Mental Health News

One in three ‘sick notes’ for mental health, says NHS

Nearly a third of fit notes issued by GPs are for psychiatric problems, says an NHS report. This makes them the most common reason for people to take time off work, ahead of musculoskeletal diseases. There was a 14% rise in notes relating to anxiety and stress between 2015-16 and 2016-17. The Royal College of…

How To Open Up About Mental Health?

Revealed: the mental health patients leaving hospital in Cornwall without a follow-up. Figures from mental health charity, Mind, show it was 12 in the Duchy between 2015 and 2016. The charity warns it can be the difference between life and death. Spokesman Jeff Hayes said: “When they are discharged from hospital, it’s really important that…

Mental Health Drop-Ins Could Come to M&S Cafes in Cornwall

Mental health drop-in centres could be opening up in M&S cafes to help soothe stressed shoppers as part of a project led by UK-based American comedian Ruby Wax. The Frazzled Cafe project is fronted by the comedian and mental health campaigner and could see fortnightly sessions hosted by trained volunteers in restaurants which have closed…

Electric Shock Therapy Still Used On Mental Health Patients in Cornwall

Electric shocks continue to be used in Cornwall to treat adult mental health patients, it has been revealed. Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed it uses electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) as a way to treat severe depression, mania or catatonia… Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said its ECT department offered the highest standards of care…