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A 95-year-old man who bludgeoned his wife of 65 years with a lump hammer in an attempted mercy killing has been spared jail. Denver Beddows attacked wife Olive, 88, at their home in Warrington, Cheshire, after she begged him to take her life because she did not want to die…
Five regions of England are cutting spending on mental health, figures suggest. Freedom of Information data obtained by Pulse magazine shows £4.5 million worth of cuts in 2017/18 by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Sefton, Scarborough, the Isle of Wight, St Helens and Walsall. Mental health services in Walsall will…
A patient with "complex" health needs has been waiting more than three-and-a-half years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge, it has been revealed. The patient, who has not been named, and who suffers from a "serious mental health condition" plus a learning disability and physical health problems,…
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland published six new local visit reports which include visits to NHS hospital wards and units, and a prison. The reports highlight positive and negative findings from the Commission's visits, one of which was unannounced. The Commission makes recommendations for change where necessary and expects…
Actors Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman and David Tennant have thrown their support behind a campaign encouraging people to talk about mental health. The #1in4 campaign, part of the BBC's Minds Matter season, aims to break through the stigma associated with mental illness. Stars from across music, film, theatre and TV…
A Member of the Scottish Parliament has written about his battle with depression in an article for a mental health organisation. James Dornan said he even briefly considered "the ultimate escape" while he was in the darkest depths of the illness. He said that going to see a therapist was…
More than one in five adults across England have suffered mental health problems due to a housing problem in the last five years, according to a report from Shelter. Some 21% of people surveyed said they had experienced issues such as anxiety, depression and panic attacks due to housing pressures.…
The Duke of Cambridge has teamed up with pop superstar Lady Gaga to encourage people to open up about their feelings and bring an end to the "shame" of talking about mental health issues. In a video watched by around 15,000 people live on Facebook, William and Lady Gaga chatted…
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Dress for success

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Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Here we look at why it is still important to companies.

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Resigning with class!

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Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 

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When the workplace is a hell place

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Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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