The Mental Patients Union, 1973

The Mental Patients Union, 1973

The Mental Patients Union (MPU), in the early 1970s, could probably be seen as the first service user involvement movement. Founder member Andrew Roberts described the Union’s genesis:

Mental health scheme for pupils is rolled out to schools across Sheffield

An initiative aimed at tackling the growing number of pupils who suffer from mental health problems is being rolled out to 40 schools across a Yorkshire city.

Mental health scheme for pupils is rolled out to schools across Sheffield

An initiative aimed at tackling the growing number of pupils who suffer from mental health problems is being rolled out to 40 schools across a Yorkshire city.

The OxyContin Cartel: Billionaire Family 16th Richest in the U.S.

The Sackler family have profited handsomely from the highly addictive painkiller, according to Forbes.

The OxyContin Cartel: Billionaire Family 16th Richest in the U.S.

The Sackler family have profited handsomely from the highly addictive painkiller, according to Forbes.

DPO hopes mayoral election will see Manchester lead the way on disability rights

DPO hopes mayoral election will see Manchester lead the way on disability rights

A leading disabled people’s organisation (DPOs) is hoping to persuade the first elected mayor of Greater Manchester to make the region a trailblazer for disability rights in England.

Mental health campaigner Tom McAlpine, the father of Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine, dies

Tributes have already poured in for the Coronation Street star's father, who was chair of the mental health charity Moodswings

Mental health campaigner Tom McAlpine, the father of Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine, dies

Tributes have already poured in for the Coronation Street star’s father, who was chair of the mental health charity Moodswings

Maximus ‘admits’ using brutal and dangerous suicide questions

Maximus ‘admits’ using brutal and dangerous suicide questions

One of the outsourcing giants paid to assess disabled people for their eligibility for benefits appears to have admitted that it is standard practice – approved by the government – to ask claimants with mental health conditions why they failed to take their own lives.

Number of mental health patients treated hundreds of miles from home hits new high

Doctors warn of growing crisis that risks patient safety after huge cuts to specialist mental heath beds

Number of mental health patients treated hundreds of miles from home hits new high

Doctors warn of growing crisis that risks patient safety after huge cuts to specialist mental heath beds

Physical restraint in mental health units is traumatising women all over again

One in five women and girls are subjected to this traumatic treatment, and face-down restraint is common. There is no need for this brutality

Physical restraint in mental health units is traumatising women all over again

One in five women and girls are subjected to this traumatic treatment, and face-down restraint is common. There is no need for this brutality

Drug and mental health admissions highest for a decade

Drug and mental health admissions highest for a decade

More patients are being admitted to hospital in England for drug-related mental health issues or poisoning than at any time in the past 10 years.