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University challenges

Author:
LEASON Katie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 29.09.05, 2005, pp.28-30.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author looks at how disabled students are supported at Universities and asks whether they receive enough help.

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Police, release me

Author:
LEASON Katie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 3.03.05, 2005, pp.30-32.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Police officers are often poorly equipped to deal with situations where mental illness is a factor. Reports on the need for greater awareness training.

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A light in the dark room

Author:
LEASON Katie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 23.10.03, 2003, pp.30-32.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Discusses the negative stereotyping faced by service users from ethnic minorities and how legislation is being overused.

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There's another way

Author:
LEASON Katie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 5.6.03, 2003, pp.36-37.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at the use of complementary therapies for people with mental health problems, and asks whether the NHS should be making these therapies more readily available. Highlights the benefits and the need for more research.

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Keep off the grass

Author:
LEASON Katie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 23.02.06, 2006, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

One in four young people use cannabis and some heavy users blame their serious mental illness on the drug. Whilst experts debate the link, it is agreed that young people should understand the risks.

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Cash cut or helping hand

Author:
LEASON Katie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 16.02.06, 2006, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author reports on the concerns of people with mental health problems with the proposals on incapacity benefit.

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The middle way

Author:
LEASON Katie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 03.11.05, 2005, pp.34-35.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

People with moderate mental health problems are often shunted from doctors' surgeries to specialist services and back again with little benefit to the patient. This article reports on a pilot project in Ipswich, the primary care intermediate mental health service, which offers another tier of support. Its clients have anxiety or depression, have usually seen their GP several times and tried medication unsuccessfully. They also tend to have complex housing, employment and relationship issues.

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Hard climb ahead

Author:
LEASON Katie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 19.06.03, 2003, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The Social Exclusion Units is about to launch a consultation to look at ways of reduction the exclusion of adults with mental health problems in employment. Discusses the main issues.

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In the spotlight

Author:
LEASON Katie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.08.05, 2005, pp.26-28.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

This article discusses the the ethics of using vulnerable people in television programmes. It asks whether it is a voyeurisitic way of increasing viewing ratings or whether it has a positive impact on public perceptions. The article uses the recent two part documentary 'The house of obsessive compulsives' as one of the main examples for the discussion.

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Decision time

Author:
LEASON Katie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 5.05.05, 2005, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 should ensure that all people are able to make their own choices unless proven otherwise. Looks at the need for professionals to adjust quickly to the new provisions. Also looks at the role of the new independent mental capacity advocates.

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