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Teachers left to pick up pieces from cuts to youth mental health servicess | Mary O'Hara

15th April 2014

Society: Mental health | guardian.co.uk

Schools are struggling to cope with pupils' problems as council spending on therapy and counselling dries upBergistra on staff under stressAs the headteacher of large primary school in the west of England, Joan Cunningham is accustomed to the demanding aspects of managing an intake from a mainly disadvantaged area. However, for the past couple of years, she says, one issue has escalated so dramatically that it is nearly at crisis point. "There is so much more pressure on schools and teachers to deal with children's mental health and behavioural problems," she says. "We provide as much support as we can ...

GP out-of-hours care 'diabolical'

15th April 2014

BBC News - Health

GP out-of-hours health care in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan is "diabolical" with people waiting too long to be seen and assessed, a patient watchdog says.

VIDEO: Inside the 'celeb' rehab centre

15th April 2014

BBC News - Health

The Priory Hospital wants to shake off its 'quick fix' image

VIDEO: Sensors to prevent pain for amputees

15th April 2014

BBC News - Health

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed three-directional pressure sensors which they say could prevent dangerous sores for thousands of patients

Routine operations: Is a crisis brewing?

15th April 2014

BBC News - Health

Concern over rise in waits for hospital operations

Bombing couple still Boston strong

15th April 2014

BBC News - Health

Boston marathon bombing survivors cope with aftermath

Sensors to prevent pain for amputees

15th April 2014

BBC News - Health

Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.

Cancer girl inspires Radiohead star

14th April 2014

BBC News - Health

Radiohead star Colin Greenwood will take part in a charity triathlon at Blenheim Palace after being inspired by a cancer sufferer.

GP hours scheme 'to benefit 7m'

14th April 2014

BBC News - Health

The government says new opening hours for GP surgeries in England will benefit seven million patients, far more than originally planned.

MPs urge shift in complaint culture

14th April 2014

BBC News - Health

Public services still need to learn lessons from the Stafford Hospital scandal on how to handle complaints, says a committee of MPs.