Posts tagged mental health
Don’t underestimate the role of childhood experiences in the development of substance use issues.

Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day and, this year, the focus is on children and young people’s mental health. According to the World Health Organisation, half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, and, unsurprisingly, the “harmful use of alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescents is a major issue”. 

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Inspiring evidence-led approach in Derby reduces service users’ risk of accidental overdose.

The establishment of the HIT Team has had a significant impact on reducing the numbers of drug-related deaths locally, and shows the value (both qualitatively and financially) of innovative, joined-up, evidence-based approaches to substance misuse services.

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