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Industrial Strategy: Fit for the future?

  • Daniel Rankine
  • 11 December 2017
  • Posted in: Energy & Environment, Science & Technology, Planning & Development, Health & Social Care

With the launch of the Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future white paper the UK Government have set out their plans for the development of a modern strategy to help businesses to create high quality, well paid jobs across the country. Will the strategy help to fulfil the government’s ambitions to propel Britain to be a global leader of the industries of the future? Just importantly will the strategy help make the UK a country that ‘works for everyone?’

The government have se…

  • economic growth

Greater Manchester Devolution - A Chance for Mental Health Revolution

  • Dr Sandeep Ranote
  • 04 December 2017
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

Revolution means change when it is desperately needed. As history tells, it only takes small things to motivate us to join together, overcome adversity and rise up to fulfil our potential. The NHS is under unprecedented pressure and within this mental health continues its battle to ensure that it is embedded in all health and care services despite its disproportionately underfunded history. With 1 in 4 adults now affected by mental illness, mental health problems are the largest single cause of …

  • mental health
  • devolution
  • Greater Manchester

Importance of Schools in the Children and Young People’s Mental Health System

  • Professor Dame Sue Bailey OBE
  • 01 December 2017
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

We are all increasingly aware of the high prevalence of mental health problems in children and young people. The best data we have suggests that 1 in 10 children and young people, aged 5-16 years have a diagnosable mental disorder.[i]  However, this data is from 2004 and there are indicators that this rate has increased, but we won't know for sure until next year when new data will be available.

The majority of children and young people are in educational settings for a considerable amount of t…

  • mental health
  • children
  • young people
  • schools
  • education