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The aim of this network is to support the sharing and adoption of high quality mental health innovations at scale and pace across the region, with a view to demonstrating improvements in the health of the population and increased wealth of the organisations involved.

Supporting the sharing and adoption of high quality mental health innovations

One in three sick notes are for mental health problems, 'alarming' report shows

One in three sick notes are for mental health problems, 'alarming' report shows

ne in three “sick notes” handed out by GPs are now for mental health problems, amid soaring levels of anxiety across Britain, official figures show.

The new data - from the first such investigation across the NHS - reveals that in total, more than 5 million people are being signed off work every year.

Mental health and behavioural conditions were the most common reason by far, making up 31 per cent of cases, with a 14 per cent rise in notes relating to anxiety and stress in one year.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists said the figures were “alarming,” urging employers to do more to help support staff struggling with common mental health problems such as depression.

Next future event

28 September 2017

Children and Young People: Mental Illness Prevention Workshop

Please see us at this event to be held on 28 September 2017 and will be on the topic of Children and Young People: Mental Illness Prevention Workshop. We look forward to seeing you at Savoy Lounge, Walsall Football Club, Bank's Stadium, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4SA

Future events

October 2017
West Midlands Ageing Specialty and ENRICH (ENabling Research in Care Homes) Combined Event
October 2017
Resilience in Healthcare Masterclass 2017
September 2017
Children and Young People: Mental Illness Prevention Workshop