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Children sent to England due to lack of Welsh mental health help

Image copyright Science Photo Library After being sent five hours from home for treatment for anorexia Cerys “cried her eyes out the entire night”. The 18-year-old from south Wales was sent to London as her…

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Child mental health: Camhs ‘not fit for purpose’

Children with mental health problems are not receiving treatment until they are in crisis and sometimes suicidal, doctors have told the BBC. A letter leaked to Panorama reveals at least one area’s child and adolescent…


‘Quick-fix’ drugs handed out over mental health delays

Image copyright Getty Images Anti-depressants are among drugs being prescribed by some GPs as “quick-fixes” due to delays accessing mental health therapy, a top GP in Wales has said. The Royal College of GPs believes…


Health secretary given assurances over NHS Tayside whistleblowing concerns

Image caption Jeane Freeman Scotland’s health secretary says she has been assured by NHS Tayside’s chairman that concerns over whistleblowing are being addressed. It follows the resignation of the health board’s whistleblowing champion, Munwar Hussain….


Mental health services cut amid staff shortage in Aberdeen

Image caption The Royal Cornhill ward reduction is because of staff shortages NHS Grampian is reducing the number of inpatient mental health wards at Royal Cornhill Hospital in Aberdeen due to staff shortages. The health…


Health board says Brexit poses ‘very high’ risk of disruption

A major Scottish health board has warned a “very high” risk Brexit could cause disruption to its services. NHS Lanarkshire said it was working with the Scottish government to identify potential problems. A wider BBC…


Ruth Davidson: ‘I value mental health over being PM’

Image copyright Getty Images Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has said she never wants to be prime minister because she values her “mental health too much”. In an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine, she…


Mental health services ‘let down children’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The average length of time children have to wait for specialist mental health treatment has increased in recent years The Scottish government has admitted that children and young people…


Experts attack health watchdog ties to drink industry

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption There are concerns about the high level of alcohol consumption in the UK Dozens of public health experts have told Public Health England (PHE) they oppose its decision to work…


Poor mental health at work ‘widespread’

Image copyright Natalie Hunt Image caption Natalie Hunt now helps others through her art classes Poor mental health affects half of all employees, according to a survey of 44,000 people carried out by the mental…


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