Entries by Jane Nathan

Introducing Dr Jenny Draisey, Child Psychologist.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Jenny Draisey to the Healthcare On Demand team in Guildford.  Jenny specialises in working with children, young people and families with a variety of presenting difficulties, particularly anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression. She specialises in delivering evidence based therapy to young people and families and mainly works […]

Our Mental Health Crisis – Insight 3 of 10

3. Men are more likely to end their lives by suicide Mental health problems prompt thousands of people to take their own lives. In fact there are about 6,000 suicides in the UK each year and it’s the biggest killer of men up to the age of 49. Men account for three-quarters of the total […]

Our Mental Health Crisis – Insight 2 of 10

2. Women are now more likely to be affected Women are now much more likely to have a common mental illness. One in five report they have, compared with one in eight men in England. If you include only those with severe symptoms, the difference is less acute, but still apparent. Young people are particularly […]

Our Mental Health Crisis – Insight 1 of 10

1. Problems are on the increase It seems to be getting more common – or at least among those with severe symptoms. While the proportion of people affected does not appear to have risen in the past few years, if you go back a little further there has certainly been a steady increase. Evidence from […]

Announced – Most cost-effective interventions for PREVENTION of mental health problems

New tool identifies the most cost-effective programmes to help prevent mental ill health in local communities – released by Public Health England. Public Health England (PHE) has today (30 August 2017) launched a ground breaking new tool for local public health teams identifying the most cost effective mental health programmes. One of these 8 initiatives is […]

Talking about suicide with BBC Surrey

Suicide is much more common than many people think, and suicidal ideation – thinking about suicide – is commoner still. The World Health Organisation estimates that approximately 1 million people die each year from suicide. What drives so many individuals to take their own lives? To those not in the grips of suicidal depression and despair, it’s […]