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Mental Health Resource Centre

Mental Health Resource Centre

The Mental Health Resource Centre brings together the latest news and clinical articles on mental health, including recognising and treating conditions such as depression, tackling self-harm and suicide and postnatal depression.

Despite general attitudes towards mental health and illness gradually changing, professionals in this field still face considerable difficulties in persuading agencies for adequate funding and recognition for the difficult and complex work they undertake with some of the most vulnerable members of society.

Latest mental health news

17.10.16: Analysis shows that 40% of mental health trusts saw their income fall in 2015/16
28.09.16: The Government has allocated an extra £25 million to CCGs to speed up plans for improving mental health services for young people
27.09.16: Increasing pressure from an ageing population is leaving the healthcare system unable to cope
12.09.16: Strong working relationships and person-centred care are key to successful early intervention in mental health according to NHSCC
07.09.16: The health secretary has announced a “move towards self-diagnosis” in the NHS with a new online symptom-checker.

Latest mental health clinical articles

Monday 23 May 2016
Every practice in England is set to receive resource packs on how to make their surgeries more friendly for patients with an autism spectrum disorder
Monday 29 June 2015
During my career the role of women as both formal and informal carers has become very apparent
Friday 23 January 2015
Guidelines for dealing with dementia have been updated by the Department of Health.
Friday 23 January 2015
Staff should encourage patients to join walking groups to boost health
Monday 19 January 2015
Poor sleeping patterns in teenagers could be an early warning sign for alcohol problems and drug use
NICE: Managing self-harm

In November 2011 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued a new clinical guideline on the longer-term care of adults, children and young people who self-harm.

Click here to view the electronic version

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Monday 21 September 2009
For the last 20 years, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has produced a series of award-winning and evidence-based leaflets on common mental health problems and treatments for both patients and health professionals

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