This Sunday Jews around the world will celebrate with the eating of apples and honey, challah dipped in honey and sweet carrots symbolize hope for a sweet year ahead. Pomegranates are eaten in the hopes that their good deeds are as plentiful as the seeds of the fruit, Manchester User's Network wish all our Jewish members and friends a happy new year for 5777.
Rosh Hashanah which started in Manchester last Sunday evening at 18:24 Hrs. When candles were lit as year 5777 began on the Jewish calendar and for the last two days traditional festivities are carried out amongst the Jewish communities around the world; [2nd-4th October]. Customs associated with the holiday include sounding the shofar, eating a round […]
Manchester Users Network supported a service user whose group was one of the seven, being threatened with closure. The service user with the backing and support of Manchester User’s Network took the three CCG’s and MMH&SCT before the High Court’s.
The Victory Celebration Last month saw victory over the decisions by the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s} and Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust (MMH&SCT] who had sort to close seven essential mental health services; On Friday 7 Th October, 2016 as a way on patting on the back all the people who have […]
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.
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 […]
“Parents, make sure you know what your child is doing online and encourage them to talk about any people that approach them online. Everyone needs to keep security settings high and make sure the friends you are talking to online are really your friends.”
By: MUN Reporter Police are urging parents and teachers to speak to young people about staying safe when using the recently launched Pokemon Go app. The app allows people to set up a ‘beacon’ which can then encourage other users to reach a specific venue and police are concerned it could be the latest […]
Research suggests eight out of 10 doctors in England have experienced mental health issues. Here, some of those who are suffering tell their story
‘The NHS wears you down. It depends on people going the extra mile and staying late, but you can’t do that when you just want to curl up and cry.’ Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers On his way to work one day as a first-year junior doctor, Craig felt so […]
"We can now not just get rid of David Cameron, but the whole rotten Tory Government." This was greeted with loud cheers.
By: Paul Reed A massive number of people from all around the UK marched on London, demanding a total end to government austerity measures and the immediate resignation of David Cameron. Manchester User’s Network in collaboration with members of Unison estimated up to 80.000 people however, later the official count was given as […]
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 […]
Inquiry call as new figures show a 26% rise in the number of mental health patients attempting or committing suicide
BY JASON BEATTIE More help needed: figures show rise in number of mental health deaths MPs have blamed government cuts for the “appalling and tragic” rise in the number of mental health deaths. New figures show unexpected deaths among mental health patients in NHS care have soared by more than a fifth over the […]
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 […]