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The pilot suspected of deliberately crashing the German Wings A320 plane in the French Alps required treatment for depression, German media say. Regular assessments were recommended in Andreas Lubitz's official notes after a serious episode some years ago - Germanwings crash: Co-pilot 'treated for depression' - BBC News



Tory MP Brooks Newmark has hailed his sexting shame for conquering his depression. Mr Newmark stepped down as Minister for Civil Society on the eve of last year's Tory Party conference after he was caught in a seedy sex scandal. But the married dad of five now admits his "blackness" vanished following the revelations - MP Brooks Newmark says sexting shame helped him conquer depression - Mirror Online





Britain's most prolific 'hospital hopper' has been jailed after shutting down an A&E department by pretending to have Ebola. Homeless Christopher Dearlove forced Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby into lock-down after telling nurses he had Ebola, coughing over them, and demanding treatment. He was jailed at Grimsby Crown Court for 14 months. In court his lawyer said he had a mental disorder

Read more: Britain's worst 'hospital hopper' jailed for forcing closure of Grimsby A&E | Daily Mail Online

A `'hospital hopper' (apart from being a shuttle bus) in a medical sense means someone with Munchausen Syndrome - Munchausen syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(Re the conspiracy-theory that Ebola was secretly man-made to control Africa's population etc - whoever did it then was kind enough to dump it first in the Ebola River in Africa so that at least we'd know exactly where to look for it - so us British will have to be careful that no-one invents a river virus named Thames, Severn, Humber, or Clyde etc)





Mew and Inspired (mental health news site) -                     Mew & Inspired - Home





Mental Health Awareness Week - between 11 to 17 May. Tell us about your upcoming events - http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mentalhealthawarenessweek/awareness-week-events-contact/




Here is a link where people can find information regarding the Hearing Voices Network training which will be offered in Birmingham in late April. Unfortunately the application deadline for the training is the 1st April : http://www.hearing-voices.org/news-events/




Autism suffering ventriloquist from Sutton Coldfield performed first-of-its-kind relaxed concert. Read more: http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver....tory-26201604-detail/story.html#ixzz3VbcznUHX




Independent Advocacy - For over 20 years, we have provided a comprehensive range of specialist Advocacy and related services across Warwickshire, Coventry, Solihull and the surrounding areas. Representing the interests of people who may find it difficult to be heard or speak out for themselves. Providing a voice to people who need support to make choices because of disadvantages due to frailty, disability or financial or social circumstances, also enabling their individual needs and views to be respected and acted upon. We have trained and qualified advocates specialising in the areas of Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Over 65’s and Physical disabilities.

More - http://independentadvocacy.org/





ISLAMIC PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH: WORKING COLLABORATIVELY. 10th JUNE 2015 LONDON/12th JUNE MANCHESTER 2015

Clients from Muslim backgrounds are increasingly using Mental Health and Psychological Services in the UK and present with varied explanatory models of mental distress, coping and treatment. Muslims also differ between themselves in terms of their degree of religiosity, particular cultural background and perceived discrimination. It is then important that there is some collaborative understanding on how this complexity impacts on the delivery of effective mental health services. This conference aims to explore and debate the critical perspectives, themes and concepts that underpin 'Muslim Psychology' and models of mental health and illness and consider how these might relate to 'mainstream' psychological and mental health services in the UK.

More - http://www.bmehealth.org/







Some talk therapy Apps for your mobile phone if you have one;

7 Cups of Tea (free). Founded by a professional psychologist, this app was created to give people a chance to try talk therapy on the go. Listeners have to complete a basic training course in active listening before linking up with users - http://www.7cupsoftea.com/


Talkspace (free). This app is completely anonymous and works in a similar way to Kindly, except you're matched with a professional therapist for a more expert solution - http://www.talkspace.com/


Buddy (the cost is of your usual text messages). Officially a text messaging service rather than an app, your doctor or therapist can sign you up. Buddy sends daily messages asking about your mood and activity, logging answers in a digital diary, so you and your professional can better understand your thought and behavioural patterns - https://www.buddyapp.co.uk/






Basildon (Essex) BPD, PTSD, DEPRESSION AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Hi everyone my name is Leanne - I'm starting up a support group for individuals who suffer with mental health difficulties. I welcome anyone, and any mental health condition. I have experience in BPD, Bipolar, PTSD, and depression. I suffer mental health difficulties myself. And have realised that there isn't much out there for us. Especially with the CMHT's failing long term and enduring mental health patients. It seems you have to be in a crisis to get the help these days. I cannot help but feel this is wrong! So I have set this group up. Where we can meet with like minded individuals.

Give and receive support.. And have lots of tea!! :)

Please contact me on here, or 07903 891 965 so I can get this project going.. I will meet everyone first before introducing them to the support group.. For your safety as well as my own. Although in Basildon. I welcome anyone from out of the area!

Look forward to hearing from you

More - http://www.meetup.com/Basildon-BPD-PTSD-DEPRESSION-AND-MENTAL-HEALTH-SUPPORT/








Sandy C. Newbigging - Why I got into the field of Meditation work. I could feel lonely in a room full of people, struggled with a sense of angst and anxiety much of the time and felt a millions miles from the peaceful happy person that I so wanted to be. With the desire to feel better and make the most of my life I set off on my personal development journey reading countless books and attending every seminar I could afford. My passion turned into a career when I met a Life Coach in 2002 and went onto qualify as one myself. I then trained in other modalities including Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to name a few. Then in 2005 everything changed when I accidentally created the Mind Detox Method

Let's meet at one of my upcoming events

27 March 2015 - Intro to Body Calm Evening Talk, Birmingham
28 March 2015 - Level 1 Body Calm Live Course, Birmingham
29 March 2015 - Level I Body Calm Live Course, Melbourne, UK
5-6 May 2015 - Level II Mind Detox Practitioner Training, Midlands, UK
6-8 May 2015 - Level II Mind Calm Coach Training, Midlands, UK
9-10 May 2015 - Level II Body Calm Coach Training, Midlands, UK
25-27 September 2015 - MindBody Calm Retreat, Midlands, UK

(Either there is a Melbourne in The UK somewhere or that is an error)

More - http://www.sandynewbigging.com/








300 Voices Engagement Workshop - Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust - Featuring Systems Go

Tuesday 31st March from 13:30 - 16.30, MAC thetre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

A cold buffet lunch will be provided

The Time to Change 300 Voices project, England's biggest mental health anti-stigma campaign, brings you 'All Systems Go' from LouDeemY Productions written by Birmingham-based writer, Louise Stokes.

The 300 Voices Engagement workshop will include 'All Systems Go' to set the scene. This is a special opportunity for staff and the young African and Caribbean men you work with to find out more about 300 Voices, to experience this true to life production and help continue the conversation to help shape better mental health services.

All Systems Go: A series of events in the day of a young Afro-Caribbean man, a nurse and a policeman, which changes their lives forever. Each tell their story from their own personal perspective. Carlton is a troubled young Afro-Caribbean man who dotes on his mother and has found a positive way of expressing his feelings about his experiences. o Alex, a hard working health professional, found her life changed forever by the events of one day. Raswan, a police officer who just wants to feel better able to deal with the everyday problems he comes across, has his own difficulties to contend with.

This short performance is followed by 'hot seating' and 'forum theatre' to explore the issues further. As the audience, you have the opportunity to speak with the characters, find out more about them, their backgrounds and experiences, and explore with them how they can prevent the events of that one day happening in the future.

This performance is also used as a scene setting piece for the 300 Voices Engagement Workshop that we run with multi-stakeholder audiences. It is followed by a structured 1 hour workshop.

The events, thoughts, opinions and experiences in All Systems Go come from actual life events. The research was conducted with colleagues and service user's own accounts of their experiences.

Please book your place onto the 300 Voices Engagement Workshop

Email - [email protected].








Community Event - Thursday 2/4/2015. 12pm - 3pm. Beechcroft Centre. To the rear of 501, Slade Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 7JG

Just drop-in, all welcome! Come along to find out about our services. FREE Hot cross buns and refreshments available!

Massage - Taster. Session Treat yourself to a free hand, head or shoulder massage (approx. 15mins) with Hemma a trained masseuse
The Samaritans. Autism West Midlands.

Fat Fluffs Rabbit Rescue will be coming along, (WITH RABBITS!) to educate and raise awareness about animal care so that your pet can lead a happy healthy life

Raffles

Crafts Sale - crafts made by some of the creative groups at the Wellbeing & Recovery Service

Yoga taster session - sign up for future sessions available at Beechcroft

Smoothie Bikes promoting healthy eating and exercise!

Giggleology Workshop a short workshop that focus on the Four Elements of Joy: Singing, Dancing, Laughing & Playing.

Live Music from the Wellbeing & Recovery Music group!

Face-painting

More - 0121 237 3761








'The Aha Moment': Book Launch. A Guide for Teens & Young Women - London

Subtitled, 'What I wish I Knew When I Was Young,' this book is written by Florence Fasan, who has a lifelong commitment to empowering young women. Her image consulting company Flo Fix offers charitable consultations to women in domestic violence shelters, assisting them in presenting themselves confidently. She is an inspiration to many, and her book is much welcomed here as Florence did her formal training in London. Join us in the launch of her book.

Free, but you need to RSVP: [email protected]

Friday 24 April
Time: arrivals from 7pm

Treadwell's Books
33 Store Street,
Bloomsbury
London,
WC1E 7BS
020 7419 8507
www.treadwells-london.com
www.flofiximage.com








Are you an experienced mental health trainer with expertise in bipolar or schizophrenia? The PARTNERS2 research study, funded by the NIHR programme grant for health, is looking for an experienced mental health trainer to work immediately with the team to develop a training manual and deliver training to front line mental health staff. The trainer must have personal experience of schizophrenia, bipolar or psychosis and draw on these experiences in their work.

What is PARTNERS2? - PARTNERS2 aims to help primary care and community based mental health services work more closely together. We think this could be achieved by developing a system of collaborative care based in GP surgeries where many adult service users are seen regularly by an experienced mental health worker who acts both as overall co-ordinator or care partner (supporting individuals to access other services and activities) and therapist. This person would see the person regularly, help them help themselves and facilitate recovery in the broadest sense and, where required, call on the talents of other parts of the health service, particularly secondary mental health care and voluntary/community organisations. This is a simple idea - but we need to work through all the details carefully by testing things out and then set up a pilot trial to see if it makes a difference to the care provided and try out the use of a range of outcome measures.

At the end of the five year Programme, we will know if collaborative care for people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in England is likely to work, based on the views of all the people involved in setting it up and using it, how well people are feeling in themselves, the quality of their lives, how many feel they are more recovered, and what the system costs to run.

More information is available at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/mds/projects/HaPS/PCCS/partners2/index.as px

You can find out more about the service user and carer involvement in PARTNERS2 by clicking here: http://mcpin.org/wp-content/uploads/Our-PPI-plan.pdf

Tender specification - We are looking to appoint a trainer to work for up to 4 months (April – July 2015). The whole project has a well developed programme of involvement for service users and carers and we want to make sure this is incorporated into the training of staff.

This short project involves:

Working with researchers on the PARTNERS2 team to write a training manual. This manual draws on a year of research into recovery, collaborative care and service user / care experiences of current care pathways for people with schizophrenia and bipolar. 

Working with researchers on the PARTNERS2 team to develop a 2-day training programme for mental health staff in collaborative care. The staff will be drawn from the three pilot areas – Devon, Birmingham and Lancashire.  Working with researchers on the PARTNERS2 team to deliver the 2-day training programme on collaborative care as part of a training team that will include Academic GPs and/or psychiatrists (who are experts in collaborative care), PARTNERS2 lead researchers developing the intervention and other people as required. The role within the training team will be to specifically to draw on personal experiences of mental health problems alongside training expertise.

PARTNERS2 is based in Devon, Birmingham and Lancashire. The lead for the development of the training is in Exeter and thus the trainer needs to be able to travel easily to Exeter for face to face meetings.

The budget for the work is £300 per day (including VAT). We estimate that over the 4 months this will require up to 15 days. The maximum cost of this contract will be £4,500 including travel expenses.

Interested? Please contact:

Vanessa: [email protected] or Ruth: [email protected]

To apply: please send your CV, including two referees and covering letter explaining why you are suitable and why you are interested in this work to either Ruth or Vanessa by 7th April 2015. We will short list from CVs and invite people to interview in order to commission this work.







Mind Management For You Newsletter - This month’s newsletter is about “Courage”.

I performed a mental health show this month not knowing what the outcome was going to be. It was the first time I spoke in-depth about my depression, where it comes from and how I have learned to manage it.

I hoped that if I had the courage to talk openly about my personal experiences and the generic issues I hear from clients, that people would benefit from it, learn to stop putting too much pressure on themselves and let go.

Did it take a lot of courage for me to do this – Yes. Did it pay off – Yes. I was choked up when I got a standing ovation at the end.

Sometimes in life it is important to do things that scare you, to push yourself out of your comfort zone so you can see your capabilities. I did a lot of small steps first to get me to the place where I could perform a show like this.

I encourage you to find the courage within you to take little steps.

If you want help with this I am hosting a Mind Management Workshop this Sunday 29th March from 10am – 4.30pm in Sutton Coldfield.

It will be a small group of people who want to take a step back from their lives in a non-judgemental, confidential and friendly environment to look at their behaviours and challenge their negative beliefs.

It will be mainly about increasing confidence and learning techniques so you can cope better with whatever life brings. If this is something you feel you need and want to be a part of then please get in touch.

I hope this newsletter has helped.

As always if I can help you or anyone you know who is stuck with anxiety, lacking in self-confidence or struggling with depression then please feel free to give me call.

I wish you all continued success and happiness.


Sheila x
Counsellor MBACP

Mobile: 07799 791 537
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.MindManagementForYou.com









Suresearch is a network of Service Users in Research and Education. We welcome as members, users and survivors of mental health services and their allies, who have experience and/or an interest in mental health research and education. Meet at the University of Birmingham.

Suresearch Monthly Meetings in 2015

Wednesday 1st April
Thursday 7th May
Wednesday 3rd June
Thursday 2nd July
Wednesday 5th August
Thursday 10th September
Wednesday 7th October
Thursday 5th November
Wednesday 2nd December

Meetings are generally held at 10.30am in the Garden Room at Park House, 40 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2RT.

Tea, coffee and a warm welcome are available from 10.00 am. Our meetings are open, friendly, and relaxed. Everyone has the chance to sit and listen or contribute to the discussions, raise topics and distribute information. News of local and national developments is shared, along with information on current and forthcoming research and teaching projects

Information on access to the venue can be obtained by emailing us at - [email protected]

Updated information on meetings will be on our website at - www.suresearch.org.uk






Birmingham Central User Voice Forum - Promoting user involvement in Birmingham & Solihull mental health services. Diary Dates 2015;

Monday 27 April
Monday 22 June
Monday 24 August
Monday 26 October
Monday 21 December

Venue: Small Heath Health Centre, 42 Chapman Road, Birmingham B10 OPG

1pm — 2pm

- Share ideas on improvement or voice your concern
- Service Users only during first half -hour session
- Refreshments provided
- Travel costs refunded for those travelling by bus

For further information contact: Cabdulqaadir Ruumi, User Voice Development Worker.

Tel: 07985 883 143 or email [email protected]












Shoulder To Shoulder Veterans' Drop in, 10.30am - 12.30pm. Forthcoming dates:

Tuesday 21st April 2015
Monday 18th May 2015

At West Midlands Fire Service Headquarters, 99 Vauxhall Road Birmingham B7 4HW

20 minute walk from Moor St Station past Millennium Point Number 14 Bus runs regularly from Priory Queensway to Vauxhall Road We can pay travel expenses on the day - please keep your tickets

Come along for coffee and a chat
Meet other veterans
Find out about Shoulder to Shoulder mentoring

Reception staff will direct you to the room

Any queries on the day call Jane on 07842 811 459
Any queries generally call 0121 236 2531







Positive Mental Health Group - monthly networking meeting dates for 2015. The group is open to anyone with an interest in promoting a greater awareness of mental health issues across the communities of Birmingham and Solihull. Your chance to share information, news & views with statutory agencies, voluntary sector organisations, user groups - and individual users/carers/staff. Come and join one of the biggest mental health networking meetings in the Midlands, every month! Just turn up - no need to book. Meetings include guest speakers, information table, light refreshments & a chance to chat and catch up.

Thursday 30 April - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 28 May - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 25 June - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 30 July - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 27 August - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 24 September - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 29 October - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 26 November-- from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 17 December - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

(Last Thursday of the month except in December)

ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD AT - Matchbox Cafe, 38 - 40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham city centre, B1 1EQ

Just a short walk from all city centre rail stations and bus stops. The cafe is located next to Birmingham LGBT Health & Wellbeing Centre, opposite the Chinese pagoda traffic island and the Radisson hotel.

Buses 61 and 63 stop at HF1 outside the cafe. The journey is just two stops from the Rotunda/Bullring centre, board buses outside the Boots store.

PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) at BSMHFT can offer information on this group and other voluntary or user groups within Birmingham and Solihull - Phone 0800 953 0045









Big Top Road Show - Birmingham

We provide an information hub coinciding with fairgrounds, which has free face-painting one side and the information Hub and an arts and crafts unit with an TV to show messages like Road safety Health and wellbeing, Anti-bullying which we have taken in to the parks and Schools, any message our old and new partner’s wish to get across, and with our partners help and guidance we will be tackling serious controversial issues such has mental illness, homelessness, alcohol, drug misuse, violence, abuse, racism, human rights and international issues that may affect the UK.

The people of Birmingham come from many different cultures some that suffer with language barriers and find it hard to understand different cultures. Quite a lot of people who attend our events have financial and educational barriers to overcome and find it hard to integrate in to society .We give the opportunity for these people to have a purpose and find the life skills and training they need to equip themselves to live in a diverse society like Birmingham through the performing Arts and help their community grow.

We are also running out of information leaflets guys if you have some please send them to the road show, especial children's mags / leaflets on what you do / women abuse leaflets or info etc.

The list of Robert Wilkinson Fun Fair dates and places;

Pype Hayes Park – 28th March – 12th April 2015 Bham North
Witton Lakes – 17th / 18th / 19th - 24th / 25th / 26th April 2015 Bham
Small Heath Park – 1st / 2nd / 3rd / 4th May 2015 Bham East
Acocks Green Park – 7th / 8th / 9th / 10th May 2015 Bham East
Chelmsley Wood Park – 14th / 15th / 16th / 17th May 2015 Solihull
Canon Hill Park – 23rd – 31st May 2015 Bham East Fun 4 kids day 22nd
Ward End Park – 4th / 5th / 6th / 7th June 2015 Bham East
Sparkhill Park – 11th / 12th / 13th / 14th June 2015 Bham East
Selly Oak Park – 18th / 19th / 20th / 21st June 2015 Bham south Harborne fest on 21st
Cofton Park – 25th / 26th / 27th / 28th June 2015 Bham South
Chinbrook Park – 2nd / 3rd / 4th / 5th July 2015 Bham East
Shard End Park– 9th / 10th / 11th / 12th July 2015 Bham East Shard fest 12st
Sennelys Park – 16th – 19th July Bham South or 23rd – 26th July 2015
Small Heath Park – 23rd – 26th July Bham East or 16th – 19th July 2015
Chelmsley Wood Park – 31st July – 9th August 2015 Solihull Summer Hols
Canon Hill Park – 15th August – 6th September Bham East

Summer Hols / Beach starts 15th Ends 31st August / Allotment event 5th / 6th September 2015

Summerfield Park – 10th / 11th / 12th / 13th September 2015 Bham west & Central Summerfield Fest 12th / 13th September 2015
Sheldon Park – 17th / 18th / 19th / 20th September 2015 Bham East
Small Heath Park – 24th / 25th / 26th / 27th September 2015 Bham East Big Eid on 24th
Pype Hayes Park – 1st / 2nd / 3rd /4th October 2015 Bham North
Acocks Green Park – 8th / 9th / 10th / 11th October 2015 Bham East
Sparkhill Park – 15th / 16th / 17th / 18th October 2015 Bham East
Witton Park – 24th - 31st October 2015 Bham North Half Term

(That last one "Witton Park" might be Aston Park in Witton on Trinity Rd opposite Villa Park. If not I don't know where "Witton Park" is)

The dates or venue on this list might change due to the weather or unforeseen circumstance

Please check for updates;

Face book – Bigtop Nwroadshow - https://www.facebook.com/people/Bigtop-Nwroadshow/100006201347966

OR

Robert Wilkinson Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wilkinsonsfunfair








Flippancy to end with;

Women at a national student event were asked to use `jazz hands' instead of clapping due to anxiety fears. The request came during the National Union of Students (NUS) Women's Conference in Solihull, West Midlands. The NUS Women's Campaign tweeted: "Some delegates are requesting that we move to jazz hands rather than clapping, as it's triggering anxiety. Please be mindful!" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/32032291

(I had to Google the term - "Jazz hands in performance dance is the extension of a performer's hands with palms toward the audience and fingers splayed").

That term above in the Tweet, `move to' - women tend to use that term these days don't they? Some time back a woman wanted to sleep with me (it does occasionally happen - believe it or not) and she said to me - "Gary, do you mind if we move to being naked" - and so I indeed `moved to' being naked obviously (she twisted my arm) - or at least I took my clothes off, and it turned that I had guessed right that it meant that, since I hadn't heard the term before and would've felt foolish asking her to clarify.

It could have been very awkward had it meant something else of course - say if Being Naked was some small village in Devon etc - after all she was from there.

See ladies? It never works - even when I read an article concerning Feminism, I still think about sex.








After news broke of Zayn Malik’s departure from 1 Direction, a very disturbing self-harm Hashtag started to trend on Twitter, which explained that ‘cutting’ for Zayn would help him. One Twitter user wrote: “I know this is hard moment for 1D fans, but DON’T CUT YOURSELVES! It’s not worth it I promise, this Hashtag scares me so much”

Another wrote: “This is a disgusting trend”

Twit Celeb Gossip has reported the Hashtag to Twitter for investigation - http://www.twitcelebgossip.com/1316...n-highly-disturbing-self-harm-hashtag-trends/

(Sorry if it is teaching you to suck eggs - but if you put the Hash symbol # in front of a word on Twitter, the service then piles together all the other recent messages with that same word after the #. Enough messages and that word starts to "trend" - i.e. it shows that lots of other people are sending messages about it too)

A word for Cannabis is Hash of course - and I always thought that John Lennon was having an `in' joke with us re his song #9 Dream - you know, like he always denied doing with Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (LSD)

The actual song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cQdGq2y6_0

(And the end lyrics aren't Japanese in tribute to Yoko Ono either - in case you are wondering. It is twaddle he once heard - in a dream obviously)

Number 9 Dream appears as #9 Dream on the record sleeve etc - which would have certainly confused Twitter had it been around in 1974!

John Lennon was on something anyway when he wrote I Am The Walrus - any takers? (The first time I heard of author Edgar Allen Poe was that song).

Remember this little symbol from website URL's years ago which used to be everywhere, but now isn't, this one ~ the tilde

And strictly speaking the @ symbol actually means "each at", not just "at" - so the originator of email in around 1970 clearly didn't know that - the cost of`12 apples marked @ $1 on a shop sign would be $12, whereas the cost of 12 apples at $1 written on a shop sign would be $1—a crucial and necessary distinction in the grocery trade. So there

Ok one more;

I asked my old Computer Science teacher once the origin of this one - & - the ampersand (it means `and' of course) and he said that maybe there was an ancient Greek mathematician or something called Amper, and he had come up with it - so the "Amper's and" symbol - get it?

(He was wrong anyway - it actually comes partially from Latin - "and per se" - essentially meaning "and intrinsically')









From my local Trust;


NHS Confederation – Mental health budgets cut by more than 8% - http://www.nhsconfed.org/news/2015/03/mental-health-budgets-have-fallen-by-more-than-8-percent


Department of Health – Improving mental health services for young people - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-mental-health-services-for-young-people


Centre for Mental Health – Too many women are falling through the gaps and not getting help for mental health during and after pregnancy, says report - http://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/news/2015_falling_through_the_gaps.aspx



Mental Health Today - More than $100 million (£67 million) committed to develop global Dementia Discovery Fund - https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk...itted-to-develop-dementia-discovery-fund.aspx



Mental Health Today – Stephen Fry backs campaign to end use of stigmatising ‘headclutcher’ images in mental health news stories - https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk...her-images-in-mental-health-news-stories.aspx


Mental Health Today – Spotlight on dementia research at North Essex Partnership - https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/spotlight-dementia-research-north-essex-partnership.aspx


NHS Networks – Things you need to know about mental wellbeing - http://www.nhsemployers.org/case-st...ed-to-know-about-mental-wellbeing-infographic


HSJ – Budget round up – Chancellor outlines £1.25bn mental health package - http://www.hsj.co.uk/news/budget-ro...e?blocktitle=Mental-health-news&contentID=554



HSJ – Lib Dems pledge extra £250m a year for children’s mental health - http://www.hsj.co.uk/mental-health/...e?blocktitle=Mental-health-news&contentID=554


Young Minds – Deputy Prime Minister sets out unique plan for mental health treatment in Jobcentres across England - http://www.youngminds.org.uk/news/b...for_job_centre_mental_health_treatment_scheme
 
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