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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.

Services in Norfolk are coping with the increase in coronavirus cases and planning is going on ready to deal with the expected further rise, according to the director of public health.

An experienced nurse who retired from a Norfolk hospital in 2018 after a 40-year career has returned to fight the spread of coronavirus.

A charity supporting 100 vulnerable young people in Norfolk and Suffolk has launched an emergency fund.

Being separated from friends and family during the lockdown is one of the most difficult things many of us have had to face, and for elderly people whose lives often revolve around weekly social groups, church services, exercise classes or a trip to the shops, spending hours on end at home alone can feel like even more of a challenge.

It is a relief to see people obeying government guidelines and staying at home, says North Norfolk’s MP Duncan Baker.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have backed a new initiative to boost our mental health.

Care home residents can now Skype and FaceTime with their families, thanks to the gift of a Samsung galaxy tablet.

More than 130 ex-NHS staff are coming back to help the region’s mental health trust through the coronavirus crisis.

Trauma can be a daily occurrence for emergency service workers but how do they safeguard their own mental health? Ruth Lawes speak to Norfolk fire service about their experiences and the measures in place to protect staff.

Hospital cleaner Leanne Manning is in the front line of the war on coronavirus.

Two fund-raising runners from Wymondham refused to let their training go to waste after the coronavirus outbreak saw their planned half marathons postponed.

For many, the term “pen pal” may invoke nostalgic feelings of bygone days when people would look forward to receiving handwritten letters.

Campaigners have warned against a “suspension of safeguards” to mental health detention laws, as requirements are set to be relaxed to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

A Norwich climbing centre has announced it will be temporarily closing due to coronavirus.

We know little about how the next few months will unfold.

The ever-worsening coronavirus pandemic has left us all battling uncertainty and worry. But what steps can you take to protect your mental health during the outbreak? Here’s some advice...

A online tool developed by a Norfolk tech firm could soon be used in the fight against coronavirus.

I have been writing about problems at our mental health service for this newspaper since 2012.

’Partnership’ will be key to making a vision for an urgent treatment centre (UTC) at Cromer and District Hospital a reality, a government minister has told parliament.

A “sudden decline” in GPs combined with ever-growing demand has led to “the hardest time in general practice”, a leading Suffolk doctor has said.

A shortage of GPs in Suffolk is being made worse by controversial changes to NHS pensions which penalise the county’s best doctors, an MP has claimed.

A personal trainer and fitness blogger has said she plans to share what she has learnt about the importance of making mental health a priority at an event focusing on the topic.

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