Seven questions the Manchester Mental Health Trust refused to answer following the death of Natasha Wise

A full investigation has been launched after Natasha Wise battled for more than a year to get counselling for depression

Seven questions the Manchester Mental Health Trust refused to answer following the death of Natasha Wise

BY: SAM YARWOOD Natasha Wise A full investigation has been launched into the care of a young woman who plunged to her death after an 18-month battle to get counselling for depression. Natasha Wise, 22, died after falling from a bridge in Whalley Range on Tuesday, just hours after celebrating her birthday. Her family claim she was […]

Mental health service in Manchester plunged into crisis as NHS trust axed and vital services cut

Paul Reed, of the Manchester Users Network, said one reason occupational-type therapies are so important is that patients are continuously seen by staff while there.

He said he had never had such a response from patients over any issue.

Referring to Karen Reissmann, the MHSC nurse who was sacked four years ago after speaking out against cuts within the trust, he said: “She has been proved right.

“If this is approved, it is going to be terrible for people.”

War of the wards in Manchester’s mental health service

War of the wards in Manchester’s mental health service

By Mike Brunt Awful stenches, overcrowded dormitories and under-staffed wards – it was an era that staff in Manchester’s mental health service thought was long gone. However, just a few years after a state-of-the-art mental health centre had been built in the heart of the city, staff fear they face the possibility of such times […]