0 Have your say Peterborough Healthwatch has highlighted a number of escalating concerns relating to local mental health services for adults and children in the city. The concerns are described in a new report published at its meeting yesterday (Wednesday, January 16). Jonathan Wells, Healthwatch Peterborough director and mental health professional with 34 years experience, said: “The problems around timely access to specialist adult mental health services locally have been recognised for the past three to four years.“Despite increases in funding, access to mental health support across the country is increasingly acknowledged as a major issue, with Healthwatch England receiving predominantly negative feedback on mental health issues from over 34,000 experiences.“The information that we receive via our partner organisations clearly shows that access to mental health services is becoming harder, when it should be getting easier, and more … [Read more...] about Escalating concerns for mental health services in Peterborough
The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health signalled that a step change was needed to prevent mental health problems. The Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health marked the first time local and national government agencies came together with organisations across the health and care sector to make prevention a priority for mental health. Today, 74 organisations representing all sectors have signed up and committed to action, and we are continuing to encourage others to follow suit. The NHS Long Term plan has prevention at its heart and the prevention concordat fully supports the notion of redressing the balance between treatment and predicting and preventing poor health, the latter of which has been historically lacking in resource. The promotion of good mental health is everyone’s responsibility and can only be achieved by working together. Where are we going and what have we learnt? This year, the ambition of the Prevention Concordat is to support every part … [Read more...] about Blog Public health matters Making progress on the prevention agenda in mental health
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by: Zoey Sky Tags: bad technology, badhealth, badmedicine, concentration, destressing tips, envy, Facebook, focus, Glitch, happiness, mental health, mind body science, Psychology, Social media, social media detox, social networks, stress, stress relief (Natural News) When you’re bored at home or work, you probably entertain yourself by browsing Facebook. After all, it lets you see what your friends, old classmates and new acquaintances, or your relatives are up to. But did you know that quitting Facebook, whether temporarily or permanently, can help you destress? According to the results of a 2015 study, titled “Quitting Facebook Leads to Higher Levels of Well-Being,” browsing Facebook can make you more stressed. The study, which was published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, was conducted by researchers from the University of Copenhagen. The link between your Facebook … [Read more...] about Quitting Facebook can significantly improve your mental health, researchers conclude
PUBLISHED: 16:06 16 January 2019 Will Jefford Stuart Richardson, NSFT chief operating officer. Photo: NSFT NSFT Suffolk’s mental health trust needs a “culture change”, leaders have told the first council meeting chaired after its third ‘inadequate’ health inspection. Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) chiefs were quizzed on their action plan at a health scrutiny committee meeting at Suffolk County Council’s Ipswich headquarters today.Although he was invited, chief executive Antek Lejk did not attend as he was at a meeting in Norfolk.Current chief operating officer Stuart Richardson answered questions on improvements made at the trust since its November 2018 inspection.“We are working towards a culture change so that we can show our staff we can support them so that they can do their job properly,” he told the meeting.“We absolutely recognise the faults identified by the CQC in their November … [Read more...] about ‘Culture change’ needed at mental health trust, boss tells councillors
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by: Mary Miller Tags: badfood, badhealth, brain function, casein, celiac disease, cognitive function, dairy, gliadin, gluten, gluten sensitivity, glutenin, gut-brain connection, ingredients, lactose intolerance, mental health, mood, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, nutrition, Proteins (Natural News) The food you eat can have an effect on your overall health and well-being, and this extends to your mood and mental health. It’s important to know which types of food may improve or sabotage your cognitive function. To support your mental health, avoid, or at least, limit your consumption of gluten and dairy food items. Gluten refers to naturally occurring proteins that can be found in the endosperm of many cereal grains like rye, wheat, corn, and barley. It is composed of gliadin and glutenin. Casein is another type of protein, which can be found in mammalian milk and dairy products. The consumption of gluten and dairy on … [Read more...] about Could these 2 popular foods be sabotaging your mental health?