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Autumn 2013 Health & Wellbeing Newsletter

Up to date news, stories and articles on Health & Wellbeing - Autumn 2013
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The Facts on Childhood Depression

This article examines in detail some of the recent newspaper headlines about “worrying rise in the number of children with depression,” and reveals the true state of childhood depression in this country
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Time to Change: Talking Books

Aimed at young people but also for adults, this website has a 'library' of talking books using short films on different mental health topics by real people from Leeds talking about their personal experiences.
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Commute a long way in the car? Fed up every day? Read this and get on your bike.

Guardian article linking mental health to commuting distance, car use and city design.
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New online app to help young people more able to speak to their GP about their mental health

Doc Ready is a digital app aimed at ensuring young people confidently take control of what happens when they meet with their doctor and to help them get the most out of their visit.
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New Counselling Service for Women

The Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service (WCTS) has been successful in getting funding to increase the provision of long term (up to two years) counselling and therapy to Leeds women.
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BBC News article about introducing mental health screening in schools

In an article for the British Medical Journal, Simon Nicholas Williams argues that screening pupils at that age would mean problems could be diagnosed and treated earlier
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Targeted Mental Health in Schools Project (TaMHS) expands into a further 13 clusters

The Targeted Mental Health in Schools Project (TaMHS) is pleased to announce it is expanding into the remaining clusters (geographically located groups of schools working together) of the city to provide jointly commissioned, early intervention, short term s...
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New self-harm projects at The Market Place

Two new groups Right 2B Safe Young Women and Right 2B Safe Young Men are being run at the city centre drop in The Market Place to support young people who self-harm, are involved in high risk activities and/or have a current safeguarding issue.
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Does racial discrimination affect the mental health of children and young people?

A blog from The Mental Elf which aims to "Keep you up to date with reliable mental health research, policy & guidance"
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