Theresa May is set to use her first major speech of 2017 to announce extra help for young people with mental health problems.
Written by: John Ashmore The Times reports that Mrs May will use an address on Monday to try to shift the focus away from Brexit and on to other policy areas. While she has committed to outlining her “vision” for Britain’s post-Brexit future, the Prime Minister is also apparently keen for her premiership […]
He escaped hospital intending to kill himself. A fresh diagnosis of schizophrenia and incessant questioning about whether he was gay made him feel suicidal. Now he's been made an MBE
By: Peter Walker, May Bulman @petejohn_walker A man who tried to throw himself from a bridge in London after escaping hospital has been made an MBE. A 20-year-old Jonny Benjamin tried to take his own life on Waterloo Bridge while struggling to come to terms with a schizoaffective disorder diagnosis and being gay. Nine years on, […]
Seven in 10 psychiatrists deem Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to be inadequate at best, Guardian survey finds
BY: Denis Campbell Health policy editor NHS services for the soaring numbers of children who have self-harmed, tried to end their life or are having a breakdown are woefully substandard and risk prolonging their suffering, according to their psychiatrists. More than seven out of 10 (72%) consultant psychiatrists who specialise in treating children and adolescents […]
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CARDS, CAROLS AND ELVES TO SAVE GREATER MANCHESTER NHS Last Christmas we had an NHS And the very next year We gave it away…and sometimes to no-one special…’ Save the NHS campaigners were out at the Albert Square Christmas Market in Manchester today, singing festive songs and carols with suitably changed lyrics, much […]
In a move that could have important ramifications for health and social care services across the UK, the New Year will see the creation of the first merged health and social care organisation.
By : Mark Gould In a move that could have important ramifications for health and social care services across the UK, the New Year will see the creation of the first merged health and social care organisation. From January 1st, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS […]
NHS Improvement (NHSI) has now approved the proposed merger between the financially struggling Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT) and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS FT (GMWMHFT), with the merger to take effect in the New Year. The pair will join together to form a new single trust, Greater Manchester Mental […]
260 people were detained under the Act over past year - more than twice the number of other UK areas
BY: JAMES RODGER People in Birmingham are more than twice as likely to be sectioned as those in other parts of the country. Data released today shows that 260 people have detained under the Mental Health Act in the Birmingham South and Central CCG area in the 12 months to the end of March […]
The Five-Year Forward View For Mental Health1 highlights that ‘nine out of 10 adults with mental health problems are supported in primary care’.1 Although there are increasing numbers of mental health nurses working in primary care, there is still a huge deficit. This article aims to develop awareness of the mental health nurse role […]
An inquest into Dominic Adam Travis' death heard how family members and support workers are questioning why the 18-year-old was discharged from a mental health ward shortly before his death
BY: CHARLOTTE DOBSON A teenager was found with terrible injures at the foot of an empty mill just days after being discharged with a mental health ward. Dominic Adam Travis, 18, died in May 2015 after complaining of hearing ‘voices in his head’ and ‘wanting to see God.’ An inquest into his death heard […]
“MANCHESTER USERS’ NETWORK” Have your say on your Treatment & Care!! Meeting with the Invited Kirsty Mc Kennell and Sharron Haworth Inspectors Of Health and Social Care Services. Monday 28th November 2016, 1.30pm. Held in the Users’ Office, Park House Hospital. All Patients, (Sufferers from Mental illness) WELCOME.