Monthly Archives: November 2013

Loneliness

Loneliness is a universal human emotion, yet it is both complex and unique to each individual. Loneliness is actually a state of mind. People who are lonely very often crave human contact, but their state of mind makes it more difficult … Continue reading

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Silver Line

 Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline in the UK providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Need help? Call SILVER LINE  on: 0800 4 70 80 90

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First Signs

The first signs of mental health problems will differ from person to person and are not always easy to spot. In many cases of moderate depression or anxiety – the most common mental health problems – the person becoming distressed … Continue reading

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Place of Safety 2013

Since the implementation of the 2007 Act in November 2008 the use of hospital-based places of safety has increased by 66% (National Audit). The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) 2013 found that an estimated 8,667 orders were made where the … Continue reading

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Ledbury Workhouse

For nearly 100 years the poor of Ledbury have been housed by the Ledbury Union Workhouse, built in 1836 in response to the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834.   It was designed by architect George Wilkinson and it was … Continue reading

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