Please sign our petition :Manchester Deserves Better

Manchester, wake up to the mess you’re putting your people in. Mental health is a scandal in England. Sign our petition and start the commons debate to end the scandal that is Manchester mental health services.

Please sign our petition :Manchester Deserves Better

Manchester Users Network, will not accept any cuts to Manchester mental health service (we have had far too many to date). Anyone familiar with Manchester mental health services will understand that year on year cuts levelled against our services have happened for far too long. Nurse Karen Reissmann blew the whistle on the scandal in […]

Luciana Berger on why mental health shouldn’t be a private battle and is a problem for us all

One in four of us have a mental health condition such as anxiety, depression, phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or personality disorders

Luciana Berger on why mental health shouldn’t be a private battle and is a problem for us all

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 […]

Manchester’s mental health services are in crisis – the human cost of the cuts revealed

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

Manchester’s mental health services are in crisis – the human cost of the cuts revealed

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 […]

Sandra Brotherton killing: Son admits ‘frenzied’ stab attack

He admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility

Sandra Brotherton killing: Son admits ‘frenzied’ stab attack

15 December 2015 Manchester                Sandra Brotherton was found by relatives at her house in Greater Manchester A man has admitted stabbing his mother to death in a “frenzied attack” at their home. Sandra Brotherton was found dead by relatives at the house in Redwood Drive in Bredbury, Stockport, on New Year’s Eve in 2014. […]

Manchester’s mental health services – the long struggle to survive

A further well-established fact is that in austere times, health commissioners tend to raid mental health budgets to plug the growing deficits in the acute hospital sector.

Manchester’s mental health services – the long struggle to survive

by Dr KailashChand   In austere times, health commissioners tend to raid mental health budgets to plug the growing deficits in the acute hospital sector Mental health services form a crucial part of the NHS, and yet they have always been the poor relation in the health service. The Independent Mental Health Services Alliance has […]

Mental health patients given hospital beds hundreds of miles away from home

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.

Get texting! Manchester war veterans battling mental illness need your support

People across Greater Manchester are being urged to text in feedback on how to improve mental health services for the region’s military veterans.

The text campaign, being run as a pilot, has been launched to help gather information that will hopefully shape and develop greater mental health support for ex-service men and women.

Public inquiry to be held into crisis facing Manchester’s mental health services

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.

Manchester mental health trust rapped by watchdog over safety issues and low morale among staff

The chief inspector of hospitals has told Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust that it must do better following a watchdog inspection.

Overall the trust has been rated as requiring improvement by the Care Quality Commission.

A report highlights safety issues, the need for better leadership, and low morale among staff.

Parents demand to know why Whalley Range man was discharged from hospital just 20 days before taking his life

The heartbroken parents of a 26-year-old man are demanding answers after he was discharged from hospital just 20 days before taking his life.

Vicar Tony Hardy and his wife Helen said their world had been left devastated after their son, James, hanged himself – but claim Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust discharged their son without adequate support.