A number of health and professionals from other industries have been studied in recent years and many, not unsurprisingly, also show high levels of stress
Jamie Hacker Hughes Anglia Ruskin University No matter their age, gender or experience, health professionals from all walks of life have experienced mental health problems A new study from Cardiff University has revealed nearly 60% of doctors have experienced mental illness and psychological problems at various stages in their career. That is bad enough […]
It's time to come along and have your say amongst people who suffer the same as you and amongst people who are and will keep on representing your issues.
TONIGHT AT 6:PM Legal threat to stop Manchester mental health service closures Please come and speak out about how you or somebody you know will be affected by the closure of 11 Manchester mental health closures. Closures include employment support, benchmark employment, perinatal care, complex mood disorders, psychosexual and creative wellbeing. It’s time to come […]
The increase has been revealed by Labour
People with mental illness are more likely to die early than they were when the Tories came to power, new research reveals. Figures unveiled by Labour today show that in 2010 those with serious mental health problems were 3.3 times more likely to die before they were 75, compared to the general population. By […]
Research suggests eight out of 10 doctors in England have experienced mental health issues. Here, some of those who are suffering tell their story
‘The NHS wears you down. It depends on people going the extra mile and staying late, but you can’t do that when you just want to curl up and cry.’ Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers On his way to work one day as a first-year junior doctor, Craig felt so […]
"We can now not just get rid of David Cameron, but the whole rotten Tory Government." This was greeted with loud cheers.
By: Paul Reed A massive number of people from all around the UK marched on London, demanding a total end to government austerity measures and the immediate resignation of David Cameron. Manchester User’s Network in collaboration with members of Unison estimated up to 80.000 people however, later the official count was given as […]
In this special report Jennifer Williams catches a glimpse of the lives of those that sleep rough on Manchester's streets
BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS The figure in the Royal Exchange doorway is motionless. It’s 8.45am. Commuters are rushing through St Ann’s Square in the icy drizzle, heads bent over coffee cups as drama quietly plays out nearby. Kelly is vaguely known to the council’s homelessness team, but they don’t know her well. “I’ve not come […]
Emergency crews attended the scene, near to Manchester’s Gay Village, at around 8.40pm
BY: BETH ABBIT The man was talked down from roof of NCP car park on Chorlton Street Police negotiators spent almost two hours persuading a man to come down from the roof of a city centre car park. Trained officers were called to the NCP car park on Chorlton Street after a man clambered […]
“I’m Broken Inside: Sara’s Story” Sara's diary
Panorama’s Peter Marshall Sara Green, 17, died as a result of self-harming as an in-patient in a mental health unit. BBC Panorama was given access to Sara’s diary that she kept, showing how she was failed by the child and adolescent mental health system in England. If you are affected by any of the issues […]
The only certainty is that current reporting of deaths is confused and incomplete. The NHS places nearly half of all its young psychiatric patients in private psychiatric units and these are not subject to FoI requests.
BBC Panorama By Peter Marshall A charity for bereaved families is demanding the government investigates the way deaths of young people in mental health units are recorded. Research by Inquest suggests at least nine young people have died in England as in-patients since 2010. Health Minister Alistair Burt told BBC Panorama he didn’t know the […]
The University of Buckingham has recently invited sniffer dogs onto their campus as part of their “zero tolerance” drug policy
By Rossy Natale Photo: West Midlands Police @Flickr As part of a move to rid their campus of drugs and “improve the well-being of students,” the University of Buckingham has invited in a group of drug sniffing dogs to parole the campus. The initiative was established by the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Sir Anthony Seldon. The University of Buckingham […]