Living With Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia and Rough Sleeping: The Forgotten Crisis

Posted: Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Public Health England, the government agency set up to protect and improve public health in the UK, announced recently that it would be providing £1.9 million in funding to research new ways in which health services can reach the homeless rough sleeping population. PHE has already shortlisted projects and will be announcing the five winning […]


Mental Health Act Review Ignores Carers and Relatives

Image: Ocskay Bence on Shutterstock Posted: Monday, August 19th, 2019

At the end of 2018 the long-awaited review into the Mental Health Act published its findings and it was very disappointing to see that carers and relatives had once again been left out of the government’s plans regarding the welfare of people with serious mental illness. Carers and relatives often carry a great responsibility for […]


Suicide

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

November was men’s health month and much attention on social media was given to men’s health issues like cancer and suicide. In September we also saw the publication by the UK Office for National Statistics of the suicide figures for 2017 which showed a modest but very welcome drop in the death toll. Suicide is […]


New Booklet for Doctors

Posted: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Many people don’t realise this but doctors in general medicine such as family doctors and doctors in emergency departments of hospitals still get only very basic training in helping people with mental health conditions. Yet they are often the first clinician that people with schizophrenia will have contact with when they are in crisis and […]


Homelessness

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2018

One wonders just what foreign visitors must think about the increasing numbers of rough sleeping homeless people seen around the centres of every large town and city in the UK. And this issue is getting worse with rough sleeper numbers up by 169 percent since 2010 according to homeless charity Crisis. What is also clear […]