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Press Releases

27 February 2015 | Community Commissioning

Speak Easy

Individuals who are able to make use of the therapy do so with the aim of supporting the recruitment of new staff into the service. People using the service join the interview panel and are asked to consider what qualities they think are most important in a staff member. Existing...
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25 February 2015 | Substance Misuse

Westminster clinic for steroid users responds to changing client demographic

Recently, Smart Muscle has seen a significant rise in the number of younger adults attending its services. This is in contrast to previous users of the services, who have generally been older men, engaged in body-building or similar activities. Some of the young adults who visit the service now...
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19 February 2015

Paws for thought

Animal assisted therapy, including caring for and interacting with animals, has been consistently shown to have both short term and long-term benefits for those recovering from serious mental health conditions, building self-confidence and self-esteem, tackling anxiety and depression, and facilitating social interaction, learning and self-motivation. Midpoint has two cats, two chickens,...
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18 February 2015

Lord Adebowale joins call for statutory PSHE classes in schools

The letter was signed by the chairs of several all-party parliamentary groups, royal medical colleges, royal societies, teaching unions, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Office of the Children's Commissioner, and Public Health England. In it, they highlight the benefits of PSHE for children's safety and well-being, as well...
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05 February 2015 | Learning Disability

Fiona Ritchie, Managing Director for Learning Disability Services at Turning Point, responded to the publication of the National Audit Office’s report ‘Care services for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour’

"It is appalling that so many people with learning disabilities are still living in hospitals, away from their families and friends. That so many people still have no planned date for transfer to the community is equally troubling. "As the NAO report recommends, we need to see a greater...
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