Editorial: MUN Reporter Thursday 15 Th September, 2016

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.

Editorial: MUN Reporter Thursday 15 Th September, 2016

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 […]

Watch: £10,000 reward in murder case of missing Michael Martin as CCTV of last movements released

Watch: £10,000 reward in murder case of missing Michael Martin as CCTV of last movements released

By:  Josh Garside Michael Patrick Martin (MISSING)   Police have issued a £10,000 reward for any information leading to the discovery of a missing 25-year-old feared dead. Michael Patrick Martin was last seen on Sunday 7 August and his was car found dumped in Blackley. Acquaintances described Michael, 25, as “a nice lad to speak […]

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 […]

Salford to lead the way with ground-breaking health care organisation

Adult social care staff will move to an Integrated Care Organisation led by Salford Royal, aimed at reducing admissions by detecting problems early

Salford to lead the way with ground-breaking health care organisation

By Neal Keeling   Health care in Salford will be transformed from Friday with a pioneering new organisation. Nearly 450 adult social care staff from the council will transfer to an Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) led by Salford Royal Hospital .The move is being viewed nationally as ground-breaking. The aim is to reduce hospital admissions […]

Come And Meet Karen Kennedy, From Care & Repair (Manchester)

Come and Meet With Karen Kennedy from Manchester Care & Repair a service for the over 60s

Come And Meet Karen Kennedy, From Care & Repair (Manchester)

“MANCHESTER USERS’ NETWORK” Care and Repair for the over 60s With Mental illness! Wednesday 20th July 2016, 1.30pm. Invites Karen Kennedy, Care & Repair. Also News & Feedback. Users Office. Park House Hospital. ALL PATIENTS WELCOME. “We need to support ♥ & help each other” Further Information, Tel Alan, 0161 492 0790.

New study finds no evidence of weekend increase in mental health patient suicide

Current government policy priority is to extend health services to a full ‘seven-day NHS’ The paper found that the incidence of suicide was 12-15 percent lower at the weekend

New study finds no evidence of weekend increase in mental health patient suicide

A new study from The University of Manchester, prompted by current government policy for a ‘seven-day NHS’, has found that suicide deaths by mental health patients are actually lower at the weekends. A current government policy priority is to extend health services to a full ‘seven-day NHS’, partly due to claims that patients admitted at […]

Plan to cut £1.5m worth of mental health services is axed in extraordinary u-turn

A judicial review launched by patients has prompted health chiefs to back down over plans to axe eight services

Plan to cut £1.5m worth of mental health services is axed in extraordinary u-turn

BY: Jennifer Williams Crowds gather to protest the cuts earlier this year   Manchester’s mental health chiefs have done a u-turn over proposed cuts – just months after driving them through in the face of uproar. A judicial review launched by a patient against Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and the city’s three […]

‘How many more must die?’ Mental Health campaigners ask tough questions as friends mourn Alan Wise

Alan's daughter Natasha fell to her death after an 18-month battle to get help for depression, and following his death on Wednesday, grieving friends have joined with campaigners to continue the fight

‘How many more must die?’ Mental Health campaigners ask tough questions as friends mourn Alan Wise

BY TODD FITZGERALD Alan Wise   Grieving friends of heartbroken father Alan Wise, whose daughter fell to her death following an 18-month battle get help counselling for depression, have joined with mental health campaigners to ask: “How many more?” The Manchester music mogul passed away in his sleep on Wednesday night less than three months […]

MUN Joint Secretary Found Dead at his Manchester Home

MUN Joint Secretary Found Dead at his Manchester Home

Sunday 14 Th May, 2016: Today it is with the deepest regrets that Manchester Users Network were informed of the death of James Atkinson our joint secretary here at Manchester Users Network. A member of James’s family informed MUN that James was discovered dead at his home in Wythenshawe yesterday Saturday 14 Th May, 2016. […]

One freezing morning in Manchester, meet the people sleeping rough on our streets

In this special report Jennifer Williams catches a glimpse of the lives of those that sleep rough on Manchester's streets

One freezing morning in Manchester, meet the people sleeping rough on our streets

BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS The figure in the Royal Exchange doorway is motionless.   It’s 8.45am. Commuters are rushing through St Ann’s Square in the icy drizzle, heads bent over coffee cups as drama quietly plays out nearby. Kelly is vaguely known to the council’s homelessness team, but they don’t know her well. “I’ve not come […]