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Cwm Taf health board monitoring Interserve situation

Image copyright Google Image caption Prince Charles Hospital opened in 1978 A health board has vowed to keep monitoring the situation regarding an under-threat firm which won a £25 million contract for improvements to one…

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Parliament trespasser detailed under mental health act

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg witnessed the man being pinned to the ground by police A 29-year-old man who was arrested by armed officers near an entrance to…


Charlie Rowley: Novichok victim ‘terrified’ about health

Image copyright AFP Image caption Charlie Rowley collapsed in his home in Amesbury after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in June A man who was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok says he…


Mental health: The NHS patients who are ‘abused and ignored’

Image copyright Getty Images New rights should be given to severely ill mental health patients detained in hospital to stop abuse and neglect of this vulnerable group, a review says. The 1983 Mental Health Act…


Discharged mental health patient ‘stuck’ in locked unit for a year

Image caption Public Service Ombudsman for Wales Nick Bennett launched the investigation following a complaint from the vulnerable patient A vulnerable patient who was stuck in a mental health hospital’s secure unit for almost a…


Mothers band together to run mental health support group

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I was really lonely and isolated after having children’ “About 12 months ago, I tried to take my own life.” The blunt words from a young mother…


Are teachers the key to their pupils’ mental health?

Dozens of schools are giving students lessons in mindfulness to improve behaviour and health. Academics say the new curriculum in personal, social and health education could have a positive impact. The government is being urged…


Public health approach at heart of new drug and alcohol strategy

Image caption The new strategy supports evidence-led initiatives such as fix rooms Scotland’s first drugs strategy for a decade focuses on treating the issue as a public health concern rather than a criminal justice issue….


Mental health: Five people called Met Police 8,655 times in 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Five people racked up 8,655 calls to the Metropolitan Police in 2017 – costing £70,000 to answer. What did the top five repeat callers have in common? Mental health problems. A…


The real model army helping veterans with mental health issues

Servicemen and women living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are rebuilding their lives with a new therapy. More than 100 are enrolled with the Hampshire charity Models for Heroes that runs classes in how to…


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