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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 region’s mental health trust has been criticised for a “shocking” lack of beds as data revealed a fresh rise in patients being sent out of the area for treatment.

Grieving families could soon have a lifeline in west Norfolk.

Norfolk has been named as one of 11 pilot areas which will play a key role in the government’s efforts to use testing and tracing to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The region’s mental health trust has been criticised for discussing in private a report into its staff culture of “bullying and lack of respect” - at a meeting meant to be open to the public.

A new mother who had twins a week before England went into lockdown has praised the support from a parenting charity while she and her husband were isolated from family.

Young people from across Norfolk are still facing long waits for mental health treatment despite improvements to services, the makers of a new documentary highlighting the issue have warned.

Government provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) was unlikely to have been enough to meet demand in Suffolk, it has been revealed.

Education chiefs say they recognise how “demanding” it will be for Norfolk schools to open to more children in the months ahead - and that headteachers will be best placed to decide when to reopen.

More than three quarters of young carers in Norfolk feel lonely and isolated, as a new campaign launches to tell them they are not alone.

The government has announced £600 million in funding to tackle the spread of coronavirus in care homes.

A photographer and hospital nursery nurse has been using her daily scheduled exercise time to document lockdown life on the doorstep.

The brother of an ambulance worker, whose death sparked a wide-reaching investigation into the 999 service, has questioned why some of the findings were not in place before three staff deaths.

An investigator has told the ambulance service to tackle sexual harassment and improve mental health support following the sudden deaths of three workers.

The coronavirus pandemic has put all areas of our health service under strain. But one Norfolk paramedic, writing anonymously, says the challenges have been met with long-needed support.

An investigation into the sudden deaths of three NHS workers will lead to a series of changes at the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST).

International Nurses Day, on Tuesday, was a time to recognise the efforts of nursing staff across our region for their part in keeping us safe and healthy.

Students at a coastal college have been spreading joy in the community throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Those missing heading out to festivals are being encouraged to join in a week-long virtual event aimed at promoting kindness and boosting people’s health and wellbeing.

Tennis courts across Norfolk could reopen this week as the government sets out a plan for easing the country out of the coronavirus lockdown.

A Michelin-starred chef has thanked NHS workers by swapping the kitchen at his impressive country-house restaurant for one at a Norfolk hospital.

A charity has warned parents living with mental health problems could relapse due to ongoing coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

A short film about mental health that was shot in Sheringham has been released online.

The region’s mental health service has apologised after sending a letter to more than 300 young people telling them they were taking them off the waiting list because of coronavirus.

Norfolk’s care homes have revealed the range of measures they are having to take to keep residents and staff alive and well in the coronavirus crisis.

A theatre professional who lost her 20-year-old son in tragic circumstances has been spreading a little lockdown cheer, by hosting online laughter therapy sessions to raise cash for the legal advice initiative set up in his memory.

The lead singer of a Norwich band reached a critical point earlier this year when she was signed off work for a month due to mental health problems.

Mental health therapists are urging anxiety suffers to seek support as referrals to the NHS Wellbeing Serivce drop by 50pc.

A new book will gather recipes which have helped people get through the coronavirus crisis.

Researchers in Norwich are launching a new study to see how coronavirus and lockdown are affecting people with bone, joint and muscle pain.

“You have just seen a news clip reporting that pandemic flu has reached the UK.

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