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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.

The family of a former Liverpool footballer have called for an inquiry after he died in a Norfolk mental health hospital.

A finance professional with more than 20 years’ experience in both the public and private sector has been appointed as Interim Director of Finance with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

More patients will be prescribed walking classes, soup socials and debt advice by GPs rather than medication under a radical plan to transform the NHS in Norfolk and Waveney.

The region’s mental health trust has once again been branded as failing as inspectors found serious issues first raised three years ago had not been fixed.

Pressure is mounting on the executive directors of the region’s mental health trust to step aside.

The new chief executive of the region’s failing mental health trust has said things need to go back to basics to fix problems highlighted by inspectors.

The region’s mental health trust has once again been branded as failing as inspectors found serious issues first raised three years ago had not been fixed.

A mental health peer support worker who has battled depression and anxiety for more than three decades has written an inspirational message of hope.

Musicians, dancers, face painters and much-loved mascots will descend on Great Yarmouth this weekend to help mark World Mental Health Day.

“You get stick off everyone” - that was the message from a man who sought help from the YMCA, as the charity backed a new mental health campaign.

The chairman of the region’s mental health trust warned of “considerable challenges” ahead at the service’s annual general meeting.

More ambulances could be hitting our roads as part of a 999 overhaul designed to reach rural patients more quickly.

Research by East Anglian-based eating disorders charity Beat has found that one in three sufferers experience stigma and discrimination at work. On World Mental Health Day the charity is calling for more understanding. Sheena Grant reports.

A running project which aims to reduce isolation and social exclusion will be launched in Norwich by a double Olympian.

This newspaper has become one of the first media outlets to sign up to a new charter ensuring the responsible reporting of mental health.

Service users, carers and members of the public are invited to attend an annual event organised by staff at the region’s mental health trust to celebrate World Mental Health Day.

A Norfolk hospital has six months to save itself from closure after inspectors found a shocking list of failings that were putting mentally-ill patients at risk.

As the region’s mental health trust looks set for turbulent times ahead, with the retirement of its chief executive and pending inspection report, health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at what has changed since this newspaper started its campaign for better mental health services two years ago.

More than 27 years of a charity’s mental health services in Norfolk are to come to an end.

Social isolation can be as harmful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and with 21,000 people in Norfolk over the age of 65 lonely all or most of the time, efforts are today being made to combat the problem.

A management consultant with a wealth of NHS and both public and private sector experience has joined the region’s mental health trust’s board as a non-executive director.

Mental health campaigners have called on the region’s mental health trust to put patients first, as its chief executive announced his retirement.

The boss of the region’s beleaguered mental health trust is retiring with immediate effect.

More flesh has been put on the bones of the plan to overhaul the region’s healthcare services.

Carers of people with mental health problems will have a chance to find out about local support services, at a new series of one-to-one advice sessions being held at Sheringham Medical Practice.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is launching a new assessment service aimed at reducing the amount of unnecessary elderly admissions by enabling tests and specialist assessments to be completed quickly.

An expert in child sexual abuse has claimed Norfolk has “a lot of issues” with abuse by peers and siblings.

A total of 20 newly-qualified mental health staff have started work at the region’s mental health trust to help further improve the care which people with mental health difficulties receive.

An East Anglian health authority has admitted it failed to perform after money problems and issues with leadership plunged it into special measures.

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