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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
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
Two vital emergency mental health services saved from closure in Yorkshire

Two vital emergency mental health services saved from closure in Yorkshire

Two vital services that reduce demand on emergency services by helping people experiencing mental distress, have been saved from closure in Rotherham and York. Two vital services that reduce demand on emergency services by helping people experiencing mental distress have been saved. The Pathways model, developed and delivered by Together for Mental Wellbeing, offers free, […]

19th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Heathcotes mark Mental Health Awareness Week with focus on personality disorder

Heathcotes mark Mental Health Awareness Week with focus on personality disorder

To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, care provider Heathcotes Group is seeking to increase awareness of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder and highlight the need for more specialist support for this complex condition. Personality disorders involve attitudes, beliefs and behaviours which cause longstanding mental health problems. Nearly half of all people diagnosed with […]

9th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Bramley Health invests in new male rehabilitation service in Bexhill

Bramley Health invests in new male rehabilitation service in Bexhill

Bramley Health is opening a new male, mental health rehabilitation service at the Langford Centre in Bexhill on Sea. Cooden Lodge is a nine-bedded hospital service for men, which provides a supportive environment for patients who suffer from complex and enduring mental health conditions.   It follows on from the investment in Balmoral, an all-female rehabilitation […]

2nd February 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity says we should all help to tackle the stigma that surrounds mental health

Charity says we should all help to tackle the stigma that surrounds mental health

Everyone is an expert in mental health so we should all play our part in tackling the stigma that surrounds it, says Milestones Trust, as Mental Health Awareness Day approaches. The theme of Mental Health Awareness Day on Monday, October 10th is physiological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress. […]

10th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Every mental health trust will soon be rated as CQC completes first inspections

Every mental health trust will soon be rated as CQC completes first inspections

People will soon have access to detailed information about the quality and safety of every NHS mental health trust in England, including where improvements are needed, as the regulator announces that it has now inspected all of them using it new regulatory approach. Following the development, testing and roll-out of its new model over the […]

22nd July 2016 | By | Reply More
Mental health rehabilitation service receives positive CQC support

Mental health rehabilitation service receives positive CQC support

Glenhurst Lodge, a mental health rehabilitation service in Maidstone, has received an overwhelmingly positive report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The home, operated by Bramley Health, is meeting the requirements set out by the regulator to provide a good standard of care for its service users. The CQC report result is determined by safety, […]

24th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Syrian House prepares to open its doors for National Care Home Open Day

Syrian House prepares to open its doors for National Care Home Open Day

A residential care home for adults with enduring mental illness will open its doors to the public on Friday 17 June between 10am and noon, as part of the National Care Home Open Day run by the health and social care watchdog the Care Quality Commission.   Syrian House, on Sandiway Road in Sale, is […]

8th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Narrative Therapy masterclasses go from strength to strength

Narrative Therapy masterclasses go from strength to strength

NARRATIVE therapy is established as an important strategy for helping people to overcome mental health problems by telling their stories, aiming to assist them in realising their resilience and strength in overcoming difficulties, and the University of a Huddersfield is becoming a key UK centre for offering teaching and research in the field. One of […]

16th May 2016 | By | Reply More
GPs fear lack of funding, specialist training and access to services is putting children at risk

GPs fear lack of funding, specialist training and access to services is putting children at risk

Most GPs believe mental health services for young people are inadequate, with almost nine in ten fearing that children or teenagers may come to harm while waiting for specialist treatment, new research shows today. A surveyi for stem4, the charity which works to prevent mental ill health in teenagers, found that almost four in five (78%) […]

15th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Gwent care home celebrates 25th anniversary

Gwent care home celebrates 25th anniversary

A specialist mental health facility in Tredegar has commemorated its 25th anniversary with a special celebration attended by residents, staff, friends, family members of residents and local councillors.   Residents and staff at Maes-y-Dderwen were joined by the Mayor of Tredegar, Geraint Meredith, the Mayor of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Derrick Bevan, and three […]

20th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Malhotra Group PLC and Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Malhotra Group PLC and Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust

An innovative partnership has been created in the North East between the NHS and the private sector to share expertise in the provision of social care.   Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW), the North East’s mental health and disability care provider, has signed an agreement with Newcastle-based Malhotra Group PLC which will […]

29th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Have your say in developing mental health services for veterans in England

Have your say in developing mental health services for veterans in England

Developing mental health services for veterans in England Overview The NHS provides 12 mental health services across England specifically for veterans. They enable specialist staff to care for veterans with mental health needs, direct them to the most appropriate service and give them effective treatment.   The services started in 2010 after publication of Fighting […]

3rd March 2016 | By | Reply More
Heather Henry, co-chair, New NHS Alliance, responds to The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

Heather Henry, co-chair, New NHS Alliance, responds to The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

Heather Henry, co-chair, New NHS Alliance says:  “The New NHS Alliance welcomes the ‘The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health’ and the call for mental and physical health to have equal status and funding. If we want ‘mentally healthy communities’ we must start with what helps people stay well equally with what prevents them from being […]

17th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Priory Group confirms completion of sale to Acadia Healthcare

Priory Group confirms completion of sale to Acadia Healthcare

Priory Group, the leading provider of behavioural care in the UK, is pleased to confirm that it has become part of Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc.   All parties completed the transaction on 16 February 2016 further to the announcement on 4 January 2016 by Acadia regarding the definitive agreement signed with Advent International Corporation for […]

17th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Reduced NHS capacity fuels growth in independent mental health hospitals

Reduced NHS capacity fuels growth in independent mental health hospitals

REDUCED NHS CAPACITY, INCREASING SPECIALITIES & RISING DEMANDS FUELLING GROWTH IN UK INDEPENDENT MENTAL HEALTH HOSPITALS-Says latest research Having pulled through the 2011 halt in growth caused by the NHS commissioning response to the post-global credit crisis downturn in government spending, UK independent mental health hospitals have now seen a third successive year of healthy […]

17th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Glen Care repositions itself in specialist care with name change to Bramley Health

Glen Care repositions itself in specialist care with name change to Bramley Health

Specialist care provider Glen Care is undergoing a change of name and brand to be re-named Bramley Health.   The rationale behind the rebrand is to reposition the company in the sector to concentrate on high quality specialist services in London and the South East of England backed up by plans to grow and develop […]

23rd November 2015 | By | Reply More
Mental Health Act: detentions rise by almost ten per cent on previous year

Mental Health Act: detentions rise by almost ten per cent on previous year

Detentions under the Mental Health Act2 rose by 9.8 per cent (5,220) to 58,4003 in 2014/15 compared to the previous year, according to official statistics published today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. The 9.8 per cent rise during 2014/15 compares to a 5.5 per cent rise during 2013/14 and a 3.7 per […]

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