Parts of the country have no places of safety to assess vulnerable children suffering from a mental health crisis, forcing them to be locked in prison cells or police vans for hours at a time.
Maps revealing the mental health units and hospitals where people can be detained if police believe they are a danger to themselves or others because of a mental health problem show Norfolk, Hampshire and Devon have not one dedicated place of safety for children under 16.
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.
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.
Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMH&SCT) meeting at the “Service Users & Carers Forum held at Mechanics Institute in Manchester on the 28 Th April 2014 presented a draft document to the forum to be read and passed by that forum . The documents compiled by MMH&SCT Patients and Public Involvement (PPI) in Research Strategy referred to a *Service User* “Is defined as someone who is currently accessing mental health and/or social care services or who has used mental health and or social care service in the past three years (MMH&SCT service user strategy, 2010.
A rep from Manchester Users Network told the crowd that “Hundreds of people on the point of death are being classed as fit for work and something has to be done to draw people’s attention to it”. A huge banner attached to the wall opposite the ATOS Assessment Centre, at Albert Bridge House on Bridge Street, said it all…
Meeting What do Modern Occupational Therapists do in Mental Health? Invited & Welcomed, Ruth Hartman Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist Held in Recovery Education, Room 1. (Where Mainway was). Park House Hospital. 1.30pm, Wednesday 28th August 2013. Ruth, also was a young Mental Health Carer and attended meetings to improve services for her parents and others. […]
The Next patient meeting will be at 1:30pm prompt Wednesday 14 Th August, 2013 Manchester Users Network (MUN) will meet on Wednesday 14 Th August, 2013 at the offices of MUN. As part of “It Is Time To Be Heard” campaign. It will be an occasion to allow feedback from this campaign. A published agenda […]
Bedroom Tax: Man yells ‘I’m sick of this s**t’ before cutting throat in horrifying benefits office protest 26 Jul 2013 12:40 Witnesses say the middle-aged man sliced his throat from ear-to-ear with a knife as he spoke to an adviser A Bedroom Tax victim yelled “I’m sick of all this s**t” before cutting his throat […]