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Mental health news - bulletins from my local Trust



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May 8, 2008
Mental health news - bulletins from my local Trust

I've fallen behind a bit (tech problems).

Because of Covid 19 there isn't much other news around and there are certainly no events.

Royal College of Psychiatrists – Mental health rehabilitation must be transformed so most vulnerable are no longer invisible on the system - Mental health rehabilitation must be transformed so most vulnerable are no longer invisible in the system

Department of Health – Cross-government approach promised to tackle drug misuse following independent review - Cross-government approach promised to tackle drug misuse following independent review

Institute of Health Equity – Marmot Review 10 years on - Marmot Review 10 Years On - Institute of Health Equity

Health Service Journal – FT’s leaders unaware of staff’s ‘high risk’ practices, warns regulator - FT’s leaders unaware of staff’s ‘high-risk’ practices, warns regulator

Health Service Journal – Young people put at risk by delays for treatment - Young people put at risk by delays for treatment

Health Service Journal – Key NHS England ambition missed for seriously ill patients - Key NHS England ambition missed for seriously ill patients

The Guardian – I know you can recover from an eating disorder, but not in a system on its knees - I know you can recover from an eating disorder, but not in a system on its knees | Lorna Collins

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – Local service first for Royal College accreditation - Local service first for Royal College accreditation :: Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust

News from NHS England - Mental health crisis services rolled out across England - NHS England » Mental health crisis services rolled out across england

News from Centre for Mental Health - Evaluating the New Care Models for children and young people’s mental health - Bringing care back home | Centre for Mental Health

News from Mental Health Today - Average CTO duration in South London is four times longer than government projections - Average duration of Community Treatment Order | MHT

News from NHS Providers - Proposed changes to NHS access standards must be achievable and ensure best care for patients - Proposed changes to NHS access standards must be achievable and ensure best care for patients

News from Gov.uk - £1 million for innovative student mental health projects - £1 million for innovative student mental health projects

Enhanced Domestic Abuse Bill introduced to Parliament - Enhanced Domestic Abuse Bill introduced to Parliament

News from The Guardian - Shocking rough sleeper deaths show the NHS is failing those who need it most - Shocking rough sleeper deaths show the NHS is failing those who need it most | Richard Vize

News from The Kings Fund - Delivering health and care for people who sleep rough: going above and beyond - Delivering health and care for people who sleep rough

Race inequality in the workforce: exploring connections between work, ethnicity and mental health - https://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/...greater-risk-of-being-in-unstable-employment/

NHS England – Transitions from adolescent secure to adult secure inpatient services: practice guidance for all secure services - https://www.england.nhs.uk/publicat...es-practice-guidance-for-all-secure-services/

NHS Digital – NHS unveils package of measures to help people find trusted health information online - https://digital.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/google-knowledge-panels

Rethink – Charities call for an independent inquiry into welfare related deaths - https://www.rethink.org/news-and-st...ependent-inquiry-into-welfare-related-deaths/

Race Equality Foundation – Racial disparities in mental health : literature and evidence review - https://raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/health-care/mental-health-report-published/

Department of Health – New advice to support mental health during coronavirus outbreak - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-advice-to-support-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Public Health England – Covid-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing - https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Behind the Headlines – Brain inflammation linked to uncommon types of ‘early-onset’ dementia - https://www.nhs.uk/news/neurology/brain-inflammation-linked-uncommon-type-early-onset-dementia/

Centre for Mental Health – Life in quarantine : notes from a psychiatrist - https://www.centreformentalhealth.o...ealth-blog/life-quarantine-notes-psychiatrist

Centre for Mental Health – Managing your eating through a time of turmoil - https://www.centreformentalhealth.o...log/managing-your-eating-through-time-turmoil

Mental Health Today – How mental health crisis care is impacted by Coronavirus - https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk...health-crisis-care-is-impacted-by-coronavirus

The Guardian – Monthly poll seeks to gauge mental health of UK under coronavirus - https://www.theguardian.com/society...monitor-mental-health-uk-lockdown-coronavirus

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust – Patients find joy in cycling project - https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/patients-find-joy-in-cycling-project/

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust – Innovative bread making project rises to the top - https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/news/innovative-bread-making-project-rises-to-the-top/

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – New era for Black Country healthcare services - https://www.bcpft.nhs.uk/about-us/news-and-events

Centre for Mental Health – Helping people with severe mental illness with smoking and weight management can save lives - https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/news/mental-illness-smoking-weight

Centre for Mental Health – A year in our lives 2020: Stories about the nation’s mental health during a global pandemic - https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/news/year-our-lives-2020

NHS England – NHS launches mental health hotline for staff tackling Covid-19 - https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/04/nhs-launches-mental-health-hotline-for-staff-tackling-covid-19/

NHS England – Dementia profile: April 2020 data update - https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/dementia-profile-april-2020-data-update

Mental Health Today – Coronavirus and mental health: how to pursue therapy goals while social distancing - https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/innovations/innovations/coping-with-corona

Home Office – Home Secretary announces support for domestic abuse victims - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/home-secretary-announces-support-for-domestic-abuse-victims

Royal College of Psychiatrists – Online learning hub launched to support psychiatrists and mental health clinicians during the Covid-19 pandemic - https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-...ealth-clinicians-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

Department of Health – Coronavirus (Covid-19) : looking after people who lack mental capacity - https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...looking-after-people-who-lack-mental-capacity

Health Service Journal – Major drop off in referrals to children’s mental health services - https://www.hsj.co.uk/coronavirus/m...ldrens-mental-health-services/7027373.article

Mental Health Foundation – “Kindness” announced as new theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, in response to coronavirus outbreak - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/new...eness-week-2020-response-coronavirus-outbreak

Mental Health Today – How is Coronavirus pandemic affecting those with pre-existing mental health conditions? Researchers want to know - https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk...al-health-conditions-researchers-want-to-know

National Health Executive – Capitalising on virtual reality to support mental healthcare - http://www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/Mental-Health/oxford-vr-mental-healthcare

Public Health – Covid-19 mental health campaign launches - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-mental-health-campaign-launches

British Psychological Society – Information on supporting older people and those with dementia during Covid-19 - https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-pol...der-people-and-those-dementia-during-covid-19

Kings Fund – Samaritans Report: Out of sight, out of mind: why less-well off, middle aged men don’t get the support they need - https://www.samaritans.org/about-samaritans/research-policy/middle-aged-men-suicide/

Health Service Journal – ‘Unprecedented’ plan to prevent suicides during covid-19 crisis - https://www.hsj.co.uk/coronavirus/u...icides-during-covid-19-crisis/7027431.article

The Guardian – Military veterans help draft PTSD guidance for NHS workers - https://www.theguardian.com/society...rans-help-draft-ptsd-guidance-for-nhs-workers

Centre for Mental Health – Supporting mental health equality through the pandemic - https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/news/supporting-mental-health-equality-through-pandemic

Mind – Leading mental health charities unite to bring round the clock support to our frontline - https://www.mind.org.uk/news-campai...ing-round-the-clock-support-to-our-frontline/

Department of Health – Covid-19: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults - https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...ith-learning-disabilities-and-autistic-adults

NHS England – Vulnerable people get direct line to NHS volunteer army - https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/04/vulnerable-people-get-direct-line-to-nhs-volunteer-army/

Royal College of Psychiatrists – Mental health units facing ‘care home style crisis’ without better protection from COVID-19 - https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-...risis-without-better-protection-from-covid-19

Mental Health Foundation – Almost a quarter of adults living under lockdown in the UK have felt loneliness - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/new...living-under-lockdown-uk-have-felt-loneliness

Health Service Journal – Trust to open new hospital ahead of schedule - https://www.hsj.co.uk/mental-health/trust-to-open-new-hospital-ahead-of-schedule/7027458.article

Lancet Psychiatry – Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic - https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30171-1/fulltext

News from NHS Networks - Managing Conflict: Dealing with Angry and Abusive Patients - https://www.rpharms.com/Portals/0/RPS document library/Open access/Coronavirus/Managing Conflict.pdf

News from National Health Executive - NHS set to begin restarting cancer and mental health services - http://www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/Mental-Health/nhs-restart-cancer-mental-health-services

News from The King’s Fund - Ethnic minority deaths and Covid-19: what are we to do? [cultural change to address inequalities, health and wellbeing] - https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2020/04/ethnic-minority-deaths-covid-19

News from Health Service Journal - CQC to call providers to decide whether inspections needed - https://www.hsj.co.uk/care-quality-...de-whether-inspections-needed/7027550.article

Centre for Mental Health – Recovery from Covid-19 needs to be trauma-informed to protect people’s mental health - https://www.centreformentalhealth.o...trauma-informed-protect-peoples-mental-health

Health Service Journal – Deaths of detained mental health patients double due to covid-19 - https://www.hsj.co.uk/coronavirus/d...tients-double-due-to-covid-19/7027601.article

Mental Health Foundation – More than a third of UK adults in full-time work are worried about losing their jobs - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/new...time-work-are-worried-about-losing-their-jobs

Centre for Mental Health - At least half a million more people in UK may experience mental ill health as a result of Covid-19, says first forecast from Centre for Mental Health - https://www.centreformentalhealth.o...d-19-says-first-forecast-centre-mental-health

Care Quality Commission - CQC has made changes to Mental Health Act complaints process - https://www.cqc.org.uk/news/stories/cqc-has-made-changes-mental-health-act-complaints-process

The Guardian - Half a million access UK suicide prevention training amid Covid-19 warnings - https://www.theguardian.com/society...revention-training-amid-covid-19-warnings-nhs

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Psychiatrists see alarming rise in patients needing urgent and emergency care and forecast a 'tsunami' of mental illness - https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-...in-patients-needing-urgent-and-emergency-care

Mental Health Foundation - Almost three-quarters of UK adults say it is important that we learn from the coronavirus pandemic to be more kind as a society - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/new...nt-we-learn-coronavirus-pandemic-be-more-kind

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust - NHS Trusts team-up to offer free COVID-19 online course - https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/...rusts-team-offer-free-covid-19-online-course/