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Under 16s 'refused access to mental health safe havens'

By BBC News

Children suffering a mental health crisis are forced into police custody because 35% of NHS "places of safety" in England ban under 16s, figures show.

The Care Quality Commission found 56 out of 161 facilities, including hospitals, will not admit people under the age of 16 and half ban under 17s.

 
The watchdog said it was worried about the "routine" use of police cells in England for troubled children.
 
Care minister Norman Lamb called the situation "unacceptable".
 
The CQC said people who suffer a mental health crisis in a public place - and are
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17 | 04 | 2014
On Depression - A Suggestion

Ruby Wax, The Huffington Post
I'm wary about harping on about depression. People glaze over; you can see them thinking, 'Oh here she goes again, jawing on about "

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17 | 04 | 2014
Breaking the silence: why we should be talking about male eating disorders

By Ashley Cowburn, New Statesman

An eating disorder doesn’t consider your gender. It is indiscriminate.

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17 | 04 | 2014
Even casual use of cannabis alters brain, warn scientists

By Rebecca Smith, The Telegraph. Image: Stuart Aylmer/Alamy

Smoking marijuana once or twice a week for a matter of months found to have effects on the brain in

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16 | 04 | 2014
Teachers left to pick up pieces from cuts to youth mental health services

By Mary O'Hara, The Guardian

Schools are struggling to cope with pupils' problems as council spending on therapy and counselling dries up.

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16 | 04 | 2014
Are we using antidepressants to paper over the cracks of a fractured society?

By Frankie Mullin, The Guardian

Use of antidepressant drugs has become more common than ever before. Perhaps it's time that we looked at the wider causes of this

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15 | 04 | 2014
Karl & Paul are walking the Herriot Way for mental health!

In just a few short weeks, friends Karl and Paul will be taking on the Herriot Way, a circular trail around the Yorkshire Dales. The walk covers Hawes, Asygarth and Reeth, and is a

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15 | 04 | 2014
Eating Disorders - A Women's Problem? Why We Need To Tackle The Gender Bias

By Sam Thomas, The Huffington Post
For the past five years I've been campaigning and raising awareness of men with eating disorders with an aim to debunk the myth

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14 | 04 | 2014
Ofsted inspections and targets harming teachers' mental health, finds survey

By Rebecca Radcliffe, The Guardian. Image: Luke Macgregor/Reuters

More than half of teachers surveyed by ATL union say work pressures having detrimental effect on

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14 | 04 | 2014
Mental health teams in police stations and courts scheme goes live

NHS England
A trial scheme testing a new model of Liaison and Diversion (L&D) is launched this week in ten locations across England.  

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11 | 04 | 2014
Top 7 Dog Breeds for People Fighting Depression

By Dale Partridge
As someone who has suffered from depression, I cannot express the value our dog Rollie has brought to my life. The happiness, the companionship,

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11 | 04 | 2014