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Samaritans released a report ahead of Wednesday’s Budget linking inequality with a higher risk of suicide calling on the government, businesses, industry and sector leaders to be aware of the risks of suicide and to direct support to those with unstable employment, insecure housing, low income or in areas of socioeconomic deprivation. The report, Dying from Inequality, is far-reaching and highlights clear areas of risk to communities and individuals, including the closure and downsizing of businesses, those in manual, low-skilled employment, those facing unmanageable debt and those with poor housing conditions. Suicide is an inequality issue that we have known about for […]
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The government says it wants to ‘save lives’, and it’s possible in psychiatry if you want to. It’s primarily about common sense and treating people decently. For years there has been an abundance of good practice guidance, advice by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicides and Homicides (NCISH)  and national suicide prevention strategies. Why then has the number of suicides by mental health patients in the UK not been falling in recent years, but rising, from 1,453 in 2006 to 1,876 in 2013?  Why has yet another inquiry on suicide prevention just been launched, this time by the Health Select Committee? 1. […]
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Social Work Action Network Conference Durham April 2014 This was an informative, important but very disturbing weekend dominated by reports of crisis. A main feature of the conference was the launch of the Charter for Mental Health.  It is not a finalised document, just a starting point for debate, so please read it and make your comments. Some local discussion meetings, in London, Liverpool and Bristol among others, have been organised. Peter Beresford (Brunel, University of London) will also bring the Charter to the INTAR Conference in Liverpool 25 – 27 June.  Peter commented that the crises in mental health […]
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