There’s been a big increase in cases of abuse concerning Salford’s vulnerable and elderly people, rising from 492 referrals in 2015/16, to 731 in 2016/17, up by 33%.
The average wait for treatment across the region is 27 days - way above the national average of 18.8 days
BY: DAVID OTTEWELL & TODD FITZGERALD Nearly 200 mental health patients have been forced to wait more than 90 DAYS for treatment, the M.E.N. can reveal. Shocking new figures show that those needing access to services in south Manchester face waits longer than almost anywhere in the country, at around 50 days. NHS data lays bare […]
A new book is being released to inspire people dealing with mental health difficulties
By James Mutch My Story’ – which will be released on World Mental Health Day on Monday, October 10 – tells the stories of patients and services from Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust. The publication will shine a light on their journeys and how their families were also affected. As well as mental […]
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 […]
Adult social care staff will move to an Integrated Care Organisation led by Salford Royal, aimed at reducing admissions by detecting problems early
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 […]
MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK MEETING! For GÖÖD mental health attend ! “We need to support and help each other”. We welcome Bernadette Conlon, Chief Executive of Start in Salford talking about their therapies and projects. Creative Arts and Wellbeing Centre. ALSO Bernadette Conlon, Chief Executive Important Information, rights & news for patients! Wednesday 8th June […]
Greater Manchester Police & Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust Working Together
Greater Manchester Police has collaborated with Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMW ) to provide a training programme for staff that improves the understanding of mental health.
Less than two years ago, 50-year-old David tried to take his own life in a council house in Salford. You can still see the scars when he stretches out his arm to light a roll-up cigarette.
“Everything just builds up after a while. I was walking around thinking where I was going to get money from, what [was] I going to do about the kids, how was I going to survive?” says David, as his two daughters sit quietly next to him on the sofa. “I’ve been through the bins and all sorts, trying to make ends meet. I’m not proud of it, but needs must at times.”
Defend Mental Health Services
March and Rally
Saturday 29th March 12:30
Meet Market Cross, Eccles for march to Meadowbrook
Next Saturday, service users, activists, families and health workers will be holding a march and rally to Defend Mental Health Services in Bolton, Salford and Trafford.