Coronavirus: Number of high-risk drinkers has ‘doubled since lockdown’ as millions more turn to alcohol

Coronavirus: Number of high-risk drinkers has 'doubled since lockdown' as millions more turn to alcohol An estimated 8.4 million people drank "high-risk" amounts of alcohol in June, compared to 4.8 million people four months earlier. The British Medical Association said the figures were 'alarming' The number of people drinking at high-risk levels has almost doubled since just before the UK's lockdown, experts have warned. An estimated 8.4 million people drank "high-risk" amounts of alcohol in June, compared to 4.8 million people four months [...]

UK: Fighting Back Against Mental Health Issues: Andy Lewis MBE Speaks To Ocorian

UK: Fighting Back Against Mental Health Issues: Andy Lewis MBE Speaks To Ocorian In light of the challenging past few months, our Jersey office were delighted to welcome a man well versed in overcoming adversity to speak about the importance of mental well-being and motivation, European, world and Paralympic para-triathlete champion, Andy Lewis MBE. Every year in England, one in four people will experience a mental health problem and the pandemic has exacerbated this issue. Whether it be living alone and self-isolating for several [...]

Jessica Powell: Investigation into death of mental health patient

Jessica Powell: Investigation into death of mental health patient. FAMILY HANDOUT Jessica Powell's family described her as a "brave young woman" An investigation has been launched into the death of a young woman who was being treated on a mental health ward. Jessica Powell died last weekend after being admitted to Yeovil District Hospital A&E in a critically ill condition on 19 August. The 20-year-old had been a long-term inpatient on Rowan Ward at Summerlands Hospital in Yeovil. Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is investigating the [...]

UK condemns Singapore after Briton jailed for drug offences ‘caned 24 times’

UK condemns Singapore after Briton jailed for drug offences 'caned 24 times'. The 31-year-old was secured to a large wooden trestle and caned 24 times at Changi Prison, according to the Daily Mail. The UK has condemned Singapore after a Briton serving a 20-year sentence for drugs offences in the country was reportedly flogged naked. Ye Ming Yuen was secured to a large wooden trestle and caned 24 times at Changi Prison, the Daily Mail reported. In a statement, the Foreign Office said [...]

A&E nurses offered ‘game-changing’ rest pods to boost wellbeing

A&E nurses offered ‘game-changing’ rest pods to boost wellbeing   13 AUGUST, 2020 BY MEGAN FORD A hospital trust has installed specialist “rest pods” and chairs to allow its accident and emergency nurses to take short power naps and “decompress” on their breaks. The comfortable rest spaces were loaned to the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic and proved such a hit with staff that its charity agreed to purchase them.   A growing number of organisations and charities have [...]