Mental health patients are being forced to travel hundreds of miles for treatment

A lack of hospital beds means NHS bosses are having to pay for in-patients from Greater Manchester to be treated across the country - at a £9m cost to the region’s taxpayers

Mental health patients are being forced to travel hundreds of miles for treatment

A lack of hospital beds means NHS bosses are having to pay for in-patients from Greater Manchester to be treated across the country – at a £9m cost to the region’s taxpayers

BIG INCREASE IN PHYSICAL, SEXUAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF ELDERLY IN SALFORD

BIG INCREASE IN PHYSICAL, SEXUAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF ELDERLY IN SALFORD

There’s been a big increase in cases of abuse concerning Salford’s vulnerable and elderly people, rising from 492 referrals in 2015/16, to 731 in 2016/17, up by 33%.

Mental health patients are being treated hundreds of miles away – due to a lack of beds in Manchester

Hundreds of desperately ill patients were sent almost 200 miles from Greater Manchester for 'out-of-area' placements.

Mental health patients are being treated hundreds of miles away – due to a lack of beds in Manchester

Hundreds of desperately ill patients were sent almost 200 miles from Greater Manchester for ‘out-of-area’ placements.

Appeal to find mental health patient John Piggott who has been missing for three months

John Piggott has not been seen since January after going on leave from hospital to Prestwich in Bury

Appeal to find mental health patient John Piggott who has been missing for three months

John Piggott has not been seen since January after going on leave from hospital to Prestwich in Bury

DPO hopes mayoral election will see Manchester lead the way on disability rights

DPO hopes mayoral election will see Manchester lead the way on disability rights

A leading disabled people’s organisation (DPOs) is hoping to persuade the first elected mayor of Greater Manchester to make the region a trailblazer for disability rights in England.

Mental health campaigner Tom McAlpine, the father of Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine, dies

Tributes have already poured in for the Coronation Street star's father, who was chair of the mental health charity Moodswings

Mental health campaigner Tom McAlpine, the father of Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine, dies

Tributes have already poured in for the Coronation Street star’s father, who was chair of the mental health charity Moodswings

Manchester movie-makers producing short film to combat stigma of men’s mental health issues

Two Manchester movie-makers are producing a short film based arou nd the stigma of mental health.

Manchester movie-makers producing short film to combat stigma of men’s mental health issues

Two Manchester movie-makers are producing a short film based around the stigma of mental health.

PIP INVESTIGATION: Assessment reports show widespread dishonesty by nurses

PIP INVESTIGATION: Assessment reports show widespread dishonesty by nurses

Healthcare professionals who carry out face-to-face assessments of benefit claimants have lied, ignored written evidence and dishonestly reported the results of physical examinations, according to a two-month Disability News Service (DNS) investigation.

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.

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