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This working group was certainly expert in young people's mental health

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Being in care is like living in a fish bowl because you have to repeat the same story over and over again to different professionals This quote is from a young person, with whom Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) …

NCAS 2017: SCIE talks assets, innovation, integration and more...

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"Sunshine might be in short supply in Bournemouth next week as delegates gather for the NCAS conference, but a few days by the seaside can be rejuvenating," says Paul Burstow, Chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, as he …

A young adult carer’s perspective 2: care, sleep, care – repeat

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Lavinia Scott (24) remembers the early days of her caring role very well – it started when she was around eight years old as her mother endured a series of mental health issues including severe depression. In this third and final blog …

NCAS 2016: A chance to share perspectives on improving mental health support for children and young people in care

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Policy session: Improving the mental health and wellbeing of looked after and adopted children, young people and care leavers Wednesday 2 November, 3.45 – 4.45pm, Charter 2 Former Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) President Alison O’Sullivan joins psychiatric …

Connect, communicate and care on World Suicide Prevention Day

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"I have met many parents who have lost a child to suicide," explains Louis Appleby, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester and Chair of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group. "They are looking for explanations, they often want to …

Our military veterans deserve consistent and reliable support

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With Armed Forces Day nearly upon us, Diane Palmer from Veterans First reflects on the support available for armed forces and military veterans. Whilst most serving personnel have successful careers in the military, for some the transition to civilian life presents new …

Military veterans and mental health – dispelling myths whilst strengthening support

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Retired Colonel, Dr Jonathan Leach is a general practitioner in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire and chair of the NHS England Armed Forces and their Families Clinical Reference Group. Dr Leach served for 25 years in the Army including 17 years overseas. His …

To prevent suicide, communities must come together

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Every suicide is a tragedy – not just for the person who loses their life, but for their friends, families and communities says Professor Kevin Fenton, Health Improvement and Population Healthcare Leader at Public Health England. And empowering communities through …