The state of mental health services for children in the UK is "alarming", a UN committee has told Government officials.
The state of mental health services for children in the UK is “alarming”, a UN committee has told Government officials. Waiting lists are too long, leading to an unacceptable situation, a member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child said as she questioned UK representatives in Geneva. Olga Khazova of Russia hit out […]
"It's a discrimination, at the heart of our NHS, against people with mental ill health"
Norman Lamb, Lib Dem MP
By Michael Buchanan Social Affairs Correspondent, BBC News Nearly 5,500 mental health patients in England had to travel out of their area last year because of a lack of hospital beds, new figures show. Some patients had to travel nearly 300 miles, while one trust had to declare a major incident. The figures, obtained through Freedom […]
A new survey released to mark Mental Health Awareness Week shows that we value our relationships almost above all else, so why do we neglect them?
BY: Kashmira Gander @kashmiragander Healthy relationships are important for both physical and mental wellbeing iStock Whether your circle of friends grows every weekend or has shrunk down to a handful trusted confidantes, it is undeniable that we are all social creatures who seek the comfort and support of others from time to time. But as with […]
Sunday 14 Th May, 2016: Today it is with the deepest regrets that Manchester Users Network were informed of the death of James Atkinson our joint secretary here at Manchester Users Network. A member of James’s family informed MUN that James was discovered dead at his home in Wythenshawe yesterday Saturday 14 Th May, 2016. […]
Medic in his 60s was fatally stabbed at Southleigh community hospital in south London
Press Association Police are appealing for witnesses. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA A patient has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a nurse was fatally stabbed at a mental health facility. The medic, who was in his 60s, suffered a number of knife wounds during the incident at Southleigh community hospital, in south London. He […]
Inspectors failed the Droylsden Road Family Practice in five key areas and is has now been placed in special measures
BY SAM YARWOOD Droylsden Road Family Practice A ‘dirty and cluttered’ GP surgery in Manchester has been ordered to clean up its act after being thrown into special measures. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated Droylsden Road Family Practice ‘inadequate’ following an inspection by the health watchdog back in March. Inspectors failed the Newton Heath […]
His Ushakov medal marked 70 years since the war ended, after the British defence chiefs finally agreed to honour the thousands who risked their lives in freezing Arctic convoys. British bull dog PM: Winston Churchill once described them as having made ‘the worst journey in the world’.
By: Paul Reed. Last Sunday in Manchester a ceremony was held to mark the end of 71 years since the Second World War in Europe ended. Beginning at 1:30 pm, and organised by the Manchester and St Petersburg Friendship Society. Jim Charnock began the ceremonial by dedicating this year’s Manchester Celebrations of the end of […]
The UK is launching a major effort to keep those with mental health issues out of jail cells.
BY DAN TAYLOR LEAVE A COMMENT The federal government in the United States has slashed mental health funding by about 40 percent between 2004 and 2014, and the mental health crisis continues to worsen worldwide, but the UK government is taking a big step to combat it. A new UK government scheme would involve spending £15 […]
"Anxiety is the fastest growing illness in under-21s. These things are not a coincidence."
Education & Family Image caption Natasha Devon’s role as mental health champion for schools has been axed less than a year after she was appointed The government’s mental-health champion for schools in England, who criticised the pressure put on children by the current testing regime, has been axed. Natasha Devon who was appointed last August used […]
“They're part of the problem...You cannot apply an adult amount of pressure to a child brain and expect them to cope”
Natasha Davis CREDIT: REX FEATURES Javier Espinoza, Education Editor The Government’s mental health tsar role has been dropped allegedly over her criticism of ‘over testing’ of children. Natasha Devon, who was appointed to the role only last August, had been critical of the current policy drive of more rigorous testing. This comes after thousands of parents took their children […]