Efforts to attract 19,000 extra people into the mental health workforce by 2021 must involve promoting the personal difference staff can make to service users while ensuring the reality of the job is not “disappointing”, a leader of a mental health NHS trust has urged healthcare bosses.
Patients with both depression and pre-diabetes are at higher risk of developing dementia in later life, compared to those with neither condition, according to UK researchers.
Too many children and young people reach “crisis point” because services are not working effectively together so that they receive timely mental health support, according to regulators.
Being positive about the future in consultations with chronic angina patients may help them avoid future hospital admissions and heart procedures, suggest US researchers.
Patients with bipolar disorder have the lowest risk of re-admission to hospital if treated with lithium, according to Swedish researchers, who said it should remain the “first line treatment”.
People in rehabilitation for mental health problems often face lengthy stays far from home and local support, with those in private providers most affected, the Care Quality Commission has found.
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has officially launched a new specialist service offering help to new mothers with severe postnatal depression and other complex mental health issues.
Antidepressants are more effective than placebo for the short-term treatment of acute depression in adults, a study led by UK researchers has confirmed.
Nurses in the South West of England may soon be hit by parking charges, after it was revealed that their trust was consulting over whether to end free parking.
Mental health and learning disability nurses are being urged by unions to offer up their views on possible changes to legislation under the Mental Health Act.