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Mental health tests for children entering care delayed – Marilyn Stowe Blog

The Department for Education has announced that its plans to assess the mental health of children entering the care system have been postponed.

Source: Mental health tests for children entering care delayed – Marilyn Stowe Blog

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Rethink Mental Illness – Factsheet : Suicidal Thoughts – How To Support Someone

https://www.rethink.org/media/2743854/suicidal-thoughts-how-to-support-someone-factsheet-1.pdf

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Celebrities flock to provide new Red Wedge for Corbyn

Source: Celebrities flock to provide new Red Wedge for Corbyn

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3 May 2017: Black Feminism Series 2017

Source: 3 May 2017: Black Feminism Series 2017

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Wipe the smile off her face – and get YOUR future back

Source: Wipe the smile off her face – and get YOUR future back

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A moment that changed me: when the Doctor told me I was psychotic

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/21/moment-that-changed-me-doctor-psychotic-diagnosis?CMP=share_btn_fb

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Labour make official complaint over leaked document telling EU officials to “discriminate” against UK firms

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-eu-complaint-uk-firms-discrimination-contracts-compete-european-union-officials-brexit-a7695026.html

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New research shows victims of child sexual abuse within families face differential access to support with many failing to receive the help they need.

http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/news/new-research-shows-victims-child-sexual-abuse-within-families-face-differential-access-support

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I’m here to call out the psychiatric diagnosis of victims of sexual abuse and violence.

victimfocus

It’s time to stop the practice of diagnosing humans with psychiatric labels and allow them to naturally experience distress, trauma and shock when they are abused and violated by another human being. 

I want to share with you the moment I realised that enough was enough.

In 2012, I took over a rape centre. The centre provided free counselling and group therapy for women, men and children who had experienced recent or non-recent abuse, sexual violence or rape. I trained and line managed around 35 psychotherapists and counsellors and some months we were working with caseloads of over 150 people. We only covered one town in the Midlands so that’s a very high caseload for a small organisation.

Previous to this job, I had managed crown and magistrates courts with responsibility for the VIWs (Vulnerable and Intimidated Witnesses) Programme. I had always worked with people who had experienced trauma from…

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One in four young women in UK report mental health issues, study shows.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/14/one-in-four-young-women-in-uk-report-mental-health-issues-study-shows?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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