Our Aims: To support users and ex-users of psychiatric services in Manchester and provide a forum for users to have a bona fide say in planning and provision of mental health services.
Our office is based in Park house (North Manchester general hospital)
Shoppers clapped and children cheered and the band played on; it was an amazing sight for all who happen to be in Manchester last Saturday. The march ‘Against the bedroom Tax’ started in Manchester, Piccadilly Gardens and by the time it hit the very crowded Market Street, it was becoming a convoy. Friends read the […]
KEEP Disability living allowance say NO to reforms I am totally ashamed of my past association with the DWP. Over 1,000 people yesterday signed the petition calling for an investigation into ATOS, the company getting tens of millions for helping DWP remove as many people from benefit as possible after it was revealed a mum […]
Bedroom tax: Samaritans called in to train housing staff as levy sparks suicide attempts 21 Jul 2013 Demand for training sessions with experts from the emotional support charity has shot up 48% in the past three months, the Sunday People reports. Housing chiefs are calling in Samaritans as the Bedroom Tax pushes more tenants to […]
Foreigners who visit Britain for more than six months will be made to pay at least £200 a year to use NHS services, under a set of proposals to be introduced tomorrow. The measures, to be announced by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and put out for consultation, aim to crackdown on the illegitimate use […]
Greater Manchester Against The Bedroom Tax NO BEDROOM TAX FEDERATION RALLY and CONFERENCE 1pm – 4pm Sat 20th July Friends Meeting House, Mount St, M2 5NS We are out to Axe the Bedroom Tax. We need to build a bigger, better organised movement that is larger, broader, stronger, more determined, and more effective. That is […]
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Let’s put mental health education on the school curriculum Young people’s mental health problems are on the rise – it’s time we took this as seriously as their physical education. Ben Morse guardian.co.uk, Monday 8 July 2013 ‘We recognise that a child’s physical health education is important enough to have attention devoted to it weekly, […]
“Karen has always been a champion of her clients.”
Karen Reissmann, community nurse and UNISON activist, was sacked by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust in 2007. She was sacked for speaking out about cuts and the effect of privatisation.
Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a missing Manchester man. Michael Edward Gannon, 56, is a resident at the Moston Grange Nursing Home in Newton Heath and went missing on 1 July 2013. It is then believed Michael had a fall and was admitted to hospital but subsequently discharged himself before he […]