Growing up near Prestwich as a kid, we were always suspicious of 'mental patients'. We didn't know any better.
By Austin Collings I first met Don when I lived in Prestwich, North Manchester in 2005. At the time I was working with Mark E Smith of The Fall, co-authoring his autobiography,Renegade. Don (real name Gordon Charles Montgomery) and Mark go back. Occasionally they’d drop acid and get shitfaced together in the 80s, with John […]
A report commissioned by NHS England suggested that hundreds of unexpected deaths at Southern Health were not investigated.
BY: Laura Donnelly, Health Editor Analysis suggests an “alarming” lack of investigation of some mental health deathsCREDIT: DOMINIC LIPINKSI Hundreds of patients who died while detained under the Mental Health Act may have been denied inquests, an investigation has found. All such deaths are supposed to be reported to a coroner so they can be […]
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
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 […]
The UK is launching a major effort to keep those with mental health issues out of jail cells.
BY DAN TAYLOR LEAVE A COMMENT The federal government in the United States has slashed mental health funding by about 40 percent between 2004 and 2014, and the mental health crisis continues to worsen worldwide, but the UK government is taking a big step to combat it. A new UK government scheme would involve spending £15 […]
Emergency crews attended the scene, near to Manchester’s Gay Village, at around 8.40pm
BY: BETH ABBIT The man was talked down from roof of NCP car park on Chorlton Street Police negotiators spent almost two hours persuading a man to come down from the roof of a city centre car park. Trained officers were called to the NCP car park on Chorlton Street after a man clambered […]
Holsworthy man sectioned under Mental Health Act after drivers and police officers assaulted
By NDJBrendan A MAN from Holsworthy has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after it is alleged that he assaulted several drivers and a police officer. On Saturday morning police received reports of a Holsworthy man trying to flag down vehicles between Holsworthy and Hatherleigh. It is alleged that the 44-year-old man become abusive […]
Mental health patients going through a psychotic episode are set to be spared time in prison cells by a new service
13 Th January, 2016 Mental health patients going through a psychotic episode are set to be spared time in prison cells by a new service. Dyfed-Powys Police launched a pilot project in January 2015, where a triage van was sent to their aid. This has since prevented more than 100 people being kept in cells […]
“We need to be tackling this now. I just see mental health provision getting worse.”
Mr Benjamin was talked out of killing himself – so he’s returning the favour BY: Katie Grant @kt_grant Jonny Benjamin on Waterloo Bridge, where he tried to kill himself Channel 4 On a January morning in 2008 a young man from south London approached the edge of Waterloo Bridge and prepared to throw himself off. Jonny Benjamin […]
Police are appealing for information to trace a man who has absconded from a psychiatric clinic in Edmonton on the morning of Friday, 20 November.
Reece Burton, 25, was last seen at 11:20hrs at the North London Clinic, Edmonton, Enfield where he was on permitted ground leave. He is being detained under the Mental Health Act after being convicted of grievous bodily harm with intent.