprecedented’ rise in nurses needing mental health support since pandemic began

22 June 2021, 07:40 The number of nurses seeking support has grown since the start of the Covid crisis. Picture: LBC The world’s largest nursing union has told LBC it’s seen an “unprecedented” rise in the number of nurses needing mental health support since the pandemic began. Figures seen exclusively by LBC show 60% more … Read more

Man to run entire length of US for mental health awareness: ‘Start to feel better about yourself’

Man to run entire length of US for mental health awareness: ‘Start to feel better about yourself’

by: Roosevelt Leftwich, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: Jun 19, 2021 / 01:45 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 19, 2021 / 01:45 PM EDT CLEVELAND (WJW) – An Ohio man is running across the country for mental health awareness. Jake Farren is called “Little Nasty” but not for the reasons you may think. He could throw … Read more

Heartbroken mum believes daughter would be ‘still alive today’ if mental health issues had been treated properly

Heartbroken mum believes daughter would be 'still alive today' if mental health issues had been treated properly

A heartbroken mum says she feels her daughter’s death could have been prevented if she had received the mental health treatment she desperately needed. . Olivia Garvey was found ‘collapsed and unresponsive’ at the White Lodge Hotel, in Salford, last September – six months after her last involvement with mental health services. An inquest into … Read more