Mental health wards for children and young people in England are struggling to recruit the staff they need, according to a new report published by the Education Policy Institute today. We found that workforce shortages were a particular problem, with one in nine units not meeting the minimum standard for staff to patient ratios.
Dell Medical School is committed to revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy, with a particular focus on serving the most vulnerable and underserved populations. We know that mental health is critical to sustaining physical health, and so the Department of Psychiatry is leading the medical school’s efforts to integrate mental health services within all Read more
This agreement will benefit students seeking a master’s-level or above degree in healthcare after receiving their bachelor’s degree from Austin College. Students may choose from disciplines ranging from speech, language and hearing sciences, rehabilitation sciences, mental health, clinical laboratory sciences, nursing, medicine, pharmacy and public health.
Meeting deadlines and dealing with difficult situations is all part of office life yet the space in which employees get the hard work done can have a real impact on how they manage their workload.
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) said the Government’s reforms of welfare payments were to blame for the rise, as benefit cuts and sanctions “are having a toxic impact on mental health.”
A new report from the Justice Department’s internal watchdog shows how understaffed mental health services for particularly vulnerable inmates, coupled with discredited solitary confinement conditions, can ricochet on the law-abiding.
Madalyn Parker sent an email to her team at work saying she’d be out of office for a few days to focus on her mental health. The response she received from her company’s CEO has sparked a larger discussion about what is a rarely-talked topic in the workplace.
The L.A. Police Protective League is one of more than a dozen police unions nationwide — including those in New York, San Jose and Chicago — calling on the federal government to pay for crisis-intervention training, less-lethal devices and officers who team up with mental health professionals to respond to emergency calls.
Nowadays, people are a bit more aware of how mental health treatment can help alleviate emotional upheaval. In fact, many police and fire departments have taken steps to make sure first responders are maintaining their emotional wellness throughout their careers.
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Professionals in the field say they are dealing with an extreme shortage in one area of nursing. Texas Nurses Association Director of Communications, Katherine Hinson said, “The mental health area and that’s because costs are needing to be cut right now because there is so much uncertainty in healthcare.”
A typical mental health first aid course includes a focus on signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, suicide, self-harm and eating disorders. But is a two-day course enough to cover the huge age and gender differences in how mental health is perceived by children and the subjective needs and experiences of individual children, as outlined Read more
According to a new white paper by Aetna International, there’s a sharp rise in mental health issues, specifically depression and anxiety, among expatriates around the world. Between 2014 and 2016, there was an average 28 percent increase in the insurance provider’s mental health claims in Europe, Southeast Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East and Read more
In behavioral health care, truth may be all we have to bring help to those in need. I recently wrote about identity theft and fraud amongst online scammers targeting interventionists, treatment centers, and other healthcare professionals. We’ve seen how the lies perpetrated in these scenarios inflict real harm on patients and clients.
Many small business owners are already aware of the potential costs associated with workplace health and safety, but most don’t consider the risks to themselves and their employees outside of typical workplace accidents.
emotional labour – A growing real-world demand for workers with empathy and a talent for making other people feel at ease requires a serious shift in perspective. It means giving more respect, and better pay, to workers too often generically dismissed as ‘unskilled labour’. And, it means valuing skills more often found among working-class women Read more
More than ever, mental health is becoming a workplace concern – so much that this year’s World Health Organization World Health Day focused on the toll that anxiety and depression take on the global workplace. In the U.S. alone, depression annually costs in excess of $1 trillion in lost productivity. The human and emotional cost Read more
Research published today by the Mental Health Alliance includes the views of over 8000 people who use mental health services, carers and professionals working in the field. Half of those who responded did not think that people are treated with dignity and respect under the Mental Health Act.
A new study found state medical boards may treat doctors with mental health conditions differently than those with physical health conditions. The study, published in the journal Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, suggests intrusive questions about mental health conditions may deter doctors from seeking treatment.
In addition to licensed mental health professionals, we need more Black people who have a baseline understanding of mental health: more Black teachers who are trauma informed, more Pastors who can support those living with depression, and more Black activists who organize to challenge traditional mental health systems.
State medical licensing boards, which ask more questions about doctors’ mental health than physical health that could lead to impairment, may promote stigma and keep physicians from seeking help, according to a new study.
Leveraging a collective impact strategy, the six organisations acknowledged the need to engage and equip all Physician Assistants to address mental and behavioural health needs and developed a framework to create and implement programs that will enable them to do that.
Research on clubhouses around the country shows that, for a relatively small investment, members are better able to stay out of the hospital, reducing the cost burden to municipalities and states.
Colorado’s 449-bed mental health hospital in Pueblo has a staffing shortage so severe it poses an “immediate and serious threat to the health and safety” of its patients.
Healthcare professionals must understand stigma as a mental healthcare barrier in order to overcome it. While HIPAA and other privacy regulations require confidentiality regarding any type of medical care, research shows that completely anonymous screenings can be beneficial for overcoming stigma.