Burnham mum, Jo Clements releases powerful video a year after son, Charley Marks death

Burnham mum, Jo Clements releases powerful video a year after son, Charley Marks death

BY : Alice Simmons     IT’S been a year since Burnham-on-Sea teenager Charley Marks took his own life at his home. Marking the anniversary of his death, Charley’s mum, Jo Clements, was part of a heartwarming video telling Charley’s story in a bid to raise awareness of mental health in young people. The devastated mum […]

NHS mental health services failing young people, say psychiatrists

Seven in 10 psychiatrists deem Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to be inadequate at best, Guardian survey finds

NHS mental health services failing young people, say psychiatrists

BY: Denis Campbell Health policy editor   NHS services for the soaring numbers of children who have self-harmed, tried to end their life or are having a breakdown are woefully substandard and risk prolonging their suffering, according to their psychiatrists. More than seven out of 10 (72%) consultant psychiatrists who specialise in treating children and adolescents […]

MUN “KEEPING the SERVICE USER in MIND ‘WHAT TO DO IN CRISIS’ GET HELP YOUR NOT ALONE

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK!

MUN “KEEPING the SERVICE USER in MIND ‘WHAT TO DO IN CRISIS’ GET HELP YOUR NOT ALONE

Manchester Users Network. How To get Help Over Christmas and the New Year 2016/17 :     Crisis teams can give urgent help to people who have a mental health problem. You can call NHS 111. The line is for when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. You can call 111 […]

“Last Christmas we had an NHS And the very next year We gave it away…”

Good Sir Richard Leese went out On the feast of Stephen When the snow lay round about Deep and crisp and even

“Last Christmas we had an NHS And the very next year We gave it away…”

CARDS, CAROLS AND ELVES TO SAVE GREATER MANCHESTER NHS   Last Christmas we had an NHS And the very next year We gave it away…and sometimes to no-one special…’   Save the NHS campaigners were out at the Albert Square Christmas Market in Manchester today, singing festive songs and carols with suitably changed lyrics, much […]

Disability benefit claimants with mental health issues ‘lose under new payments’

Disability benefit claimants with mental health issues ‘lose under new payments’

By: PA     More than half of disability benefit claimants with mental health problems are losing out financially after being moved on to the Government’s new Personal Independence Payment, according to new figures. Campaigners called for an urgent overhaul of the reassessments, which millions of claimants are having to undergo as Disability Living Allowance is […]

Carrie Fisher,Mental Health Advocate,Dies at Age 60

Her life's work Carrie Fisher, iconic Star Wars actress, was a tireless mental health advocate until her last days

Carrie Fisher,Mental Health Advocate,Dies at Age 60

By Rex Santus    Carrie Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in “Star Wars,” died Tuesday, according to a family spokesman in a statement released to People magazine. Beyond her iconic role in the mega movie franchise, Fisher was a prolific author and screenwriter, and a vocal advocate for the mentally ill who […]

Mental health support at Christmas

Mental health support at Christmas

Maureen Watt, Minister for Mental Health.   No-one experiencing depression, low mood or anxiety should suffer in silence this Christmas, Scotland’s Minister for Mental Health has said. Maureen Watt highlighted the help and support that’s available at a time of year when some people can experience mental health problems associated with stress and loneliness. Breathing […]

Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis

Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter. Doctors have confirmed a diagnosis made more than 200 years ago by one of medicine’s most influential surgeons. John Hunter had diagnosed a patient in 1786 with a “tumour as hard as bone”. Royal Marsden Hospital doctors analysed patient samples and case notes, which were preserved at the […]

Manchester merges mental health and social care

In a move that could have important ramifications for health and social care services across the UK, the New Year will see the creation of the first merged health and social care organisation.

Manchester merges mental health and social care

By : Mark Gould   In a move that could have important ramifications for health and social care services across the UK, the New Year will see the creation of the first merged health and social care organisation. From January 1st, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS […]

Mental health at Christmas: Millennials are ‘more lonely’ than older generations

The packed social calendar and financial stress of Christmas can make it a tough time for those struggling with mental illness

Mental health at Christmas: Millennials are ‘more lonely’ than older generations

BY: Kashmira Gander    @kashmiragander   Loneliness during the holidays is often associated with older people, but new research has revealed that millennials also struggle not only with isolation but stress and anxiety during what is supposed to one of the happiest times of the year. One in 10 people aged between 25 and 34 who took […]

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