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Latest news on WCEN projects, events in the community, current news and blogs from WCEN workers and those in our Network.

BBC iplayer: Being Black, Going Crazy?

Being Black, Going Crazy? Black people in the UK are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems and to be sectioned. But just why is the community facing such a crisis? Watch the full programme here on the BBC iplayer website First shown 27th September 2016 You must have a TV licence to

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Co-production: an inconvenient truth?

By Jane McGrath Director, West London Collaborative 31st October 2016 As chief executive officer of West London Collaborative (WLC), a community-led and owned community interest company, I was lucky enough to have a place in the first cohort of The King’s Fund programme Leading collaboratively with patients and communities, together with the chief pharmacist at

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NHS 5 Year Forward View for Mental Health

The Mental Health Taskforce. Formed in March 2015, the independent Mental Health Taskforce brought together health and care leaders, people who use services and experts in the field to create a Five Year Forward View for Mental Health for the NHS in England. Click here to read the full report.      

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BBC – The 30-second chat that can trigger weight loss

Doctors who spend 30 seconds telling patients they need to lose weight can have a dramatic impact, a study shows. Some people, who had no intention of shedding the pounds, lost 10% of their body weight after being offered a free weight-loss programme. The University of Oxford researchers said the 30-second chat would have a

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Tender opportunity: Crisis Recovery Cafes

South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust plans to develop two Mental Health Crisis Recovery Cafés within Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Kingston and Richmond and is currently tendering for a provider(s) of these cafés. South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust plans to develop two Mental Health Crisis Recovery Cafés

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Care sector woes leave frail at risk, regulator says The whole care market for older and disabled people in England could be at risk, the official regulator says. Evidence gathered by the Care Quality Commission, and seen by the BBC, shows the regulator is worried over the “pace” of care home closures. Over the past

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Welcome to the Moodzone “Why do I feel so down?”. “How can I feel happier?”. “Can I control my fears?”. Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just generally improving your emotional wellbeing, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help. It offers practical, useful information, interactive tools, and videos to support you

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