Growing up near Prestwich as a kid, we were always suspicious of 'mental patients'. We didn't know any better.
By Austin Collings I first met Don when I lived in Prestwich, North Manchester in 2005. At the time I was working with Mark E Smith of The Fall, co-authoring his autobiography,Renegade. Don (real name Gordon Charles Montgomery) and Mark go back. Occasionally they’d drop acid and get shitfaced together in the 80s, with John […]
The holiest day of the year. Fasting and atonement, solemnity and joy .
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year—the day on which we areclosest to G‑d and to thequintessence of our own souls. It is the Day of Atonement—“For on this day He will forgive you, topurify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d” (Leviticus 16:30). For nearly twenty-six hours—from several minutes before sunset on 9Tishrei to after nightfall […]
A new book is being released to inspire people dealing with mental health difficulties
By James Mutch My Story’ – which will be released on World Mental Health Day on Monday, October 10 – tells the stories of patients and services from Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust. The publication will shine a light on their journeys and how their families were also affected. As well as mental […]
The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘psychological and mental health first aid for all’. If all workplaces provided Mental Health First Aid, it would create safer, healthier and more productive environments for everyone.
10 October 2016 We all have mental health just as we have physical health, but it can seem more difficult to spot the signs of mental ill health. Former City law firm partner Richard Martin, who following serious mental health illness changed career to advise workplaces on mental wellbeing, tells his story. The […]
Chiefs blame cuts in psychiatric care for 50% rise in detentions under Mental Health Act
Police will get a minimum of two days of training on mental health issues, with some officers getting more. Photograph: Steve Phillips/Alamy Police say they are being relied on as an emergency mental health service and that cuts in psychiatric provision are probably to blame, the Guardian has learned. Officers point to an increase […]
Thomas Szasz: Does mental illness exist? A conversation with Thomas Szasz. Filmed at the Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health where he discusses ‘does mental illness exist? “If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.”–Thomas S. Szasz. Wednesday 10 Th September, 2014 Thomas S. Szasz received […]
More than 200 suicide deaths per year now occur in patients under mental health home treatment teams
BY CHARLOTTE DOBSON Three times as many mental health patients committed suicide when receiving care at home compared to those in hospital, new research has revealed. The findings, published by the University of Manchester, have raised concern among mental health campaigners about the number of people taking their own life after they have been discharged […]
One in three adults (37 per cent) aged 16-74, with conditions such as anxiety or depression, surveyed in England, were accessing mental health treatment in 2014.
One in three adults (37 per cent) aged 16-74, with conditions such as anxiety or depression, surveyed in England, were accessing mental health treatment in 2014. The results of the Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing4, published today by NHS Digital, show that this figure has increased from one in four people (24 per […]
Earlier this week, data from NHS Digital revealed that young women are the highest risk group in England for mental health problems.
A campaign that aims to tackle the stigma around mental health has been given £20m in funding from the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund. The Time To Change initiative, run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, works with schools, employers and local communities to reduce discrimination and raise […]
This Sunday Jews around the world will celebrate with the eating of apples and honey, challah dipped in honey and sweet carrots symbolize hope for a sweet year ahead. Pomegranates are eaten in the hopes that their good deeds are as plentiful as the seeds of the fruit, Manchester User's Network wish all our Jewish members and friends a happy new year for 5777.
Rosh Hashanah which started in Manchester last Sunday evening at 18:24 Hrs. When candles were lit as year 5777 began on the Jewish calendar and for the last two days traditional festivities are carried out amongst the Jewish communities around the world; [2nd-4th October]. Customs associated with the holiday include sounding the shofar, eating a round […]