Who pays the penalty when mental health services fail?

Moira Tombs will be speaking at Community Care Live London in September about how the mental health system let her down. Her shocking story will make you re-evaluate what you know about safeguarding

Who pays the penalty when mental health services fail?

I have personal experience of being the subject of a safeguarding alert. My story highlights why the six guiding principles of safeguarding (empowerment, prevention, proportionality, protection, partnership and accountability) matter and how failing to put them into practice can be so costly.

Pushing people to the brink of suicide: the reality of benefit assessments

Department for Work and Pensions assessments are damaging people’s lives. And they don’t even provide the predicted savings

Pushing people to the brink of suicide: the reality of benefit assessments

Department for Work and Pensions assessments are damaging people’s lives. And they don’t even provide the predicted savings

A guide to writing your first mental health tribunal report

What are social circumstances reports and how should you go about completing one? A mental health social worker offers advice

A guide to writing your first mental health tribunal report

What are social circumstances reports and how should you go about completing one? A mental health social worker offers advice

PIP investigation: 100 cases, and still DWP refuses to accept the dishonest truth

PIP investigation: 100 cases, and still DWP refuses to accept the dishonest truth

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has denied there is any dishonesty among the healthcare professionals who carry out its benefits assessments, even though Disability News Service (DNS) has now collected 100 cases where such allegations have been made.

Mental health beds cut over safety failures

Mental health beds cut over safety failures

By: Ellen Coyne   Eight of the 14 acute mental health beds covering Waterford and Wexford will be closed because of serious concerns that the service is unsafe for more than six people. The mental health unit at University Hospital Waterford was almost shut down because of a failure to comply with basic standards of […]

Stepped Down ? Do not suffer in silence Review in progress

Stepped Down ? Do not suffer in silence Review in progress

Review of Stepping Down!!

Losing benefit, Bus passes, Support and Supervision, Charged £20 for GP letters?

‘Mental health is as important as physical health’: Manchester ‘yogi-preneur’ backs Time To Talk campaign

‘Mental health is as important as physical health’: Manchester ‘yogi-preneur’ backs Time To Talk campaign

A Manchester journalist-turned-yoga teacher has revealed how she used yoga to help her combat mental health issues – and she hopes others will join her.

There has been a steep rise in the number of complaints made about NHS mental health services, figures suggest.

There has been a steep rise in the number of complaints made about NHS mental health services, figures suggest.

    Formal complaints about mental health services in England jumped from 9,180 in 2010/11 to 14,103 in 2015/16, according to an analysis of NHS Digital data conducted by Labour’s Luciana Berger. This represents a 54% rise in complaints in just five years. Ms Berger, who is the president of Labour’s Campaign for Mental Health, […]

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