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  • MILLENNIAL MINDSET: Are parents exploiting a mental health loophole to get students extra time?

    By Jenna Rachid, Eloise Cadman and Alex Youngs , Published: 17 Aug 2018

    Are parents exploiting a mental health loophole to get students extra time? Exam boards have been asked to review their policies following fears that parents are using mental health as an excuse to get students extra time. The Telegraph reports ‘figures from Ofqual show that 25 per cent extra time is the most popular form of special … 

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    MIDWEEK MINDSET: Every three minutes someone with mental health problems contacts the NHS

    By Jenna Rachid, Eloise Cadman and Alex Youngs , Published: 15 Aug 2018

    Every three minutes someone with mental health problems contacts the NHS Figures show that NHS call centres receive a high level of mental health related calls. According to the Mirror Online, 999 and 111 emergency phone numbers jointly received 181,272 mental health calls last year. This has increased by 44% increase over the last two years. These calls … 

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    MONDAY MINDSET: Sling walk event

    Published: 13 Aug 2018

    Sling walk event An event brought new mums in the hope of reducing social isolation. According to The Chester Chronicle, more than 20 mums from Chester and the surrounding areas walked 2.5km to raise awareness of the mental health issues new parents face. The event was organised by MummyYoga and Delamere Forestry Commission as part of the … 

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    MILLENNIAL MINDSET: clubbing for mental health

    By Jenna Rachid, Eloise Cadman and Alex Youngs , Published: 10 Aug 2018

    London’s clubbing community is using raving to tackle mental health A new London nightclub is donating profits to mental health charities. London nightclub The Cause has partnered with three mental health charities, Mind in Haringey, CALM and Help Musicians, to raise the profile of mental health. In 2016, a study into music and mental health by the UK … 

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    Our latest podcast tackles the controversial issue of sex addiction

    Published: 9 Aug 2018

    Is sex addiction a real thing? This is the topic of our third Talking Therapies podcast, produced in partnership with Psychologies. In this episode, UKCP Chair, Martin Pollecoff, interviews UKCP registrant Rodney Collins. Rodney says, ‘The people that I see who come in for treatment are people who are on their last legs, these are people … 

  • MIDWEEK MINDSET: Puerto Rico’s mental health crisis

    By Jenna Rachid, Eloise Cadman and Alex Youngs , Published: 8 Aug 2018

    Puerto Rico’s mental health crisis In Puerto Rico, psychological effects of Hurricane Maria are still being felt. According to The Guardian, the disruption to every-day life has caused feelings of anxiety and hopelessness. From November 2017 to January 2018 the suicide hotline on the Island saw a 246% increase in calls from people wanting to take their own … 

  • MONDAY MINDSET: The rugby player tackling men’s mental health

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 6 Aug 2018

    The rugby player tackling men’s mental health Rugby Union Player, James Griffin, starts the charity Talk Outside The Scrum to tackle sportsmen’s mental health. James Griffin, who has been playing rugby for over 30 years, told the Yorkshire Evening Post that players tough mentality is encouraged, this means players often suffer with their mental health in silence. He said: … 

  • MILLENNIAL MINDSET: Is there enough mental health support for reality TV stars?

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 3 Aug 2018

    Is there enough mental health support for reality TV stars? A reality TV contestant has warned about the impact being on a show can have on your mental wellbeing. Former Love Island contestant, Zara Holland, expressed her feelings of anxiety and depression to Newsbeat, the BBC reports. Holland said: ‘I never thought I'd be able to get out of … 

  • MIDWEEK MINDSET: NHS endorses a mental health campaign

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 1 Aug 2018

    NHS endorses a mental health campaign The NHS endorses a mental health campaign to encourage young people to give up social media for a month. According to The Telegraph, ‘Scroll-Free September’ highlights growing concerns over social media contributing to young people’s ill mental health. Writing in the Daily telegraph, Shirley Cramer, Chief Executive of the Royal Society … 

  • MONDAY MINDSET: The bridge signs that are saving lives

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 30 Jul 2018

    The bridge signs that are saving lives Messages of support on bridges in Wirral aim to help individuals struggling with their mental health, reports The Echo. The notes have been placed across the borough in a bid to save lives. One said: ‘Hold on. It does get better.’ Another said: ‘Just wanted you to know the world …