Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Week

For one week each May, The Mental Health Foundation campaigns around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme for this year’s campaign, which runs from 13-19 May, will be physical activity and exercise, highlighting the impact they … Read more → – Mental Health Awareness Week

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Dementia early diagnosis awareness campaign

The Department of Health, supported by the Alzheimer’s Society, has launched a dementia awareness campaign across England to run until December 2012. The campaign is a key part of implementing the National Dementia Strategy and the Prime Minister’s challenge on … Read more → – Dementia early diagnosis awareness campaign

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Improving management of dementia: The Right Prescription

The Dementia Action Alliance, supported by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, has launched a call to action – The Right Prescription – aimed at encouraging and empowering healthcare professionals to commit to review and, where possible, reduce the … Read more → – Improving management of dementia: The Right Prescription

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New suicide prevention strategy launched

A new suicide prevention strategy will focus on supporting bereaved families and preventing suicide among at risk groups and is backed by a call to action led by the Samaritans and up to £1.5 million for new research. The strategy, … Read more → – New suicide prevention strategy launched

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World Mental Health Day: CMO signs anti stigma pledge for DH

Today is World Mental Health Day.  Fittingly, the Department of Health became the first in Whitehall to sign up to Time to Change’s anti stigma pledge. The pledge was signed on our behalf by the Chief Medical Officer. The Department … Read more → – World Mental Health Day: CMO signs anti stigma pledge for DH

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