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Calls To Mental Health Services Rise By Almost a Third In The Last 12 Months

Mental health charity Mind has reported a 28% annual increase in calls to it’s helpline and blames the recession for the rise. Calls regarding personal finance and job security have doubled in that time as families and individuals find their personal finances are stretched ever further as the costs of food, fuel and clothes continue to rise whilst salaries are back at the equivalent of 2005 levels. Despite being open five days a week the advisors at Mind are unable to answer 40% of the calls they receive due to […]...

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Shocking Waste Of £10bn In NHS Could Be Saved With Mental Health Treatments Like CBT

A critical report from the London School of Economics and Political Science asserts that the NHS is letting down the 6 million adults and hundreds of thousands of children in the UK who suffer with treatable and common mental health problems like Anxiety and Depression. Such is the seriousness of the situation that Professor Lord Layard of the London School for Economic performance has requested a cabinet minister be created for mental health issues. Paul Burstow, the Care services minister said; “Mental illness costs £105bn per year and I have […]...

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Mental Health Treatment: Is The NHS Letting You Down?

There are more people on capacity benefits due to mental health problems than the total number of unemployed people on job seekers allowance. By 2030 Depression will be the world’s most common illness according to the World Health Organisation. As evidence suggests that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is currently the most effective treatment available for a range of mental health problems (in particular Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Eating Disorders) it is recommended as the treatment of choice by The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) […]...

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