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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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
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.
A scheme in south London pairs healthcare professionals with former patients to provide courses and advice to those with mental health problems The students gathered on a three-hour “five ways to improve your wellbeing” course in south London are about to have a powerful realization. One of the group is asked to think about how
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
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
Earlier this year, the NHS set out plans to trial a comprehensive new health check for 40 year-olds. Questions designed to test for signs of dementia will be included. This is a new departure – until now, screening for dementia has only been offered routinely to those who are 65 or older. Dementia is a
Mental health trusts in England are still having their budgets cut, despite government assurances they would be funded on a par with physical healthcare, figures suggest. Analysis by the King’s Fund think tank, seen by the BBC, suggests 40% of the 58 trusts saw budgets cut in 2015-16. It found six of them had seen
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
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