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Mental Health

02nd December 2016

Safety Concerns – Changes to the Mental Health Act

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

There were a number of significant changes to the Mental Health Act that took place following amendments to the law...

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25th November 2016

Mental Health – Five Ways to Well-Being

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

How do you think about mental health? Do you view it as a question of deciding whether you have a...

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18th November 2016

Too Soon To Go Home – Staying in Hospital

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

I came across a news story last month about an older lady in Sussex who had been staying in a...

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13th November 2016

Hidden Demand – Older People’s Mental Health

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

  There’s been a lot of focus in the news and mental health policy discussions about the needs of younger people....

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07th November 2016

Guardianship – More Than Your Best Interests

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

  I ran a session recently on the use of Guardianship under the Mental Health Act, as part of a university...

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15th October 2016

Staying Alert to Risky Behaviours

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

Christopher Brennan died in Bethlem Hospital in August 2014. He was just 15 years old. Christopher had become involved with...

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02nd October 2016

A Safe Admission – Belle’s Story & Mental Health on TV

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

TV soap operas are certainly doing their bit to promote awareness about mental health issues. Sometimes they may get some...

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20th September 2016

Artistic Expression – Promoting Good Mental Health

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

I’ve just been reading an article in my local newspaper about an arts project working with people with mental health...

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15th September 2016

Making Plans

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

The Quality Compliance Systems toolkit contains a whole range of policies covering all aspects of support and care. How can...

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05th September 2016

What Have You Heard About Schizophrenia?

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

I once ran a training exercise as part of the City and Guilds Certificate of Mental Health course, in which...

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