Theresa May admits UK mental health services are ‘patchy’

  • Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are “patchy” and has told Newsbeat she’s going to review them.
  • “The National Citizens Service will build in mental health awareness,” the prime minister explained.
  • “I saw some of the first sets of training that we’re doing for teachers and staff in schools so they can better identify when young people have mental health problems and to know what is the right support to give to those young people.”
  • We’ve increased the number of mental health beds for young people and we’re putting record amounts of funding into mental health in the national health service.
  • “That’s why one of the things I’ve been doing is actually looking at the community mental health services for young people and reviewing that across the country because it is patchy.

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Zahid Hussain guilty of fairy lights bomb plot

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    Media captionFairy lights bomb plot: Zahid Hussain guilty of terror preparation
    A man who planned to target a railway line with a homemade bomb of fairy lights and a pressure cooker has been found guilty of preparing for an act of terrorism.Zahid Hussain, 29, filled the appliance with shrapnel and made “improvised igniters” from the festive decorations.CCTV shown to the jury in Birmingham showed him climbing down a storm drain yards from the West Coast Mainline.He became radicalised reading books and websites in his bedroom.

  • In the days running up to his arrest Hussain had made repeated visits to a section of the main high speed train line that links London to Birmingham, which the prosecution said was to research a possible attack.
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    Hussain was spotted climbing down a storm drain near the West Coast Mainline

    The defendant had tried to build “a number of explosive devices”, including a pressure-cooker bomb and fairy-light igniters.The court was told a mistake in the building of the IED meant it would not have exploded, but that his intention had been to cause “devastation”.

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    Police found a homemade bomb of a pressure cooker and Christmas lights

    They also discovered books that contained instructions on sabotage and guerrilla warfare tactics.

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    Hussain was found in possession of weapons after his arrest

    “He became withdrawn and isolated from his family and spent hours both day and night on his computer, where he bought most of the items he used to construct the devices,” the force said in a statement.Chief Superintendent Matt Ward, head of counter terrorism for the West Midlands, said: “There was no evidence of any intended target or specific attack.

Zahid Hussain had been considering attacking the main Birmingham to London railway line.
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How can the @NHS better support perinatal mental health for expectant and new mothers?  👶📻

  • Laura Kirwan-Ashman is a filmmaker whose work focuses on the experiences of young mixed race women.
  • Ian Paterson was a trusted and well respected breast surgeon, but last week a court found him guilty of intentionally wounding nine women and one man.
  • Gail Boichat was one of those affected; she was convinced by Ian Paterson that she had breast cancer when she didn’t and underwent a mastectomy.
  • The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists surveyed more than 2300 women across the UK asking for their experiences to find out how services could better support perinatal mental health for expectant and new mothers.
  • The following month, NHS England published a 5 year plan boosting the number of mental health mother and baby units and increasing the number of specialist perinatal mental health teams.

Raising mixed-race children, Breast cancer surgeon Ian Paterson.
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BET founder: Trump ‘committed to reaching out to African-Americans’

  • Johnson also responds to an alt-right group leader saying “Hail Trump”
  • BET founder: Trump ‘committed to reaching out to African-Americans’
  • Responding to video of an alt-right group leader declaring “Hail Trump, ” Johnson said, “I know that there are people like that in America.
  • Johnson also ruled out serving in a Trump administration, saying he has no interest in serving in the government.
  • Bob Johnson, who supported Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, told CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront” that he had a positive and frank discussion with Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, adding that, “I came away from the meeting understanding that President Trump is committed to reaching out to African-Americans.

The founder of BET said Monday night he is optimistic the lives of African-Americans could improve under President-elect Donald Trump after meeting with him Sunday.
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BBC’s ‘Diabetes: The Hidden Killer’ Explores Health Epidemic Ruining Our Children’s Lives

BBC's 'Diabetes: The Hidden Killer' explores health epidemic ruining our children's lives

  • “Type 2 diabetes in children may be a different disease to Type 2 diabetes in adults.
  • BBC’s ‘Diabetes: The Hidden Killer’ Explores Health Epidemic Ruining Our Children’s Lives
  • Just 16 years ago, there had never been a single case of Type 2 diabetes among children in the UK.
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  • Ameer is a 15-year-old patient with Type 2 diabetes.

‘In the UK, one person is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes.’
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Robert White car auction raises £3.5m for Dorset cancer patients

Robert White car auction raises £3.5m for Dorset cancer patients

  • Image copyright Bonhams Image caption The Robert White Collection included more than 600 lots
  • A collection of vintage and classic motorcycles and cars has raised more than £3.5m to help cancer patients.
  • Image copyright Reuters/Bonhams Image caption A previous sale of motorbikes owned by Robert White (right) to his friend and US talk show host Jay Leno has already helped to fund a new cancer treatment centre in Dorset
  • Image copyright Bonhams Image caption A 1921 Megola 640cc touring motorcycle sold for £82,140
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A collection of vintage and classic motorcycles and cars raises £3.5m at auction to fund new cancer facilities in Dorset.
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