OPP officers cleared in Puslinch arrest investigation

The province’s police watchdog has cleared OPP officers in the arrest of a man last month in Puslinch.On Nov. 23, OPP officers from the Wellington County detachment arrived at a home on Gore Rd. with an arrest warrant for a 30-year-old man. The Special Investigations Unit was called in after that man sought medical attention while in police custody.The investigation found that the man ran off when he saw the police cruiser and tripped and fell when looking back at the house. The man returned home, where he was arrested, and was taken to hospital for treatment.The SIU says the man’s injury was caused by the fall and there was no police involvement. The investigation has been terminated.The SIU is called any time there is a death, injury or sexual assault allegation involving police. read more

Appearancerelated stress linked to shows like Love Islands survey says

Ms Crossan said: “Over-55s may be less likely to report experiencing stress in the last year than Britain’s youngest adults, and indeed have fewer contributory factors, but the proportion who have been impacted by any stress is still high.“While cultural changes have meant that under-25s are much more open to talking about their mental health, older consumers are still much more likely to ‘bottle it up’, and deal with the problem alone.”She added: “Growing financial pressure on the side of the NHS and the continued consumer-driven stigma surrounding the practice have meant that Brits are not getting the mental healthcare they need.“Very few adults who experienced stress in the last year spoke to a professional, suggesting that reduced access to medical services could be a hindrance. Appearance-related stress has rocketed among young women, likely cultivated by social media and reality TV shows such as Love Island, a survey suggests.More than four in 10 women (42%) aged 16 to 24 have experienced stress related to their appearance this year, up from 26% in 2016, according to a report by analysts Mintel.Hera Crossan, research analyst at Mintel, said: “The constant exposure to unrealistic ideals of beauty is having a strong impact on young women, who increasingly report their physical appearance as a factor of stress and discontent.“It is likely that social media and reality TV shows such as Love Island have helped cultivate an unhealthy obsession with appearance perfection that women feel the need to live up to.”Overall, 91% of 16 to 24-year-olds have experienced stress in the last year compared with 77% of over-55s.But while stress levels peak among younger consumers, just 4% did nothing to tackle the problem, compared with 23% of over-55s.The top three sources of stress for Britons are money (41%), work (32%) and physical health problems (25%), the poll found. “However, an increase in app-based support and therapy via video conference could help fill the gap in mental healthcare.”Mintel surveyed 2,000 internet users aged 16 and over in February. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more