Day: 4 August 2021

Government publication – Covid-19, mental health and wellbeing surveillance spotlights

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-mental-health-and-wellbeing-surveillance-spotlights/pre-existing-mental-health-conditions-spotlight adults with pre-existing mental health conditions are generally reporting worse levels of mental health and wellbeing than adults without pre-existing mental health conditions, but this gap has not grown over the course of the pandemic the majority of respondents with mental health problems report that they are managing to cope, with a minority needing …

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Government publish report of lived experience of disabled people during the Covid-19 pandemic

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-lived-experience-of-disabled-people-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/the-lived-experience-of-disabled-people-during-the-covid-19-pandemic “From July to September 2020, the Cabinet Office Disability Unit commissioned the Policy Lab to conduct ethnographically-led research into the experiences of disabled people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim was to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of disabled people, to identify problems that could be resolved through policy changes and …

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Eating Disorders and the Pandemic – Study reveals concerning statistics.

A Bupa UK study found 46% of teens surveyed altered their eating habits during lockdown 84% admitted to restricting the food they ate for a sense of control 41% reported the same feeling of control when they ate more 132% increase for Google searches of ‘types of eating disorders’ over the last year Read the Full Report …

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Wellcome Photography Prize 2021: Winners Announced

“Our two winners for 2021 are ‘Untangling’, Jameisha Prescod’s picture of herself knitting which helps to soothe her mind and to block out her depression during lockdown, and ‘Trans Woman: Between Colour and Voice’, Yoppy Pieter’s series chronicling how the Covid-19 pandemic has made life harder for trans women in Indonesia.” See all the photography …

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Merging Disability Benefits? – Disturbing Green Paper Published

https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/ministers-could-merge-disability-benefits-and-want-to-cut-future-spending-says-green-paper Ministers are considering measures to cut rising spending on disability benefits, and the possibility of merging personal independence payment with universal credit, a new government green paper has revealed. The health and disability green paper, Shaping Future Support, focuses on reforming personal independence payment (PIP), employment and support allowance (ESA) and the disability-related aspects of …

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NHS England proposes new mental health access standards.

On Thursday 22nd July, NHS England/Improvement announced proposals to introduce new waiting time guarantees or standards. This is intended to be “a major step towards improving patient access to mental health services” and is based on the final recommendations on the mental health standards from the Clinically-led Review of NHS Standards (read the report here).In summary, the …

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UKCP – Survey finds “mental health services ineffective and inaccessible “

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) has said that the results of their new survey have shown that for many people in the UK, mental health services are “ineffective and inaccessible”. In a poll of 2,000 adults, it was found that 50% of respondents who were offered services said it made no difference or even worsened their …

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