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    Bristol charity to give away healthy mood food for Mental Health Awareness Week

    Bristol charity to give away healthy mood food for Mental Health Awareness Week

    Bristol charity Milestones Trust will be giving away healthy mood food tasters to workers in Bristol’s Temple Quarter next week (Thursday 17 May) to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May 2018). There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that good nutrition is essential to good mental health and that a number of psychological […]

    11th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Specialist care provider Tracscare ‘accomplish’ a full rebrand

    Specialist care provider Tracscare ‘accomplish’ a full rebrand

    Tracscare, the specialist provider of support for individuals with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health needs and Brain Injuries, has announced that it has changed its name to ‘accomplish.’.   The name change is part of a wider rebrand which includes a Brand Promise, Values and Behaviours – all of which are designed to set the […]

    20th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    New care services open in Lutterworth

    New care services open in Lutterworth

    Care provider Heathcotes Group has opened a new specialist services in Lutterworth, near Leicester, for adults with learning disabilities, mental illness and associated complex needs. Lutterworth View provides eight en-suite bedrooms and 24-hour support from a team of experienced care workers. The facility will employ 16 full-time care staff, all trained in practices which help […]

    19th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Rise in detentions under Mental Health Act may be symptomatic of a system ‘under considerable strain’

    Rise in detentions under Mental Health Act may be symptomatic of a system ‘under considerable strain’

    There is no single reason why more detentions are being made under the Mental Health Act than ever before, a review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has concluded. Instead, the rise in detentions is down to a range of different factors, which can vary across the country.  Some of these are also indicators of […]

    24th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    New ‘Home-From-Home’ Supported Living Service in Rochdale

    New ‘Home-From-Home’ Supported Living Service in Rochdale

    A young woman with mental health issues who has just moved into a newly-opened supported living service near Rochdale is so delighted with her placement that she has written a poem about it.   Twenty-year-old Ceejae’s new home, Fairway, is a much-needed new supported living service for women with learning disabilities and mental health needs. […]

    23rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Mental health annual report includes information on children for first time

    Mental health annual report includes information on children for first time

    A breakdown of statistics on young people who have been referred for treatment or assessment1 with mental health services in England has been published today by NHS Digital2. This is summarised in counts of people who had an open referral at some point in 2016/17 regardless of whether they accessed services in the period. 16-17-year-old […]

    1st December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Activities Co-ordinator wins top national award for dementia care

    Activities Co-ordinator wins top national award for dementia care

    Bann View House Care Home, run by Priory Adult Care, part of the Priory Group of mental healthcare specialists, is celebrating after an employee and a resident’s relative received accolades at a national awards ceremony.   Carole Abernethy won the award for “Activities Co-ordinator for People with Dementia” at the National Dementia Care Awards, an […]

    20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Singing legend Barbara Dickson celebrates 25th anniversary of Fife mental health service

    Singing legend Barbara Dickson celebrates 25th anniversary of Fife mental health service

      Scottish singing star Barbara Dickson has hailed a pioneering mental health service in her native Fife as she helped celebrate its 25th anniversary. The singer, whose hits include ‘I Know Him So Well’, ‘January, February’ and ‘Another Suitcase In Another Hall’, visited Barony’s Contact Point centre in Buckhaven for a birthday party to celebrate […]

    15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

    Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

    The tactics being taken by Government’s revenue agency HMRC is taking a spectacular new turn in dealing with the sleep in crisis says VODG the group that represents disability charities.   Government’s recent announcement of a new Social Care Compliance Scheme raised more questions than answers. The lack of clarity has prompted VODG and other […]

    15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Reaching for the sky at Sidney Corob home

    Reaching for the sky at Sidney Corob home

    Interior designer, Mark Aldbrook, has designed the newly painted dining room ceiling of Jewish Care’s Sidney Corob House and officially opened the room last week. Mark has been a resident at Sidney Corob House for people with mental health needs since March this year. He has had his own interior design business for many years, […]

    14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Tracscare honours World Mental Health Day

    Tracscare honours World Mental Health Day

    In honour of World Mental Health Day, Tracscare – a leading provider of support for people with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health needs and Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI) – hosted a national conference to encourage health professionals to make mental health personal and enable both recovery and resilience. More than 60 care professionals attended the […]

    2nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards applications up 11 per cent

    Number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards applications up 11 per cent

    The number of applications to detain people with mental health issues, dementia or learning difficulties for their own safety has reached the highest level on record. The process, known as Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), is used when patients who lack the mental capacity to consent need to be detained in a place like a hospital or care home. […]

    1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
    More needs to be done to understand the growing problem of male depression

    More needs to be done to understand the growing problem of male depression

    More needs to be done to understand the growing problem of male depression; that’s according to researchers at Leeds Beckett University who have carried out a study into the issue which has been published in the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. Initially it would appear that there are fewer cases of male depression than female, […]

    1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Royal College of Psychiatrists launches advice pack for businesses and staff

    Royal College of Psychiatrists launches advice pack for businesses and staff

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists has produced a special pack of mental health information for employers and employees to mark World Mental Health Day 2017 which is today 10th October. This year’s theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is mental health in the workplace. Hundreds of thousands of workers will experience mental health […]

    10th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Councils fail to alert ‘mentally impaired’ who are missing out on council tax reduction

    Councils fail to alert ‘mentally impaired’ who are missing out on council tax reduction

    Professor of Psychiatry for Older Adults John Wattis comments on the tens of thousands of vulnerable people who could be missing out on a council tax discount and who pays for dementia ‘care’. Missing out! “The BBC reports that ‘tens of thousands’ of vulnerable people could be missing out on a council tax discount.  People […]

    5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Private care provider Regard Group named as finalist in LaingBuisson 2017 Awards

    Private care provider Regard Group named as finalist in LaingBuisson 2017 Awards

    Private care-provider Regard has been named as a finalist in the LaingBuisson 2017 Awards which reward adult social care organisations for high quality care and continuous improvement. The Regard Group, the UK’s fourth biggest private care provider, has been shortlisted in the ‘supported living’ category for excellence in specialist care for people with physical or […]

    25th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Sanctuary Supported Living secure mental health services in Cambridgeshire

    Sanctuary Supported Living secure mental health services in Cambridgeshire

    Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL) has secured a contract to deliver mental health services in Cambridgeshire following an agreement with Cambridgeshire County Council worth more than £1m a year. The national housing, care and support provider will be delivering a combination of supported housing services and floating support directly to clients in the community.   The […]

    21st September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Mayor joins Blaina care home for summer fête

    Mayor joins Blaina care home for summer fête

    Staff and residents at a Blaina care home were joined by the local mayor as they celebrated the end of the summer with a fête. Cwm Celyn care home, which is owned and operated by Shaw healthcare, invited mayor Clive Bridgeman and Shaw healthcare chairman Alun Thomas to the event, which included raffles, face painting, […]

    20th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Forestry Commission England partners with mental health charity Mind

    Forestry Commission England partners with mental health charity Mind

    Forestry Commission England is encouraging everyone to have a feel-good autumn through a new partnership with mental health charity Mind.  ‘Feel Good autumn’ is a new initiative inspiring people to spend time in the forest to boost their wellbeing,  after 94% of respondents to a Mind survey said green exercise had benefited their mental health. […]

    15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Heathcotes opens specialist care facility in Chesterfield

    Heathcotes opens specialist care facility in Chesterfield

    Care provider Heathcotes Group has opened a new specialist facility in Chesterfield following the completion of two new build services, each accommodating eight residents.   Located off Cuttholme Way, Heathcotes’ Loundsley House comprises two separate services, each offering eight en-suite bedrooms and 24-hour support for adults with learning disabilities, mental illness, dual diagnoses and associated complex needs. The […]

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