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CQC to investigate as mental health detentions hit 10-year high

Patients in England were detained for treatment under the Mental Health Act 63,622 times last year, NHS figures show

The health and social care watchdog is to launch an investigation after government figures revealed the number of detentions for mental health treatment had risen to its highest level in at least a decade.

Dr Paul Lelliott, the deputy chief inspector of hospitals and lead for mental health at the Care Quality Commission, said the figures were concerning, particularly given a national commitment to reduce the number of mental health detentions.

“The causes of the rise in the use of the act are likely to be complex, but the increase in detentions needs to be examined carefully,” he said.

“We do not know, for example, the extent to which the rise is due to repeated detentions, it could signal a lack of support in the community for people with serious mental health problems or if people are being detained repeatedly, it could be a sign that some services are operating ‘revolving door’ admissions

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Relatives Education and Coping Toolkit….

Do you feel DISTRESSED?
  • Would you like SUPPORT and information via an online toolkit for relatives?
  • Would you like to take part in an ONLINE research study for relatives?
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What is REACT?
REACT (Relatives Education And Coping Toolkit) is online peer-supported toolkit for relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder.   The aim of this study is to test the effectiveness of REACT for reducing relatives’ distress and explore the costs involved in delivering this intervention.
Is this research for you?
Participants must be aged 16 years old or over, have access to the internet, and be able to understand written and verbal English. 
Who are we?
We are a team of researchers from Lancaster University, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool University and University College London. This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (ref 14/49/34).

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We can help you get into work, training or volunteering within a short period of time
You will receive 1-2-1 mentoring and support with interview techniques, CV preparation, budgeting, benefit calculations and confidence building

Outreach East is designed to help those who are:

  • Long term unemployed: Over 6 months (if aged 19-24). Over 12 months (if aged 25+)
  • Disabled People including people with lived experience of mental health problems
  • Living in Waltham Forest, Newham or Redbridge
  • Not on the Work Programme - or any other mainstream programme
  • The project may also help those who are economically inactive, women who are facing barriers to work, lone parents or older people (50+)
For more details please contact Rosemary Braithwaite, Project Co-ordinator on: 07735 473 371 or 020 8519 5234

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Every Tuesday and Saturday from 2pm to 3pm

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Thousands of people have rediscovered the joys of playing football again thanks to a slowed-down version of the game.

Walking football aims to inspire people back into exercise as it’s played at a more leisurely pace and is kinder to the knees! It is also perfect for people who are recovering from a long term injury and want to continue to enjoy playing football.

The rules are much the same as its speedier cousin, however there are some differences. The squads are smaller (between 5 and 7-a-side), free kicks are indirect, kick-ins replace throws, there is no offside, the ball must be kept below head height and, of course, anything so much as a jog is prohibited.

It costs £2 per session for a trial period.

Sessions are run by an FA coach and are open to all abilities.

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