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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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“Get involved – you’ll be glad you did!” – Volunteering Plus

VAL (Volunteer Action Leicestershire) currently seeking mentors to help people who have additional support needs into volunteering as part of our Volunteering Plus service. What is Volunteering Plus? Volunteering mentoring scheme which offers one-to-one support to people with extra support needs. There are many reasons a person might need a bit of support. These include low […]

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Learning About Mental Health From The Comedy Industry

Talking openly, finding light in the darkness and setting up support networks are some key elements to overcoming mental health issues One night at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, comedians were winding down from a long day at the nation’s most arduous comedy festival when the news broke that beloved actor and stand-up Robin Williams […]

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NHS child mental health services are failing the next generation

Six in 10 children and young people across England do not get treatment for problems such as anxiety and depression, data shows Up to four in five children with mental health problems are being denied access to treatment they urgently need in some parts of England, NHS figures show. Overall six in 10 children and […]

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Good Mental Health Can Be a Laughing Matter

Every year, one in four people in the UK are forced to deal with some form of mental health problem. For some, it doesn’t last long. But for the majority, their lives are overshadowed by recurring bouts of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and a long list of other conditions that science still doesn’t fully understand. […]

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Genesis Community Summer Picnic 2016

The Genesis is holding its annual Summer Picnic this year at Friends Meeting House on 4th August 2016 – 10.30am – 4pm. Join us in celebrating the project and our volunteers. There will be food, well-being activities, discussions, entertainment and much more! In addition, we will be presenting the Albert Godard mental health volunteer of the […]

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