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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.

As concerned relatives continue to agonise over future care for loved ones, this newspaper is backing a campaign to save vital health services.

Distribution of an opioid overdose antidote credited with saving lives has increased tenfold in Suffolk.

A series of podcasts is aiming to take help to those with mental ill health who are searching online for solutions.

The chief executive of Suffolk and Norfolk’s failing mental health trust is moving on, it has been announced.

Concerns have been raised over where mental health nurses to be placed in doctors’ surgeries are going to come from amid a shortage in the profession.

Patients and carers are being invited to help shape the future of mental health care delivered by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

Student Nick Sadler revealed suicidal thoughts the day before he went missing last month. His university’s mental health support is now coming under the spotlight after three recent deaths.

A Norwich woman in her 30s who left university to care for her doctor father when he developed a genetic form of Alzheimer’s has spoken candidly of the life-changing moment medics told her she too will develop dementia within the next 10 years.

A mental health campaign group have launched a new charity to support people in north Norfolk after a number of suicides among young men in Cromer.

A mum who was “the life and soul of the party” was discharged by the mental health service less than a month before she took a lethal overdose.

Norfolk and Waveney’s NHS has been snubbed in every single bid for big ticket money - bar one - made to the government over the last two years, with £417m of funding it asked for denied.

The region’s mental health trust has been selected to take part in an innovative national project designed to make it easier for inpatients to enjoy time outdoors by increasing their access to green spaces.

Free tampons and other sanitary products will be offered to every hospital patient who needs them in England, health leaders have announced.

A mum-of-three and new grandmother has called for assisted dying to be legalised after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Lauren Cope reports on the end-of-life debate.

A children’s book publisher has donated £400 worth of books to a children’s ward.

Support for people suffering mental ill health will be “beefed up” in the period following Brexit over fears of how it could impact them.

More than half of NHS staff in Norfolk are working extra hours to help prop up the health service, it can be revealed.

The word apprentice tends to conjure up images of fresh-faced youngsters.

The parents of a young woman with an eating disorder have said they are fighting the county’s embattled mental health trust to save their daughter’s life.

A suicidal ambulance trust employee was threatened with legal action and the boss handling his dismissal said he wanted to “pummel” his viewpoint into him “with [his] fists”.

A crisis hub pegged to help stem the number of mental health patients sent miles away due to a lack of beds has been delayed by a year in part due to debates over the building it will be in.

A £500,000 review has revealed efforts to stem demand in Norfolk’s NHS has been “fire-fighting”, improvements were “starting from behind” and a lack of social care means patients stay in hospital eight days longer than necessary.

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