•   
  •   

Health & Fitness One In Three Mental Health Patients Discharged From Hospital Too Early, Charity Warns

14:50  06 december  2017
14:50  06 december  2017 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

The worst flu season in history could hit the UK, warns NHS

  The worst flu season in history could hit the UK, warns NHS The prediction comes after hospitals in Australia and New Zealand struggle to cope with demandThe prediction comes from Australia and New Zealand – who are just coming out their winter. Both countries have had a "heavy flu season" with many hospitals struggling to deal with demand.

More than one in three (38%) people who have been in hospital after experiencing a mental health crisis feel they were discharged too early , a charity has warned .

Health Care. 10 Signs the Hospital Wants to Discharge You Too Early —and How to Fight It. That said, being discharged too early is a reality for nearly one in five patients , shows research on over 32,000 people from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

a woman sitting on a bed © Provided by Huffington Post More than one in three (38%) people who have been in hospital after experiencing a mental health crisis feel they were discharged too early, a charity has warned.

A mental health crisis is defined as any situation in which a person feels they need urgent help relating to their mental health, such as having suicidal thoughts or attempting to harm themselves or others.

The new survey from mental health charity Mind also uncovered one in five (21%) said they were given no notice at all that they were going home.

This even happens when people have been an inpatient for a long time, with one in three people (33%) in hospital for more than a month saying they were given less than 48 hours’ notice that they were being discharged or no notice at all. 

How sugar can affect your mental health

  How sugar can affect your mental health *Bins pick n mix immediately*

What Help is Available After Discharge ? Post- hospital discharge treatments depend on the nature of the illness. For more information, call Friends for Mental Health , or your local CLSC. To help families cope with these stresses, it is important to recognize the early warning .

One in 10 mental health patients discharged from hospital after suffering a crisis has to wait more than a week for a follow-up appointment, according to new figures. The information was obtained by charity Mind from 54 of the 56 NHS mental health trusts.

Worryingly, two out of five people (37%) surveyed said there was no plan for their further care and support after leaving hospital, contrary to official guidelines.

According to Mind, the days and weeks after leaving hospital after a mental health crisis are critical.

People are at high risk of suicide in the first week after leaving hospital and if they are unsupported they could become unwell again and end up back in hospital. Therefore, is important that care plans for ongoing support are made before people leave.

But the survey of more than 1,200 people who have previously been in hospital after a mental health crisis found less than half (44%) said managing their mental health or self-care was considered in plans for leaving hospital.

We Need To Teach Kids How To Look After Their Mental Health

  We Need To Teach Kids How To Look After Their Mental Health We've never been taught to put our mental health first in the same way we've been taught to look after and listen to our bodies. This is simply ludicrous and irresponsible. As you're growing up, you're taught to try and reduce the risk of getting sick. Everyone at some point in their childhood will face mentally challenging moments, from bullying to low self-esteem, and yet our societal response to those issues is to help the subjects after the fact, rather than give them the tools that could help lower the negative impact on their mental wellbeing.

Two out of five mothers feel they are discharged from hospital too soon after giving birth The survey findings are contained in a report published on Friday by the RCM, which warns that some There is little support for the women due to our early discharge policy." The NCT, a charity which

Mental health news reports. Each hospital will have its own discharge policy. You should be able to get a copy from the ward manager or the hospital 's Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).

In addition, only half of people (51%) said their accommodation needs were considered in any plans and less than a third (29%) said money and benefits were considered.

This is something Phillipa, 34, experienced. She has been diagnosed with both emotionally unstable personality disorder and a long-standing eating disorder, and was hospitalised in January 2016.

“I’d been in my local mental health unit for a week, when one morning I woke up to be told that there was a taxi waiting for me downstairs and to get ready,” she said.

“Dazed and confused, still half asleep, I didn’t understand. Did I have an appointment? Was I visiting somewhere? Did they have the right person?

“Within minutes I found myself in the taxi, with all my belongings shoved into four bin liners. Handed not enough medication to get me through the weekend, I was now off suicide watch and, with a staff member, apparently headed for my local Community Mental Health Team (CMHT).

Cancer Patients Less Likely To Have Chemo If Diagnosed Early, Research Reveals

  Cancer Patients Less Likely To Have Chemo If Diagnosed Early, Research Reveals A patient’s cancer treatment plan has been linked to the stage of diagnosis for the first time in new findings.  Researchers from Cancer Research UK and Public Health England have revealed whether NHS patients received surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, alone or in combination, linked with their cancer stage. Patients are five times more likely to have surgery to remove their tumour, and far less likely to have chemotherapy, if they are diagnosed sooner rather than later.

Research released today by mental health charity Mind reveals serious problems with the planning around discharging people from mental health hospitals . One in three people (38 per cent) felt they were discharged from hospital sooner than they should have been.

Longer than necessary stays in hospital can have negative consequences for patients , causing some to become too frail to be discharged home. 4/50 Doctors should prescribe more antidepressants for people with mental health problems, study finds. Research from Oxford University found that more

Related: Celebs who have spoken out about mental health


“I didn’t know the time, if I had my door key, if I had money on me or if I had my bus pass. No one could explain what had just happened.”

Phillipa had a whole host of answered questions, such as how she would get the medication she needed, whether she had money on her electricity metre and how she would get home from the CMHT appointment. 

“My brain froze. I went into a state of shock,” she said.

“Was I even awake? I cannot do this. I don’t think most people could have coped, and in my already fragile state of mind, I really had no chance.”

According to NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines, experiences like Phillipa’s shouldn’t happen.

The guidelines state plans should be made for people’s ongoing care from admission or as early as possible from when they go into hospital.

There should be a written plan put together in collaboration with the person receiving care. Yet nearly two in three people (66%) in the survey said they were not given a written care plan and one in four (23%) said they were unaware of any plan at all.

As well as ongoing mental health care, planning for additional support with housing and finances should be included when people leave hospital.

But around half of respondents said that these things were not well considered or, in some cases, considered at all. 

Only a third of asthma patients get basic care – charity

  Only a third of asthma patients get basic care – charity There is a “postcode lottery” of care across the UK for asthma patients, Asthma UK said.Not getting basic levels of care can lead to fatal consequences, Asthma UK said.

Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, called the findings “shocking” “not good enough”.

“It is a tragedy that so many people so very recently leaving the care of hospital are being left to cope alone, and are at risk of losing their lives,” he said.

“Whether you’ve been in hospital for days or for months, when you come out you need the right care and support to help you stay well.

“Leaving hospital and coming home can be daunting. You need to feel prepared and confident you will get the support and services you need to help pick up the pieces and continue getting better. Providers must urgently make the improvements needed for everyone in their care.”

In light of the findings, Mind has produced a booklet to help people plan for their care when they leave hospital after a mental health crisis and a briefing to show what can be done to support people.

HuffPost UK has contacted NHS England for comment on the survey findings and is awaiting response. 

Useful websites and helplines:

  • Mind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393
  • Samaritans offers a listening service which is open 24 hours a day, on 116 123 (UK and ROI - this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill.)
  • Get Connected is a free advice service for people under 25. Call 0808 808 4994 or email: [email protected]

Related: Christmas music is bad for your mental health, according to research (provided by Hello Giggles)

What to watch next
  • a man wearing a suit and tie:

    "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will have the best guest hosts while Kimmel takes time off for his son's surgery

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    0:31
  • a group of people on a beach: John Boyega is *begging* us to give up on this one Rey theory

    John Boyega is *begging* us to give up on this one Rey theory

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    0:30
  • a person with collar shirt: Selena Gomez is the spitting image of '90s Courtney Love and, yes, we're freaking out

    Selena Gomez is the spitting image of '90s Courtney Love and, yes, we're freaking out

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    0:33
  • a woman posing for the camera: Selena Gomez put her Instagram on private after feeling misrepresented in a

    Selena Gomez put her Instagram on private after feeling misrepresented in a "Billboard" interview

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    1:35
  • Angelina Jolie with collar shirt: Angelina Jolie revealed how she tried to save her marriage to Brad Pitt

    Angelina Jolie revealed how she tried to save her marriage to Brad Pitt

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    0:45
  • a couple of people posing for the camera: Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton just made their relationship red carpet official, because we can have nice things

    Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton just made their relationship red carpet official, because we can have nice things

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    0:46
  • a woman posing for the camera: There's a new theory about how Khloé and Kylie will reveal their pregnancies, and it's the most solid yet

    There's a new theory about how Khloé and Kylie will reveal their pregnancies, and it's the most solid yet

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    1:36
  • a double bed in a room: This giant

    This giant "co-sleeping" bed is supposed to fit your whole family, and we have questions

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    0:29
  • a close up of a piece of paper: Taylor Swift looks totally unrecognizable on her British

    Taylor Swift looks totally unrecognizable on her British "Vogue" cover

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    0:33
  • Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Donald Trump said he'll be

    Donald Trump said he'll be "unbeatable" in 2020, but there are still ways to fight back

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    0:45
  • a close up of a persons face: Sorry, sparkle fans — scientists say we should stop buying glitter products for a serious reason

    Sorry, sparkle fans — scientists say we should stop buying glitter products for a serious reason

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    0:50
  • Harrison Ford holding a cat: No one is mourning Han Solo in

    No one is mourning Han Solo in "The Last Jedi," and this isn't awkward or anything

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    0:23
  • a close up of a sign:

    "TIME Magazine" just released the shortlist for 2017's Person of the Year

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    0:21
  • a close up of a bottle: Starbucks released a new Disney-themed holiday mug, and we need it right now

    Starbucks released a new Disney-themed holiday mug, and we need it right now

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    0:20
  • Mila Kunis smiling for the camera: Mila Kunis continued the red carpet lingerie trend in a see-through corset

    Mila Kunis continued the red carpet lingerie trend in a see-through corset

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    0:26
  • Puma’s glittery new shoes are going to replace all your sparkly stilettos

    Puma’s glittery new shoes are going to replace all your sparkly stilettos

    Hello Giggles Logo
    Hello Giggles
    0:34
UP NEXT
UP NEXT

Only a third of asthma patients get basic care – charity .
There is a “postcode lottery” of care across the UK for asthma patients, Asthma UK said.Not getting basic levels of care can lead to fatal consequences, Asthma UK said.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!