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Record number of children and young people referred to mental health services as pandemic takes its toll
Record number of children and young people referred to mental health services as pandemic takes its toll

Record numbers of children and young people are being referred to mental health services for crisis and non-crisis care, as the toll of the pandemic on the country’s mental health is revealed in new analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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22Sep by RCPsych Press Office
Pandemic impact on mental health backlog catastrophic, says Royal College of Psychiatrists
Pandemic impact on mental health backlog catastrophic, says Royal College of Psychiatrists

The unprecedented impact of the pandemic will wipe out years of hard-won progress in mental health unless there is sustained investment, warns the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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19Sep by RCPsych Press Office
The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes vaccination of 12 to 15-year-old children
The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes vaccination of 12 to 15-year-old children

Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “The pandemic and the social isolation it imposed on pupils has contributed to a sharp rise in child and adolescent mental health difficulties. Disruption to education has an enormous impact on children’s mental health and long-term outcomes, particularly for those most vulnerable.

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14Sep by RCPsych Press Office
Thousands of Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff in mental health trusts experience harassment, bullying, or abuse at work, new analysis finds
Thousands of Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff in mental health trusts experience harassment, bullying, or abuse at work, new analysis finds

Thousands of ethnic minority staff working in mental health trusts are subjected to harassment, bullying, or abuse at work from members of the public, colleagues, or their managers, new analysis of NHS data has found.

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09Sep by Jeremy Gale
Member dies after attack
Member dies after attack

The RCPsych has been saddened to learn that one of its leading members from Wales, Dr Gary Jenkins, died last week.

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20Aug by RCPsych Digital Team
Record number of children and young people waiting for eating disorder treatment, as soaring demand overwhelms services
Record number of children and young people waiting for eating disorder treatment, as soaring demand overwhelms services

The number of under-19s waiting for eating disorder treatment has reached record levels as services are struggling to provide timely treatment in the face of overwhelming demand, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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18Aug by RCPsych Press Office
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