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Changes urged to tackle mental health ‘human rights scandal’

"The disparities in physical health outcomes for people with mental illness are currently regarded as a human rights scandal. Patients with serious mental illness are two to three times as likely to have obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases – which impact on quality of life and recovery, while contributing towards a 20-year gap in life expectancy currently experienced by this underserved population. Dr Joseph Firth"…

Trust Block Peer Advocacy for Services Users In Manchester

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust (GMMH) is under fire due to policy changes that are said to be limiting peer advocacy and service user involvement. In January, GMMH published its latest service user and carer engagement policy (SCE), which changed the definition of “service user” to mean anyone who has been discharged from its mental health services within the last 12 months. Only they are allowed to be involved in decision making about GMMH services.…

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Changes urged to tackle mental health ‘human rights scandal’

Changes urged to tackle mental health ‘human rights scandal’

"The disparities in physical health outcomes for people with mental illness are currently regarded as a human rights scandal. Patients with serious mental illness are two to three times as likely to have obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases – which impact on quality of life and recovery, while contributing towards a 20-year gap in life expectancy currently experienced by this underserved population. Dr Joseph Firth"…

Trust Block Peer Advocacy for Services Users In Manchester

Trust Block Peer Advocacy for Services Users In Manchester

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust (GMMH) is under fire due to policy changes that are said to be limiting peer advocacy and service user involvement. In January, GMMH published its latest service user and carer engagement policy (SCE), which changed the definition of “service user” to mean anyone who has been discharged from its mental health services within the last 12 months. Only they are allowed to be involved in decision making about GMMH services.…

Mad? I’m furious!

Mad? I’m furious!

My first contact with Liverpool Mental Health Consortium (LMHC) was in February 2003, when I wrote them a very terse letter complaining bitterly that I had been unable to access a place at their national Snakes & Ladders Conference & denouncing them for exclusivity & poor communication. Fast-forward 9 months, & they advertised a post with a person specification clearly stating that lived experience of mental distress was a ‘desirable quality’.…

Heavy alcohol use alters brain functioning differently in young men and women

Heavy alcohol use alters brain functioning differently in young men and women

Scientists have found that brain functions in young men and women are changed by long-term alcohol use, but that these changes are significantly different in men and women. This indicates not only that young people might be at increased risk of long-term harm from alcohol use, but also that the risks are probably different in men and in women, with men possibly more at risk. This work is presented today at the ECNP meeting in Paris.…

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PROOF THAT EPA AND NOT DHA WORKS AS BREAKTHROUGH FOR FISH OILS !

PROOF THAT EPA AND NOT DHA WORKS AS BREAKTHROUGH FOR FISH OILS !

PROOF THAT EPA AND NOT DHA WORKS AS BREAKTHROUGH FOR FISH OILS ! For a long time now, some of Manchester Users Network’s (MUN) members have been taking with the knowledge and support of their consultants fish oils rich in Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Four years ago Professor B.K. Puri, a Consultant at Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College London, who is the author of over 100 scientific papers and more than 20 books, gave a lecture to members of the Department of Works and Pensions (NSIP), on the benefits he had been able to show upon MRI scans.…

Science: Your Toxic Boss Really Is Driving You Insane

Science: Your Toxic Boss Really Is Driving You Insane

The findings, which will be presented at the British Psychological Society’s annual conference on occupational psychology, showed that employees of bosses with narcissistic and psychopathic traits are more likely to show signs of depression and to engage in bullying and other uncooperative behaviors at work.…

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Changes urged to tackle mental health ‘human rights scandal’

Changes urged to tackle mental health ‘human rights scandal’

"The disparities in physical health outcomes for people with mental illness are currently regarded as a human rights scandal. Patients with serious mental illness are two to three times as likely to have obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases – which impact on quality of life and recovery, while contributing towards a 20-year gap in life expectancy currently experienced by this underserved population. Dr Joseph Firth"…

Trust Block Peer Advocacy for Services Users In Manchester

Trust Block Peer Advocacy for Services Users In Manchester

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust (GMMH) is under fire due to policy changes that are said to be limiting peer advocacy and service user involvement. In January, GMMH published its latest service user and carer engagement policy (SCE), which changed the definition of “service user” to mean anyone who has been discharged from its mental health services within the last 12 months. Only they are allowed to be involved in decision making about GMMH services.…

Mad? I’m furious!

Mad? I’m furious!

My first contact with Liverpool Mental Health Consortium (LMHC) was in February 2003, when I wrote them a very terse letter complaining bitterly that I had been unable to access a place at their national Snakes & Ladders Conference & denouncing them for exclusivity & poor communication. Fast-forward 9 months, & they advertised a post with a person specification clearly stating that lived experience of mental distress was a ‘desirable quality’.…

Heavy alcohol use alters brain functioning differently in young men and women

Heavy alcohol use alters brain functioning differently in young men and women

Scientists have found that brain functions in young men and women are changed by long-term alcohol use, but that these changes are significantly different in men and women. This indicates not only that young people might be at increased risk of long-term harm from alcohol use, but also that the risks are probably different in men and in women, with men possibly more at risk. This work is presented today at the ECNP meeting in Paris.…

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Changes urged to tackle mental health ‘human rights scandal’

Changes urged to tackle mental health ‘human rights scandal’

Mad? I’m furious!

Mad? I’m furious!

PROOF THAT EPA AND NOT DHA WORKS AS BREAKTHROUGH FOR FISH OILS !

PROOF THAT EPA AND NOT DHA WORKS AS BREAKTHROUGH FOR FISH OILS !

Mad? I’m furious!

Mad? I’m furious!

PROOF THAT EPA AND NOT DHA WORKS AS BREAKTHROUGH FOR FISH OILS !

PROOF THAT EPA AND NOT DHA WORKS AS BREAKTHROUGH FOR FISH OILS !

Graham Stringer MP

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Changes urged to tackle mental health ‘human rights scandal’

Changes urged to tackle mental health ‘human rights scandal’

"The disparities in physical health outcomes for people with mental illness are currently regarded as a human rights scandal. Patients with serious mental illness are two to three times as likely to have obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases – which impact on quality of life and recovery, while contributing towards a 20-year gap in life expectancy currently experienced by this underserved population. Dr Joseph Firth"…

Trust Block Peer Advocacy for Services Users In Manchester

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Trust Block Peer Advocacy for Services Users In Manchester

Trust Block Peer Advocacy for Services Users In Manchester

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust (GMMH) is under fire due to policy changes that are said to be limiting peer advocacy and service user involvement. In January, GMMH published its latest service user and carer engagement policy (SCE), which changed the definition of “service user” to mean anyone who has been discharged from its mental health services within the last 12 months. Only they are allowed to be involved in decision making about GMMH services.…

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Changes urged to tackle mental health ‘human rights scandal’

Changes urged to tackle mental health ‘human rights scandal’

"The disparities in physical health outcomes for people with mental illness are currently regarded as a human rights scandal. Patients with serious mental illness are two to three times as likely to have obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases – which impact on quality of life and recovery, while contributing towards a 20-year gap in life expectancy currently experienced by this underserved population. Dr Joseph Firth"…

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