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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Announces Strengthened Suicide Prevention Strategy

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More mental health professionals will be posted in accident and emergency departments as part of new Government plans to reduce deaths through suicide. A £247 million investment in mental health liaison services will see trained psychiatrists and counsellors made available …

How the £25 million learning disability housing fund will help my family

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Today the Department of Health announced the 52 successful bidders for a £25m housing and technology fund to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. Gloucestershire council successfully bid for £1.8m to be used for three projects. Karen, parent carer representative …

New co-chairs announced for expert working group on the mental health of looked-after children

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Alison O’Sullivan and Professor Peter Fonagy have been appointed as the new co-chairs of the Expert Working Group for Looked-After Children. Alison O’Sullivan is the former president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) and Professor Peter Fonagy …