Teenager was found dead days after leaving mental health unit, inquest hears

An inquest into Dominic Adam Travis' death heard how family members and support workers are questioning why the 18-year-old was discharged from a mental health ward shortly before his death

Teenager was found dead days after leaving mental health unit, inquest hears

BY: CHARLOTTE DOBSON     A teenager was found with terrible injures at the foot of an empty mill just days after being discharged with a mental health ward. Dominic Adam Travis, 18, died in May 2015 after complaining of hearing ‘voices in his head’ and ‘wanting to see God.’ An inquest into his death heard […]

Clacton mental health nurse struck off for Facebook posts

Clacton mental health nurse struck off for Facebook posts

Malcolm Fisher worked as a mental health nurse at Peter Bruff ward at Clacton and District Hospital   A nurse initially suspended for failing to help a colleague has been struck off for labelling witnesses in his case “backstabbers and liars”. Malcolm Fisher was a mental health nurse at the Peter Bruff ward at Clacton […]

Meeting With Care Quality Commission Monday 28th November 2016, 1.30pm.

Meeting With Care Quality Commission Monday 28th November 2016, 1.30pm.

“MANCHESTER USERS’ NETWORK” Have your say on your Treatment & Care!! Meeting with the Invited Kirsty Mc Kennell and Sharron Haworth Inspectors Of Health and Social Care Services. Monday 28th November 2016, 1.30pm. Held in the Users’ Office, Park House Hospital. All Patients, (Sufferers from Mental illness) WELCOME.

Jeremy Corbyn: Spend more on hospitals, social care and mental health

Jeremy Corbyn has called for more money to be spent on hospitals, social care and mental health, claiming the Government is "under-funding" key services.

Jeremy Corbyn: Spend more on hospitals, social care and mental health

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn talks to union staff during a visit to George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton     The Labour leader claimed there was a mental health “crisis” and it needed to be funded properly, while he said Government cuts to local authority budgets were having a knock-on effect on social care. Speaking […]

Ex-Bury FC star tells of abuse by football coach

Ex-Bury FC star tells of abuse by football coach

By: Daniel Holland , reporter / @DanHolland93 Andy Woodward playing for Bury FC.   A FORMER Bury footballer who has spoken of the abuse he suffered at the hands of a coach says the outpouring of support he has received has been “totally overwhelming.” Ex-Bury FC defender Andy Woodward last week told how he was abused […]

Work on county’s first psychiatric intensive care unit in full swing

Work on county’s first psychiatric intensive care unit in full swing

By: Emily Norton PICU project team start demolition works on site. (L-R) – Chris Ashwell, Divisional Manager for Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services, Tracy Colpitts, new PICU Ward Manager and Martin Vokes, LPFT Business Manager) Demolition work has begun on the site of the county’s first Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in Lincoln, which will help people suffering […]

Mental health patients face ‘long waits’ due to cuts

Mental health patients face ‘long waits’ due to cuts

Mental health patients face bed shortages, long waits and reduced support due to Government cutbacks, union warns. A survey of more than 1,000 staff employed by mental health care services found more than four in five (83%) reported that a ‘postcode lottery’ exists in the level of care that patients receive. The survey, carried out […]

Poor mental health care is a ‘stain’ on our country. But whose fault is that?

Poor mental health care is a ‘stain’ on our country. But whose fault is that?

Isabel Hardman   Today’s warning from every former Health Secretary from the past 20 years about inadequate mental health provision raises a number of questions. The first is whether the government really is serious about its pledge to make parity of esteem between physical and mental health a priority. Mental health has become more of […]

Nine ex-health secretaries ‘dismayed’ at mental health services

Nine ex-health secretaries ‘dismayed’ at mental health services

UK Politics Every former health secretary from the past 20 years has voiced “alarm and dismay” at the government’s failure to improve mental health services. They urged Theresa May to honour David Cameron’s pledge that the NHS would treat mental health on a par with physical health. They warn that “warm words” are yet to […]

Mental health: NI hospital discharge delays ‘appalling’

Mental health: NI hospital discharge delays ‘appalling’

By Catherine Smyth Discharge from psychiatric beds in Northern Ireland has been delayed for more than 100 adults with acute mental health needs   More than 100 people with acute mental health needs deemed fit to leave hospital could not go because of the lack of support services. The patients had been due to be […]

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