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
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.
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
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
It’s Blood Pressure testing & awareness week. Around a third of people in the UK have high blood pressure, but most don’t know it. As there aren’t any symptoms, the only way to find out is to get a blood pressure check. Make an appointment with your GP and Take the test! Click here to … Read more
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
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
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
For the first time, every general hospital in England with a consultant-led A&E department has a liaison mental health service to care for patients in crisis. Click here to find out more in the 4th Annual Survey of Liaison Psychiatry in England.
Three ways the NHS aims to make care better for people with learning disabilities: 1. Improving people’s quality of life 2. Helping people to live healthier lives 3. Understanding people’s needs What’s your experience? There are lots of ways you can tell us: Twitter Facebook email: email@example.com or telephone 01482 499038