Tackling mental health stigma will require more than just goodwill

Delivering the PM’s pledge should not rest on the shoulders of overstretched staff, it must be backed with appropriate resources

Tackling mental health stigma will require more than just goodwill

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.

Misery and Despair For Many Residents; presently living with A Mental Health Illness Within the City of Manchester

Decisions that have no mandate or support from professional health workers or those who represent them including Unison’s Manchester Community and Mental Health Branch and Trade Unionist from all parts of the region.

Misery and Despair For Many Residents; presently living with A Mental Health Illness Within the City of Manchester

Manchester Town Hall (photo)   By: Paul Reed. Anyone who has anything to do with the care of people who suffer from a mental health illness, including ‘Dual Diagnosis Service’ should aim to read the following : Manchester City Council Mental Health Services consultation report,  as reported below and at the following link: Here . […]

Manchester NHS Foundation releasing ‘inspiring’ book for World Mental Health Day

A new book is being released to inspire people dealing with mental health difficulties

Manchester NHS Foundation releasing ‘inspiring’ book for World Mental Health Day

By James Mutch   My Story’ – which will be released on World Mental Health Day on Monday, October 10 – tells the stories of patients and services from Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust. The publication will shine a light on their journeys and how their families were also affected. As well as mental […]

Mental Health massive victory – for now – for Manchester Users Network and unions

Now that there is to be yet another review of mental health services, we will need to continue the campaign to get the best mental health services which the people of Manchester deserve.

Mental Health massive victory – for now – for Manchester Users Network and unions

By: Caroline Bedale First Published: 15/07/2016 Just wanted to let you all know that we have won! At least for the time being, none of the 8 community based and specialist psychological services will be closed by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. The Manchester Users Network had helped a service user to take […]

Manchester needs a Dr Mercola to help bring debate to our mental health services

The MUN Reporter, offers this article up for you to debate in our comments section below ; Manchester has many fine physicians who are dedicated to medicine. However, Manchester urgently needs a Dr Mercola, a person willing to take forward the debate. Mental health needs to be politicised. We hope you will make your views clear in our comments section below. “It’s time to be heard” is the theme of our campaign.

Manchester needs a Dr Mercola to help bring debate to our mental health services

He Murdered a Friend After Taking This Best-Selling Drug Story at-a-glance A Canadian judge has ruled that Prozac caused a teenage boy to murder his friend, as the drug caused him to overreact “in an impulsive, explosive and violent way” Many drugs, particularly antidepressants, are associated with violence, including suicidal and homicidal tendencies. Of the […]

Watch: Investigation into A&E mental health crisis

An exclusive investigation by Granada Reports has revealed more than 40- thousand people with psychiatric issues went to A&E in the North West in the last three years - a rise of almost 70 per cent.

Watch: Investigation into A&E mental health crisis

There has been an alarming rise in the number of people with mental health problems who feel they’ve got nowhere to go for treatment other than their local A&E. An exclusive investigation by Granada Reports has revealed more than 40- thousand people with psychiatric issues went to A&E in the North West in the last […]

Victory In the Courts Against Decision To Cut Essencial Manchester Mental Health Services

The case raised important issues about the parity of esteem between mental and physical health services, the long-standing under funding of mental health services by the NHS, and the need to consider socio-economic inequality in access to and outcomes achieved by health services.

Victory In the Courts Against Decision To Cut Essencial Manchester Mental Health Services

VICTORY AGAINST DECISION TO CUT MANCHESTER SPECIALIST MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES A High Court legal challenge by a service user represented by DPG has forced Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust and the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups to withdraw their decisions to cut seven specialist mental health services in the area. The services, […]

The story of how one vulnerable patient took on mental health cuts – and won

This week a woman so shy she could hardly use the phone forced health chiefs into an extraordinary climbdown. Here’s what happened

The story of how one vulnerable patient took on mental health cuts – and won

By: Jennifer Williams It is the ultimate David and Goliath story.   On March 30 this year, the day – ironically – before the region’s health devolution deal came into legal effect, Manchester’s ailing mental health trust took a potentially catastrophic decision. Despite the combined protests from patients, staff, unions, councillors, MPs and an M.E.N. […]

‘We’re really excited’: Big buzz for Manchester’s new Health and Wellbeing Service

Manchester’s new Health and Wellbeing Service ‘buzz’ has been launched, following the redesign of the sectors across the city.

‘We’re really excited’: Big buzz for Manchester’s new Health and Wellbeing Service

By Nic Marko One of only five combined mental health and social care Trusts in England and Wales, buzz has been implemented to improve the health of people in Manchester. Bridget Hughes, General Manager for buzz Health and Wellbeing Service, believes the resource will allow the local population to live in better physical and mental […]

Two mothers whose children died after cries for help were ‘ignored’ demand overhaul of mental health services

Deborah Cooper and Martina Brincat-Baines have launched a campaign to improve provision for troubled teenagers, criticising the government for ‘inadequate’ funding for young people in the midst of a crisis

Two mothers whose children died after cries for help were ‘ignored’ demand overhaul of mental health services

BY: TODD FITZGERALD Martina Brincat-Baines, mum of Kesia, and Deborah Cooper, Tyler’s mum   Two mothers whose suicidal children died after their cries for help were ‘ignored’ have joined forces to demand an overhaul of mental health services – and more cash to help vulnerable youngsters. Deborah Cooper and Martina Brincat-Baines have launched a campaign […]

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