Mental health target being ignored

Freedom of Information figures suggest a quarter of clinical commissioning groups are ignoring the target.

Mental health target being ignored

By Hugh Pym.  Health editor Some mental health patients in England are being denied timely treatment promised by the government, figures reveal. The target, intensive treatment within two weeks, was introduced in April 2016 to give mental health the same referral priority as cancer. Freedom of Information figures suggest a quarter of clinical commissioning groups […]

Struggling mental health trust to be taken over by neighbouring FT

“I think the public would, rightly, ask whether someone who has just overseen such difficulty should just walk straight into another highly paid job,”

Struggling mental health trust to be taken over by neighbouring FT

NHS Improvement (NHSI) has selected the provider that will acquire the struggling Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT), which had announced as far back as 2014 that its finances were unsustainable and considered cutting a range of services last year in order to save £1.5m. Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS FT will […]

Mental health biggest threat to health of UK workforce

Mental health biggest threat to health of UK workforce

ELENA HECTOR Mental health is the biggest threat to UK workers over the next five years, according to new research. An online survey of 1000 managers and bosses of medium and large size businesses found that over half (51%) believe that mental health will affect employees in the near future. The poll, commissioned by AXA […]

Chief executive of Manchester’s crisis hit mental health trust lands new job – at an even bigger trust

Ms Moran had been chief executive at the trust for four years, during a period in which it struggled with major financial challenges

Chief executive of Manchester’s crisis hit mental health trust lands new job – at an even bigger trust

BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS   Michele Moran   The chief executive of Manchester’s crisis-hit mental health trust has got a new job heading up an even bigger NHS trust. Michele Moran, under whose leadership Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust has been scrapped and taken over by another organisation amid financial disarray, is being seconded […]

UK’s ‘hidden disgrace’: mental health problems can lead to 42% pay gap

British workers with depression or anxiety face a life of lower earnings, according to Equality and Human Rights Commission

UK’s ‘hidden disgrace’: mental health problems can lead to 42% pay gap

Denis Campbell Mental health problems such as depression can dramatically affect the sufferer’s earnings. Photograph: Denis Closon/RexPeople    People suffering from mental health problems such as depression and panic attacks earn up to 42% less than their peers, prompting the government’s equalities watchdog to brand the pay gap “a disgrace”. Evidence collected by the Equality […]

Mother of student killed in transphobic murder blames mental health services

Lee Arnold, who has paranoid schizophrenia, is sentenced to life in jail for killing William Lound in Salford.

Mother of student killed in transphobic murder blames mental health services

Frances Perraudin North of England reporter @fperraudin Lee Arnold, pictured, went to A&E 10 months before the murder complaining that he was hearing a voice telling him to kill people. Photograph: GMP/PA     The mother of a student who was murdered in a transphobic and homophobic attack has blamed “totally inadequate” mental health services […]

London stabbing: police say mental health ‘significant factor’ In attack !

• One woman dead and five injured after attack • 19-year-old man Tasered by officers and now in custody • Police: ‘terrorism remains line of enquiry’ • Increased police presence on London streets on Thursday • Read the latest report

London stabbing: police say mental health ‘significant factor’ In attack !

      Mark Rowley, who gave the latest police statement (see below), is Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer. He serves as an assistant commissioner in the Metropolitan police and leads its specialist operations division, which is the home for the counter-terrorism command. What leads police to consider terrorism as a possibility is not publicly […]

IVAN LEWIS FOR MAYOR: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES NEEDS HIM !

IVAN LEWIS MP: IF THE LABOUR PARTY MEMBERS VOTE FOR IVAN FOR MAYOR, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN MANCHESTER WILL HAVE THE BEST PERSON TO FIX THE PROBLEMS !

IVAN LEWIS FOR MAYOR: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES NEEDS HIM !

Ivan Lewis MP received the backing of MUN to be the next elected Greater Manchester Mayor. The mayor will hold a lot of powers in the GT Manchester region. The elected GT Manchester Mayor will lead Greater Manchester Combined Authority and hold decision-making powers and control budgets in areas including Mental Health, General health, Justice, […]

Racism Does THIS To Your Mental Health

Racism Does THIS To Your Mental Health

BY: ERIN DONNELLY PHOTOGRAPHED BY ROCKIE NOLAN     A new study from England’s University of Manchester has determined that repeat exposure to racial discrimination can have a negative effect on a person’s mental and physical health. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that racial minorities who had experienced multiple incidents […]

Police warn of the dangers of Pokemon Go to children

“Parents, make sure you know what your child is doing online and encourage them to talk about any people that approach them online. Everyone needs to keep security settings high and make sure the friends you are talking to online are really your friends.”

Police warn of the dangers of Pokemon Go to children

By: MUN Reporter   Police are urging parents and teachers to speak to young people about staying safe when using the recently launched Pokemon Go app. The app allows people to set up a ‘beacon’ which can then encourage other users to reach a specific venue and police are concerned it could be the latest […]