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Posts Tagged: Mental Health
Mordaunt, Rudd and Hancock offer three examples in today’s papers of how British politics work now.
Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is officially the worst mental health provider in the country. Proper scrutiny and accountability is needed.
Judy Terry: While the state is failing, the voluntary sector is tackling the loneliness and anxiety – of young and old
Many if Suffolk are left isolated by poor transport. Charities are effective at helping, where councils and the NHS have struggled.
Mordaunt: Let’s champion “the invisible women who keep…our nation going.” Her women’s suffrage centenary speech: full text
“There’s a lot of focus on women in boardrooms…But this is not the place where business is being re-imagined.”
Adrian Crossley: Crouch was right about Fixed Odd Betting Terminals – and the Government should follow her lead
The Government has been bold on this so far and now it must be bolder still. For some, this pause may have tragic consequences.
But although the era of austerity is coming to a close, we are emphatically not rejecting the need for ongoing discipline with the public finances.
My force estimates that dealing with mentally unwell people takes around 40 per cent of officer time. If we can get people the help they need this frees up officers to deal with those who choose to break the law.
Ben Spencer: I’m an NHS consultant psychiatrist. And can tell you that this talk of a mental health epidemic is doing real harm.
I worry that some are now trying to protect young people from all stress, any risk of failure, and the whole range of normal human emotions.
Davidson says “I will not be a candidate.” Where does the Tory left look for a leadership contender?
One can conjure up the names of former Ministers, present Ministers and backbenchers. But only one of them presently sits at the Cabinet table.
Tobias Ellwood: On this World Suicide Prevention Day, let’s shatter the mental health taboo – among our armed forces and everywhere else
We must create a positive culture of well-being where discussing a matter of the mind is on par with dealing with a knee injury.
Rebecca Pow: Reconnecting young people with the natural world would bring benefits to mental and physical health
From creating more green and blue spaces, to GPs prescribing walks and gardening, nature can be a soothing, healing influence.
Each Secretary of State in every department should examine the impact of their department’s policies on families’ lives.
Anything that is easy to administer and available to everyone at low cost has to be a useful aid in dealing with this epidemic.
From schools at one end to the job market at the other, many of the driving forces behind the campus mental health crisis aren’t vice-chancellors’ to solve.