Adult social care staff will move to an Integrated Care Organisation led by Salford Royal, aimed at reducing admissions by detecting problems early
By Neal Keeling Health care in Salford will be transformed from Friday with a pioneering new organisation. Nearly 450 adult social care staff from the council will transfer to an Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) led by Salford Royal Hospital .The move is being viewed nationally as ground-breaking. The aim is to reduce hospital admissions […]
The case raised important issues about the parity of esteem between mental and physical health services, the long-standing under funding of mental health services by the NHS, and the need to consider socio-economic inequality in access to and outcomes achieved by health services.
VICTORY AGAINST DECISION TO CUT MANCHESTER SPECIALIST MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES A High Court legal challenge by a service user represented by DPG has forced Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust and the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups to withdraw their decisions to cut seven specialist mental health services in the area. The services, […]
Denmark is paving the way for the rest of the world by declassifying gender variance. It’s time for the UK and the rest of the world to do the same.
Dr Helen Webberley The UK’s First Agony Aunt for the Transgender Community January 1st, 2017 will see ‘being transgender’ declassified as a mental illness in Denmark, a momentous and long-awaited move which will surely put increased pressure on the World Health Organisation (WHO), to remove the diagnosis from its list of mental disorders. This pressure […]
A family struggling to find mental health care for their 10-year-old daughter have called on health bosses to confront an acute shortage of beds for young people.
Samantha and Jonathan Lethbridge say their daughter has had episodes of suicidal thoughts 40 times in the past two weeks. They have been forced to care for her at home since an initial episode in A&E;, when they were told she would not be able to get psychiatric care. “Our daughter needs urgent medical support and there […]
'Adolescence can be a difficult transitional period and it's when we typically see the first signs of mental health disorders such as schizophrenia and depression. This study gives us a clue why this is the case'
Siobhan Fenton @siobhanfenton The study found that the brain regions which showed the greatest MRI changes during adolescence were those in which genes linked to schizophrenia risk were most strongly expressed. Teenagers’ brains can reveal whether they will develop mental health conditions later in life, research has found. Brain scans can therefore […]
In some developing countries up to 90% have no access to basic mental health care. The unmet need is greatest among refugees, but here is a low cost solution
BY: Laila Soudi and Vikram Patel Researcher at Stanford University and principal research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Australian protesters demanding better treatment for refugees held in conditions that undermine mental health. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images When it comes to mental health, the global health community has failed. Mental, neurological, […]
By Dennis Moore The recent inquest into the death of 14-year-old Amy El-Keria has highlighted concerns about the safety of young people being treated in private mental health units operated by the Priory Group across the UK. The Priory Group is Britain’s largest private mental healthcare provider and receives millions of pounds a year […]
“While this funding is of course welcome, I urge health leaders to work with us here in Greater Manchester to drive forward lasting improvements to these vital services, ensuring local people get a fair share of this new investment.
NHS England has published its major transformation programme for mental health care and is promising up to £1bn a year of new funding by 2020/21. Jim Battle, Chairman of the Greater Manchester Mental Health Partnership Board, said: “This investment is long overdue. Mental health services have been at breaking point for far too long. “It […]
Veterans are being left to suffer in silence as they return to civilian life
Many are living in fear of debt as they struggle with mental health issues
Half of veterans under 65 are not in work, major new research shows
By Gavin Madeley and Ian Drury for the Daily Mail Suffering in silence: Many former soldiers under retirement age are living in fear of debt as they struggle to cope with depression and other long-term mental and physical health problems (file image) Some rely on food banks while others have ended up homeless, in prison […]
Come and Meet With Karen Kennedy from Manchester Care & Repair a service for the over 60s
“MANCHESTER USERS’ NETWORK” Care and Repair for the over 60s With Mental illness! Wednesday 20th July 2016, 1.30pm. Invites Karen Kennedy, Care & Repair. Also News & Feedback. Users Office. Park House Hospital. ALL PATIENTS WELCOME. “We need to support ♥ & help each other” Further Information, Tel Alan, 0161 492 0790.