Monthly Archives: January 2013

Leicestershire police officers get mental health training

Front-line police officers in Leicestershire are being trained to deal with emergency mental health care in the hope it will save lives.   Chief Constable Simon Cole said: “Often we can save lives just by the way a police officer … Continue reading

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C.Q.C. Mental Health Act Annual Report 2011/12

Mental health services must do more to ensure that the care they provide to patients in hospitals is based on individual needs.   Our Mental Health Act Annual Report, published today, reveals that 15 per cent of people receiving care … Continue reading

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Draft Regulations – Pensions

THE DRAFT REGULATIONS       The draft regulations confirm that those who have less than two years service when they leave in future will be entitled to a refund of contributions, instead of benefits based on a short period … Continue reading

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Oh my…I have an interview!!!

As you are introduced to the interviewers, shake their hand firmly, look them in the eyes, and say that you are pleased to meet them. These first few seconds are so important in creating a favourable impression. Remember: you don’t … Continue reading

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Social Services and Wellbeing Bill.

More people who look after disabled, sick or frail relatives will have their needs assessed under a law proposed by the Welsh government.Local councils will have a duty to assess the needs of carers under the new Social Services and … Continue reading

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Suicide Rates

Suicide rates in Wales have risen 30% in two years to the highest level since 2004 and are higher than England.Figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed the rate up from 10.7 per 100,000 people in 2009 … Continue reading

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Nominate for Honour

Taken from the Guardian Newspaper “……….I’d also like to nominate the huge number of carers who help and support those with mental health problems. They may be a relative, partner or friend; they may have mental health problems themselves (don’t … Continue reading

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