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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.

It’s time to care for carers

Are you a Carer?



Are you a carer? There are now seven million unpaid carers in the UK alone who look after family, a friend or a neighbour who couldn’t cope without them. One in eight of us will be a carer at some point in our lives.