Seven Mental Health Patients Died Waiting For Beds !

An investigation of coroners’ reports and NHS trust papers with the journal Community Care found another patient denied a bed later killed his mother.

It comes as mental health beds are being cut in England – figures show more than 2100 have gone since 2011.

The NHS England said spending on mental health was increasing in real terms.

Nurses warn of mental health services strain

Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services “under unprecedented strain”, says the nurses’ union.

The Royal College of Nursing says there are now 3,300 fewer posts in mental health nursing, and 1,500 fewer beds, than in 2010.

At the same time, demand has increased by 30%, the RCN said.

A mental health charity said this was damaging the care patients received, leaving them needing long-term support.

Make This The Biggest Meeting Concerning Mental Health Manchester Has Ever Seen

Make This The Biggest Meeting Concerning Mental Health Manchester Has Ever Seen!
Make This The Biggest Meeting Concerning Mental Health Manchester Has Ever Seen. We Need Ideas To Fix The Rot. People are dying. Meeting Saturday 22nd November, 2014 “It’s Time to be Heard” If your connected to mental health and we all are, you havCOME AND JOIN US !

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Newton Heath: Rememberance Day, Respecting is part of their makeup !

Newton Heath: Rememberance Day, Respecting is part of their makeup !
Young and old stood shoulder to shoulder in this poignant ceremony marking the 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War A bugler sounded the ‘Last Post’ which marked the beginning and the end of the two minutes’ silence.

There are “serious and deeply ingrained problems” with child and adolescent mental health services, officials warn.

There are “serious and deeply ingrained problems” with child and adolescent mental health services, officials warn.

There are “serious and deeply ingrained problems” with child and adolescent mental health services, officials warn.

The Health Select Committee says the whole system – from prevention and early intervention through to inpatient services – has issues.

While demand for care is rising, in many parts of the country funding is being frozen or cut.

The government said it had launched a taskforce to drive up standards, and was investing money in mental health.

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The Health Select Committee, which received the most written submissions for any inquiry it has held this Parliament, was particularly concerned about children and young people being taken to police cells rather than hospital.

UNISON stage a four-hour stoppage between 7am and 11am on Monday 24 November.

UNISON has confirmed that its members working in the NHS in England will stage a four-hour stoppage between 7am and 11am on Monday 24 November.

“People who are in need of psychiatric admission should have the right to be treated in a local hospital”

“People who are in need of psychiatric admission should have the right to be treated in a local hospital”
A mental health service has said it is being forced to send patients almost 200 miles away for treatment because it is struggling to meet demand for beds.
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust said it operates at 100% capacity for a majority of the time.
It said beds will “always be found” in an emergency, but patients have been sent as far as Brighton and Carlisle.

Our Nurses Strike For The NHS & Their Patients

The head of Unison has urged NHS staff to ‘keep on fighting’ after six different unions in Manchester took part in the first nationwide health service walkout for 32 years.

The strike was triggered by the coalition government’s decision to refuse NHS staff the 1% pay rise recommended by an independent pay review body and sparked further outrage after the proposal to award MPs a 9% pay rise earlier this year.

Children and young people being admitted to adult mental health wards should be a “rare event”

Children and young people being admitted to adult mental health wards should be a “rare event”

Children and young people being admitted to adult mental health wards should be a “rare event”, says new draft guidance.
But if it does happen, an independent advocate should be appointed for that person, says the NHS guidelines.

This follows criticism from watchdogs and a BBC Wales investigation in which experts said the service was in crisis.

The government has launched four pilot schemes to help unemployed people with mental health problems find work

The government has launched four pilot schemes to help unemployed people with mental health problems find work.

The voluntary scheme will see some people on Employment and Support Allowance being offered employment support and psychiatric help.

The £2m pilots, all in England, will run for six months.

Ministers say they are not a precursor to forcing unemployed people with mental health problems to seek help in order to keep their benefits.

Last month, the Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, said that mental health problems are costing the economy up to £100bn per annum.