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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.

More than 70 schools and colleges in Norfolk currently have confirmed coronavirus cases - and 1,500 pupils and staff have had to self-isolate since term started, it has been revealed.

A senior GP has described continuing national failures to protect patients with anorexia at the inquest into the death of a university student.

Eating disorder patients are still facing gaps in support in the east, nearly eight years on from the death of a teenager with anorexia nervosa, an inquest heard.

A private eating disorder service has launched to boost choice to those living with eating disorders.

With local lockdowns being reintroduced in parts of the north of England and coronavirus cases swiftly rising ahead of an anticipated second peak, people from all walks of life are bracing to endure more potential restrictions in the coming weeks and months.

Nationwide lockdown? Circuit breaker? Or strive for herd immunity?

Three quarters of all coronavirus cases in Norfolk’s urban areas are in its most deprived neighbourhoods, an investigation can reveal. 

Around 10pc of adults in Norfolk and Waveney suffer with depression every year - and now health bosses are looking to increase awareness around the signs of poor mental health.

“Choose kindness”. That is the powerful message of a Norwich teenager and the mother of Caroline Flack in a video released ahead of World Mental Health Day.

Football supporters can share their one piece of advice as part of an campaign to support World Mental Health Day.

The region’s mental health trust has pledged not to allow “frail and older” patients to be sent out of the county for care following the death of an 81-year-old woman at the side of the M11 last year.

A doctor who treated an anorexic teenager after she collapsed at university told a coroner there would have been no mental health support available from her admission on a Friday evening until Monday morning.

Reducing distress in dementia patients and ensuring care home staff have access to support has formed a new £1.2m online training platform accessible to all of Norfolk’s care homes.

A group of 30 children at a north Suffolk primary are being kept off school for 14 days after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

Restrictions on music, singing and dancing have been brought in as part of a raft of new measures by the government to try and slow down the spread of coronavirus.

The mother of a “beautiful and intelligent” teenager with anorexia, who penned a diary about her rapid weight loss while at university, has told an inquest her “tremendously courageous” daughter’s death could have been prevented.

Two NHS managers at the region’s mental health trust were paid six figures to leave their jobs while it remained in special measures, it can be revealed.

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