Budget cuts to mental health services are deadly, and are driving people to the edge.
BY:SAM WOOLFE HEALTH, UK The latest figures show that the number of mental health nurses has dropped by 15% since the Conservatives came to power in 2010. Royal College of Nursing (RCN) chief executive Janet Davies said: These numbers make it very clear why so many mental health patients are simply not getting the care they […]
Since Conservatives came to power in 2010, number of specialist nurses has fallen from 45,384 to 38,774
Denis Campbell Health policy editor The Royal College of Nursing claims the figures proved ministerial pledges of recent years were not being delivered. Photograph: UIG via Getty Images The number of mental health nurses working in the NHS has dropped by almost a sixth since the Conservatives came to power in 2010, figures […]
Rebel MPs need to get behind Corbyn and get back to work holding the Government to account over the continuing mental health crisis
BY:Harriet Williamson Luciana Berger the former Shadow Minister for Mental Health Rex. Today, Labour supporters, MPs, and mental health campaigners alike are disappointed to learn that in the wake of the Labour Coup, the position of Shadow Minister for Mental Health has been scrapped. The first MP to hold the post, Luciana Berger, was […]
Mental health literacy across society was "shocking", he said, and he felt he was standing next to his son on behalf of his generation and made a plea to the assembled experts: "We must have change."
Hugh Pym Health editor Steve Mallen set up a campaigning charity called The MindEd Trust after his son Edward’s death in February 2015 Conferences of the great and the good in areas like science, health and politics take place at Oxbridge colleges most weeks of the year. But this one was like few others. Conceived […]
MANCHESTER USER’S NETWORK PUBLIC MEETING (MANCHESTER MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS) With Guest Speakers: Luciana Berger MP Plus Ivan Lewis MP ( Now the Challenger for Mayor of Greater Manchester)
Manchester Users Network hosted a Public meeting at the Mechanics Institute in Manchester. Please watch this video of the event. MANCHESTER USER’S NETWORK PUBLIC MEETING (MANCHESTER MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS) With Guest Speakers: Luciana Berger MP (Berger is the great niece of the famous 20th centenary trade unionist Manny Shinwell ) Plus Ivan Lewis MP ( Now […]
In the 1960s the average onset age for depression was 45. Today it is 14. And the diagnostic criteria is going up, not down
By: Natasha Devon @http://ww.twitter.com/natashadevonmbe Labour’s Minister for Mental Health Luciana Berger Rex Features Statistically, mental illness has consistently affected 1 in 4 people every year for as long as I can remember (I first learned that fact in year 11 at school, which was almost twenty years ago). It would be easy, then, to believe that […]
Independent commission lists ways psychiatric services must improve, and notes funding lag behind physical health
Lack of funding for some mental health services in England is putting vulnerable people, including children, at risk, the report says. Photograph: Alamy James Meikle Mental health services in England must stop sending severely ill adults long distances from homes and families – sometimes to hospitals hundreds of miles away – because of local […]
One in four of us have a mental health condition such as anxiety, depression, phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or personality disorders
BY: LUCIANA BERGER Depression: We have to remove to social stigma Mental illness is a fact of life, like cancer or heart disease. One in four of us have a mental health condition such as anxiety, depression, phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or personality disorders. Yet whilst we’re happy to talk about our physical health – our […]