Delivering the PM’s pledge should not rest on the shoulders of overstretched staff, it must be backed with appropriate resources
The prime minister, Theresa May, has pledged to tackle mental health stigma as part of her vision for her “shared society”. May announced plans to transform the way mental illness is dealt with not in our hospitals but in classrooms, at work and in our communities. The initiative has been largely welcomed, although there is concern that this is yet another governmental policy that hinges on goodwill rather than identifiable resource.
A challenge against Manchester City Council's decision to close the Brian Hore Unit in West Didsbury has been launched by public law experts.
BY: CHARLOTTE DOBSON The Brian Hore Unit in West Didsbury Campaigners fighting the closure of a ‘life-saving’ alcohol dependency unit have launched legal action against the council. Public law experts have applied for a judicial review into the decision to close the Brian Hore Unit, in West Didsbury . People who use the service […]
Update on actions so far presentation of petition to Manchester CCG in January responds to MMHSCT consultation (UNISON Manchester Community and Mental Health branch and Greater Manchester Keep Our NHS Public)
Manchester deserves better mental health services Campaign meeting: Chorlton Health Centre, 1 Nicolas Road, Chorlton, M21 9NJ (SATNAV M21 9NJ) In Conference Room upstairs (there is a keypad on door at bottom of stairs – please ring Caroline Bedale on 07960 988596 if there is no-one at that door to let you in) Monday […]
There are only a few days left to have your say on the future of a host of services in the struggling Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.
There are only a few days left to have your say on the future of a host of services in the struggling Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. The trust provides a spectrum of mental health and wellbeing services to over half a million people in the city of Manchester, and is one of only five […]
The town hall is holding a one-off hearing today to discuss the state of our mental health services, after it emerged the city's crisis-hit provider was being scrapped
By: BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS This afternoon councillors, NHS officials, patients and voluntary groups are gathering at Manchester town hall to discuss the state of our city’s mental health services. The one-off inquiry was ordered late last year , after it emerged Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust was on the brink of financial collapse – and planning […]
Special report By: Manchester Evening News Journalist Jennifer Williams: We went to find what it's really like living with mental health issues in Manchester and found services are at crisis point
BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS Mental health patient John Byron Nothing about John Byron says ‘sometimes I very nearly kill myself’. But every now and then when life becomes too much, he ends up ‘curled up on the floor screaming and shouting’ on the brink of harming himself. When this happens John, aged 49 and a chronic […]
Trust chiefs were grilled at a public meeting over shock plans to axe £1.5m in frontline services 9 th December. 2015 BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS Manchester’s mental health trust bosses have faced the wrath of patients and trade unions at a stormy meeting on £1.5m in ‘cruel’ cuts to frontline services. Health chiefs were accused of […]
Nearly one in four areas of England has unacceptably high rates of early deaths among people with mental health problems, a report suggests.
The warning by independent experts funded by the Cabinet Office came after they looked at deaths before 75 in 2011-12 in more than 200 local areas.