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Tiny minority of people with depression get treatment, study finds

Tiny minority of people with depression get treatment, study finds | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
In poorest countries, only one in 27 people with depression receive adequate treatment, according to researchers
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'As boys, we are told to be brave': men on masculinity and mental health

'As boys, we are told to be brave': men on masculinity and mental health | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
New analysis found links between so-called masculine traits and depression and substance use. We asked men about gender stereotypes and mental health
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Child mental health money not making frontline - report - BBC News

Child mental health money not making frontline - report - BBC News | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Cash to boost child mental health care is not making it to front-line services, says a report.
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Men much less likely to seek mental health help than women

Men much less likely to seek mental health help than women | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Huge survey shows gender gap and the need for ‘cultural shift’ says charity chief
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A survey commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation found that not only are men far less likely than women to seek professional support, they are also less likely to disclose a mental health problem to friends and family.
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Fewer than half of GPs have adequate mental health training, charity warns

Fewer than half of GPs have adequate mental health training, charity warns | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Read Fewer than half of GPs have adequate mental health training, charity warns latest on ITV News. All the Health news
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Fewer than half of GPs have adequate training in mental health, figures have revealed. Only 46% of trainee GPs have undertaken a training placement in a mental health setting, data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the charity Mind shows. And once qualified, GPs are under no obligation to have any further training despite the fact an estimated one in three GP appointments is related to mental health, the charity said.
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And breathe: the computer games helping kids relax

And breathe: the computer games helping kids relax | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Emotionally responsive games where the calmest contestant wins are being developed for young people with their mental health
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Childline anxiety calls spike as children express fears over global events

Childline anxiety calls spike as children express fears over global events | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Increasing numbers of children calling with concerns over world affairs such as the EU referendum, US election and Syria conflict
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The police can’t continue to pick up the pieces of Britain’s mental health cuts | Ian Blair

The police can’t continue to pick up the pieces of Britain’s mental health cuts | Ian Blair | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Officers’ duty to protect the community from crime and terror is being jeopardised by the time they spend on people in crisis
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Meet The Artsy Magazine That Will Focus Solely On Mental Illness

Meet The Artsy Magazine That Will Focus Solely On Mental Illness | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
"We’d be a much healthier world if people could talk about things like anxiety, depression and PTSD the same way you talk about cancer or migraines.”
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The magazine aims to take a deep, illustrative look at what it’s like to have a mental illness in the world today primarily through visual storytelling. Indhira Rojas, Anxy’s founder and creative director, and Jennifer Maerz, the editor-in-chief of the magazine, hope to launch the first issue early next year.
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Psychotherapy for Anxiety May Be Most Effective in the Morning | Psych Central News

Psychotherapy for Anxiety May Be Most Effective in the Morning | Psych Central News | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
New research suggests individuals make more progress toward overcoming anxiety, fears, and phobias when their therapy sessions are scheduled in the morning
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I was told to 'cheer up' while battling bulimia - BBC News

I was told to 'cheer up' while battling bulimia - BBC News | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
As a YMCA report finds one in three young people with mental health difficulties experience stigma, Connie Free reveals how friends did not believe she was ill when she suffering from an eating disorder.
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A report from youth charity YMCA, released on Monday to coincide with World Mental Health Day, has found that more than one in three young people with mental health issues have suffered stigma.
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How to spot if you’re suffering from mental health issues 

How to spot if you’re suffering from mental health issues  | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Today the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will take to the London Eye in a public appearance designed to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day.
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They do so knowing that mental health poses an enormous challenge for the NHS and the public at large. In 2016, a quarter of a million children have already received treatment for anxiety, depression and eating disorders.
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Mental health campaign Time To Change gets £20m boost - BBC News

Mental health campaign Time To Change gets £20m boost - BBC News | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
A campaign that aims to tackle the stigma around mental health is given £20m in funding from the Department of Health, Comic Relief and Big Lottery Fund.
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Growing crisis in children and young people's mental health demands action

Growing crisis in children and young people's mental health demands action | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Young people face unprecedented social pressures, leading to serious psychological distress. Society’s response has been inadequate
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Psychiatrists attack 'scandal' of child mental health spending

Psychiatrists attack 'scandal' of child mental health spending | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Royal college analysis says NHS bodies in some areas are spending little more than £2 per child despite surge in illness
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Psychiatrists claim the small sums being spent by GP-led clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England constitute a national scandal at a time when youth self-harm and suicide are rising.
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Parents May Not Recognize Kids’ PTSD | Psych Central News

Parents May Not Recognize Kids’ PTSD | Psych Central News | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
New research finds that young children may experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for years without it being recognized by their parents. In a new
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Distressing Facts About Distressed Therapists, Part 1 | Psych Central Professional

Distressing Facts About Distressed Therapists, Part 1 | Psych Central Professional | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
The Silent Killer Psychologists and therapists in general are an interesting population. Many of them are committed to the difficult task of helping people
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Adele Opens Up About Parenting and Postpartum Depression

The singer talks about the challenges of parenting and mental health in her December Vanity Fair cover story.
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Adele talks about mental health, good on her!
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New crisis in prisons as suicides hit record levels

New crisis in prisons as suicides hit record levels | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Liz Truss unveils fresh strategy as jails suffer ‘epidemic’ of self-harm
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I used my negative mental health experience to give hope to others

I used my negative mental health experience to give hope to others | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
By talking about my borderline personality disorder to a roomful of people, I could see I had made a difference to those with mental ill health
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Inspiring.....
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NHS figures show 'shocking' rise in self-harm among young

NHS figures show 'shocking' rise in self-harm among young | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Upward trend is more pronounced among girls and is evidence of increased social pressures on children, say experts
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More mental health support for "Blue Light" crews

More mental health support for "Blue Light" crews | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Read the latest Granada stories, More mental health support for "Blue Light" crews on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Granada news
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About time we had more support for all frontline services including our soldiers
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Stay Alive - UK's 1st Suicide Prevention App

Stay Alive - UK's 1st Suicide Prevention App | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
With your donation our suicide prevention app can help save more lives. - Crowdfunder.co.uk
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Please help a worthwhile project - With your donation our suicide prevention app can help save more lives. - Crowdfunder.co.uk
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What to do if you think you know someone struggling with mental health issues

What to do if you think you know someone struggling with mental health issues | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Around a quarter of the UK population will seek help for a mental health issue every year.  While this was once a taboo issue, the number of people seeking help for mental health problems has increased, indicating that attitudes are changing.  What...
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In the UK, 17 per cent of people have a common mental disorder (CMD) like anxiety or depression, according to the latest Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey.
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I changed career to do mental health nursing but now I'm drowning

I changed career to do mental health nursing but now I'm drowning | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
My job can be wonderful, but the reality is so much harder than I expected. It feels like it’s not safe sometimes
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