Tag Archives: mental health

Carers of people with a mental illness feel the stigma too, says Cambridge expert

The carers of those with mental ill health often feel that stigma – real or imagined.

David Jordan

By CambridgeNews  |  Posted: April 08, 2015

Unfortunately, despite the promise of a substantial increase in the funding for mental health over the next five years, the funding of mental health services in Cambridgeshire has been one of the lowest in the country for decades.

Benefits assessment led to woman’s suicide says watchdog

The way a woman was assessed for benefits led to her suicide less than a month later, according to a mental health watchdog.

The Mental Welfare Commission looked at the case of a woman who killed herself after an Atos assessment

The woman had a history of depression and was on significant medication, but scored zero points in a Work Capability Assessment (WCA), carried out by Atos.

Carers need support to continue after the death of a loved one, claims report

People who give up a caring role to which they have devoted much of their lives often suffer from depression

Health Correspondent

Thursday 19 February 2015

Support for carers must not stop after the person they look after passes away or moves out of the home, a new report has urged.

Carers need help not just to look after loved ones, but also to cope with the aftermath of their caregiving coming to an end, the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) said.

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