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Mental Health Watch

Our Mental Health Watch campaign was launched in October 2015. Its aims are to reduce the stigma around mental health issues, raise awareness as well as campaign for improved services in Norfolk and Suffolk, where the trust is in special measures.

It was meant to be a enjoyable night out - but it ended with a near-death experience that would haunt a Norwich man for months to come.

A health body serving residents of the east coast area has been placed out of special measures.

Norfolk chef, charity fund-raiser and Norfolk Day ambassador Charlie Hodson speaks candidly about his battle with mental ill health and why he’s having to step down from his public roles.

City College Norwich students have crafted a quilt made up of 102 individual messages of hope as part of an interactive exhibition on mental health.

Money could be shifted between health and social care organisations in Norfolk and Waveney under a new structure which aims to integrate different groups more effectively.

After former BBC health correspondent Clare Smith and her teenage daughter Ally were diagnosed with autism on the same day, they vowed to battle to raise awareness and improve the lives of others living with the condition. KAREN BETHELL spoke to them about their efforts...

Communities such as Norfolk and Waveney which are worst affected by suicide are being given funding to develop suicide prevention and reduction schemes.

The region’s mental health trust has hit back at claims from campaigners that plans are afoot to split into two organisations.

Patients, carers, relatives, supporters and partners are being invited to find out more about the challenges of engaging men in mental healthcare during a special event exploring what it means to be a man in 2018.

A plea for men living with mental health issues to ‘talk and open your heart’ was made at a new drop-in session held in north Norfolk.

People who suffer from stress and anxiety are being urged to follow the example of a Norwich woman who has found that cycling has changed her life.

A review by regulators of a group which ran a children’s mental health hospital in Norfolk has found a number of concerns.

A specialist team from the region’s mental health trust which helps people at hospital is now able to offer faster help to more patients after the service more than doubled in size.

The region’s mental health trust launched a campaign to recruit staff to run a new service providing vital support for mothers with severe mental health conditions.

A mental health project being piloted in Norwich is making great strides in improving people’s wellbeing through running.

Show-goers and businesses will be tackling mental health and wellbeing at this summer’s Royal Norfolk Show.

A campaign to challenge stigma against mental health has celebrated its second anniversary with an international day of communication, with the main event in Norwich.

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, from May 14 to 20, is focussing on stress and how we cope with it. We get some advice from local experts.

Norwich has one of the highest heroin death rates of any city in England. Two former addicts talk about their years of addiction in the city and how they came out the other side.

Norwich has one of the highest heroin death rates of any city in England. What impact is it having and what is behind the rise?

For brothers, Andy and Rob Mack, Nurses’ Day will be a family affair.

Francesca Hankins joined Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) in 1998 as a part-time medical secretary and now, having trained as a nurse, is deputy locality manager in West Norfolk.

More than 280 patients under the care of the region’s mental health trust were reported missing to police last year, it can be revealed.

The region’s mental health trust has been found to be among the country’s best for caring for mothers and their babies.

It is an organisation which is ever-changing and one the British public hold close to their hearts. And as the NHS looks set for another unpredictable few years, health correspondent Geraldine Scott explores the various non-NHS organisations which make up Norfolk and Waveney’s heath service.

An NHS director has left the region’s mental health trust to become interim chief executive at Norfolk’s community health organisation.

The region’s mental health trust has insisted it repeatedly reported murderer Alex Palmer to police and other organisations before he killed dog walker Peter Wrighton.

It is an organisation which has had a troubled few years. New Norfolk and Suffolk mental health boss Antek Lejk speaks to health correspondent Geraldine Scott about turning things around and looking to the future.

The plight of mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk has been long-running and painful for many of those involved.

A new service to help pregnant women and new mums who might be suffering from mental health issues has been launched in Norfolk.

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