Specialist perinatal mental health services are still non-existent in a quarter of UK regions, according to new analysis by a campaign group.
The extent to which mental health staff are “stressed, stretched and leaving” services must be investigated in new research looking at turnover rates, healthcare workers have said at Unison’s annual health conference.
A nasal spray formulation of ketamine has shown promise for the rapid treatment of symptoms of major depression and suicidal thoughts, according to findings from a new US study.
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Leading nurse academic Professor Tony Butterworth is to step down from his role as chair of the Foundation of Nursing Studies charity.
Nurses and other professionals from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust will be sleeping rough for the night to highlight the links between homeless and poor mental health and raise money for those in need.
The skills and ongoing development of the mental health nursing workforce must be recognised, including by nurses themselves, if a new drive to improve services is to be a success, according to a senior NHS leader and nurse.
NHS mental healthcare staff can “lack the capacity, skills and training” they need to do their job effectively, according to a report drawing together learning from complaints.
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.