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  1. Man killed himself just weeks after being turned away from mental health unit
    Brandon McDonald, 20, had gone to Bushey Fields Hospital five weeks before his death but was turned away (Picture: BPM) A young dad killed himself just a few weeks after he was turned away from a mental health unit, an inquest heard. Brandon McDonald’s ...
  2. Social media websites are 'causing a mental health crisis', says head of top British university hit by seven student suicides
    ‘If you look over the last five to eight years across the UK, but equally in Canada and the US, the number of students seeking help for and declaring mental health issues has almost tripled.’ Asked what is causing the younger generation more ...
  3. Mental Health Charities Slam The Sun For Calling Anti-Depressants ‘Happy Pills’
    We believe that everyone with a mental health problem should have choice into their treatment without feeling ashamed.” A spokesman for The Sun told HuffPost UK the newspaper stood by the headline, adding: “Putting mental health issues front and centre ...
  4. What are the Mental Health Acts of 1983 and 2007 and what happens when someone is sectioned?
    Originally introduced in 1983, the Mental Health Act gives police the power to detain an individual against their wishes if they fear the person needs mental healthcare or that they may be a risk to themselves or the public. The action of invoking the Act ...
  5. Shaun Harvey: EFL hopes partnership can lower mental health issues in football
    This partnership is about building that general awareness." One in four people suffer mental health problems and there are 6,000 suicides a year in the UK. "Those statistics alone give you a good reason why we think it's appropriate at this time for the ...
  6. Mental Health And Debt: More Should Be Done To Help People Before They Are Trapped In A Downward Spiral
    “I even bought a car once when I wasn’t in my right mind,” she tells HuffPost UK. People with mental health problems are three times as likely to be in financial difficulty, according to the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute. The charity ...
  7. Mental health trusts left with less funding than 2012 due to government cuts, new analysis reveals
    The picture across the UK was similar, with mental health spending in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all lower now than it was in recent years. In October 2017, Mr Hunt said the NHS had spent a “record” amount on mental health, and pledged to a ...
  8. UK charities warn on high debt levels among mental health patients
    Thousands of patients hospitalised for mental illness in England are in debt, with many facing pressure from creditors that exacerbates distress and increases the risk of suicide, say mental health charities calling for a new debt-respite scheme to include ...
  9. Debtors with mental health problems need 'breathing space'
    "Last year, along with the Money Advice Trust charity, we published a guide to help energy suppliers better identify and support customers facing mental health issues." UK Finance, which represents banks and lenders, said: "Our members want to help ...
  10. UK employees back workplace wearables for mental health support
    More than half of working adults in the UK would be would be prepared to wear devices designed to monitor their mental health and flag troubling symptoms, according to a new report. The ‘AXA Health Tech & You State of the Nation survey’, conducted by ...