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  • MIDWEEK MINDSET: Government extends ‘breathing space’ scheme for people in mental health crisis

    By By Gem Sofianos , Published: 25 Apr 2018

    Good morning, it's Gem Sofianos bringing you a midweek round up of the latest news within mental health. Government extends ‘breathing space’ scheme for people in mental health crisis The government has agreed to extend the ‘breathing space’ debt respite scheme to cover people receiving NHS mental health crisis services, following a high-profile campaign. The campaign, led by … 

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    MONDAY MINDSET: NHS targets computer gamers in mental health campaign

    Published: 23 Apr 2018

    Start the week with our round up of the mental health stories you shouldn't miss on a Monday, brought to you by Sandra Scott and Adam Jones. NHS targets computer gamers in mental health campaign If you play Football Manager 2018 and are in Leeds, you may start seeing adverts promoting MindMates, an NHS website providing mental … 

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    MILLENNIAL MINDSET: Does social media negatively affect mental health?

    Published: 20 Apr 2018

    Our end of the week round up of the stories millennials should be reading brought to you by Gem Sofianos and Adam Jones. Does social media negatively affect mental health? With an ever-growing reliance on social media and online connections, and the average Brit checking their phone as many as 28 times a day, what are the … 

  • MIDWEEK MINDSET: Ketamine nasal spray shows ‘significant’ improvements for depressive symptoms

    By By Gem Sofianos , Published: 18 Apr 2018

    Good morning, here’s your midweek update of mental health stories. Top story: Ketamine nasal spray shows promise for rapid treatment for depression A Ketamine nasal spray could be used in rapid treatment of major depression and suicidal thoughts, following findings from a US study. The study, published in The American Journal of Psychiatry, found that patients showed ‘significant’ … 

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    A framework for counselling and psychotherapy

    Published: 16 Apr 2018

    BACP, BPC and UKCP are jointly working on a groundbreaking project to set out the training requirements and practice standards for counselling and psychotherapy. Many members will be aware of the collaboration between BACP, BPC and UKCP. One of the most important strands of this work is a project to map professional competencies for our professions. Here … 

  • MONDAY MINDSET: Painted street has positive impact on community

    By By Gem Sofianos , Published: 16 Apr 2018

    Hi, it's Gem here with the top mental health stories you shouldn’t miss on a Monday. Painted street lifts resident’s mood and starts neighbourly conversation Residents on a street in Gloucester who agreed to paint their homes different colours say it has had a positive impact on their sense of community and well-being. In an article for the … 

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    MILLENNIAL MINDSET: Dave Navarro opens up about mental health problems

    By By Gem Sofianos , Published: 13 Apr 2018

    Happy Friday, here's today's top mental health stories millennials should be reading. Dave Navarro: 'suicide has been a viable option in my past' Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction/Red Hot Chilli Peppers fame has talked about having suicidal thoughts, and the impact of losing friends to suicide, as he prepares to host a music event to raise awareness … 

  • UKCP daily news digest: Mental health support lacking for cancer patients

    By By Gem Sofianos , Published: 12 Apr 2018

    Hello – it's Gem Sofianos with top stories for the mental health world. Top story: Mental health support lacking for cancer patients One in three people with cancer will experience a mental health problem such as depression or anxiety before, during or after treatment, a survey by the Mental Health Foundation found. The research also found that mental … 

  • UKCP daily news digest: People share what they want people to know about mental health

    By By Gem Sofianos , Published: 11 Apr 2018

    Good morning – its Gem Sofianos with with today’s digest of mental health stories. Top story: What would you want people to know about mental health problems? People haven taken to Twitter to share what they wish people knew about mental health problems. Using the hashtag #ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutMentalIllness, which was created by Metro.co.uk reporter Hattie Gladwell, people are sharing … 

  • UKCP daily news digest: Men who fall short of parents’ achievements ‘suffer mental distress’

    By By Gem Sofianos , Published: 10 Apr 2018

    Hello – it's Gem Sofianos with today’s daily round up of mental health stories. Top Story: Men who fall short of parents’ achievements ‘suffer mental distress’ Failing to match or exceed their parents’ educational achievements can led men to suffer levels of psychological distress similar to the impact of divorce, a new study found. According to the Guardian …