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Mental Health

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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.

Women's health in lockdown

Women may have more specific concerns about their health during this challenging time. It is important to help them stay motivated to protect their health and wellbeing to avoid more serious issues developing in the future.

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.

Pharmacy receiving up to 20 mental health calls a week during crisis

A pharmacist says he gets about 20 calls a week during the coronavirus pandemic from people with mental health problems.

Revealed: Covid-19’s mental health toll on pharmacists

Workload, safety fears and rising costs are taking a huge toll on community pharmacists’ mental health as they grapple with the pandemic.

Covid-19 revamp for 'Every Mind Matters'

PHE is supporting the public's mental health with a new campaign 'Now More Than Ever, Every Mind Matters'.

NHS mental health hotline open to pharmacy teams

A Covid-19 NHS mental health hotline will be open to pharmacists and their teams after successful lobbying by the RPS.

£5 million to expand mental health services

In a drive to help support the public’s mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic, PHE are to provide mental health guidance.

Promoting good oral care

Pharmacy teams are well-placed to sink their teeth into the oral health challenges described by the Oral Health Foundation in its five-year plan.

Lloyds launches mental health pilot in Manchester

Community pharmacists are piloting a new service that offers personalised support to mental illness patients.

'Fear of GPhC prevents mental health discussion'

Harpreet Chana says pharmacists are reluctant to talk openly about mental health for fear of being kicked off the register.

“Overwhelming” burnout threat facing 80% of pharmacists

Four-fifths of pharmacists are facing “overwhelming” workplace pressures, a survey of the profession indicates.

CCGs not linking mental and physical health services

Some 23 per cent of CCGs do not have integrated mental and physical health services in their area, according to Diabetes UK’s FOI request.

RPS: Govt "missed opportunity" to support pharmacists

RPS president Sandra Gidley says a mental health service for doctors and dentists is “a real missed opportunity” for pharmacists. 

RPS calls for NHS-funded mental health support for all pharmacists

The RPS calls on the government to ensure all pharmacists have access to NHS-funded mental health support services.

Suicide rates up for first time in 6 years

The number of suicides in the UK has risen for the first time since 2013, according to the Office of National Statistics.

Suicide awareness from CPPE

CPPE has launched a suicide awareness learning video to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day.

Drug misuse deaths in Wales highest ever

The highest number of drug misuse deaths ever – 208 – were registered in Wales in 2018.

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