News

Nearly one child a week was sectioned under the Mental Health Act in Coventry and Warwickshire last year

Posted on 24th June 2019 by Zac Mavin

Dr Bernadka Dubicka, chairman of the Child and Adolescent Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “Unfortunately, the rise in detentions is not surprising due to the increasing number of young people that are presenting in crisis with mental health disorders that could have been supported much earlier, were more services available.”

To read the full article, follow the link below:
https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/coventry-news-children-sectioned-hospital-16467694


Body Image Concerns Linked to Depression and Suicide

Posted on 14th May 2019 by Zac Mavin

Concerns about body image are making large numbers of people depressed and even suicidal a survey has suggested. 

The poll of 4,500 UK adults found a third had felt anxious about their bodies, with one in eight experiencing suicidal thoughts. The Mental Health Foundation, which commissioned the survey, said the issue could affect anyone at any age. The charity wants advertising and social media firms to take more care with the way bodies are portrayed. 

The issue of body image is one of the main themes of this year's Mental Health Awareness week.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48228021

Mistura part of 'Ageing Innovators' in Region

Posted on 1st May 2019 by Lisa Yates

Mistura was recently asked to take part in the Ageing Accelerator within the region.


The Chronicle has picked up this and there is lots of chat and tagging ongoing on social media which is great.


https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/business/business-news/new-business-unit-newcastle-aims-16163357

 

Twitter post:

We're delighted to announce that we are one of nine businesses selected to tackle the challenges faced by an ageing society. We'll be working with @SuperNetworkNE @InnovAgeUK @NorthstarVent @a2newcastle @NewcastleCC at the new Biosphere on this challenge


https://supernetwork.org.uk/ageing-innovators-amongst-first-businesses-to-move-into-the-biosphere/

MERL's Mistura Easy Read Leaflets Launch Date

Posted on 25th February 2019 by Zac Mavin

Following extensive clinical and user testing of the MERL's system, we are now excited to confirm the launch date will be April 1st 2019. 



For those of you who saw the old version, please get in touch for a fantastic new demonstration of the full system. 

Contact: lisa.yates@misturainformatics.org