Updates and Articles


What Does An Addict Look Like?

Friday, May 05, 2017
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Yasir Abbasi explains why people become addicts, the new generation of psychoactive substances and how addiction services are helping people put their lives back together.

Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Hackathon

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Liverpool hosted the UK’s first Hacking Health Hackathon, with the theme ‘Mental Health and Learning Disabilities’. Mersey Care Communications Officer, Faye Sefton attended the event.

No Barrier to the Blues

Friday, March 24, 2017
There is possibly no mental health issue as misunderstood as depression. There are those who dismiss it by suggesting ‘pull yourself together’, and others who struggle to understand just how debilitating an illness it can be.
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SMART Meters Study

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Through a partnership between Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool John Moores University an exciting research study is about to commence to test a piece of digital technology which has the potential to support independent living for a variety of people.
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Sweet Dreams are made of this

Friday, March 03, 2017
Running out of steam and struggling to concentrate as the day goes on is not great, but poor sleep is also linked to obesity, heart disease and cancer. We look at how important sleep is to your wellbeing; what causes sleep problems and what you can do about it.
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Dysphagia (swallowing problems)

Thursday, March 02, 2017
Eating well is essential for everyone. Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. People of all ages can have difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing. That's why we're spreading the word on Swallowing Awarness Day

Another Way

Thursday, February 09, 2017
This article explains what the Young Persons Advisory Service (YPAS) in Liverpool is doing to destigmatise mental health services for young people and children and to reduce the numbers of teens and young adults falling through the bureaucratic gap between agencies, charities and NHS departments.