‘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, […]

Shocking UK prison suicide numbers demand government action

Shocking UK prison suicide numbers demand government action

Bishop Richard Moth has called on government to redouble its efforts on prison reform following today’s report from the
Ministry of Justice stating that suicides in prisons across England and Wales reached their highest ever number last year.

Heartbroken mum calls for more mental health cash after son’s tragic death leap

Heartbroken mum calls for more mental health cash after son’s tragic death leap

A mother whose son killed himself after being told he would have to wait three months for ‘life-saving’ psychotherapy has urged the government to pump more cash into hard-hit services – or risk losing more vulnerable young people.

York Musician Concerned About Mental Healthcare

York Musician Concerned About Mental Healthcare

By:   Dan Bean   A MUSICIAN from York says more needs to be done to help people with mental health problems in the city. Stuart Niven said he had tried to commit suicide several times after taking antidepressants, and the lack of mental health services in York was something that needed rectifying. Mr Niven, 56, […]

Help needed with important research into Mental Health and sanctions

If you have a diagnosed mental health condition? Have you experienced the Work Capability Assessment? Have your benefits been sanctioned because of this assessment?

Help needed with important research into Mental Health and sanctions

    My name is Helen and I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist from Lancaster University. I am conducting research as part of my doctoral thesis about the psychological impact of benefits sanctions following the Work Capability Assessment process and what impact this had, if any, on peoples’ mental health and outlook. I’m involved with […]

MUN “KEEPING the SERVICE USER in MIND ‘WHAT TO DO IN CRISIS’ GET HELP YOUR NOT ALONE

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK!

MUN “KEEPING the SERVICE USER in MIND ‘WHAT TO DO IN CRISIS’ GET HELP YOUR NOT ALONE

Manchester Users Network. How To get Help Over Christmas and the New Year 2016/17 :     Crisis teams can give urgent help to people who have a mental health problem. You can call NHS 111. The line is for when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. You can call 111 […]

Disability benefit claimants with mental health issues ‘lose under new payments’

Disability benefit claimants with mental health issues ‘lose under new payments’

By: PA     More than half of disability benefit claimants with mental health problems are losing out financially after being moved on to the Government’s new Personal Independence Payment, according to new figures. Campaigners called for an urgent overhaul of the reassessments, which millions of claimants are having to undergo as Disability Living Allowance is […]

Mental health support at Christmas

Mental health support at Christmas

Maureen Watt, Minister for Mental Health.   No-one experiencing depression, low mood or anxiety should suffer in silence this Christmas, Scotland’s Minister for Mental Health has said. Maureen Watt highlighted the help and support that’s available at a time of year when some people can experience mental health problems associated with stress and loneliness. Breathing […]

Farmers encouraged ‘You Are Not Alone’ in mental health illnesses

With the increasingly topical issue of mental health circulating in the run up to Christmas, the Norfolk-based YANA project hopes to encourage farmers to open up and talk about depression.

Farmers encouraged ‘You Are Not Alone’ in mental health illnesses

One in five people in the UK will suffer a mental health problem at some point in their life. The You Are Not Alone (YANA) project offers help to those in farming who struggle with stress and depression in a bid to remove the stigma of mental health within the industry. The organisation, set up […]