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A new app called ‘Hey! VINA’ aims to utilise the connectivity of modern smartphones to help users develop fulfilling friendships with new people.

Schizophrenia is a complicated mental health illness which affects a huge number of people globally and, until recently, its causal factors have been largely unknown.

Young people learn a lot from their parents and it is important for them to feel happy about discussing various issues at home. However, parents also need to feel confident themselves about sharing information with their children on more serious topics such as mental health.

A recent report issued by two organisations, Independent Age and the International Longevity Centre-UK, predicts there will be a shortage of more than 1 million care workers in the UK by 2037.

Earlier this year, the NHS stated it was planning to take drastic measures to address the issue of people suffering from learning difficulties being prescribed inappropriate medication.

Mental health is still a huge, prevalent problem to the UK's wellbeing and recent budget cuts, along with a lack of available resources, have only worsened the situation.

A study conducted by researchers at Oxford University has discovered the benefits of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on individuals experiencing relapses of depression were equal to that of conventional prescription medication.

A recent report issued by the King’s Fund think tank has discovered funding cuts to adult mental health services in England have caused the overall quality of care being provided to fall dramatically.

It’s the year 2015 and the introduction of smartphones, tablets and mobile applications have sparked an almost 8 year long journey of technological innovation and internet accessibility.

MPs have recently voiced their desire for mindfulness therapy to become a more readily available asset in the healthcare arsenal as its implementation can afford significant improvements in mental wellbeing.

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