Mental health services centre could be saved after protests force Stockport Council rethink

Mental  health services centre could be saved after protests force Stockport Council rethink

Mental health services centre could be saved after protests force Stockport Council rethink 25 Th November, 2015 BY ALEX SCAPENS The Sir Joseph Whitworth Centre could now remain at its current location Stockport Against Mental Health Cuts protest about service losses A centre offering mental health services that is facing the axe could now be […]

Patient Reece Burton considered to be ‘Dangerous’ has been found

Patient Reece Burton considered to be ‘Dangerous’ has been found

A “dangerous” psychiatric patient who absconded from a London clinic has been found after a nationwide police manhunt.

Reece Burton, 25, was attending the North London Clinic in Edmonton, Enfield on permitted ground leave when he absconded on 20 November 2015.

Hospital admissions for self-harm almost double the national average

Hospital admissions for self-harm almost double the national average

People are almost twice as likely to be admitted to hospital due to self-harm in Greater Manchester.
New data analysed by the M.E.N. shows that the number of admissions was highest at Tameside Hospital and Wigan Royal Infirmary.
Experts say the figures mirror the region’s problem of self-harm and high suicide rate.

Mental health patients given hospital beds hundreds of miles away from home

Mentally ill patients are being sent for treatment in hospitals that are vast distances from their homes.

Nearly 500 are at least 30 miles away, another 1,600 are treated outside their local area and in one case a father faces a six-hour 240-mile round trip to visit his daughter.
The new figures highlight the plight of patients left isolated and scared because there are no facilities in their area.

Appeal to trace absconder, Enfield

Appeal to trace absconder, Enfield

Police are appealing for information to trace a man who has absconded from a psychiatric clinic in Edmonton on the morning of Friday, 20 November.

Reece Burton, 25, was last seen at 11:20hrs at the North London Clinic, Edmonton, Enfield where he was on permitted ground leave. He is being detained under the Mental Health Act after being convicted of grievous bodily harm with intent.

Manchester City Council uses empty buildings for rough sleepers

Manchester City Council uses empty buildings for rough sleepers

The former Hulme Library building and the former Beech Mount Children’s Home in Harpurhey are among the first in a series of buildings which will be used by rough sleepers.

Mental health early deaths ‘worrying in one in four areas’

Nearly one in four areas of England has unacceptably high rates of early deaths among people with mental health problems, a report suggests.
The warning by independent experts funded by the Cabinet Office came after they looked at deaths before 75 in 2011-12 in more than 200 local areas.

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