Category Archives: Mental Health

Cefn Coed Hospital Swansea

Address Cockett, Sketty, Swansea  SA2 0GH The first Welsh asylum for the mentally ill was opened in Swansea at May Hill in 1815, followed in 1844 by Vernon House in Briton Ferry. The Glamorgan County Asylum in Bridgend opened twenty … Continue reading

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mental health awareness week 18-24 May 2020.

  Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme is kindness. Overall, kindness, to ourselves and others, has important benefits for our mental health and well-being, but kindness goes beyond individual action. It is important for … Continue reading

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COVID-19 SECURE UNIT GUIDANCE

Every secure hospital setting should have a simple social distancing policy in place which is compliant with public health guidance and preferably drafted with the knowledge and acceptance of the patients and preferably co produced. In secure forensic hospital settings … Continue reading

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Deaths of detained mental health patients double due to “covid 19”

Deaths of patients detained under the Mental Health Act have doubled in 2020 compared to last year  To date 122 people have died whilst under section, of these 56 patients died from either confirmed or suspected covid-19 The CQC has … Continue reading

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Earth Day April 22nd 2020

pic c/o THE GUARDIAN Earth Day was a unified response to an environment in crisis — oil spills, smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at … Continue reading

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Mindfulness

Buddhist meditation has encouraged the practice of mindfulness for more than 2000 years. However, its mental and physical health benefits were not clinically tested and proven until the 1990’s. The medical benefits of meditation attracted the interest of American biologist … Continue reading

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A non-executive director (NED) in the NHS

Essentially the non-executive director’s (NED) role is to provide a creative contribution to the board by providing independent oversight and constructive challenge to the executive directors. The 1992 Cadbury Report initiated a debate about the main functions and responsibilities of … Continue reading

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