Eating disorders can be emotionally and physically depleting conditions. At least 1.25 million people in the UK suffer from these with up to 6.4% of the population showing signs of developing the conditions.
attention is given to eating disorders than has historically been the case,
meaning more work is being done to help cure those who suffer from the
there are a variety of different eating disorders, and each affects its victims
differently. This article takes a brief look at the symptoms of some of the
most common eating disorders
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A wellbeing policy is a great way for a care provider to show that they take mental health seriously. It shows commitment to staff, their patients and all that visit. It also helps keep the focus on health when implementing other procedures.
Ideally the wellbeing policy should be central to the providers business plan and available to all from the start. If however you need to review existing practices, look no further.
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According to recent statistics in the UK, a sixth of the adult population have a diagnosed mental health illness. The problem with the figures though, according to NHS Digital, is that in reality they probably don’t even scratch the surface.
Taking into account undiagnosed depression and post traumatic stress disorder, it is estimated that closer to one quarter of the population may at any given time be experiencing some kind of mental health problem.
Continue reading “Mental health and young people – does the UK care?”