Tag - mental health problems

Four in 10 GPs suggest seeking private care for mentally ill children

Four in 10 GPs suggest seeking private care for mentally ill children. Survey finds 43% of doctors tell parents that NHS services are too overwhelmed to help. One GP said finding psychiatrists for children was ‘more difficult that seeing the pope’. Photograph: Mito Images/Rex Shutterstock Four in 10 GPs are advising parents of children with mental health problems to pay for private care because NHS services are too overwhelmed to help. In a survey, 43% of UK family doctors said they told parents whose children [...]

Loneliness, isolation and rising suicide rates inspire £300,000 community ‘Shed’ project

Loneliness, isolation and rising suicide rates inspire £300,000 community 'Shed' project. Lighthouse Church community pastor Dan Ward at work in the new Sheringham Shed, which will provide social and practical opportunities for loal adults. Photo: KAREN BETHELL A new facility offering activities ranging from DIY to darts is set to open in Sheringham next month, as part of a £315,000 project aimed at tackling loneliness, isolation and mental health problems. The new Sheringham Shed, in Wyndham Street, will provide social and practical [...]

Cancer patients’ health could be at risk due to NHS staff pressures, report warns

Cancer patients’ health could be at risk due to NHS staff pressures, report warns. A new survey carried out on cancer patients by Macmillan Cancer Support has found that their physical and mental health is being harmfully impacted by current pressure on the NHS workforce. 300, 000 people in the UK are currently being treated for cancer. Nearly seven in ten people, recently diagnosed with or being treated for cancer, say they are not getting all the support they need with [...]

‘Being abused as a child is a life sentence’ – Five survivors share their stories

'Being abused as a child is a life sentence' - Five survivors share their stories. More than 4,000 survivors have shared their experiences with the Truth Project in England and Wales.   Almost half of child sexual abuse victims were under the age of eight when the abuse began, according to research. More than 4,000 survivors have shared their experiences with the Truth Project in England and Wales and, of the 3,265 accounts analysed for research, some 46% said they had only been [...]

I don’t want to tell alcoholic patients to keep drinking

I don’t want to tell alcoholic patients to keep drinking I don’t want to tell alcoholic patients to keep drinking, but I have to. Although it goes against my instincts as a doctor, the lack of funding for drug and alcohol services means I have no choice Doctors want good outcomes for our patients, but the reality is that this can’t always be the case. If something bad happens after we’ve done everything we possibly can, it’s hard, but we accept that [...]