ORCHA partners with mental health charity to protect young people

ORCHA partners with mental health charity to protect young people

ORCHA partners with mental health charity to protect young people. Young people at risk of suicide now have access to clinically-proven digital tools thanks to a new partnership between health app evaluation organisation ORCHA and charity Papyrus. ORCHA has provided the mental health charity with a microsite to allow young people to manage their own[…]

Healthcare lacks ‘knowledge base’ that tech could bridge The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Healthcare lacks ‘knowledge base’ that tech could bridge

Healthcare lacks ‘knowledge base’ that tech could bridge. Healthcare is lacking a “knowledge base” that technology could provide to enable better care, a chief clinical information officer (CCIO) has said. Great Ormond Street Hospital CCIO, Shankar Sridharan, said businesses were already ahead in collecting data to provide better customer service, and healthcare needed to do[…]

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‘Technology is an extra pair of hands for new mums’: Helpful apps and tools for new parents

‘Technology is an extra pair of hands for new mums’: Helpful apps and tools for new parents. ‘They say that nothing can prepare a new parent for when their baby comes home, but in this day and age, we can do our utmost to be as prepared as we can be’. With my 11-month-old son[…]

Theresa May’s ‘legacy’ on child mental health is one of under funding and neglect.-MTG UK

Theresa May’s ‘legacy’ on child mental health is one of under funding and neglect

Theresa May’s ‘legacy’ on child mental health is one of under funding and neglect. Masuma Rahim is a clinical psychologist  Photograph: FatCamera/Getty Images Theresa May is approaching her final weeks in office and, unsurprisingly, she is looking to distract us from the Brexit-shaped mess that she has created in favour of leaving a rather more[…]

Hyponatraemia whistleblower and health service 'failed' - MTG UK

Hyponatraemia whistle blower and health service ‘failed’

Hyponatraemia whistle blower and health service failed. BBC News NI Health Correspondent An investigation into how a whistle blower’s hyponatraemia concerns were handled by officials has found the wrong conclusions were reached. The concerns were on the adequacy of searches in 2004 on Western Health Board premises for documents relating to the hyponatraemia inquiry. The[…]

Youth violence should be seen as a health issue’

‘Youth violence should be seen as a health issue’

‘Youth violence should be seen as a health issue’. Photograph: Martin Godwin/The Guardian When John Poyton was working as a youth counsellor in south London, a young man turned up to his appointment wearing a thick, hooded top on a hot day. “I asked him why he still had his hoodie on and he told[…]

More than 100,000 children denied mental health treatment each year, figures suggest - Independent - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

More than 100,000 children denied mental health treatment each year, figures suggest

More than 100,000 children denied mental health treatment each year, figures suggest. Tens of thousands of 10-17 year olds seeking help turned away from NHS trusts because problems not deemed ‘serious’ enough, warns Children’s Society A report by the Children’s Society finds that 60 per cent of children referred to mental health services in 2017 were not treated[…]

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Spotting mental health issues in school children

Spotting mental health issues in school children. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA The news that Theresa May is focusing on mental health training for teachers (Report, 17 June) left me speechless. As I read on in the paper about the failure of NHS care for children with autism, the closure of Sure Start centers, and the government’s weak[…]