Quite a few of those experiencing mental ill-health want to be able to refer themselves directly to NHS mental health services, rather than having to wait for a GP to do that
Inadequate support of greater concern than trouble getting a GP appointment and desire for more joined-up services The government has increased the NHS budget for mental health to £11.7bn. Photograph: Joe Fox Photo/Alamy Mental health has become the area of NHS and social care the public most worry about and want improved, with delays in […]
Mental health services, which are already struggling under the strain of demand, historically inadequate funding and incompetent commissioning decisions, will not achieve parity at least in my life time. And the problem might get even worse before it gets better.
OPINION BY DR KAILASH CHAND On almost every measure, the NHS in Greater Manchester is in a worse position than this time last year. And as we enter winter, this spells bad news. Last winter was the worst for a generation with A&E waits hitting their highest levels since targets were introduced in […]
If these proposed cuts were to be implemented Services Users can expect more medication, more hospitalization, more of a prison service and less of a NHS organisation
MUN Meeting to be held 1: 30 pm Wednesday 30 Th December, 2015 Manchester User’s Network’s (MUN} will hold a meeting of service user, members on Wednesday 30 Th December, 2015 at 1:30pm along with the group, its friends and its network of Service Users and affiliated groups to further plan and organize further actions […]
We set up a group at a secure hospital for LGBT patients. These people were very isolated – they needed the help. We set up drug and alcohol projects, we set up mental health services in-house
We’ve delved into the GT vault this festive season, to give you some holiday reading. GT talks to the chief executive of the Albert Kennedy Trust, and life-long gay rights campaigner, Tim Sigsworth. It was 30 April, 1989. Albert Kennedy was 16-years-old, being chased by a group of angry, homophobic thugs wanting to attack […]
"At Christmas time, they [others] are preparing the table and enjoying the Christmas moment…[it makes me feel] I want a family." Kris.
Homelessness has soared since 2010 Natalie Bloomer Sleeping rough is never easy but at Christmas it’s particularly hard. The hoards of shoppers, the lights, and the carols, only serve to remind those who won’t be celebrating with loved ones, just what they’re missing. Christmas can also be a time when conflict between homeless people increases. […]
As the curtain falls on the trust, the problems will not go away. One in four of Manchester population has some sort of mental illness and suicide rate in middle age group is rising.
Opinion By: Dr Kailash Chand Mental health services form a crucial part of the NHS, and yet they […]
Mr Knott suffers from memory loss and police are concerned for his welfare.
John Knott MISSING Last updated on 19/12/2015 12:04:23 Police are growing increasingly concerned of the whereabouts of a missing 73 year-old man from north Manchester. John Knott was last seen at his home on Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester at around 3.30pm on Friday 18 December 2015. Mr Knott is described as being white, 5ft 7in […]
Special report By: Manchester Evening News Journalist Jennifer Williams: We went to find what it's really like living with mental health issues in Manchester and found services are at crisis point
BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS Mental health patient John Byron Nothing about John Byron says ‘sometimes I very nearly kill myself’. But every now and then when life becomes too much, he ends up ‘curled up on the floor screaming and shouting’ on the brink of harming himself. When this happens John, aged 49 and a chronic […]
He is described as being white, of medium build, has short brown hair and brown eyes. It is believed he was wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans.
Matthew Donelan MISSING FROM WIGAN, LANCASHIRE Police are looking for a man reported missing in Wigan. 28-year-old Matthew Donelan was reported missing from his home on Crawford Avenue, Tyldesley at 4.45pm on Thursday 17 December 2015. He is described as being white, of medium build, has short brown hair and brown eyes. It is believed […]
He admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility
15 December 2015 Manchester Sandra Brotherton was found by relatives at her house in Greater Manchester A man has admitted stabbing his mother to death in a “frenzied attack” at their home. Sandra Brotherton was found dead by relatives at the house in Redwood Drive in Bredbury, Stockport, on New Year’s Eve in 2014. […]