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Partners of new mums with mental illness set to get targeted support on the NHS

New and expectant fathers will be offered mental health checks and treatment under radical action to support families, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens announced today (2 December 2018). In the landmark move, the partners of pregnant women and new mothers who are themselves suffering from anxiety, depression or more severe disorders such as psychosis […]

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NHS to provide long term screening service for Grenfell community

The NHS has today announced that it will provide up to £50 million to fund long term screening and treatment for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said that a new screening service would be in place imminently to provide long term support and treatment for people with […]

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NHS to prioritise doctors’ mental health

NHS chief Simon Stevens today announced a new mental health support scheme to cover all doctors working in the NHS. Speaking at a conference on ‘Wounded Healers’, Simon Stevens announced national funding for a new scheme for all NHS doctors in England, covering approximately 110,000 more doctors, in addition to those already supported. This builds […]

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Mental health therapists in GP practices could be the norm

Health chiefs have drawn up new guidance to encourage doctors to place mental health therapists in practice surgeries – bringing more mental and physical health services under one roof. These new therapists will be integrated into primary care teams and focus on common mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, particularly where this occurs […]

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Watching England at the world cup ‘good for your nerves’ claims NHS doctor

It’s a claim that might sound far-fetched to many England fans as they gear up to watch the team’s quarter-final clash with Sweden this afternoon, but a senior doctor has claimed that watching football can be good for mental wellbeing. The NHS director has said that for older people in particular there are clear benefits […]

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NHS mental health job coaches help thousands of people into work

The NHS is set to roll out mental health employment specialists across the country, as a new analysis of services shows that 2,300 patients have been helped into work in the last year. As part of patients’ care and support package, employment specialists in NHS Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services, offer advice about finding […]

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NHS England announces areas to receive new funding to improve employment support for people with severe mental illness

As outlined in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, NHS England has committed to doubling access to Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services nationally by 2020/21, enabling approximately 20,000 people who experience a severe mental illness (SMI) to find and retain employment. Rates […]

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