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Hunt challenges social media giants on cyber-bullying

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is meeting social media giants, including Facebook and Twitter, to challenge them on cyber-bullying Image copyright: GETTY IMAGES In tweets ahead of the discussions, he says some responsibility…
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"FIT NOTE" or Sick Note?

A "Fit Note" is a record of advice from your Doctor. But I wonder how many are used as they are actually intended? Are they really just Sick Notes by another name?" Doctor, document.write(""); I’m stressed… "Have you…
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Young people 'not receiving mental health care they need'

Young people are facing long waiting times and unequal access to mental health services, document.write(""); a review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said Image copyright: ALICE GIBBSAlice Gibbs was diagnosed with anorexia…
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Mental health at work review calls for legal changes as thousands lose jobs

A high-level review of mental health at work has found that every year 300, document.write(""); 000 people lose their jobs due to mental health problems, and calls for changes to the law to make employers’ management of mental health…
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Mental health sees 300,000 people leave their jobs each year

Up to 300, document.write(""); 000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says James Tringham, who has bipolar disorder, explains that being at work has a "normalising effect" It…
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Mental health care for new mothers in Wales 'unacceptable'

Calls have been made for a specialist mother and baby unit to open in Wales to help those suffering mental illness Image copyright: GETTY IMAGESWales' own mother and baby unit was closed in 2013The lack of in-patient care for women…
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Facebook funds anti-bullying training in schools

Facebook has said it will fund existing training for one young person in every UK secondary school so they can support children who experience cyber-bullying Image copyright: GETTY IMAGESThere are 4, document.write(""); 500 secondary…
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Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust back in special measures

  The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is based at Hellesdon Hospital in Norwich A mental health trust has been put back in special measures after its board "failed" to address serious concerns raised since 2014, document.write("");…
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Ex-Liverpool Frank Lockey footballer 'neglected by mental health trust'

The family of a former footballer, document.write(""); Frank Lockey have called for an independent inquiry into his death, claiming he was "neglected" by hospital staff Image copyright: FAMILY PHOTOFrank Lockey played for Liverpool…
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Businesswoman, 44, who was told to call back in an hour after phoning the crisis team with suicidal thoughts sent her mother a farewell text saying 'I'm sorry' before taking a fatal dose of painkillers, inquest hears

Jennifer Parker sent text to mother as 'cry for help' after mental health struggles She was found dead shortly afterwards at e-cigarette shop she ran in Preston Attended appointments with crisis team and wanted to be admitted to hospital Phoned…
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Scottish government announces mental health funding boost

Mental health services are to be boosted by £500, document.write(""); 000 of extra funding, the Scottish government has announced GETTY IMAGESThey money will be used to develop mental health services that will be delivered online or over…

Assaults on mental health staff up 25% in four years

Mental health staff in the UK are working in a "powder keg" environment, document.write(""); as assaults by patients soar, a BBC investigation has revealed Image copyright: ISTOCKFigures obtained by 5 live Investigates show there were…