‘changing the way our wider society works’

Mental Health and One Nation: Made in Many Communities November 15, 2012 8:00 pm By Steve Griffiths Ed Miliband’s speech to the Royal College of Psychiatrists widened the reach of political debate about mental health in a way that suggests a coherent strategy that reaches, as Miliband says, ‘beyond the NHS itself’, ‘changing the way […]

“Public acknowledgement of the wrongdoing of discrimination against me as an Israeli — and the public assurance that this will not be repeated.”

“Public acknowledgement of the wrongdoing of discrimination against me as an Israeli — and the public assurance that this will not be repeated.”

Israeli professor to sue Manchester health trust An Israeli professor who was dropped as a speaker by the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust said this week that he wanted a public acknowledgment of the discrimination against him. Professor Moty Cristal, an expert on negotiations and conflict resolution, was formally disinvited from a seminar […]

“stigmatising of mental health service users”

“stigmatising of mental health service users”

Skyfail: why the new Bond villain perpetuates mental health stigma Peter Beresford Professional, Monday 12 November 2012 If Ed Milliband really wants to challenge the stigmatising of mental health service users, then he should perhaps watch the latest Bond movie, Skyfall. Then, like me, he may be saying: please could this be the last of […]

Lloyd told a BBC RadioManchester debate “the force could survive a 12% budget cut, but not the 20% it faces.” !

Lloyd told a BBC RadioManchester debate “the force could survive a 12% budget cut, but not the 20% it faces.” !

8 TH November, 2012 Greater Manchester PCC: Cuts are reckless says candidate Greater Manchester Police has had its budget cut by 20% over five years[/caption]Government spending cuts for Greater Manchester Police are “reckless”, the Labour candidate for the police and crime commissioner post has said. Tony Lloyd told a BBC Radio Manchester debate the force […]

” My goal is always to help families help themselves without the use of drugs or stigmatizing diagnoses.”

” My goal is always to help families help themselves without the use of drugs or stigmatizing diagnoses.”

Suffer the Children: The Case Against Labeling and Medicating. When a child has an emotional or behavioural problem, their school often recommends that they see a psychiatrist. This psychiatrist typically labels the child with a disorder, then advises the parents that the child should be given psychiatric drugs. Millions of children in America have been […]

Trust Dr Sean Lennon Welcomes Prime Ministers Statement On Dementia

Trust Dr Sean Lennon Welcomes Prime Ministers Statement On Dementia

Trust Medical Director welcomes dementia friend initiative Responding to the Government announcement about the training of volunteers to support people with dementia Trust Medical Director Dr Sean Lennon said: “The fact that the Prime Minister has made this a ‘personal priority’ is reassuring and it’s also promising that the Government is trying to address the […]

“THEY CAN’T BE VICTIMISING PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS – CAN THEY?”

“THEY CAN’T BE VICTIMISING PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS – CAN THEY?”

SALFORD MENTAL HEALTH CUTS CAMPAIGNERS VICTIMISATION CLAIM ! Star date: 8th November 2012 Mental Health Hell In Salford: Part Two THEY CAN’T BE VICTIMISING PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS – CAN THEY? Drop-in groups closed. Psychology support groups on hold. More suicide attempts. While the bottom line bureaucrats and politicians look for cuts, in the […]

“If this was the end of the shocking story it would be bad enough”

“If this was the end of the shocking story it would be bad enough”

SALFORD SUICIDE MAN TURNED AWAY BY MENTAL HEALTH TRUST AND ARRESTED! Star date: 7th November 2012 A Salford Star Exclusive MENTAL HEALTH HELL IN SALFORD: PART 1 A Salford man with a history of mental health and self harm problems was refused help by Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust workers at Cromwell House in […]

Teens and young adults face significant peer pressure to drink – and drink heavily.

Teens and young adults face significant peer pressure to drink – and drink heavily.

Mixing Meds and Alcohol: Just How Dangerous Is It? By KAITLIN BELL BARNETT Most psychiatric drugs bear some version of the warning: “Do not drink alcoholic beverages when taking this medication.” In reality, though, many people taking psych meds drink anyway. They have various reasons: not wanting to curtail their fun, not putting much stock […]

The Victims We Know So Well !

The Victims We Know So Well !

UK: Transgender ex-Broadmoor patient talks of Jimmy Saville abuse by Scott Roberts for PinkNews.co.uk 15 October 2012, 12:38pm A transgender man, who was a former patient of Broadmoor Hospital, has spoken of being sexually abused by the veteran entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile. Steven George, who was known as Alison Pink while at the high-security psychiatric […]