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City-living significantly increases the risk of psychotic experiences such as hearing voices and paranoia in young people, research has shown. The study of 2,000 British 18-year-olds found that those growing up in urban areas were 40% more likely to have had episodes of psychosis than their countryside counterparts. Among teenagers…
Instagram is the worst social media site in terms of its impact on the mental health of young people, a report has suggested. The #StatusofMind survey found the photo-sharing app negatively impacted on people's body image, sleep and fear of missing out. However, the survey of 1,479 youngsters aged 14…
The Government and employers are being urged to do more to support people with mental health conditions after a study showed that few of those with long-term problems are in work. The TUC said its research found that only one in four people with a mental illness or phobia lasting…
The 10,000 Voices initiative is designed to capture the lived experience of people who use services and affords them an opportunity to tell their story in a way that enables services to change and improve. The survey was undertaken in partnership with the PHA and this report represents the first…
A mentally ill 60-year-old woman who wants to leave supported living accommodation and go home has lost the latest round of a court fight. The woman, who has been diagnosed as having schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder, is embroiled in a dispute with council social workers over where she should…
An extra £1 billion a year to improve mental health services will help cut waiting times and support measures to reduce the number of suicides, the Liberal Democrats have said. Under the plans, the Lib Dems would ring-fence part of the £6 billion they plan to raise by putting 1p…
Seven out of 10 children with serious mental health problems are being treated outside their home area, according to NHS figures. Around 69% of young patients were admitted to hospitals away from their local region in 2016/17, up from 57% the year before, an investigation by the British Medical Association…
The struggle to meet mental health need in prisons has been laid bare as figures show significantly more people in prison have attempted suicide than in the general population. Released to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, the figures from the Prison Reform Trust highlight the "urgent need"…
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