Mental Health Alarming Spike in Serious Incidents

As CCGs struggle to meet waiting time standards in physical health, something has to give and so mental health funding is trimmed in each area.

Mental Health Alarming Spike in Serious Incidents

Norman Lamb Lib Dem MP for North Norfolk and former health minister   When it comes to mental health, there can be no doubting the evidence of a discrimination at the heart of our NHS. Even though one in four of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives, people […]

Gary Neville’s hotel for the homeless closes its doors

Tearful scenes as last winter residents leave former Manchester United player’s building facing uncertain future

It is estimated Neville spent up to £150,000 on keeping the project going during the winter months. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images   BY:Diane Taylor  The former Manchester United star Gary Neville closed the doors of his hotel to homeless people, after allowing them to stay there rent-free with a package of support for more than […]

Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd calls on Greater Manchester Police to let watchdog investigate brutality claim

Tony Lloyd said 'it is clear this footage will cause legitimate concern to the public'

Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd calls on Greater Manchester Police to let watchdog investigate brutality claim

BY NEAL KEELING  28 Th January, 2016 The region’s police boss has called on GMP to let a watchdog investigate allegations that a man was ‘brutally assaulted’ by officers in a cell. As reported in the M.E.N., Neville Edwards, 31, who was later found guilty of biting an officer during the incident at Longsight police […]

Cuts blamed for ‘appalling’ rise in mental health deaths

Inquiry call as new figures show a 26% rise in the number of mental health patients attempting or committing suicide

Cuts blamed for ‘appalling’ rise in mental health deaths

BY JASON BEATTIE More help needed: figures show rise in number of mental health deaths   MPs have blamed government cuts for the “appalling and tragic” rise in the number of mental health deaths. New figures show unexpected deaths among mental health patients in NHS care have soared by more than a fifth over the […]

Luke Loy had a life, until his benefits started falling away

The DWP placed sanctions on a schizophrenic man when he fell into difficulties. It was an aggressive and destructive way to treat someone so vulnerable

Luke Loy had a life, until his benefits started falling away

By:Frances Ryan ‘Luke [got caught in a] familiar spiral: pushed off sickness benefits and unable to cope with the requirements of the jobcentre, he had his jobseeker’s allowance taken away.’ Photograph: Natalie Jeffers   Luke Alexander Loy was not one of George Osborne’s “hard-working people”. The 42-year-old had schizophrenia and was unable to work (or […]

New non-executive director appointed to NWAS

Chairman for North West Ambulance Service, Wyn Dignan comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Mark to the Service and are confident that he will be a positive addition to the Trust Board.

New non-executive director appointed to NWAS

By Carl Fallowfield The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed the appointment of Mark Tattersall Non-Executive Director of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Mark is a qualified accountant who worked as a senior executive from 1991 until the end of 2007 in a range of businesses which included the Co-operative and London […]

Yoga on the NHS ? Manchester GP says free classes could help improve physical and mental health

Matt Joslin has written an open letter to the NHS after classes helped him deal with back problem and depression

Yoga on the NHS ? Manchester GP says free classes could help improve physical and mental health

BY CHARLOTTE DOBSON A Manchester GP is calling on the NHS to prescribe a different kind of treatment to patients… yoga. Dr Matt Joslin has written an open letter asking for the ancient form of exercise to be prescribed to patients on the NHS. He claims yoga has the potential to improve almost all aspects […]

Manchester mental health inquiry

The town hall is holding a one-off hearing today to discuss the state of our mental health services, after it emerged the city's crisis-hit provider was being scrapped

Manchester mental health inquiry

By: BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS This afternoon councillors, NHS officials, patients and voluntary groups are gathering at Manchester town hall to discuss the state of our city’s mental health services. The one-off inquiry was ordered late last year , after it emerged Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust was on the brink of financial collapse – and planning […]

Live: Manchester mental health inquiry

The town hall is holding a one-off hearing today to discuss the state of our mental health services, after it emerged the city's crisis-hit provider was being scrapped

Live: Manchester mental health inquiry

This afternoon councillors, NHS officials, patients and voluntary groups are gathering at Manchester town hall to discuss the state of our city’s mental health services. The one-off inquiry was ordered late last year , after it emerged Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust was on the brink of financial collapse – and planning £1.5m […]

Paul Reed on BBC Radio Manchester | W.C.A. and ESA benefit

Manchester Users Network's chair Paul Reed is interviewed by Andy Crane Radio Manchester GMR

Paul Reed on BBC Radio Manchester | W.C.A. and ESA benefit

Manchester Users Network’s chair Paul Reed is interviewed by Andy Crane about the work capability assessment as part of the new Employment and support allowance (ESA). Listen Below   [audio:https://www.manchesterusersnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/BBC-Radio-Manchester-WCA.mp3|titles=BBC Radio Manchester – ESA and WCA – Benefit reform]