A look back to 2012… After decades of lobbying governments to address the disproportionately poor outcomes of people from black and minority ethnic groups (BME) in mental health services in Britain, psychiatrist Suman Fernando claims that under the coalition government there is a “huge” risk of race “falling under the radar altogether”. Fernando, 80,
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“Talking about mental health does not make you weak,” the world’s largest mental health lesson has been told. Til Wykes, a clinical psychologist, told an audience of more than 500 13-18-year-olds from around the country: “We want to get people to come to treatment early because if they come early, they recover faster and they
This report argues for giving citizens greater control over their own health and care, so that services are redesigned around their needs and aspirations, to improve health outcomes, and to save money by supporting people better to manage their conditions themselves. ‘In a world where most healthcare demand comes from patients with long-term conditions, the
When you think of paranormal experiences it often conjures images of ghosts, aliens or witchcraft. But it can also include hearing voices, out-of-body experiences, or even strong spiritual or superstitious beliefs. Such experiences are quite common – 75 per cent of people in Britain have said that they have had one or more paranormal experiences in
Ministers have been accused of breaking their promises on mental health after £800m earmarked to improve services was diverted to shore up hospitals’ finances. A leading mental health charity and the Labour party said redirecting the money would hit patient care and hinder the drive, backed by Theresa May, to improve care for people with
I work as a consultant in the leadership and organisational development team at The King’s Fund, and for the past eight months have been on secondment at Forward Thinking Birmingham – an innovative mental health partnership seeking to transform mental health provision for young people. My role has involved supporting the organisation with team integration
Fraught shoppers will soon be able to seek refuge inside one of the British high-street’s most iconic stores as Marks & Spencer has announced it will launch mental health “talk-ins” in a number of its cafés around the country. The Frazzled Cafes project, which is fronted by comedian and mental health awareness campaigner Ruby Wax,
Overview Financial pressures on the NHS are severe and show no sign of easing. However, we know relatively little about their impact on patient care. This study sought to investigate the impact of financial pressures in four very different areas of the health service: genito-urinary medicine (GUM), district nursing, elective hip replacement and neonatal services.
The gender pay gap in Britain is shaped by racial inequality, with some minority ethnic groups making great strides while pay for others lags far behind, analysis suggests. Black African women have seen virtually no progress since the 1990s in closing the gender pay gap with white British men, with a full-time pay gap of
Background The Wider Determinants of Health tool aims to provide the public health system with intelligence regarding the wider determinants of health to help improve population health and reduce health inequalities. The tool contains seven domains: the natural and built environment, work and the labour market, vulnerability, income, crime, education and the set of Marmot