UK students waiting up to three months for mental health care

Students with mental health problems are being forced to wait up to 12 weeks for help from their university, prompting fears that some may take their own lives during the delay. Undergraduates at the Royal College of Music in London had to wait the longest to start counselling last year, with the worst case being 84 days, figures … Read more

Mental Health Fair

September 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Lonsdale Community Centre Lonsdale Street, Anlaby Road Hull, HU3 6PA    Part of the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s Big Conversation, led by Emma Hardy MP Pop in to learn more about the mental health support services and how they can help you.

Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s

Deadline 14th October The Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care are seeking your views on proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England. They know that our health is shaped by the environment in which we live, the choices we make, and the services we receive and they want to take action … Read more

Health inequalities in ageing in rural and coastal areas

The majority of studies reported older people in rural areas experienced reduced rates of mortality compared to other areas, with some contradictory evidence. However, a number of studies found poorer physical health in rural and coastal populations, again with some contradictory evidence. There is some evidence of a slight increase in the prevalence of widespread … Read more

Suicides rise to 16-year high across UK

The rate of suicide in the UK has hit a 16-year high after surging in the past year following half a decade of decline, new figures show. Data from the Office for Nationals Statistics (ONS) reveals 6,507 suicides were registered last year, marking a 12 per cent rise on the previous year and the highest rate since … Read more

CAN DEMENTIA BE PREVENTED?

Dementia is a term used to describe a collection of symptoms including memory loss, problems with reasoning, perception and communication skills. It can also lead to a reduction in a person’s abilities and skills in carrying out routine activities such as washing, dressing and cooking. To learn more about helping yourself to reduce the risk … Read more

Emergency medical info on your mobile!

Setting up the emergency medical features on your phone could save your life. It allows ambulance staff to see info like allergies, medical conditions and who to contact in case of an emergency. Your device’s documentation should tell you how to set it up. Click here to show how it will look on your mobile … Read more

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