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Still Moving: Eating Disorders And Movement For Mental Health

MQ Mental Health

Content warning: This blog references eating disorders and suicide For Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, the theme is 'Movement for Mental Health'. For those with eating disorders, movement or exercise holds some challenges. The charity BEAT Eating Disorders estimate 1.25

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BASW chief Ruth Allen on the state of mental health social work

Community Care

But before that, her focus was squarely on mental health social work. Having practised in mental health settings after qualifying in the 1980s, she went on to become director of social work in two NHS Trusts. How has mental health social work evolved over recent years? What is its legacy?

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Mental Health Act reform ditched, King’s Speech confirms

Community Care

There will be no reform of the Mental Health Act 1983 before the next election, the government has confirmed. Extended the right to an independent mental health advocate to informal (ie non-detained) patients.

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Mental Health Statistics to Know During Pride Month 2023

My Brains Not Broken

For the past few years, I’ve researched data and statistics surrounding mental health in the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month. I think it’s important to understand what mental health challenges exist for unique communities and groups of people, and these statistics help paint that picture. Here are a few examples.

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Proposed Mental Health Act overhaul included in Queen’s Speech

Community Care

Proposals to overhaul the Mental Health Act 1983 will be considered by Parliament over the next year, the government announced today in the Queen’s Speech. They would have to have a co-occurring mental health condition. Mental health services are under severe strain from huge demand and limited resources.”

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

My Brains Not Broken

The month of May means one thing on My Brain’s Not Broken – it’s Mental Health Awareness Month! This is a time every year (held each May in the United States) where time and space is reserved to raise awareness for mental health. Together For Mental Health. Back to Basics. BreakTheStigma.

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How Do You Talk About Mental Health?

My Brains Not Broken

During Mental Health Awareness Month , there is a lot of attention focused on knowing what mental health challenges look like. But there are so many things to be aware of when it comes to mental health that not everyone might know.