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Mental Health

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Cracking patients' skin conditions

While the healthcare system’s focus is on tackling the coronavirus pandemic, patients must continue to deal with long-term medical conditions such as chronic skin disorders.

People in contact with secondary mental health on rise

Over 2.8 million people were recorded as being “in contact” with secondary mental health services in 2019-20.

Six in 10 struggling to stay positive in third lockdown

Many in the UK are struggling to maintain a positive mental outlook during the current lockdown, a recent Ipsos MORI poll reveals.

How has Covid affected mental health prescribing?

The Covid-19 pandemic seems to have changed psychopharmaceutical prescribing patterns in England, at least in the short-term.

Asthma significantly impacts mental wellbeing, report finds

Nearly half of adults with asthma also diagnosed with a psychological condition, according to a new survey.
 

Opinion: How do we solve pharmacy's mental health crisis?

Pharmacy is undergoing a mental health crisis and one way to sort it out is to tackle the issue of funding, says PM deputy editor Arthur Walsh.

Mental health inequality mirrors economic gaps

The final report of the Commission for Equality in Mental Health has found that mental health inequalities mirror wider economic and social inequalities. 

90% of pharmacists are at high risk of burnout

Seventy-two per cent of pharmacists say their work is having a negative impact on their mental health while nine-tenths are at high risk of burnout.

Self Care Week addresses wellbeing in lockdown

This year's Self Care Week is promoting the importance of looking after wellbeing during the second lockdown. 

Opinion: Expect a ‘tsunami’ of mental health problems with Covid-19

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s recent report on the role of pharmacy in mental health and wellbeing has been criticised for not going far enough in providing practical support for pharmacists, says Jeremy Holmes

Pharmacy teams to benefit from extra £15m mental health funding

Pharmacists and support staff in England are set to benefit from extra £15 million in mental health funding.

Rise in the number of children likely to have mental health problems

The number of children who are likely to have experienced a mental disorder in the last three years has risen.

Marked rise in mental health prescribing

The number of people receiving psychopharmaceuticals in England increased between 2015/16 and 2019/20.

Dermatology patients 'need better psychological support'

Almost all skin disease patients report an impact on mental wellbeing but support is lacking, a study finds. 

Bipolar disorder tablets to be discontinued

Priadel 200mg and 400mg modified release tablets are to be discontinued, with all remaining supplies expected to run out by April of next year. 

Depression rates almost double during Covid crisis

Adults are twice as likely to have suffered from depressive symptoms during the Covid-19 pandemic than they were before.

NHS to train community pharmacists in mental health drive

The Government has announced plans to train and recruit 50 community-based mental health pharmacists in England as part of the new NHS People Plan.

Half a million cancer sufferers 'too scared to leave the house'

Half a million people with cancer in the UK have been too scared to leave the house since lockdown started on 23 March, a survey shows.

Pharmacists 'should be given training in suicide prevention'

A pharmacist and academic has called for pharmacists to be given formal training on suicide prevention.  

Pharmacy teams get free access to Covid-19 mental health training

Pharmacy teams are among those who can access Public Health England’s new psychological first aid (PFA) training course.

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