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Mental health news this week



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A student who killed an academic who had gone out to post cards announcing the birth of his daughter has been given an indefinite hospital order. Nigerian Femi Nandap, 23, stabbed Jeroen Ensink, 41, to death in Islington, north London, while in a psychotic rage last December. He attacked Dr Ensink days after knife charges against him were dropped. The victim's widow demanded an inquiry into "mental health homicides" that "keep happening again and again" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37609475

The National Survivor User Network publishes two email newsletters:- eBulletins

Mental health budgets 'still being cut despite pledge' - Mental health budgets 'still being cut despite pledge' - BBC News

Coping with Depression - Wembley area group in London - Coping with Depression (Wembley, England)

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Refuge for borderlines and the emotionally intense - London group - Refuge for borderlines and the emotionally intense (London, England)

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Police (in the Devon and Cornwall force) threaten legal action over lack of mental health beds - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-37583441

Celebrity gardener Monty Don said dogs can help with depression, crediting his golden retriever Nigel with getting him outside again after he suffered from “black periods” - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/07/monty-don-reveals-how-his-golden-retriever-nigel-helped-him-thro/

Nicole Pickett didn’t set out to work in mental health. She worked as a people development manager in the police force for 10 years before an accident and serious blood infection set her career on a different path.

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lifestyle/like-work-mental-health-first-aid-instructor/

To mark World Mental Health Day, Virgin Trains has worked alongside the Mental Health Foundation to become the world’s first travel company to launch a dedicated channel promoting positive mental health - https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/news/virgin-trains-launches-worlds-first-onboard-mindfulness-channel/

Discovery Home & Health is the main health-themed TV channel in the UK, but it has damn all shows about mental health if anyone wants to contact them with ideas etc - http://www.discoveryuk.com/tv-guide/home-and-health/

Quiz: where do you fall on the empathy scale? It’s the modern buzzword we’ve all been told to strive for – but how much is too much when it comes to empathy? While there’s no denying that it’s a good thing to be able to relate to those around you on an emotional level, the Goldilocks rule can be applied to our levels of understanding just as easily as it can be to porridge; there is a sweet spot - http://www.stylist.co.uk/life/quiz-personality-psychology-empathy-psychopath-sympathy-test

(You have to click on your answer to go to the next question)

A smug sales rep from an *insurance firm mocked British troops with post-traumatic stress by calling them “la-la”. Insurance giant Aon , which sells its PAX policies to the armed forces and is government approved, was forced to apologise over the dismissive comment on payouts for PTSD - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fury-insurance-sales-rep-brands-9008006

Singer Will Young has spoken about how performing on stage "probably saved my life" after he suffered post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He told TV station London Live his connection with his fans was "spiritual" and "beautiful" and "pulled me through having PTSD, definitely". The star was speaking before he quit BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing, citing unspecified "personal reasons" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37641836

Recovery College for All Autumn Term - We are pleased to announce that bookings for the Autumn Term of our Recovery College for All, based at the Uffculme Centre (Birmingham), are now open. Our Autumn term runs from 10 October to 8 December and sessions take place on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

We are running fifteen different sessions in our autumn term, from Mindfulness to Mental Health First Aid, Caring in a Crisis to Compassion and Recovery.

Recovery College for All offers a warm and welcoming learning environment. Our sessions are designed to increase your knowledge and skills around recovery and to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing. Service users, carers and staff are very welcome to attend any of the sessions on our timetable. Most of these sessions are run more than once, so select the date and time which works best for you.

Please click here to take a look at our prospectus for full details of what’s on offer. To book a place, or for further information, please contact the team: https://secure.membra.co.uk/Attachments/recoverycollegeautumntermprospectus2016_2016930144736.pdf

Tree of Life Festival

THE BEECHES CONFERENCE CENTRE, 76 Selly Oak Road, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1LS

Saturday October 15 from 10AM to 6PM

EARLY BIRD Festival Ticket - £10. FULL PRICE Festival Ticket - £15

More - http://treeoflifemagazine.co.uk/month/october-2016/15-oct-autumn-tree-of-life-festival/

Moonlit Pathways Mind, Body & Spirit Weekends;

Pittville Pump Rooms, East Approach Drive, Cheltenham GL52 3JE

15th & 16th October

Open 10am to 5pm both days

Adult Entry £5
Concessions £4
Two day discounts available
Children 15 and under Free

More - http://www.moonlitpathways.co.uk/events/cheltenham2016/

Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln LN2 2NA

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th November

Open 10am to 5pm each day

Adults (over 15) : £5
Concessions : £4
2-Day Pass : £8
2-Day Concessions : £6
Under 15s : FREE
FREE parking

More - http://www.moonlitpathways.co.uk/events/lincoln2016two/

Wortley House Hotel, Rowland Road, S****horpe, North Lincolnshire DN16 1SU

Saturday 26th November

Open 10am to 5pm each day

Adults (over 15) : £3
Concessions : £2
Under 15s : FREE
FREE parking

More - http://www.moonlitpathways.co.uk/events/s****horpe2016two/

Rosemary Douglas - Mind, Body and Spirit expo events in Staffordshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and surrounding areas;

Nantwich – 29th/30th October
Alderley Edge – 26th/27th November

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

Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing Festival

Friday 4 November at 10:00 to Sunday 6 November at 17:00

Hall 10, The NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT

A host of exhibitors presenting wellbeing & health products, organic food, therapies, jewellery, holistic retreats, divinations, supplements and healing.

More - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mind-body-spirit-wellbeing-festival-nec-2016-tickets-18152248865?

States of Mind: an exhibition by Ann Veronica Janssens at Wellcome Collection - London

Wellcome Collection launches a year-long exploration into the experience of human consciousness with a new installation by Ann Veronica Janssens, opening 15 October 2015. The artist fills an entire gallery with an enveloping and brightly coloured mist in a work called yellowbluepink

Janssens explores perception through the use of light and colour. In her mist installation at Wellcome Collection, colour is caught in a state of suspension, defying the apparent immateriality of the medium and veiling any detail of surface or depth within the space. As visitors walk through this thickly coloured world, attention is focussed on the process of perception itself - an experience both disorienting and uplifting, heightening the wonder of our own consciousness. Entering the gallery is to submit to colour as a physical entity and to be subsumed by the experience of seeing. Ann Veronica Janssens’ installation launches ‘States of Mind’, a year-long investigation into human consciousness; a topic defined as much by what is yet to be understood as what can be readily explained. At the heart of the subject lies the ‘hard question’ of why objective brains give rise to our subjective consciousness. Neuroscience can explain the relationship between brain activity and conscious functions such as memory retention or decision making. Yet it struggles to describe how the activity of neurons results in our individual experience of colour, as in Janssens’ vibrant environment.

States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness runs from 4 February to 16 October 2016.

#explorewellcome #statesofmind
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
tel: +44 (0)20 7611 2222
email: [email protected]
web: http://wellcomecollection.org/

Exhibition - Bedlam: the asylum and beyond

15 September 2016 - 15 January 2017

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Follow the rise and fall of the mental asylum and explore how it has shaped the complex landscape of mental health today. Reimagine the institution, informed by the experiences of the patients, doctors, artists and reformers who inhabited the asylum or created alternatives to it.

More - http://wellcomecollection.org/bedlam

Stylist Live (for women) takes place from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th October at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH.

Tickets - Standard, £15 per day. VIP - £55 per day.

Some of the talks there;

Thu 13 Oct

Inspiration Stage

14:30 – 15:15. Caitlin Moran & Sali Hughes: The power of female friendship - Join top writers, broadcasters and feminists Caitlin Moran and Sali Hughes as they discuss what female friendship means to them. Close mates in real life, they’ll share the story of their friendship, how it has endured and why the support of a fantastic friend can’t be replaced. The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A.

More - http://live.stylist.co.uk/talks-and-workshops

Life Lab

15:45 – 16:30. How to make decisions with confidence - With so many choices to make every day, decision overwhelm affects us all. Learn to be bold when choosing between different courses of action in this interactive workshop. With years of experience coaching top professionals, Dr Mandy Lehto will guide you through the decision-making process and show you how to trust your intuition.

The Lounge

16:00 – 16:45. Why the bad mother revolution is here: with Cherry Healey, Esther Walker, Katie Kirby & The Scummy Mummies - Fed up with perfect Insta-mums, photogenic kids and social media parenting humblebrags? You're not alone - and now there's a revolution brewing. It's time to embrace being a Bad Mother, with all the imperfect, messy, honest truth of what it really takes to be a parent in 2016. TV presenter and writer Cherry Healey, journalist and author of Bad Mother Esther Walker, Hurrah for Gin blogger Katie Kirby and comedy duo the Scummy Mummies discuss this kickback against the tyranny of perfect parenting.

Fri 14 Oct

Life Lab

10:30 – 11:15. How to stop feeling tired all the time with Xochi Balfour - Constantly exhausted? Wellness blogger and author of Naturalista, Xochi Balfour has got the practical and simple tips to energise you. Feeling tired all the time is increasingly common and there are a wide range of psychical, psychological and lifestyle issues that can contribute to fatigue - even when you’ve had plenty of sleep. Let Xochi demonstrate how holistic mindfulness and optimum nutrition can really revitalise you.

The Lounge

10:45 – 11:30. Screw social media: How to look behind the digital filter for happiness - We’re a nation of smartphone and social media addicts, but is this constant exposure to so-called ‘perfect’ lifestyles harming us? The UK’s first comparison coach Lucy Sheridan knows so, and in this unique workshop, she’ll tackle the problem of ‘compare and despair’ and why it’s making us unhappy. Bring your smartphone and get ready to start living #comparisonfree as you change your attitude to social media.

Life Lab

11:45 – 12:30. How to fail brilliantly - Bouncing back from failure can be tough, but mistakes are crucial for us to learn from. In this inspiring talk, happiness consultant and change maker Samantha Clarke of Samantha & will help you fail with confidence and give you strategies to move forward with resilience and positivity after a knock back.

Life Lab

14:15 – 15:00. Stop saying yes: Why no is your new power word - Learn how to assert yourself powerfully through language in this inspiring workshop. We're all guilty of saying 'yes' all the time to seek approval, or because we don't want to disappoint, but this can be damaging to our confidence and how we're perceived. Transform the way you think about requests and learn to have the confidence to say no, with happiness and change consultant Samantha Clarke

Inspiration Stage

15:00 – 15:45. Calm down dear: How to make it in a man’s world - Working in a traditionally male-dominated environment can bring a unique set of challenges to overcome. In this panel session, Jessica Bennett, author of Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace, motor sports presenter Suzi Perry, and chef Sophie Michell talk about how they made a success of their careers, and share top advice on how to overcome the difficulties of being the only woman in the room.

Life Lab

16:45 – 17:30. The golden rules of communicating with your partner - Why is it often hardest to get along with the one you love the most? In this workshop our relationship expert will shed light on the most common issues that trigger conflict in relationships and share strategies that will help you listen more and communicate better for a happier relationship.

Work Lab

19:30 – 20:15. Five lessons from a serial mentor - Is having a career mentor really worth it? In this ultimate guide to finding and getting the most out of a mentoring relationship, the CEO of Elevation Networks, Barbara Kasumu, shares how you can boost your career, re-evaluate your goals, avoid pitfalls and get invaluable experience from someone who’s already been there and done that! Barbara's charity mentors young people to help them achieve their professional goals, and knows the great results that can be gained from a successful mentoring partnership.

Sat 15 Oct

Inspiration Stage

10:45 – 11:30 - 'Why I came out of the mental health closet': Bryony Gordon talks to Lucy Mangan - After struggling with OCD, bulimia and depression, journalist and author Bryony Gordon decided to tackle her mental health issues in her brilliantly candid memoir Mad Girl. In this intimate talk, Bryony shares why she decided to open up about her mental health with Stylist’s very own Lucy Mangan, and the importance of these issues to us all.

The book is here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mad-Girl-Bryony-Gordon/dp/1472232089

The Lounge

12:15 – 13:00. How to find the calmer you with Jody Shield - Discover the unique tools to help you stay zen while spinning all the plates that modern life throws at us. Building on her 10 years of experience working in the corporate world, inspiring alternative therapist Jody Shield now advises an incredible roster of clients - from Nike to Stella McCartney - on how to create a life they live. In this workshop, she'll share simple and effective techniques to limit stress, in a world where we’re addicted to 'busy' and overwhelmed with multitasking.

Life Lab

13:15 – 14:00. Living single: the new happily ever after - Searching for 'the one?' Before you sign up to yet another data app, hear what living single expert Helen Croyon has to say. Author of Screw the Fairytale: A Modern Guide to Love and Sex, Helen's written at length about the incompatibility of life-long relationships with our modern independent lifestyles. She'll discuss the benefits of being single, relationships alternatives, how society's attitudes towards traditional couplings have changed and why being single can be a better alternative.

Sun 16 Oct

Life Lab

14:30 – 15:15. How to sleep like a baby - Discover simple and practical changes that can make a world of difference to your sleep patterns with physiologist and sleep expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan. The stresses and strains of modern life can wreak havoc with our sleep quality and energy levels, so learn how small lifestyle changes can help overcome your sleep problems. Rest better, from tonight.

More - http://live.stylist.co.uk/

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust - Member seminars

Member seminars are a great reason to become a member of our trust. As a member you are entitled to attend the member seminars which take place throughout the year on a whole host of topics associated with mental health, ranging from clinical conditions, to more general wellbeing, or research within the trust. Member seminars are free for Trust members.

We are currently putting together a programme of membership seminars. If there is a particular subject area you would like to see covered, please contact the membership office: [email protected] or 0121 301 1083.

Upcoming seminars:

Physical approaches to improving well being

Wednesday 19th October 2016, 12.30pm-2.30pm
Urban Work Space
69 Steward St,
B18 7AF

This seminar will outline the impact of poor physical health on mental health and what people can do to affect their well-being (both physical and mental). Easy steps will be discussed about what people can do to improve or prevent deterioration of mood or coping ability. The five ways to well-being will be discussed and other approaches that are routed in evidence that promote improved well- being.

Upcoming Seminar in January - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

More - http://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/members-and-governors/members-area/member-seminars/

Birmingham’s*Project Aspie is launching Second Series of ‘Alphabet 12’ which takes place Saturday 29 October 2016 at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH.

‘Alphabet 12’ is an Autism Opportunity Support Group for people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.

Saturday 29 October 2016 session of ‘Alphabet 12’ will feature Justin Donne who’s career began as a professional actor in Hollywood working television commercials, music videos, TV, and got so far as a feature film, before transitioning into general management and consulting for the world’s top stunt coordinator and television director. He oversaw the holding company for years, instigating the profitable operation of a production company, Vegas night club, and working household.

Then Justin snuck into Walt Disney Parks & Resorts in operations management consulting, in retail Store Operations at The Disneyland Resort in California before transferring to Park Operations at Disneyland Resort Paris. His paternal grandfather served in British Military Intelligence, hence the English heritage, his mother being French. After a few TV shows, some commercials, voice-over work and a film, Justin realised that under the performer was a business person bursting to get out.

He started in business at the age of nine, helping his grandfather serve customers in his import/export business. Justin read Communications with a marketing focus at Northwestern University to understand industry from a higher altitude. He started volunteering as a karate instructor while in high school, and he has been a zealot for having a positive impact on the community ever since. Justin’s goal is to help people succeed at work whether that means re-inventing processes, coaching employees and leaders or writing a friendlier Employee Handbook.

He is looking for an organisation that's talent-aware and planning to grow.
Project Aspie launched*‘Alphabet 12’*an interactive and versatile*Autism Opportunity Support Group*for people with Asperger's Syndrome and Autism to gain opportunities to live healthy and independent lives in the community. This will be beneficial for people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.*

It is free and is suitable for people who meet the following criteria:

Aged 16+
Who have Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism
Living in Birmingham and West Midlands region
Wanting to meet other people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism

‘Alphabet 12’*will offer Service Users the chance to explore opportunities that will bring Confidence and Motivation.**This will include various Subjects Themes including Creative Arts, Education, Employment, Health and much more. Audience for 'Alphabet 12' also includes Advocates, Carers, Families, Parents, Siblings and Support Workers to name some examples. Various Guest Speakers from different ages, backgrounds, cultures and professions feature on every monthly session of ‘Alphabet 12’.

‘Alphabet 12’ takes place on the last Saturday of every month (excluding December) at The Learning Zone, Birmingham Museum & Arts Gallery from 1.00 pm till 3.00 pm. 'Alphabet 12' sessions start 1.00 pm till 3.00 pm. Arrival / Registration is 1.10 pm.

‘Alphabet 12’ is funded by Big Lottery Fund and is supported by Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

For more details and information on*‘Alphabet 12’*please feel free to contact Project Aspie on 07802 658150 / 07821548904 or [email protected].

Malcolm Stern talk;

Embracing Jekyll and Hyde
Monday 21st November
7pm - 9pm

A lecture for Alternatives at St James's Church, Piccadilly, London

An exploration of the shadow - our unacknowledged darkness. We’re so used to creating heroes and villains that we fail to recognise that the human condition means we’re all a mixture of both. Stevenson’s dramatic story “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” explores the consequences of the split between these two sides of the psyche. In his work as a group psychotherapist, Malcolm has worked extensively with the shadow – our unacknowledged darkness, first identified by Carl Gustav Jung. In healing the division between our warring sub-personalities, we can begin to find peace in ourselves.

When we learn to recognise our shadow, we can also befriend it. The abandoned aspects of ourselves can wreak havoc in all parts of our lives – what we disown can sabotage us. We can never totally exorcise our shadow, but when we learn to recognise and to honour it; it loses its power over us and becomes an integral part of awakening to wholeness. Our dark, primal, passionate side can also be a force for good, when it is healthily integrated. This won’t simply transform us as individuals; it’s a necessary step in our evolutionary journey.

The interactive talk will focus on ways of feeding the divine (Jekyll) inside us and of taming the depraved (Hyde) within. We’ll look at simple practices that can transform our lives.

More - www.malcolmstern.com/events/embracing-jekyll-and-hyde

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

Suresearch Monthly Meetings in 2016

• Thursday 3rd November - Woodlands Room
• Wednesday 7th December - Woodlands Room

Tea, coffee and a warm welcome are available from 10am. 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

Soho House Museum in Birmingham is hosting monthly meet-ups where people with dementia and their carer/family member/friend can take part in museum related activities. From reminiscence to handling objects, music to craft, to provide stimulation and enjoyment.

The sessions are free to attend and refreshment will be provided. The sessions will take place on the first Friday of each calendar month. On the following dates:

• Friday 4th November, 11am - 12.30pm

Pre-booking is required. To book please contact Louise on 0121 348 8150 or email - [email protected]

More - http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/soho/whats-on/dementia-cafe-e8e14f73-484a-48ad-8f32-881ce675788e

Positive Mental Health Group - monthly networking meeting dates for 2016. 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 27 October – from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 24 November – from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 15 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

More - http://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/service-user-and-carer/local-groups-and-events/positive-mental-health-group/

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Lucas Plan

November 26th


The Lucas Plan was a pioneering effort by workers at the arms company Lucas Aerospace to retain jobs by proposing alternative, socially-useful applications of the company’s technology and their own skills. It remains one of the most radical and forward thinking attempts ever made by workers to take the steering wheel and directly drive the direction of change

More - http://lucasplan.org.uk/

Complex PTSD - How Your Childhood Hurts you Today

Lecture by Judymay Murphy

Saturday December 10

13:00 to 17:00

Standard - £50

Concession - £40

Why is it that things that seem so easy to others can feel so difficult for you? You might be academically gifted and yet sales phone calls cause you to shut down (just not interested) or quake. You might be very loving and yet as soon as you need to lovingly stand up for yourself you back down and self-abandon? And why is it that something that at this stage you realize is no threat to you or no big deal can feel like the end of the world?

Behavioural expert Judymay Murphy explains what Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is, how it was created in your childhood, which if the four primary types is your conditioned response, the four different ways it is stored in your body, and how to turn this around so you can move forward with grace and ease. Understanding how you retreat into either fight, flight, freeze or fawn modes and the advantages and drawbacks of each, will unlock many of the parts of your life that have been feeling stuck or in a time-lag.

More - https://www.alternatives.org.uk/event/complex-ptsd-how-your-childhood-hurts-you-today

(That lecture despite being lengthy seems a little pricey even for London - and so try to be sure that you'll get something substantial from it before deciding to attend)

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust - Join us for our Opportunities Coffee Morning to learn how you can help us and gain great experience in a range of engagement opportunities. Our colleagues from Recovery For All and Volunteering will also be available to consult with. *We look forward to seeing you soon and here's how and when you can find us:

Uffculme Centre, 52 Queensbridge Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8QY

Friday 25th November, 11am - 1pm

Sutton Coldfield Methodist Church, 16 South Parade, Sutton Coldfield B72 1QY

Friday 28th October, 1pm - 3pm
Friday 23rd December, 1pm - 3pm

To find out more call us on 0800 954 2511 or 07985 882 114

From my local Trust;

NHS Confederation – Latest findings from national inquiry into suicide and homicide published - http://www.nhsconfed.org/news/2016/10/the-national-confidential-inquiry-into-suicide-and-homicide

HSCIC – Three reports providing official adult social care statistics released by NHS Digital - http://content.digital.nhs.uk/article/7433/Three-reports-providing-official-adult-social-care-statistics-released-by-NHS-Digital-today

NHS Networks – World Alzheimer Report 2016 - http://www.alz.co.uk/media/160920

NHS Networks – NICE address mental health within the criminal justice system - https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/nice-address-mental-health-within-the-criminal-justice-system

HSJ – South East trusts target April merger - https://www.hsj.co.uk/hsj-local/providers/south-essex-partnership-university-nhs-foundation-trust/south-east-trusts-target-april-merger/7011034.article

HSJ – New trust chief vows to cut costly out of area treatments - https://www.hsj.co.uk/hsj-local/providers/leeds-and-york-partnership-nhs-foundation-trust/new-trust-chief-vows-to-cut-costly-out-of-area-treatments/7011100.article

HSJ – NICE criticised for ‘missed opportunity’ with PTSD guidance - https://www.hsj.co.uk/topics/policy-and-regulation/nice-criticised-for-missed-opportunity-with-ptsd-guidance/7011331.article

Mental Health Today – Call for greater government funding for bipolar research - https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/call-for-greater-government-funding-for-bipolar-research.aspx

Mental Health Today – Time to Change secures £20 million to continue work to tackle mental health stigma - https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/time-to-change-secures-20million-to-continue-work-to-tackle-mental-health-stigma.aspx

Mental Health Today – New film highlights the importance of good housing for people affected by mental illness - https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/new-film-highlights-the-importance-of-good-housing-for-people-affected-by-mental-illness.aspx

NHS Choices – Claims that coffee prevents dementia are lukewarm at best - http://www.nhs.uk/news/2016/10October/Pages/Claims-that-coffee-prevents-dementia-are-lukewarm-at-best.aspx

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust – Oxford Health researchers shortlisted for prestigious HSJ award - http://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/news/oxford-health-researchers-shortlisted-for-prestigious-health-service-journal-award/