Andy’s Man Club was established by Luke Ambler in 2016 after his brother-in-law Andy committed suicide. It is a volunteer led organisation in which men suffering from mental health problems, including suicidal tendencies, can go for help.
A team of healthcare professionals are stepping into the spotlight to raise awareness of young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.
The staff from Healthy Minds will perform a play in Rochdale town centre on Saturday October 10 to break the stigma attached to mental health.
The number of drug-related deaths in Manchester has soared by 46% while the North West has risen by 28% – this makes the region the worst in England for an eighth successive year.
A total of 3,346 deaths in England last year were attributed to drugs poisoning and 2,248 for drugs misuse.
More than a thousand men in the care of mental health services are committing suicide every year, a report by The University of Manchester reveals.
Suicides amongst male metal health patients have increased by 29% since 2006 – up to 1,239 a year – according to the report published by the university’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH) today.
A mental health advocacy group has accused Manchester’s mental health trust of ‘harassing’ its members in an attempt to ‘cut off an avenue for mental health patients and campaigners’.
Manchester Users Network (MUN) say Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust’s ‘increasingly hostile communications’ have led to ‘anxiety and distress’ amongst members, who are all users of mental health services.
‘People are dying!’ Oldham MP’
Oldham MP Debbie Abrahams has sensationally accused the Government of contributing to the deaths of vulnerable people due to sanctioning benefit claims in order to improve figures.
The Oldham East and Saddleworth constituent publicly lambasted the secretary of state for work and pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, at a Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Select Committee yesterday.
Manchester’s mental health services have come up trumps after being ranked one of the best in the country by inpatients.
Results released by the Care Quality Commission reveal that the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust is one the country’s top performers in five key areas of patient care.
The Trust also received the highest marks in the country for how well staff listen to patient’s personal circumstances.
Manchester has been classed as ‘at risk’ from suicide according to Public Health England after the World Health Organisation revealed that someone takes their own life every 40 seconds.
More than 800,000 people globally die by suicide every year and it is the main cause of death among 15-29-year-olds in Europe, claims the WHO report which was published yesterday.
Suicide should not be hidden away but instead discussed with children to aid their understanding, claims a kids charity worker.
suicide_-_ashley_rose_-_flickrThe warning comes as researchers, charities and former sports stars prepare to come together this September to host The University of Manchester’s suicide bereavement conference.
Professor Appleby: latest data says patients are at the highest risk of dying by suicide, in the fortnight after leaving hospital!
Mental health patients are at the highest risk of dying by suicide in the fortnight after leaving hospital, a Manchester University study reveals.