Mental Health

A petition for making suicide prevention a compulsory part of the school curriculum has reached over 100,000 signatures in the UK – with 531 from Middlesbrough.  In 2021, Samaritans recorded 5,219 suicides in the UK, with 74% of them being men. According to Samaritans statistics, males are 2.9 times more likely to die by suicide […]

Sunderland Branch Liaison Council have launched a new mental campaign – aiming to “fill the gap” in women’s mental health support.  The group announced the new campaign on Twitter, whilst they also said they would be working with Washington Mind and the Beacon of Light on the campaign.  They said on Twitter: “Happy to share […]

The Bank of England had raised rates even further from 2.25% to 3%, bringing it to the highest level since November 2008 marking also the highest single increase since 1989. These high interest rates could have a great impact on the cost of living, affecting those with mortgages, credit card debt and loans, drastically changing […]

A University of Sunderland expert has called for tougher policies from tech giants to increase online safety.  Dr Derek Watson’s call comes as pressure mounts for an Online Safety Bill which is currently making its way through the House of Commons after the tragic death of London teenager Molly Russell.  Molly’s death sent shock waves […]

A mother’s journey from war in Ukraine back to the safety of the U.K. that is fraught with danger and problems obtaining a visa. After fleeing Putin’s murderous war machine, the next fight was securing a U.K. visa for her sister-in-law and two children. This after Lena had made the more than 2,000 mile journey […]

Children’s movies and television shows are recognising and exploring mental health themes, more than they used to. Spark Entertainment investigates what impact this may have on the young viewers, and how it can affect their own development and behaviours. When the Disney movie Inside Out was released in 2015, it was met with critical acclaim. […]


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