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Depression forum

Almost 40% of girls who spend more than 5 hours a day on social media show symptoms of depression. 
Most girls with depression are unhappy with their appearance & are 2.5 times more likely than boys to be dissatisfied with their weight. 
Almost 1 in 4 young people will experience depression before they are 19 years old. 
ARE ANTIDEPRESSANTS ADDICTIVE? DO THEY AFFECT SEXUAL PERFORMANCE?DOES ANTIDEPRESSANT MAKE ME SUICIDAL ? Join us on Saturday, 2/3/19 @ 13 Lynn road, Ely CB7 4EG( Time 10:30am to 12:30pm) to have an open & interactive learning on depression & antidepressants. As a counsellor & pharmacist with over 17 years experience, I will be answering some of your questions about antidepressants. 
Also opportunity to interact with people going through depression or supporting family member or friend going through depression. 
For more info & tickets about the forum visit eventbrite.co.uk or call 07845124199

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Alzheimer's awareness day!

Alzheimer's awareness day was on 21st September , 2018. There are up to 50 million people worldwide living with one form of dementia or another. According to world health organization (WHO), dementias including Alzheimer's is the 5th most common cause of death worldwide. For more information on dementia and how to be a dementia friend, go to my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Rekindlecounsellingandtherapy/videos/329182270978746/ and watch my video on dementia.

Dementia including Alzheimer's is in the top 10 most common causes of death globally

's disease is the most common form of and may contribute to 60–70% of cases according to world health organization (WHO) For more information follow the link : https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1043061188677042176

every 40 seconds, someone dies by suicide- WHO

according to world health organization (WHO), every 40 seconds, someone dies by suicide. for more on this topic follow the link below or copy and paste on your browser: https://mailchi.mp/who.int/every-40-seconds-someone-dies-by-suicide?e=d11451e9f9  

WHO's top 10 global causes of death

The top 10 causes of death     Of the 56.9 million deaths worldwide in 2016, more than half (54%) were due to the top 10 causes. Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the world’s biggest killers, accounting for a combined 15.2 million deaths in 2016. These diseases have remained the leading causes of death globally in the last 15 years. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease claimed 3.0 million lives in 2016, while lung cancer (along with trachea and bronchus cancers) caused 1.7 million deaths. Diabetes killed 1.6 million people in 2016, up from less than 1 million in 2000. Deaths due to dementias more than doubled between 2000 and 2016, making it the 5th leading cause of global deaths in 2016 compared to 14th in 2000. Lower respiratory infections remained the most deadly communicable disease, causing 3.0 million deaths worldwide in 2016. The death rate from diarrhoeal diseases decreased by almost 1 million between 2000 and 2016, but still caused 1.4 million deaths in 2016. Similarly, the number of tuberculosis deaths decreased during the same period, but is still among the top 10 causes with a death toll of 1.3 million. HIV/AIDS is no longer among the world’s top 10 causes of death, having killed 1.0 million people in 2016 compared with 1.5 million in 2000. Road injuries killed 1.4 million people in 2016, about three-quarters (74%) of whom were men and boys. Leading causes of death by economy income group More than half of all deaths in low-income countries in 2016 were caused by the so-called “Group I” conditions, which include communicable diseases, maternal causes, conditions arising during pregnancy and childbirth, and nutritional deficiencies. By contrast, less than 7% of deaths in high-income countries were due to such causes. Lower respiratory infections were among the leading causes of death across all income groups. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) caused 71% of deaths globally, ranging from 37% in low-income countries to 88% in high-income countries. All but one of the 10 leading causes of death in high-income countries were NCDs. In terms of absolute number of deaths, however, 78% of global NCD deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries. Injuries claimed 4.9 million lives in 2016. More than a quarter (29%) of these deaths were due to road traffic injuries. Low-income countries had the highest mortality rate due to road traffic injuries with 29.4 deaths per 100 000 population – the global rate was 18.8. Road traffic injuries were also among the leading 10 causes of death in low, lower-middle- and upper-middle-income countries. Source: Global Health Estimates 2016: Deaths by Cause, Age, Sex, by Country and by Region, 2000-2016. Geneva, World Health Organization; 2018.   Why do we need to know the reasons people die? Measuring how many people die each year and why they died is one of the most important means – along with gauging how diseases and injuries are affecting people – for assessing the effectiveness of a country’s health system. Cause-of-death statistics help health authorities determine the focus of their public health actions. A country in which deaths from heart disease and diabetes rise rapidly over a period of a few years, for example, has a strong interest in starting a vigorous programme to encourage lifestyles to help prevent these illnesses. Similarly, if a country recognizes that many children are dying of pneumonia, but only a small portion of the budget is dedicated to providing effective treatment, it can increase spending in this area. High-income countries have systems in place for collecting information on causes of death. Many low- and middle-income countries do not have such systems, and the numbers of deaths from specific causes have to be estimated from incomplete data. Improvements in producing high quality cause-of-death data are crucial for improving health and reducing preventable deaths in these countries. For more information and graphical representation visit: http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/the-top-10-causes-of-death

informative evening on topic of bereavement

Join us to talk 'bereavement' Date: 24th of June, 2018 Venue: Lighthouse centre, 13 Lynn road,Ely CB7 4EG Time: 6:00pm For more information visit :https://www.facebook.com/events/640021236343064/  

WHO 10 facts on mental health

Fact 1 Around 20% of the world's children and adolescents have mental disorders or problems About half of mental disorders begin before the age of 14. Similar types of disorders are being reported across cultures. Neuropsychiatric disorders are among the leading causes of worldwide disability in young people. Yet, regions of the world with the highest percentage of population under the age of 19 have the poorest level of mental health resources. Most low- and middle-income countries have only one child psychiatrist for every 1 to 4 million people.    

Fact 2

Mental and substance use disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide

About 23% of all years lost because of disability is caused by mental and substance use disorders.  

Fact 3

About 800 000 people commit suicide every year

Over 800 000 people die due to suicide every year and suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds. There are indications that for each adult who died of suicide there may have been more than 20 others attempting suicide. 75% of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries. Mental disorders and harmful use of alcohol contribute to many suicides around the world. Early identification and effective management are key to ensuring that people receive the care they need.  

Fact 4

War and disasters have a large impact on mental health and psychosocial well-being

Rates of mental disorder tend to double after emergencies.  

Fact 5

Mental disorders are important risk factors for other diseases, as well as unintentional and intentional injury

Mental disorders increase the risk of getting ill from other diseases such as HIV, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and vice-versa.  

Fact 6

Stigma and discrimination against patients and families prevent people from seeking mental health care

Misunderstanding and stigma surrounding mental ill health are widespread. Despite the existence of effective treatments for mental disorders, there is a belief that they are untreatable or that people with mental disorders are difficult, not intelligent, or incapable of making decisions. This stigma can lead to abuse, rejection and isolation and exclude people from health care or support. Within the health system, people are too often treated in institutions which resemble human warehouses rather than places of healing.  

Fact 7

Human rights violations of people with mental and psychosocial disability are routinely reported in most countries

These include physical restraint, seclusion and denial of basic needs and privacy. Few countries have a legal framework that adequately protects the rights of people with mental disorders.  

Fact 8

Globally, there is huge inequity in the distribution of skilled human resources for mental health

Shortages of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists and social workers are among the main barriers to providing treatment and care in low- and middle-income countries. Low-income countries have 0.05 psychiatrists and 0.42 nurses per 100 000 people. The rate of psychiatrists in high income countries is 170 times greater and for nurses is 70 times greater.

Fact 9

There are 5 key barriers to increasing mental health services availability

In order to increase the availability of mental health services, there are 5 key barriers that need to be overcome: the absence of mental health from the public health agenda and the implications for funding; the current organization of mental health services; lack of integration within primary care; inadequate human resources for mental health; and lack of public mental health leadership  

Fact 10

Financial resources to increase services are relatively modest

Governments, donors and groups representing mental health service users and their families need to work together to increase mental health services, especially in low- and middle-income countries. The financial resources needed are relatively modest: US$ 2 per capita per year in low-income countries and US$ 3-4 in lower middle-income countries   NB: This is an excerpt from WHO website on mental health issues  

Depression in children guideline update committee

Get involved with National institute for Health and Clinical Excellence(NICE) in updating their guideline for depression in children.

  • Are you a young person ( 18-25 years) with personal experience of depression before your 19th birthday?
  • Are you their parents, carers and advocates?
Then apply to join the 'depression in children guideline update committee' and get paid if you are selected For more information and details follow the link: https://www.nice.org.uk/get-involved/our-committees/join-a-committee/lay-member-depression-in-children-guideline-update-committee The closing date for applications is 15 may, 2018. Also like us on Facebook at rekindlecounsellingandtherapy to get updates on news and information on other related information on mental health.

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Free telephone Q & A

Rekindle counselling and therapy {RCT} will be hosting a free telephone Q & A on depression and antidepressants on 19/03/2018. Phone line {07845124199} will open from 11:30am for 2 hours. Looking forward to answering some of your questions on all things depression and antidepressants.

New online and mobile app for depression should be trialled on the NHS, says NICE

NICE says that online and mobile programme Deprexis could help adults with depression get faster access to care and it should be tested out in NHS services.

Around 200 people in England could benefit from free access to this digital therapy after NICE recommended that it is trialled in specialist services selected by NHS England. Dr Paul Chrisp, programme director of the medical and technologies programme at NICE, said: “Deprexis is a digital therapy that could help speed up access to care and free up therapist time to treat more people. This new programme, funded by NHS England, has meant that we can now open up access to innovative therapies by recommending them for real-world evidence study. Our aim is to provide evidence-based advice so services can make informed decisions and people have more flexible options to treat anxiety and depression.” Deprexis uses the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help people assess their own situation and find effective ways of coping. It can be used on any device that has internet access including smartphones, tablets and desktops. NICE says Deprexis could be an effective alternative therapy for adults with mild to moderate depression. In advice published to NHS England, NICE is recommending that the therapy is trialled for up to two years in at least two of the specialist services that were set up to improve access to psychological therapies. During the trial, people using Deprexis will be guided by a therapist. People can log into the programme at any time to complete modules of CBT, avoiding the need to attend therapist appointments in person. The therapist can see what part of the programme each person is using and review the work they have done. The therapist can also see how the person is feeling, and is alerted if someone’s symptoms deteriorate. The therapist and the person can also send messages securely through the programme to ask questions and seek support. The cost of Deprexis in the UK is not yet agreed. The trial will be funded by NHS England. NICE is assessing up to 14 digital therapies to help treat anxiety and depression as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. NICE has also published separate advice on OCD-NET, an online programme to manage obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). NICE’s experts concluded that the programme required further development before it would be suitable for a trial on the NHS. The advice means that the makers of OCD-NET can apply for funding from NHS England to improve the digital therapy.

Handouts on depression

The handouts available from this page provide general information on the characteristics of depression and how depression can be prevented and treated. They are intended for people who are living with depression themselves or who know someone who is. They include practical advice on what to do. Depression: What you should know Living with someone with depression? Worried that your child is depressed? Worried about the future? Preventing depression during your teens and twenties Wondering why your new baby is not making you happy? Staying positive and preventing depression as you get older Do you know someone who may be considering suicide? Do you feel like life is not worth living? We hope you will find these materials useful for your campaign activities. Here are a few ideas for dissemination: health-care centres, doctors’ surgeries, clinics, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities, supermarkets, leisure and social clubs, places of work, places of worship, and public transport. Each handout is being produced in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. These versions will be made available on this website as they are finalized.