Tag Archives: Mental

Sharp rise under-11s referred for mental health help

There has been a sharp rise in the number of children under 11 referred for mental health treatment by schools in the last four years, figures show. Data obtained by children’s charity the NSPCC shows that schools in England have made a total of 123,713 referrals for specialist help since 2014-15. But more than half of these came from primary ... Read More »

Mental health self-help guides tend to be dull, so I created a vibrant zine

‘I noticed there were few resources for service users that were empowering or pleasing to the eye.’ Photograph: Swirlzine I’ve used my experiences over the last 20 years to develop Swirl, an accessible guide to managing anxiety I have struggled with anxiety, particularly overthinking, for a number of years. I’ve had cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and taken medication – and ... Read More »

Is contact with parents always best? Child mental health study challenges convention

Children brought up by extended family members should not always have contact with their parents as it could harm their mental health, according to new research. Interviews carried out for the charity Grandparents Plus examined the effects of parental contact on the increasing number of children being cared for by relatives other than their parents . It is estimated that more than 180,000 ... Read More »

Is being a chef bad for your mental health?

In October last year Andrew Clarke, head chef of the much-admired Brunswick House restaurant in Vauxhall, London, posted a picture of himself to Instagram. It’s in black and white. He is sitting at a table against a wall of distressed plaster, his straggly hair unsuccessfully tucked away beneath a ragged beanie hat, tattooed arms on show. In his hand is a ... Read More »

Here’s what Trump is doing on mental health after the Texas shooting

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio / Axios President Trump said last week that the shooting that left 26 people dead at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas was “a mental health problem,” not a gun problem. In doing so, he made mental health an issue whether mental illness was the underlying factor in the church shooting or not. Why it matters: It’s clear that Americans ... Read More »

Mental health? It’s in the mind and the body, too

Something is stirring in the world of mental health and for once the news is positive. This month, British scientists began testing a radically new approach to treating schizophrenia based on emerging evidence that it could be a disease of the immune system. Meanwhile, scientists are investigating the possibility that low levels of chronic inflammation may be linked to depression. ... Read More »

It’s time to talk about Trump’s mental health

President Trump. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press) How unstable and divorced from reality is President Trump? We’ve reached the point where the nation has the right and the need to know. We’re not accustomed to asking such questions about our presidents. We don’t know how to even begin inquiring into a president’s mental health, so we rationalize aberrant behavior as being ... Read More »

More than 100,000 teenagers a year to get mental health training to help them cope with exam stress

More than 100,000 teenagers a year will be given mental health training to help them cope with the pressure of exam and build up their self-esteem, the Prime Minister announces today. Theresa May will unveil plans to make a new mental health awareness course part of the National Citizen Service programme for teenagers in a bid to reduce the levels ... Read More »

IGNOU SOSS PG diploma in mental health: Apply before August 18 at ignou.ac.in

The School of Social Sciences (SOSS) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a new course from the July 2017 session. Now, students can opt to be a part of a postgraduate diploma programme in mental health (PGDMH). “The objective of the programme is to build capacity through spreading of awareness and training of personnel working in the field to ... Read More »

Teenagers’ sleep quality and mental health at risk over late-night mobile phone use

  Teenagers’ late-night mobile phone use is harming their sleep and potentially their mental health, say researchers who advised that “physical boundaries” be set over use of such devices in the bedroom. A longitudinal study of 1,101 Australian high school students aged between 13 and 16 found poor-quality sleep associated with late-night texting or calling was linked to a decline ... Read More »