We have the opportunity now to prevent children and young people experiencing poor mental health and self-harming in the future, says the chief executive of a family support charity who is asking for readers’ support in changing Government policy.
Inspired by his sister’s courage when told she had an inoperable brain tumour and only had months to live, a man is calling on readers to support a series of fundraising events to help the fight against the killer disease.
An appeal to raise £10,000 to help a 16-year-old girl to walk again, after surgery to remove a tumour left her paralysed, has reached its target just two days after her plight was featured in the Comet.
A mum whose children were victims of a sexual predator is calling for a change to the law after her appeal against the ‘unduly lenient’ sentence handed to a paedophile headteacher fell at the first hurdle because the Attorney General has no power to step in.
Our region’s ambulance service will use vehicles from private firms to help meet demand, following a risk summit triggered by concerns that at least 40 patients were either harmed or died due to delays over Christmas and New Year.
Claims that at least 40 patients were either harmed or died due to delays from the region’s ambulance service over Christmas and New Year are being investigated, including one person who froze to death.
The vascular surgery team at the East and North Herts NHS Trust has received national recognition for being the second fastest in the country for unblocking carotid arteries – a procedure which must be done quickly to reduce the risk of further strokes in patients.
A 12-year-old girl who suffers from depression and frequently considers committing suicide to escape her torment prompted a 3km run in Stevenage on Saturday to raise awareness of mental health problems in children.