Teenager killed himself hours after Wonga cleared out his bank account

A disabled teenager killed himself on the same day that pay-day loans company Wonga cleared out his bank account, leaving him without a single penny to survive on.
Kane Sparham-Price, who had “numerous problems including those connected with his mental health”, had spent much of his life in foster care and care homes, and took out loans through Wonga’s website after he turned 18.

Manchester drug deaths soar by 46% as North West named worst region for EIGHTH year

The number of drug-related deaths in Manchester has soared by 46% while the North West has risen by 28% – this makes the region the worst in England for an eighth successive year.

A total of 3,346 deaths in England last year were attributed to drugs poisoning and 2,248 for drugs misuse.

MUN Supported Appointment of New Mental Health Minister

Manchester User’s Network have long campaigned for the government creation of a dedicated minister for mental health . So last week we were tweeting Jeremy Corbyns to please create a minister for mental health as we desperately need one. Even if that’s just to sort out the terrible services, Service users are presently receiving in Manchester under a Manchester Labour Scrutiny Committee

Plans for £6m mental health centre in Ardwick revealed

Plans for a new £6m treatment and recovery centre in Manchester have been revealed.

The centre will be built on a 1.5 acre site in Ardwick and will be run by Alternative Futures Group (AFG).
It will open in Autumn 2016 and create 45 new jobs.

Manchester Users’ Network Wednesday 2nd September 2015 1:30pm Meeting

Manchester Users’ Network Wednesday 2nd September 2015 1:30pm Meeting

MANCHESTER USERS’ NETWORK Wednesday 2nd September 2015
MUN Meeting1:30pm Meeting To Held in the:-
Education, Room (Where Mainway was) Park House Hospital.