Day: 29 May 2021

Able Futures – Support for People at work

Able Futures provides support to the people working and living with mental health difficulties, employers and providers of apprenticeships. It is a nationwide specialist partnership set up to provide the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. It can help someone to manage their mental health at work so that more good days can …

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What is 24/7 access to news about climate events doing to young people’s mental health?

On the Mental Health Today website, Sarah Niblock, chief executive of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) writes that therapists are increasingly encountering young people fearing the predicted future state of the environment. While their concerns may be justified the overemphasis of negative climate change news can trigger distress and leave out the more optimistic …

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Covid-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing Surveillance Report – Update

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-mental-health-and-wellbeing-surveillance-report/2-important-findings-so-far Overview “Available evidence indicates that self-reported mental health and wellbeing worsened during the first national lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychological distress, anxiety and depressive symptoms appeared to peak in April 2020. There is evidence of some recovery by July, perhaps back to pre-pandemic levels, which was sustained until September. Recent analyses suggest that …

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Samaritans’ Lived Experience Panel

“This panel is for people with lived experience of feeling suicidal, attempted suicide, experience of self-harm, bereavement by suicide, or experience using Samaritans services and offers people the opportunity to shape and inform Samaritans’ work by completing surveys and short polls. Being a member of the Samaritans Lived Experience Panel is voluntary and panel members …

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