Category Archives: Carers

Parents – talk to your kids about mental health.

‘More than 850,000 children in the UK are diagnosed with a mental illness.’


When I was younger, I’d have to make an excuse to leave the room whenever sex scenes came on the television. I learned to sniff out at a bedroom scene within 30 seconds and escape to make tea, or feign a yawn and head off to bed.

Mental health cash welcomed

20:27Wednesday 25 November 2015

Welcomed in Lancashire.

The Chancellor’s announcement that more money is to be pumped into mental health services has been welcomed in Lancashire.

Alan Frew, founder and managing director of Preston-headquartered home care specialist, Community Life Choices, said: “Mental health care is one of the biggest unmet needs of our time and it’s promising to see the chancellor pledge a further £600m in funding.

It’s time to break the silence surrounding male suicide

The bleak darkness suffered by so many young men

Mark Austin ITV News presenter

I spoke to a psychiatrist recently about depression in young people.

“Young women tend to cry for help,” he told me. “Young men are more likely to suddenly kill themselves”.

It was a generalisation, yes, but also a point well made. Recent figures suggest the number of young men who kill themselves continues to rise.