A microchip has been created that can record what medications a person has taken, and trigger a message sent to a phone. Could this help with complex pill regimes?
A couple of years ago personalisation seemed to dominate the policy landscape in health and social care. It even made a major appearance in one of Gordon Brown’s speeches to the Labour Party Conference. Whether it took five or ten years to implement there seemed to be a consensus that this was the direction of travel.
Thanks to Liz Lockhart at Mentally Healthy we picked up on this example of journalistic insensitivity from The Telegraph blogs section...
Denise Welch is making headlines for her behaviour on Celebrity Big Brother. Is the concern for her mental health valid, or just tasteless speculation?
Last night's DLA debate in the House of Lords - what does it all mean? Here's the good, the bad and the undecided.
Dean Windass recently opened up about his suicide attempts and mental health struggle. As a footballer he never reached glory heights - but here Mark Davies, Rethink Mental Illness Director of Communications and Middlesborough FC fan, tells us why he is a hero nevertheless.
The New Year means New Year's resolutions - we all resolve to lose weight and exercise more, don't we? For 2012, the Government encourages us to reduce weight in the Change 4 Life campaign. The Change 4 life campaign does not focus on people with mental illness, but weight and diet are even more important here. The science is complex but persuasive. Put on your thinking caps now...
Last night's triple defeat in the Lords was undoubtedly a shock for many. It should have showed the Government the strength of feeling against some measures in the Welfare Reform Bill. Employment Minister Chris Grayling didn't show any signs of this this morning, however, telling the Today programme that these reforms are what the British people want.
Can talking about mental health issues in terms of physical injury help sportsmen - and men in general - experiencing problems overcome their own self-stigma?
Sinead O'Connor looks for mental health help - is asking harder than finding sometimes?