Barriers to Help-Seeking in Suicidal Men: A Systematic Literature Review

Employees at NAViGO CIC, in collaboration with the University of Hull and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, have undertaken a systematic literature review exploring barriers to help-seeking in suicidal men. 522 papers were identified from a search of Web of Science and PsycINFO, and 7 full-text, qualitative papers were included in the review. Four reoccurring […]

Inspiring Recovery receives a “Good” rating from CQC inspectors

Inspiring Recovery, the Wakefield substance misuse service, has been rated “Good” across all five quality standards assessed by the Care Quality Commission. The substance misuse service is delivered by Turning Point in partnership with Spectrum and was inspected by the CQC in November 2019. In their official report, inspectors praised the service for involving clients […]

Inspectors praise ‘dramatic’ improvements in HMP Liverpool

HMP Liverpool has been praised for ‘remarkable improvements’ in a new report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP). The encouraging report follows on from an announced inspection in September last year – the prison’s first since it was criticised for overcrowding and poor living conditions in 2017. Praising Liverpool for ‘a remarkable achievement’ over […]

Banish the booze for Dry January

Spectrum is getting off to a healthy start in 2020 by supporting ‘Dry January’ – the national campaign to help more people ‘banish the booze’ for 31 days and feel the benefits of drinking less. Whether you’re a weekend drinker, ‘social drinker’ or just like to unwind with an occasional glass of wine, cutting out […]