'Manchester deserves better mental health services' campaign is calling for a mass lobby outside Chorlton House on this date, from 9.30am - the meeting starts at 10.00am. Chorlton House, 70 Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9UN.
D-day for Service Users: Please support demo outside Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust HQ Chorlton House on 31 St March 2016 at 9:30am. The Trust will meet at a Board meeting to announce their decision if to close 7 front line mental health services; every one of them is needed and absolutely necessary to […]
If these proposed cuts were to be implemented Services Users can expect more medication, more hospitalization, more of a prison service and less of a NHS organisation
MUN Meeting to be held 1: 30 pm Wednesday 30 Th December, 2015 Manchester User’s Network’s (MUN} will hold a meeting of service user, members on Wednesday 30 Th December, 2015 at 1:30pm along with the group, its friends and its network of Service Users and affiliated groups to further plan and organize further actions […]
People are almost twice as likely to be admitted to hospital due to self-harm in Greater Manchester.
New data analysed by the M.E.N. shows that the number of admissions was highest at Tameside Hospital and Wigan Royal Infirmary.
Experts say the figures mirror the region’s problem of self-harm and high suicide rate.
What I want to focus on at this moment is the importance of listening to users of services – particularly at a time of change. Over the years Macc has had strong involvement in mental health work with the public and voluntary sector (all led by my former colleague John Butler who left us only a few weeks ago following funding reductions).
A day-long public inquiry is to be held into the crisis facing Manchester’s mental health services – after we revealed the savage cuts facing frontline services.
Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust admits it is ‘no longer viable as an independent organisation’ after its finances passed the point of no return.
Cuts to Manchester’s mental health services will ’cause more deaths’, warned a local patient support group as they lobbied outside the Town Hall yesterday.
Manchester Users Network, a support system for patients accessing psychiatric services, lobbied ahead of a health scrutiny meeting that took place after a devastating £7million worth of cuts to its services.
It is reported that Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust will be abolished, as its financial position has become untenable.
Plans to cut £1.5m from mental health services in Manchester have been debated by councillors.
Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust has planned the savings, which would affect 664 patients not considered to be at high risk.
Support for people suffering conditions including chronic fatigue, depression and sexual problems could be withdrawn.
MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK INFORMATION MEETING Wednesday 14th October 2015 Time, 1.30pm. Important Information, rights & news for patients!
As part of the discussion and for a later date to be proposed; that employees of the Trust and other employees or other mental health organisations, should have a “Conscience Clause” in their contract. The advantage therein, to diminish and expose unethical decisions, such as discharging ill patients, ill treatment, stepping down patients for financial reasons and diminishing the fear of sacking employees, because of whistle blowing etc.
Bosses at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust say they have temporarily closed Cedar Ward at North Manchester General Hospital and have now moved the beds across town to Wythenshawe Hospital.
They say the decision was taken to address ‘staffing pressures’ on the ward, which treats elderly men for conditions including dementia.
The ward’s closure means the trust’s Park House facility at North Manchester has lost 20 beds.