Category Archives: News

October Carer News Updates 2022

OCTOBER 2022 Carer and Mental Health news <- read more news items here

For the October edition on caring and mental health we have

Barnardo’s Poignant Ad Spotlights Bond Between Child Carers And Project Workers – News item nsight into the bond between child carers and Barnardo’s project workers.

One in three Alzheimer’s carers has persistent symptoms of depression – The impact of depression on Alzhemier carers.

All Volunteers – Introduction to Carers UK – Video by Carers UK on the charities focus and the latest carers UK campaigns.

During Black History Month, let’s push for better mental health – News opinion on why Black History Month can help promote better mental health for black people.

Trying to connect with BME dramatherapists and students– Joint university research connecting to BME students.

Think Family Conference 2022: Mental Health and Community Services gather to celebrate how we Think Family to deliver better care – CNWL – Latest family/carer conference from CNWL NHS foundation trust.

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September Carer News Updates 2022

SEPTEMBER 2022 Carer and Mental Health news <- read more news items here

For the September edition on caring and mental health we have

How is the cost of living crisis affecting unpaid care? – Report that looks into the struggles unpaid carers are facing.

State of Caring conference 2022 – Carers UK conference with updates and campaigns, plus a chance to network with other carers.

Whiteness and Race Equality network. Training opportunities to increase participation in peer review – Conference at how race operates in the research and publication. For more details, check my ethnic carer forum update for September.

Allied Health Professions (AHPs) Deliver: Implementation Framework – The framework gives guidance on how the AHPs strategy for England: should be applied during the five years of its lifespan, 2022-2027.

‘London, You Good?’ NHS campaign launches to encourage young people to seek help for mental health problems : West London Health Trust – Campaign to encourage young people to come forward for support early and potentially prevent experiencing a mental health emergency

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August Carer News Updates 2022

The latest edition of Matthew McKenzie’s online carer, mental health and ethnic mental health news is out for August.

AUGUST 2022 Carer and Mental Health news

For the August edition we have

Cost of living crisis: Bills soar for carers – Sky News : Sky News reports on the soaring costs of bills making life harder for unpaid carers.

Impact of cost of living crisis on unpaid carers – Mobilise : GBNews report and interview where Sarifa, an unpaidcarer in Newham talks about her experience on the cost of living crisis.

Carer wellbeing : New online course developed by Matthew McKenzie. Only £2 via paypal or just contact me to access the course

New Data Shows The Number Of Unpaid Carers Has Almost Doubled Over The Last 10 Years : New Data Shows The Number Of Unpaid Carers Has Almost Doubled Over The Last 10 Years To Over 10 Million In The UK

Haringey residents welcome campaign launch by Carers First  : Carers First is rolling out free emergency plan packs exclusively in Haringey for people who care for a relative or friend.

A coproduced approach to tracking young Black men’s experiences of community wellbeing and mental health programmes : Funded by Mind, Centre for Mental Health has designed a new, culturally informed approach to monitoring young Black men’s outcomes for accessing wellbeing support.

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July Carer News Updates 2022

The latest edition of my online carer, mental health and ethnic mental health news is out for July.

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JULY 2022 Carer & Mental Health news

For the July edition we have

Swindon Carers Centre: 2022 AGM Recording : YouTube video of Swindon Carers AGM. Hear the latest updates on what the carers centre has been doing for carers.

Carer Activism : My latest online course for carers. This one is on applying activism for carers who struggle with engagement from health and social care. Only £2 via paypal.

Walking the Walk: How can we use carers’ experiences to improve end-of-life care? – BMJ : Paper on how carers experiences of end of life care can reflect on professionals.

State of Caring Survey 2022 – Carers UK : Carers UK release their “State of caring survey” for 2022. Important to collect the experiences of carers.

Equality and Human Rights Commission Annual Report 2021-2022 : Latest update and report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission

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June Carer News Updates 2022

The latest edition of my online carer, mental health and ethnic mental health news is out for June.

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JUNE 2022 Carer & Mental Health news

For the June edition we have

Carers’ Hub – Supporting carers wellbeing – Video from Carers Hub Lambeth on the Better Mental Health Fund that enabled Carers’ Hub to offer additional wellbeing activities for carers in Lambeth.

Unpaid carers in England need ‘Recovery and Respite’ plan – News update on how Carers UK has welcomed the publication of the report by NHS Digital, but highlights deep concerns about the support thousands of unpaid carers across the country are getting.

Rutland carers asked to share their views on new joint plan – Carers in Rutland are being asked to share their views on a new plan that will guide the support available to them locally.

Carers Trust carers stories – Carers Trust host blogs from unpaid carers are personal views

Detentions under the Mental Health Act (breakdown via ethnicity) – The data measures rates of detention under the Mental Health Act 1983. The data includes people who were detained (or ‘sectioned’) in hospital for assessment or treatment under the act.

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May Carer News Updates 2022

The latest edition of my online carer, mental health and ethnic mental health news is out for May.

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May 2022 Carer News

For the May edition we have

Lewisham Council Unpaid Carers Pre-Consultation – Video from Lewisham council showing consultation with carers and voluntary groups on what will help carers.

The Health and Care Act: six key questions – The Kings Fund answers 6 key questions on the Health and Care act, which should be vital reading for unpaid carers and those who engage with them.

NHS England: Dementia – Department of Health and Social Care written question – Response from the government regarding NHS progress for dementia care. Keep an eye for other written questions from the online newsletter.

Write to your MP this Carers Week calling for a Recovery and Respite Plan for unpaid carers – Excellent template for carers to write to their MP.

Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups – Department of Health and Social Care written question – Government response to the Patient Carer Race Equality Framework.

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April Carer News Updates 2022

The latest edition of my online carer, mental health and ethnic mental health news is out for April.

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April 2022 Carer news

For April edition we have

Sarah Spoor – Cost of Living Crisis on carers – Interview on how the cost of living is affecting unpaid carers across the UK.

Carers and individuals accessing social care services urged to ‘submit evidence’ to House of Lords committee – Shropshire Council and many other councils are urging carers as well as individuals who use social care services to take part in the House of Lords inquiry ‘Lifting the veil: Removing the invisibility of adult social care’.

Why mental healthcare is less accessible to marginalized communities – News piece from the US on the problem of mental healthcare when it comes to marginalized communities.

Unpaid UK carers 4.5% worse off as cost of living erodes benefits value – Warnings of cost-of-caring crisis as state allowance is cut by £170 a year in real terms

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March Carer News Updates 2022

The latest edition of my online carer, mental health and ethnic mental health news is out for March.

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March 2022 Carer news

For March edition we have

Young Carers Action Day – Carers Trust – Animated video promoting Young carers action day.

Carers UK welcomes Government amendment to Health and Care Bill to retain rights of unpaid carers – Carers UK welcomed an amendment to the Health and Care Bill which was passed in the Commons having been brought forward by the Government.

Young Carers Action Day – How can you support young carers? – Young carer’s awareness blog by Laura – NHS England Health Champion

Mental Health, Race, Addiction and how they’re shown on TV (with Dr. Akeem Sule) – Dr Sule discusses about the exploration of syndemics and addiction and explores how portrayals of mental illness.

As usual I have news updates from CQC, RCGP, news info on mental health NHS trusts and more.

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February Carer News Updates 2022

The latest edition of my online carer, mental health and ethnic mental health news is out for February.

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FEBRUARY CARER & MENTAL HEALTH NEWS LINK

For this month’s edition we have

How Carers Can Face A ‘Tsumani Of Loneliness – Lorraine – Interview about how carers battle loneliness

Unpaid carers continue to suffer poorer health- with some groups adversely affected – Carers UK – Carers UK’s report into how specific groups of carers have their health affected, which I was honoured to contribute

MP Caroline Ansell joins group to support carers’ rights – MP Caroline Ansell joins the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for carers, which has been rebooted by Dame Caroline Dinenage.

One week in… – Carers Trust – Carers Trust’s new CEO Kirsty McHugh writes a blog on what she has learned so far regarding unpaid carers. She also talks about Carers Trust recent survey, which I have also included in my newsletter.

Radical action needed to tackle racial health inequality in NHS, says damning report – Report on what is needed to tackle “overwhelming” minority ethnic health inequalities in the NHS.

I also have news updates from CQC’s response to new chair, Liberal Democrats carer campaigns, Joint Committee meeting on Human Rights and mental health, Black Health Matters – Psychosis, Therapy and Black Communities discussion and many more.

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February Carer news