Depressed mental health campaigner abruptly discharged from care after being told nothing can be done for him

John Byron has been under the care of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust for nine years, and now they've decided they can do no more for him

Depressed mental health campaigner abruptly discharged from care after being told nothing can be done for him

BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS Mental health patient John Byron   A severely depressed mental health campaigner has been abruptly discharged from care after nearly a decade – and told there is nothing else that can be done for him. John Byron, 49, has long been under the care of Manchester’s community mental health team to help […]

Manchester’s mental health bosses push through savage cuts despite public rage

A public consultation carried out following pressure from councillors last year has concluded people were against the move.

Manchester’s mental health bosses push through savage cuts despite public rage

BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS: Manchester’s mental health trust is to push ahead in axing £1:5m of frontline services, the M.E.N. can reveal – despite a huge public outcry. At its board meeting Thursday morning Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust is due to scrap eight separate community-based services, hitting around 500 patients. They include arts […]

Young poor people ‘more likely to have mental health issues than wealthy peers’

Young people living in poverty are more likely to feel like failures and suffer mental health problems than their more affluent classmates, according to a report.

Young poor people ‘more likely to have mental health issues than wealthy peers’

      Young people living in poverty are more likely to feel like failures and suffer mental health problems than their more affluent classmates, according to a report. Almost three in 10 (29%) of 16 to 19-year-olds growing up in poverty do not feel optimistic about the future, compared with just over a fifth […]

Funding for mental health social worker fast-track scheme

Sarah Carr, who chairs the National Service User Network, [NSUN] said: "Support from a social worker with the right skills and expertise can be transformational for people living with mental health problems.

Funding for mental health social worker fast-track scheme

Health Social workers are specially trained to support people and families dealing with mental health problems   The Department of Health is giving £10m to a fast-track scheme training graduates to become social workers in community mental health teams. The scheme run by charity Think Ahead aims to recruit 300 graduates by 2018 to work […]

Warning over state of teachers’ mental health

The poll found 7% had used or increased their reliance on prescription drugs.

Warning over state of teachers’ mental health

By Katherine Sellgren BBC News education reporter Image copyrightThinkstockImage captionTeachers have long complained of a heavy workload One in 10 teachers say they have been prescribed anti-depressant drugs to cope with the pressure of their jobs, says a teachers’ union survey. The NASUWT survey of over 5,000 teachers found 22% had increased their alcohol intake […]

Manchester girl set for ‘terrifying’ Scandinavian trek to raise money for mental health in memory of brother

Manchester girl set for ‘terrifying’ Scandinavian trek to raise money for mental health in memory of brother

By Nic Marko   A brave Manchester girl is set to travel 250km from Norway to Sweden with a pack of six husky dogs to raise money for mental health issues in memory of her brother. Vaila Whittaker, 23, is attempting the six day charity challenge to raise £4,000 for Manchester Mind, which helps thousands of people […]

Mental health stigma is reducing, GP says

"Mental health is everyone's issue- we need to support friends and look out for each other and have good ties with the community. It is about looking out for each other."

Mental health stigma is reducing, GP says

By:Rebecca Cain From left: Dr Simon Lenanne, Jade Brooks, Richard Kelly, Dr Jane Melton, Dr Chris Fear, Emma Paver and Paul Deneen.   MENTAL health professionals emphasised the importance of people looking after their own wellbeing at a public question time in Hereford. Six medical professionals who work in mental health for the county answered […]

D-DAY For Manchester Mental Health Services Trust HQ 31 St March 2016

'Manchester deserves better mental health services' campaign is calling for a mass lobby outside Chorlton House on this date, from 9.30am - the meeting starts at 10.00am. Chorlton House, 70 Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9UN.

D-DAY For Manchester Mental Health Services Trust HQ 31 St March 2016

D-day for Service Users:  Please support demo outside Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust HQ Chorlton House on 31 St March 2016 at 9:30am. The Trust will meet at a Board meeting  to announce their decision if to close 7 front line mental health services; every one of them is needed and absolutely necessary to […]

Campaigners mount legal action to save alcohol dependency unit from being axed

A challenge against Manchester City Council's decision to close the Brian Hore Unit in West Didsbury has been launched by public law experts.

Campaigners mount legal action to save alcohol dependency unit from being axed

BY: CHARLOTTE DOBSON The Brian Hore Unit in West Didsbury   Campaigners fighting the closure of a ‘life-saving’ alcohol dependency unit have launched legal action against the council. Public law experts have applied for a judicial review into the decision to close the Brian Hore Unit, in West Didsbury . People who use the service […]

Colourful tributes to woman ‘failed by mental health system’ at bridge where she fell to her death

Natasha Wise, 22, had faced an 18-month battle to get counselling for depression

Colourful tributes to woman ‘failed by mental health system’ at bridge where she fell to her death

BY: SAM YARWOOD Friends of a young woman who fell from a bridge and died after being ‘failed’ by mental health services have created a mural in her memory. Natasha Wise was found dead at the foot of a bridge over the Fallowfield Loop in Whalley Range on Tuesday, just hours after celebrating her 22nd […]

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