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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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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How do I tell my child they have cancer?

  • How A Child Understands Cancer – Cancer.
  • Tell your child that when treatment is finished, he or she can return home (if that is true)
  • Be honest – use clear and simple language when telling very young children
  • Each year, 1,691 children in the UK are diagnosed with cancer.
  • Michael Buble ‘devastated’ after son Noah diagnosed with cancer

Telling your child they are gravely ill is never going to be an easy task and the best advice can be hard to find with so much available.
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Harvard professor creates a course for the world

  • Harvard professor creates a course for the world
  • Fernando Reimers, professor at HGSE, shares a curriculum that is designed to empower global citizens around the world.
  • Graduate School of Education Professor Fernando Reimers gives insight into a curriculum designed to empower all citizens of the world through his new book, “Empowering Global Citizens: A World Course.”
  • Harvard Professor Fernando Reimers (photo 1) based “Empowering Global Citizens: A World Course” (photo 2) on a rigorous curriculum to help students understand globalization.
  • In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Reimers speaks about the book and gives insight into a curriculum designed to empower all citizens of the world.

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@Harvard: “The world is changing, says Harvard Professor Fernando Reimers, and schools everywhere must change with it”


Believes preparing students for globalization can begin in kindergarten | Graduate School of Education Professor Fernando Reimers gives insight into a curriculum designed to empower all citizens of the world through his new book, “Empowering Global Citizens: A World Course.”


Harvard professor creates a course for the world

Mental health charity critical of Aberdeenshire redesign

Aberdeen Mental health charity criticises council changes to services

  • “We invited organisations to tender to provide equitable services in north, central and south Aberdeenshire, supporting those recovering from mental illness and helping them to participate in ordinary mainstream social, leisure, educational, and cultural activities alongside other members of the community.”
  • A charity has said that it will not tender for Aberdeenshire Council’s proposed redesign of how mental health services should be provided.
  • Mental Health Aberdeen said the changes would mean it having to increase what it delivers but with less funding.
  • Chief executive Astrid Whyte said she was “saddened and disappointed” that the charity had to close the services.
  • A spokesman said: “Aberdeenshire Council requires a mental health service which promotes the achievement of mentally well and inclusive communities in which people who experience mental ill health are enabled to recover and achieve their personal outcomes.

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A charity says it will have to close services after deciding not tender for a council’s proposed redesign of provision to people with mental health issues.


Mental health charity critical of Aberdeenshire redesign

At Seattle ‘Moonshot’ Summit, Researchers Say Big Data Is Key To Accelerating Cancer Cures

At Seattle 'Moonshot' Summit, Researchers Say Big Data Is Key  To Accelerating Cancer Cures

  • At the summit in Seattle, hosted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, “Big Data” emerged as a priority.
  • At Seattle ‘Moonshot’ Summit, Researchers Say Big Data Is Key To Accelerating Cancer Cures
  • Eric Holland, who heads the Division of Human Biology at Fred Hutch, says there are still logistical, financial and cultural barriers to sharing data.
  • “The government helped us get the interstates right — they cross state lines and make it all the same,” said Holland.
  • Fred Hutch plans soon to roll out the Hutch Data Commonwealth, which will provide staff and money to help researchers plow their data into a big central repository.

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@KPLU: “At Seattle ‘Moonshot’ Summit, Researchers Say Big Data Is Key To Accelerating Cancer Cures”


Cancer researchers, doctors and survivors gathered Wednesday at hundreds of summits across the country to give guidance to the federal government’s cancer


At Seattle ‘Moonshot’ Summit, Researchers Say Big Data Is Key To Accelerating Cancer Cures

Zika vaccine on horizon after successful trial in mice of DNA-based vaccine and inactive version of the virus

#Technology: Zika vaccine on horizon after successful trial in mice of DNA-based vaccine an…

  • A human vaccine against the Zika virus is becoming more likely after researchers successfully trialled two vaccines in mice.
  • Two vaccines have been developed that give mice immunity against the Zika virus
  • Google’s Project Bloks will help teach children programming
  • Real-time tracker shows how the Leave vote impacts universities
  • Though neither vaccine has been tested on humans – and only one other DNA vaccine has been approved in the world so far – the researchers are hopeful that these vaccines will go proceed to human clinical trials and potentially lead to the first full vaccine against Zika.

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Zika vaccine on horizon after successful trial in mice of DNA-based vaccine and inactive version of the virus