Minister measures health for Manchester’s digital health revolution

Academic, healthcare and business leaders have welcomed the minister to see how Manchester is leading the way in the digital health revolution.

Minister measures health for Manchester’s digital health revolution

Life Sciences Minister George Freeman will today open the new home to the Health eResearch Centre of the Farr Institute at the University of Manchester, creating a North of England hub for some of the world’s best digital and health research. Vaughan House will be one of the leading venues in the country to develop new technologies […]

NHS child mental health money ‘missing’ despite investment

Some mental health trusts in England have seen "no significant investment" in psychiatric services for children despite government plans to overhaul provision, say experts.

NHS child mental health money ‘missing’ despite investment

By Michael Buchanan     Last summer ministers said they would invest an additional £143m in the services this financial year. The Mental Health Network suspects the funding has been used to support other NHS services. NHS England says it can show where the money has been allocated. The additional funding was part of a […]

‘More can be done’ to integrate physical and mental health care – report

The authors of the new report argue that integrating physical and mental health care can both save the health service money and improve care for patients.

‘More can be done’ to integrate physical and mental health care – report

By PRESS ASSOCIATION More needs to be done to address the psychological problems associated with being ill, a new report states. Health officials also need to address the physical issues that come as a result of mental health problems, according to The King’s Fund. The authors of the new report argue that integrating physical and […]

Maximus fit-for-work tests fail mental health patients, says doctor

Whistleblower criticises benefits scheme run by US company, saying criteria meant he had to diagnose claimants as being well

Maximus fit-for-work tests fail mental health patients, says doctor

Demonstration outside the Department of Work and Pensions last year against Maximus taking over work capability assessments. Photograph: Peter Marshall/Demotix/Corbis   People with mental health problems are still being wrongly assessed by a “severely flawed” system intended to find whether they are entitled to state help, according to a doctor who was charged with improving […]

William and Kate to meet campaigner for mental health who was saved from suicide

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to meet a mental health campaigner and the man who saved him from taking his own life when they champion efforts to prevent suicide.

William and Kate to meet campaigner for mental health who was saved from suicide

Mental health campaigner Jonny Benjamin, who was saved from suicide, is to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge   Jonny Benjamin started the #FindMike search in 2014 to find the unknown passer-by who stopped him leaping to his death from Waterloo Bridge in central London six years earlier. Mr Benjamin, then 20, had been […]

Shadow Mental Health Minister & Contender For Greater Manchester Mayor 2017 Video

MANCHESTER USER’S NETWORK PUBLIC MEETING (MANCHESTER MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS) With Guest Speakers: Luciana Berger MP Plus Ivan Lewis MP ( Now the Challenger for Mayor of Greater Manchester)

Shadow Mental Health Minister & Contender For Greater Manchester Mayor 2017 Video

Manchester Users Network hosted a Public meeting at the Mechanics Institute in Manchester. Please watch this video of the event. MANCHESTER USER’S NETWORK PUBLIC MEETING (MANCHESTER MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS) With Guest Speakers: Luciana Berger MP (Berger is the great niece of the famous 20th centenary trade unionist Manny Shinwell )    Plus  Ivan Lewis MP ( Now […]

Service Users & Unison Union Meeting 7th March Ahead of Lobby

Update on actions so far presentation of petition to Manchester CCG in January responds to MMHSCT consultation (UNISON Manchester Community and Mental Health branch and Greater Manchester Keep Our NHS Public)

Service Users & Unison Union Meeting 7th March Ahead of Lobby

Manchester deserves better mental health services   Campaign meeting: Chorlton Health Centre, 1 Nicolas Road, Chorlton, M21 9NJ  (SATNAV M21 9NJ) In Conference Room upstairs (there is a keypad on door at bottom of stairs – please ring Caroline Bedale on 07960 988596 if there is no-one at that door to let you in) Monday […]

Nick Clegg: We’ve made progress on mental health but there’s still work to do

It’s time for proper training for GPs and teachers, a new funding model and nationwide awareness of the issue

Nick Clegg: We’ve made progress on mental health but there’s still work to do

BY: NICK CLEGG Royal touch: the Duchess of Cambridge meets headteachers in Scotland to discuss mental health in schools Andrew Milligan – WPA Pool/Getty Images   Eight years ago, when I became leader of the Liberal Democrats, I used one of my first opportunities at Prime Minister’s Questions to ask Gordon Brown about mental health services. The […]

What I wish Stephen Fry understood about mental health

The following letter, addressed to Stephen Fry, is written by Richard Bentall, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Liverpool.

What I wish Stephen Fry understood about mental health

Mind BY: Professor Richard Bentall Stephen Fry (Pic)   Dear Stephen, You and I attended the same public school (Uppingham, in Rutland) at the same time, in the early 1970s, and our unhappy experiences there have undoubtedly helped to shape our different trajectories, which have led us to a shared interest in mental health. In your […]

Lebanon struggles to help Syrian refugees with mental health problems

The stigma surrounding mental health is another hurdle. Many people are reluctant to attend mental health centres for fear of being seen as "mad". This is one reason why integrating such services into general health provision is important.

Lebanon struggles to help Syrian refugees with mental health problems

By REUTERS By Dana Halawi BEIRUT, March 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Syrian refugee Fatmeh fled to safety in Lebanon in 2011 after militants raided the family home, beat her up and tried to rape her. But her problems were far from over. Two months after the attack Fatmeh – then aged about 12 – […]