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May

2 in 3 Adults face mental health problems

Two in three adults say they have experienced a mental health problem such as a panic attack or depression, a major study has found.

Young people are more likely to say they have experienced a mental health problem, the research by the Mental Health Foundation said.

The study, launched to mark the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week, revealed only a small minority of Britons (13%) say they are living with high levels of positive mental health.

More than a quarter of people say they have had a panic attack and more than

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02

December

Christmas is coming….

Christmas is coming and please remember it isn’t the time of happiness and joy for all of us. For some it is a very difficult time of loneliness, sadness and confusion.

If you know of anyone who is alone or is vulnerable this Christmas please make sure they are ok and pop in to say hello.

If they need help and support or just someone to talk to, please let them know we’re here.

Christmas is a dark time for lots of UK men, don’t let them suffer alone.

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04

August

Male Mental Illness & Masculinity

Whilst women are far more likely to be diagnosed with mental illnesses, we are seeing more and more frequent indicators that many more men are facing mental health issues. 76% of suicides are men, with it being the biggest cause of death for those under 35. Men are also 3 times more likely to become dependent on #Alcohol and 73% of ‘missing’ adults are men. When one considers such statistics, it seems that many men are suffering from mental distress and yet are undiagnosed and not getting the support they

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11

July

Its OK to Talk !

A long with Balls to cancer and part of their #ManUp campaign. We are launching our #ItsOKToTalk campaign with the aid of men celebrities we are asking the to tweet a picture doing the OK sign.

Suicide is the biggest killer of young men, 78% of all suicides are male.

We need to start showing that it is important to talk to someone about how we feel. Don’t be scared don’t feel weak. We all need support, we all can make that change and help those who need our help.

It is important

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19

May

Children at risk with lack of funding

Funding shortfalls for children’s mental health services are putting lives at risk, parents say, as new figures reveal the scale of concern over NHS treatment.

Two thirds of parents who accessed child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) on the NHS felt let down by the treatment of their child, a survey of more than 1,000 parents found.

Almost a fifth of parents who sought treatment were refused it altogether.

Sky News obtained the new figures from a survey created by one parent who was told to wait a week for NHS treatment

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18

May

Mental Illness in Students still rising

The prevalence and severity of mental ill-health among students on the nation’s campuses has been increasing and continues to rise, according to a report.

Comparing 2014 to 2015, 80 per cent of UK universities highlighted a noticeable increase in complex mental health crises among their student population.
Students’ concern over their finances is affecting their mental health
The report has been put together for the vice-chancellor of the University of York (UoY), Koen Lamberts, by the institution’s student mental ill-health task group. University surveys were carried out by AMOSSHE, the association representing university

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23

October

Teens leaving foster system may lack needed mental health care

Many teens and young adults who leave the foster care system don’t get needed mental health services, a U.S. study suggests.

In many states, children who live in foster homes age out of this system by the time they turn 18 or 21, a transition that can leave some of them at least temporarily without access to health insurance or unable to continue care with doctors who were treating them before.

When researchers surveyed foster kids before they left the system, more than half of those with symptoms of behavioral health problems

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23

October

Royals Focus On Mental Health In Dundee Trip

William and Kate, also known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland, make their first official visit to the city.

The Duke of Cambridge has described the nation’s attitude to mental health as “sad” as he and his wife focused on the issue during a visit to Dundee.

Prince William and Kate carried out five different engagements in the city after spending a night in the Scottish town where they first met.

The couple stayed in St Andrews on Thursday evening, where they started dating when they were students at

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23

October

Rise in mental health detentions shows ‘services are struggling

Data shows detentions under Mental Health Act rose nearly 10% in a year
Mental Health Act detentions
Detentions in NHS hospitals increased by almost 4,000.
Mental health campaigners have expressed concern that detentions under the Mental Health Act have risen by almost 10% in England in the past year.

A total of 25,117 patients were subject to the act – up 6.7% from 2014 – of whom 19,656 were detained in hospitals, according to figures released on Friday by the government’s Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

These people were detained a total of

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10

October

Man Beats PTSD Thanks to the Brilliant Speakmans

The victim of a chilling supermarket knife attack says he has “defeated” his crippling post-traumatic stress disorder – thanks to therapists Nik and Eva Speakman.

Andrew Osbourne appeared on This Morning where he told of a horrifying knife attack back in 2011.

Andrew was one hour into his job as a security guard at a supermarket in Wolverhampton when he was threatened by a man armed with knives.

His attacker chased him around the store, threatening to kill him and his family, before a store manager wrestled him to the ground

The harrowing incident

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