Mental health literacy across society was "shocking", he said, and he felt he was standing next to his son on behalf of his generation and made a plea to the assembled experts: "We must have change."
Hugh Pym Health editor Steve Mallen set up a campaigning charity called The MindEd Trust after his son Edward’s death in February 2015 Conferences of the great and the good in areas like science, health and politics take place at Oxbridge colleges most weeks of the year. But this one was like few others. Conceived […]
Natasha's dad says she was in A&E at least four times with injuries from self-harm, yet nothing was done despite them begging for a faster process
BY TODD FITZGERALD , SAM YARWOOD Natasha Wise A former mental health worker says a young woman who fell to her death after an 18-month battle for counselling for depression was failed by the system. Natasha Wise died after plunging from a bridge in Whalley Range on Tuesday, just hours after celebrating her birthday. The 22-year-old, […]
She needed treatment. She was a very poorly girl and we begged them. Literally begged them.
– ALAN WISE, NATASHA'S FATHER
ITV NEWS REPORT Natasha Wise Photo: The father of a young woman who killed herself this week after waiting months for counselling for depression has criticised mental health services in Manchester. Natasha Wise, 22, left a series of heartbreaking Facebook posts before falling to her death from a bridge in Whalley Range on Tuesday. She […]
A full investigation has been launched after Natasha Wise battled for more than a year to get counselling for depression
BY: SAM YARWOOD Natasha Wise A full investigation has been launched into the care of a young woman who plunged to her death after an 18-month battle to get counselling for depression. Natasha Wise, 22, died after falling from a bridge in Whalley Range on Tuesday, just hours after celebrating her birthday. Her family claim she was […]
We are designing a research project to develop and test a non-drug treatment, a ‘behavioural’ treatment, to help improve sleep in people with these conditions.
Mental Health Research Project: The research project: We know that people with conditions which cause symptoms such as hearing voices, paranoia, or unusual beliefs, often also have poor sleep. We are designing a research project to develop and test a non-drug treatment, a ‘behavioural’ treatment, to help improve sleep in people with these conditions. Public […]
Following training early in April, 100 Peer Educators will start running "Think Resilient" sessions for girls aged seven to 25 in guiding groups across the UK, including for Brownies, the youngest group.
By Judith Burns Education reporter Education & Family Girl Guides across the UK will be able to take a new badge in mental well-being and resilience from early April. The badge, “Think Resilient”, follows research showing nearly half of young women aged 17 to 21 in the UK have needed help with a mental health […]
"They should be more diligent about who they employ and have more safeguards to stop people slipping through the net."
Paul Bramley, 28, originally from Hull, was one of those killed (FCO) The father of a British man killed in the Germanwings air crash has blamed the airline for allowing the pilot who caused the tragedy to fly. Flight 9525 from Barcelona to Dusseldorf crashed in the French Alps on March 24 last […]
Was He Bi-Polar? Evidence in New Book Suggests Randolph Suffered Behavioral Ills
After World War II, Randolph Churchill, Winston’s only son, still believed his destiny was to become prime minister, and that the name Churchill alone would carry the day, regardless of the mounting evidence against his chances. Many had predicted greatness for young Churchill a decade earlier, when he boldly displayed his gifts as a public […]
Royals met man behind #FindMike - who tried to track down a passer-by who stopped him leaping to his death
BY:SEBASTIAN MANN The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met a mental health campaigner and the man who saved him from taking his own life as they championed efforts to prevent suicide. Jonny Benjamin started the #FindMike search in 2014 to find an unknown passer-by who stopped him leaping to his death from Waterloo Bridge […]
Public meeting hosted by MUN Ivan Lewis MP in attendance at public meeting hosted by MUN. Lucina Berger MP – (Shadow Mental health minister) was also in attendance. John Byron speaks out> Alison Curtis speaks out and calls for MMHSCT to be placed in special measures.