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Time to Talk Day – 7th February 2019

January 24, 2019, by in Mental Health, Staff

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Time to Talk Day - 7th February 2019

Arguably, mental health is being talked about more than ever before. Changing an organisation’s culture doesn’t happen overnight but increasingly employers are recognising the importance of creating mentally healthy workplaces. What can we do? Time to Talk Day, which takes place on 7th February provides the opportunity to open up the conversation about mental health

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One in three say mental health deteriorates while waiting for GP appointment

October 9, 2018, by in Mental Health

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One in three say mental health deteriorates while waiting for GP appointment

Booking a GP appointment for your mental health is difficult, takes too long and risks making your mental health worse, according to research by the mental health charity Mind and independent research charity Picker. The major new survey of more than 8,000 people trying to access GP services for their mental health revealed: One in

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Two in five GPs have a mental health problem

August 31, 2018, by in Mental Health

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Two in five GPs have a mental health problem

A survey of more than 1,000 GPs has found that two in five (40 per cent) said they were experiencing a mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. The survey, carried out by Mind, found that despite the high prevalence of mental health problems among GPs, many didn’t feel

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Six in 10 Clinical Commissioning Groups missing talking therapy targets

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New data gives an insight into how Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are performing with regard to delivering talking therapies. The figures, from NHS England’s mental health ‘dashboard’*, highlight the proportion of CCGs meeting and missing their targets when it comes to increasing access to talking therapies. The latest data show that nearly 6 in 10

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GPs and practice nurses aren’t getting enough mental health training

GPs and practice nurses aren’t getting enough mental health training

New statistics from Mind highlight how little training GPs and practice nurses are being offered in mental health. Data obtained by the mental health charity shows that in England, on average, less than half (46 per cent)[i] of trainee GPs undertook a training placement in a mental health setting. Furthermore, the only mental health-related option

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Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index recognises GP practices that are proactively supporting staff mental health

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A recent poll by mental health charity Mind found almost 90 per cent of primary care staff experience workplace stress, compared with 56 per cent of the general workforce. * When primary care professionals are well and supported, they can provide the best care for their patients. Too much pressure and other demands in the

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‘Worrying’ levels of workplace stress among GPs and their primary care colleagues

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Almost nine in ten GPs, practice nurses & other primary care workers find work life stressful Two in five said workplace stress has led them to resigning or considering resigning One in ten say that workplace stress has led to suicidal thoughts One in three feel that admitting to being overly stressed would lead them

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