Exciting Vacancy Opportunity...

Posted on 24th July 2019 by Lisa Yates

Ever fancied working in Australia?

Well fear not - Alfred Health has 2 fantastic opportunities available with the 2 x posts below:

One is for a lead clinical for mental and addiction health, and a senior clinical for community mental health.

Links are:

Please don't wait too long though as the closing dates are very soon.....

Nearly one child a week was sectioned under the Mental Health Act in Coventry and Warwickshire last year

Posted on 24th June 2019 by Zac Mavin

Dr Bernadka Dubicka, chairman of the Child and Adolescent Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “Unfortunately, the rise in detentions is not surprising due to the increasing number of young people that are presenting in crisis with mental health disorders that could have been supported much earlier, were more services available.”

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Body Image Concerns Linked to Depression and Suicide

Posted on 14th May 2019 by Zac Mavin

Concerns about body image are making large numbers of people depressed and even suicidal a survey has suggested. 

The poll of 4,500 UK adults found a third had felt anxious about their bodies, with one in eight experiencing suicidal thoughts. The Mental Health Foundation, which commissioned the survey, said the issue could affect anyone at any age. The charity wants advertising and social media firms to take more care with the way bodies are portrayed. 

The issue of body image is one of the main themes of this year's Mental Health Awareness week.