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The 2016 Happy Planet Index

This is the most efficient economy in the world Photo credit:   Beth Rankin The 2016 Happy Planet Index (HPI) results are in. For the fourth time, we’ve ranked countries all over the world based on how efficiently their residents are able to live long, happy lives right now, and in the future. Still, no […]

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Have your say on social welfare advice in Leicester

Leicester City Council’s Revenues and Customer Support Service is hosting a citywide event to discuss Social Welfare Advice in Leicester. The event is taking place on Monday 1st August 2016, in the Attenborough Hall, at City Hall, 115 Charles Street, from 9.30am-2.00pm. The aim of the event is to have an open and informal discussion […]

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How Japan came to believe in depression

Depression was not widely recognised in Japan until the late 1990s When an advertising campaign called it a “cold of the soul” sales of anti-depressants boomed Now some have been accused of faking depression to get time off work TORISUGARI I’m sitting on a psychiatrist’s couch in southern Japan, turning the pages of a manga […]

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Tasers have no place in mental health care

For more than 10 years, Tasers have been used against patents in locked psychiatric settings, without monitoring or investigation. This practice must end.   An amendment to the policing and crime bill tabled by former health minister Norman Lamb in support of Black Mental Health UK’s campaign for an outright ban on Tasers against patients […]

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Employee Mental Health Needs to be a Priority for Business

Nearly all employees will feel down at some point in their career, and it’s your responsibility as a business owner to lend a helping hand in their Mental Health.   Stress, depression and anxiety are some of the most common mental health problems in the workplace. In fact, they’re so common that together they affect […]

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Genesis July Newsletter

The Genesis Project July Newsletter Update

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The Brexit effect on ​mental health – cartoon

Across the country, therapists are reporting a negative impact on people’s well-being from the EU referendum. But is it really that simple?     Contuine to the comic at The Guardian – drew by Ian Williams

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People’s Forum Newsletter Summer 2016

The People’s Forum is run by and for service users and carers. We meet to discuss mental health issues on the Second Wednesday of each month at 10.30am. Call Helen to find out more: Tel No – 0116 262 7952 / email – peoplesforum@btconnect.com Learning about Victim First At May’s Issues Group meeting People’s Forum […]

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Five big issues for health and social care after the Brexit vote

What are Five big issues for health and social care after the Brexit vote? Health is not an area of significant EU competence; its role is by and large limited to supporting member states in their health endeavours. Nevertheless, the impact of the UK’s vote to leave the EU could have major implications for health […]

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Toolkit to support wellbeing of carers and families

NHS England and its partners have developed a toolkit to help health and social care organisations work together in identifying, assessing and supporting the wellbeing of carers and their families. This toolkit covers new duties on NHS organisations brought about by the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014, and includes numerous […]

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