Mental health equal status to physical health !

Mental health equal status to physical health !

Viewpoint: raising the status of mental health By Louise Robinson, 17 December 2012 The government has begun to spell out how plans to give mental health equal status to physical health in the NHS will work. Writing for GPonline.com, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy healthcare development manager Louise Robinson says GPs have a key […]

One of two Missing Mental Health Patients is found safe!

One of two Missing Mental Health Patients is found safe!

29 December 2012 Missing mental health patient from Rochdale found One of two patients at a hospital’s secure mental health unit who went missing while on a day trip has been found safe and well. David Cronin, 53, is a resident at Birch Hill Hospital in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. He was on a trip to […]

Missing Patients Rochdale!

Missing Patients Rochdale!

28 December 2012 Patients go missing from Greater Manchester hospital mental health unit Police have urged the public not to approach two patients at a hospital’s secure mental health unit after they went missing while on a day trip. Daniel Warburton, 28, and David Cronin, 53, are residents at Birch Hill Hospital, Greater Manchester. They […]

Whistleblowers Blowing time on the wrong doers !

Whistleblowers Blowing time on the wrong doers !

Whistleblowers are us By Ian Taplin Whistleblowers are often the source of information and evidence which exposes corruption or abuse within corporate or government organizations and publicly funded agencies (such as the National Health Service (NHS) or care homes). Think of Bradley Manning who supplied Wikileaks with data on US military secrets; Deep Throat, whose […]

Debt Is Effecting People’s Health !

Debt Is Effecting People’s Health !

Debt is affecting our mental health, say three in four Britain’s growing debt problems are causing mental health problems, relationship breakdown and family discord, Citizens Advice has said. By Emma Simon The majority of those in debt claimed that their money worries were harming their health, according to the charity. In a survey of people […]

Developing A Suicide Prevention Therapy for People in Acute Psychiatric Wards!

Developing A Suicide Prevention Therapy for People in Acute Psychiatric Wards!

19.12.12 Researcher to look at new suicide prevention therapy Trust honorary consultant clinical psychologist Professor Gillian Haddock has been awarded a £250,000 grant to look into developing a suicide prevention therapy for people in acute psychiatric wards. Prof Haddock, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester, has particular expertise in the area of […]

New plans to end institutional bias against them in the NHS!

New plans to end institutional bias against them in the NHS!

Mental health patients to be given new rights Patients to be allowed to choose consultants, a move that will give them parity with those with physical health problems Denis Campbell The Guardian Thursday 13 December 2012 Patients with mental health problems are to be given new rights over which consultant psychiatrist they see under new […]

TO OUR JEWISH MEMBERS WE WISH YOU A HAPPY HANUKKAH !

TO OUR JEWISH MEMBERS WE WISH YOU A HAPPY HANUKKAH !

Do you know the real meaning of Hanukkah? Most people know that Hanukkah falls somewhere near Christmas, but that fact has led to a misunderstanding about the meaning of Hanukkah. Teachers in schools, magazine editors and retail store managers all treat Hanukkah as some kind of Jewish variation on Christmas. But the origins and meanings […]

Salford & Manchester Service Users Join Manchester Anti Cuts March !

Salford & Manchester Service Users Join Manchester Anti Cuts March !

SALFORD AND MANCHESTER MARCH TO SAVE NHS Star date: 9th December 2012 SAVE OUR NHS MARCH HITS MANC CITY CENTRE Hundreds of anti-austerity marchers took to the Manchester streets yesterday in protest against the ConDem Government’s sell off of the NHS, and cuts to the health service and beyond. Speakers included representatives of USUC – […]