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23 October 2017

So where’s the harm in a psychotic nympho?

The image is striking. She’s a modern-day Morticia Addams, raven hair streaked with grey and wearing a revealing white cut out dress complete with ripped stockings. But a second glance reveals some unusual accessories – multiple straps and buckles and

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10 October 2017

Relationships between the local authority and CCGs are vital for best outcomes in young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Mental Health Champion Cllr Ketan Sheth – Brent Council Did you know that 2 out of 3 young people with a diagnosable mental illness in the UK do not access support? That was the shocking finding of the Future In

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14 July 2017

Putting “Thrive” into action: one borough’s plan to put mental health in the spotlight

Council budgets are in bad shape. With less money to spare, it’s hard enough to stand still on community mental health services, never mind take positive steps to improve mental wellbeing across local areas. Town halls are going to have

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8 May 2017

Social Prescribing: The Power of the Community

Dr Lisa McNally – Consultant in Public Health at Bracknell Forest Council Social isolation is a killer.  It increases mortality risk by around a third[1] as well as being consistently linked with everything from heart disease to depression and cognitive decline[2].

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14 March 2017

Cross-party champions school PM on education cuts

Cllr Ed Davie – London Borough of Lambeth Mental Health Champion Council mental health champions from the three biggest political parties have written to the prime minister asking her to reconsider huge cuts to school budgets in the poorest areas.

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"Mental Health is everybody's business" Suffolk County Council

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