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Community singing ‘improves mental health and helps recovery’

Friday 22nd December 2017   Singing in groups can help people recover from mental illness, making them feel valued and increasing their confidence, according to research. A University of East […] Read more

Mental health nurses join police on callouts in Wrexham

Monday 18th December Mental health nurses will join police on callouts to get the right medical support to people quicker over the festive period in Wrexham. The pilot project also […] Read more

Peterhead FC tackling suicide and depression risks

Friday 8th December 2017 By Fiona Stalker A Scottish football club is putting its players and officials through suicide prevention training in a project which it is hoped could be […] Read more

Avatar therapy ‘reduces power of schizophrenia voices’

Friday 24th November 2017 Confronting an avatar on a computer screen helped patients hearing voices to cope better with hallucinations, a UK trial has found. Patients who received this therapy […] Read more

Hunt challenges social media giants on cyber-bullying

Wednesday 1st November   Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is meeting social media giants, including Facebook and Twitter, to challenge them on cyber-bullying. In tweets ahead of the discussions, he says […] Read more

World Mental Health Day: The charts that show that the UK is in the midst of a mental health awakening

Tuesday 10th October 2017 This year’s World Mental Health Day comes at a time of great change in the world of mental health – with more people coming forward and […] Read more

Feeling down? It could be the ‘September blues’

Thursday 31st August 2017 By Kate Palmer   If returning to work or school in September and shorter, colder days seem like a gloomy prospect, you’re not alone. Autumn can […] Read more

How online NHS therapy helped me with my post-natal depression

Tuesday 29th August 2017   Appointments for online therapy have doubled in the past two years in England to around 14,000 a month. Although that only accounts for 4% of […] Read more

NHS trials new mobile app to treat paranoia

Tuesday 22nd August 2017   People with paranoia are to be offered a new NHS app which encourages them to slow down their thinking. Users can input information about distressing […] Read more

Hairdressers refuse to shave depressed teen’s matted hair

Tuesday 8th August 2017 By Georgina Rannard   Beauty rituals may not be the first thing you think about in relation to mental health, but when an American hairdresser told […] Read more

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