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.
PLANS have been discussed which will see a combined effort to improve mental health services around Greater Manchester.
A mother whose son killed himself after being told he would have to wait three months for ‘life-saving’ psychotherapy has urged the government to pump more cash into hard-hit services – or risk losing more vulnerable young people.
By Salford Star NO ROOM AT THE HOSPITAL ! “Is that what we’re being reduced to? Just die quietly and don’t make a fuss? No!” Jean from Langworthy On Saturday there is a `No room at the hospital’ rally in Manchester against NHS cutbacks in Greater Manchester. In the run-up, the Salford Star presents […]
“While this funding is of course welcome, I urge health leaders to work with us here in Greater Manchester to drive forward lasting improvements to these vital services, ensuring local people get a fair share of this new investment.
NHS England has published its major transformation programme for mental health care and is promising up to £1bn a year of new funding by 2020/21. Jim Battle, Chairman of the Greater Manchester Mental Health Partnership Board, said: “This investment is long overdue. Mental health services have been at breaking point for far too long. “It […]
Paul Reed, Chair, Manchester Users Network: invited to speak at seminar in Central Manchester on implementation issues for £6bn devolved health and social care budget to Greater Manchester.
On FRIDAY, 26TH FEBRUARY 2016 At: RENAISSANCE MARRIOTT, BLACKFRIARS STREET, MANCHESTER M3 2EQ THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED:- Guest of Honour: Warren Heppolette, Strategic Director, Health and Social Care Reform Greater Manchester Please note that this seminar will take place in Central Manchester. Delegates at this conference will assess implementation issues for the £6bn devolved […]
Mentally ill patients are being sent for treatment in hospitals that are vast distances from their homes.
Nearly 500 are at least 30 miles away, another 1,600 are treated outside their local area and in one case a father faces a six-hour 240-mile round trip to visit his daughter.
The new figures highlight the plight of patients left isolated and scared because there are no facilities in their area.
A CRISIS centre that helps people contemplating suicide is opening a 24-hour emergency helpline.
The Sanctuary Wigan and Leigh, based at Patrick House in Leigh Road, Leigh, provides overnight support for people with mental health problems.
It opened in October last year and aims to keep those experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression or suicidal thoughts out of police cells and A&E departments.
The Sanctuary announced plans for a new helpline to serve people across Greater Manchester as a damning report on mental health crisis care was published.