Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Whistleblowing helpline is changing

From 1 January 2012, the Government-funded whistleblowing helpline changes to a free-phone service. The new service encompasses all elements of the current service but, in addition, opens up availability for the first time to staff and employers in the social … Read more → – The Whistleblowing helpline is changing

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£20 million to fight mental health stigma

To help put a stop to mental health stigma and discrimination in England, The Department of Health (DH) and Comic Relief have announced up to £20 million of funding for the England-wide Time to Change programme – run by charities … Read more → – £20 million to fight mental health stigma

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Pick’s Disease Support Group

Pick’s Disease Support Group (PDSG) is a UK-based charity to help meet the needs of carers of people with fronto temporal dementia, or Pick’s disease. This is a progressive illness, affecting the behaviour, judgement and language of the person with … Read more → – Pick’s Disease Support Group

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Launch of dementia campaign

A new six-week campaign to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of dementia was launched on 7 November 2011. The £2 million campaign featured TV, radio and print ads. Aimed at encouraging more people to seek an early … Read more → – Launch of dementia campaign

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New e-learning from SCIE – sexual, reproductive and mental health

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has developed a unique new e-learning resource on sexual and reproductive health and abuse in the context of mental illness. The resource is designed to address the poor reproductive and sexual health of … Read more → – New e-learning from SCIE – sexual, reproductive and mental health

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