Monthly Archives: July 2013

Recession 'worst for mentally ill'

Across Europe, people with mental health problems have been disproportionately affected

 

Unemployment is hitting the mentally ill twice as hard as it is the general population, a study has found.

Across Europe, people with mental health problems have been disproportionately affected by the recession, said researchers.

Our thrilling day out thanks to Health Lottery

HUNDREDS of Health Lottery heroes were given a special day out in the sun yesterday to enjoy Britain’s newest rollercoaster experience – the aptly named Hero ride.

Shania-Jordan-and-Keiron-Peverley-meet-Chris-Eubank-yesterday Shania, Jordan and Keiron Peverley meet Chris Eubank yesterday

 

Parents with disabled children, young carers of sick mothers and fathers and charity workers were among the 500 special guests.

They were invited by the Health Lottery and Flamingo Land theme park in North Yorkshire for a day out to reward their superhuman efforts.

The delighted guests were among the first people to try out the £8million white-knuckle ride officially unveiled by Health Lottery ambassadors Donna Air and former boxer Chris Eubank.

Dementia services in Norfolk boosted by £750,000 of government funding

Dementia care in Norfolk has been boosted by £750,000 of government funding, it was announced yesterday.

Barry Dennis at Wells Community Hospital. Picture: Ian Burt Barry Dennis at Wells Community Hospital. Picture: Ian Burt

Friday, July 26, 2013
9:00 AM

ADAM LAZZARI reports…

Tens of thousands of people in Norfolk will have suffered the heartache of watching a loved one suffering from dementia.

It is estimated, nationally, one in three people over 65 will develop dementia and in Norfolk, where there are more 63-year-olds in the county than any other age, it is a growing concern.

So, news that £750,000 of Department of Health money has been awarded to four Norfolk dementia projects will be widely welcomed.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation was awarded £249,000 to make its dementia care unit at Hammerton Court in Norwich even more dementia-friendly.

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