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  1. mischief

    UK - Final report of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act

    Matt Hancock the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care today (6 December 2018) has published the final report of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act. it is called: Modernising the Mental Health Act Increasing choice, reducing compulsion. The report is available at...
  2. L

    Q about counsellors

    Hi I have a question about counsellors who report sexual assaults. I visited my counsellor today I revealed I was sexually assaulted 14 years ago I proceeded to give names, details about the incident and the place it happened and she went on to say she was going to have to report this. This has...
  3. H

    Don't know where to turn

    I posted before about losing my DLA when I had to switch to PIP. It went to tribunal and they adjourned, that was almost 2 months ago and still I've heard nothing. Well worse than nothing. I actually have flash backs to the tribunal. The trauma of having to humiliate myself by telling such...
  4. F

    Report finds 'serious issues' with use of Mental Health Act

    Posted by Denis Campbell May 1 2018 Report finds 'serious issues' with use of Mental Health Act | Society | The Guardian I have only ever been sectioned for just a few days in the early 80s so can't really comment on this.
  5. N

    Effect of Hand/wrist shakiness/doses/whilst out today.

    Hi Folks, While i was out in a store/shop, and waiting to be served for paying, my hand wrist area was shaking like anything. Now I have a GP appointment not until the 30th of April, (I'm not going to try to book up for usual GP, when I have t his one booked within the same practice group -...
  6. C


    NHS failing patients with mental health problems 20 March 2018 Vulnerable patients with mental health conditions are being badly let down by the NHS, causing them and their families needless suffering and distress, according to a Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman report published today...
  7. naominash

    Should I Participate in a Success Story video report?

    Hey lovely people, I wanted to get some opinions on whether I ought to participate in a "success story report" based on my recovery with my mental health services. While I don't mind the idea of a positive spotlight, that kind of exposure might work against me due to the stigma surrounding my...
  8. J


    Got diagnosed 3 years ago started treatment and stopped. Travelled and worked abroad and have had no problems. But new job wants a medical fitness report. What would be the process to get this so I can get the job?
  9. N

    Discovery on 15ml reduced partial dose of Abilify

    HI all, I have made a discovery today. On 15ml, of Abilify, my right hand doesn't shake so violently, and as I am mainly well balanced and stablised these days, on Abilify, for my main major no symptons coming up, I thought well, ok, if it will be of big help, I'll trial me at that level of...
  10. cpuusage

    The UN Report into UK Government maltreatment of disabled people has been published

    The UN Report into UK Government maltreatment of disabled people has been published Evidence of "grave or systematic violations of rights of people w/ disabilities" - UN Committee report - The UN Report into UK Government maltreatment of disabled people has been published >> DPAC Surely this...
  11. K

    Looking for advice re ESA appeal next week

    I have my ESA appeal on Monday and can't sleep for stress and worry. I suffer with depression - have done for years - and anxiety. Despite barely leaving the house and often not getting out of bed all day, I scored 0 points at my WCA and in the mandatory reconsideration they changed nothing...
  12. amathus

    Why people get depressed at Christmas..

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201011/why-people-get-depressed-christmas 'We are told that Christmas, for Christians, should be the happiest time of year, an opportunity to be joyful and grateful with family, friends and colleagues. Yet, according to the National Institute...
  13. shaky

    Rethink response to CQC report on Mental Health Act

    More grim news being highlighted by Rethink. https://www.rethink.org/media-centre/2015/02/rethink-mental-illness-response-to-cqc-report-on-mental-health-act The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2013/14 report, which shows that the number of...
  14. H


    Hello, I was wondering. If I were to go to talk to a psychiatrist about the things that concern me, will they tell anyone else? I know that it's supposed to be confidential but I fear that they'd report it to a council worker or something. Freedom
  15. F

    SANE's schizophrenia report

    Small number of respondents(121-56 with schizophrenia) . Pages say - so pharmaceutical involvement. http://www.sane.org.uk/uploads/living-with-schizophrenia-report.pdf
  16. loulabelle

    really pi**ed off !!!!

    Cmht have really fucked up!! Im sooooooo angry I got a letter today of which i recognised the envelope so i just opened it without looking at the name on the front i thought it was the report i get sent after each appt. I soon realised this report was not mine !! But another patients so i...
  17. F

    *Trigger Warning* Shock figures show extent of self-harm in English teenagers

    *Trigger Warning* Shock figures show extent of self-harm in English teenagers There has been a threefold increase in the number of teenagers who self-harm in England in the last decade, according to a World Health Organisation collaborative study. The Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children...
  18. amathus

    Are you Anxiety Aware?

    Increasing levels of anxiety are impacting on the health and wellbeing of the nation Our new report Living with Anxiety is published today and highlights increasing levels of anxiety in Britain. The report marks the launch of a major new campaign, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week...
  19. F

    Early Intervention On Psychosis Would Save Millions Says Charity Report

    Early Intervention On Psychosis Would Save Millions Says Charity Report The NHS could save millions if more early intervention services for people with schizophrenia and psychosis were available, according to a London School of Economics report for Rethink Mental Illness. The charity’s...
  20. V

    Hi, new here

    Well, where do I start? My name is Jo. I am a 29yr old girl living in the UK. I have had lots of diagnoses over the past few years. First off I was told I had Generalised Anxiety Disorder. This was at the same time as me suffering from hip tendinitis. Doctors did not believe I had physical...