ManVCam: Protesters prepare for Albert Square government cuts rally

Manchester celebrities Shaun Ryder, Terry Christian, Rowetta and Claire Mooney are to lead hundreds of protesters in a rally against ‘appalling’ coalition cuts that have affected the city.

The Mancunian icons will lead crowds in what they are calling a ‘smart rally’— an emulation of the pro democracy demonstrations that took place in Hong Kong back in September 2014.

VIDEO: Mental health street scheme hailed a success

An innovative mental health street triage service for Dorset is reducing the number of times police have to detain mental health sufferers in custody.

Nearly half the number of people detained under Section 136 in Dorset have ended up in custody in 2014, compared with the previous year. Figures show 44% less people were placed in custody during 2014 as there were in 2013 as a result of displaying a mental health condition.

Pledge to end locking up mentally ill in police cells

Authorities in England have pledged to bring an end to the practice of detaining people with mental health problems in police cells.

The NHS, councils and police are now set to come up with plans for how they will achieve this, the government said.

Care minister Norman Lamb said real progress had already been made, and added that “in many parts of the country it’s now a thing of the past”

Leeds ‘crisis’ teams hailed a success as mental health detainee numbers drop by a third

A PILOT project aimed at giving emergency mental health care to people in crisis in Leeds has proved so successful that it is set to become a permanent fixture in the city.

It was launched 12 months ago as health workers teamed up with police to offer an innovative ‘street triage’ service. After the successful Department of Health funded trial – which saw the number of people being detained by police under the Mental Health Act drop by a third – the Leeds Mental Health Triage is now being offered 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and West Yorkshire Police have jointly been providing the service.

‘Depression and Christmas just don’t go’

On the day many people will be waking up to the prospect of a fortnight at home, blogger Charlotte Walker shares how she plans to take care of her mental health during the festive season.

I have often found Christmas difficult. This year I’m recovering from a mental health crisis which makes seasonal planning particularly challenging. It’s common to feel under pressure to create a magical Christmas but if you are already stressed, anxious or depressed, that pressure can be magnified.

Mentally-ill teenagers no longer to be held in cells

Teenagers experiencing mental health problems will no longer be detained in police cells as a “place of safety”.

Home Secretary Theresa May will announce later an overhaul of mental health laws in England and Wales.

The government review is also set to recommend adults should only be kept in a police cell as a place of safety in exceptional circumstances.

Press Release – Manchester Users Network

Press Release – Manchester Users Network

Criminal Treatment, is how many Mental Health Stakeholders describe the way people who suffer with Severe & Enduring Mental illness are being sent to Prison and are relying on food banks and are homeless, leading to suicide and other premature death, especially in Manchester, after the closure of the Psychiatric Hospital in Central Manchester “Edale”, as Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust are still in debt of £350 000 to Central NHS Manchester Foundation Trust.

‘Incredible’ results are put down to teamwork between officers and health bosses – including 24-hour assessment system

The number of mental health patients held in police cells in Greater Manchester has plunged in just 12 months.
NHS figures show that fewer than five people experiencing a mental health crisis were held at the region’s police stations in 2013/14 compared with more than 200 in 2012/13.

It follows a major push by police, mental health chiefs and local councils to ensure that people in crisis are given better access to the right care.

Make This The Biggest Meeting Concerning Mental Health Manchester Has Ever Seen

Make This The Biggest Meeting Concerning Mental Health Manchester Has Ever Seen!
Make This The Biggest Meeting Concerning Mental Health Manchester Has Ever Seen. We Need Ideas To Fix The Rot. People are dying. Meeting Saturday 22nd November, 2014 “It’s Time to be Heard” If your connected to mental health and we all are, you havCOME AND JOIN US !


Newton Heath: Rememberance Day, Respecting is part of their makeup !

Newton Heath: Rememberance Day, Respecting is part of their makeup !
Young and old stood shoulder to shoulder in this poignant ceremony marking the 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War A bugler sounded the ‘Last Post’ which marked the beginning and the end of the two minutes’ silence.

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