Category Archives: Public Mental Health

#StatusOfMind: social media and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

By Royal Society for Public Health (19th May 2017)

The report includes a league table of social media platforms according to their impact on young people’s mental health. YouTube tops the table as the most positive with Instagram and Snapchat coming out as the most detrimental to young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

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Support after a suicide: A guide to providing local services

By Public Health England (2017)

This practical guidance helps commissioners understand why and how they can deliver support after suicide (also known as postvention support) in their local areas.

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Preventing suicide in England: Third progress report on the cross-government outcomes strategy to save lives

By Department of Health (2017)

This progress report details the activity that has taken place across England to reduce deaths by suicide in the year ending March 2016. The updates contained in this report will help to meet the recommendations of the NHS five year forward view for mental health that are relevant to suicide prevention: to reduce suicides by 10 per cent by March 2021 and for every local area to have a multi-agency suicide prevention plan in place by the end of 2017.

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Hidden in plain sight: the unmet mental health needs of older people

By Age UK (2016)

According to this report, the current availability of mental health services does not meet the increasingly high demand from an ageing population. It also found that over a third of mental health trusts in England have no policies for providing integrated care for people over 65 with both mental and physical health needs.

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Best start in life: promoting good emotional wellbeing and mental health for children and young people

By Local Government Association (2016)

Tackling mental illness in children should begin before they are born, at a time when expectant mothers can suffer mental health problems, this report suggests. It says that early interactions and experiences directly affect how a child’s brain develops and concludes it is vital that intervention is made at this critical stage to reduce the chances of mental illness developing in children.

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Mental health integration past, present and future: a report of national survey into mental health integration in England

By NHS Health Education North West (2016)

This report examines the impact of change on the integration of health and social care in mental health services. This was done through the use of a comprehensive survey of a range of professionals, and interviews with local and national leaders across England involved in both mental health provision and social care along with a review of published literature.

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Debt and health: a briefing

By The Picker Institute (2015)

This briefing focuses on the relationship between debt and health including the health related consequences of debt, the impact it can have on individual mental health and recommendations for implication prevention.

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