Mental Health Conditions

Hating lockdown? A third of Brits have actually enjoyed it

Hating lockdown? A third of Brits have actually enjoyed it. Sunbathers in London in May, during the UK's coronavirus lockdown A third of British people have enjoyed coronavirus lockdown, according to a massive study that tracked the emotions of more than 70,000 people in the last 14 weeks.One in three respondents told researchers at University College London (UCL) that, on balance, they had enjoyed the period of restrictions. But the survey highlighted the social inequalities that impacted people's experience during the lockdown, with [...]

Millions with health conditions at risk from Covid-19 ‘if forced back to work’

Millions with health conditions at risk from Covid-19 'if forced back to work'. About 20% of the UK population vulnerable but not included in the government’s shielding advice. The vulnerable group have conditions such as diabetes, obesity and heart problems, say researchers from University College London. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images. Eight million people with underlying health conditions should be exempted from plans to get the country back to work and normal life, according to scientists who warn that easing lockdown too quickly [...]

Random acts of kindness during the coronavirus outbreak

Random acts of kindness during the coronavirus outbreak. The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has taken a lot of us by surprise. Some people have described it as an episode of Black Mirror that they want to turn off, while others have said that they feel like the entire world is upside down. If you are finding that you are struggling to look after your mental health as a result of the current outbreak, then read our tips. So where do random acts of kindness [...]

‘Unprecedented’ number of DNR orders for learning disabilities patients

‘Unprecedented’ number of DNR orders for learning disabilities patients. Learning disability and mental health service provider says it is still receiving unlawful do not resuscitate orders Hospitals and GPs were told earlier this month learning disabilities should not be used as a reason to apply DNR However, the provider says it has received further orders it suspects to be unlawful A learning disability care provider said it has received an “unprecedented” number of do not resuscitate forms from doctors that it believes to [...]

‘Unprecedented’ plan to prevent suicides during Covid-19 crisis

‘Unprecedented’ plan to prevent suicides during Covid-19 crisis. Plan launched amid concerns suicides could increase during Covid-19 crisis Suicides across several council areas to be monitored in “real-time” Self-harm rates will also be monitored by hubs in Manchester, Oxford and Derby RCP An “unprecedented” national suicide prevention plan has been launched by a government advisory group amid concerns suicides could increase during the covid-19 pandemic, HSJ can reveal. The government’s national suicide prevention advisory group has developed the plan to address risks covid-19 could present to vulnerable [...]