This Sunday Jews around the world will celebrate with the eating of apples and honey, challah dipped in honey and sweet carrots symbolize hope for a sweet year ahead. Pomegranates are eaten in the hopes that their good deeds are as plentiful as the seeds of the fruit, Manchester User's Network wish all our Jewish members and friends a happy new year for 5777.
Rosh Hashanah which started in Manchester last Sunday evening at 18:24 Hrs. When candles were lit as year 5777 began on the Jewish calendar and for the last two days traditional festivities are carried out amongst the Jewish communities around the world; [2nd-4th October]. Customs associated with the holiday include sounding the shofar, eating a round […]
The stigma surrounding mental health is another hurdle. Many people are reluctant to attend mental health centres for fear of being seen as "mad". This is one reason why integrating such services into general health provision is important.
By REUTERS By Dana Halawi BEIRUT, March 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Syrian refugee Fatmeh fled to safety in Lebanon in 2011 after militants raided the family home, beat her up and tried to rape her. But her problems were far from over. Two months after the attack Fatmeh – then aged about 12 – […]
The leader of the opposition joined the growing number of concerned voices this week with a speech about student mental health.
Addressing a rally at parliament he spoke at length about what he saw as the unique challenges of being a student with a mental health condition, calling for lecturers and university staff to do more for students coping with mental health problems. He advised: “Invest the money now, give the young people the support they need, they […]
The Conservative Party in Manchester has a very limited membership. We find ourselves running the affairs of four constituencies, with only a handful of those members actually willing to devote their time to the 2015 campaign in four parliamentary constituencies, in addition to running 27 local government candidates for Manchester City Council and two candidates running for Salford City Council.
Our chairman, Nick Savage, runs the master control panel between his full-time duties training as a medical doctor, and preparing for his end-of-year exams. Peter Schofield, the backbone of Manchester Conservatives, who has been working in the party for over fifty years, complains than Nick sends too many emails, but what else can he do when the powers-that-be in the higher echelons of the party keep asking Nick for updates? I imagine Nick arriving home late at night, sitting in his chair and petting his white cat, like Max Von Sydow as Ernst Blofeld in the James Bond film Thunderball, saying, “Number 2, what have you got to report from Withington Constituency?”
Manchester Users Network (MUN) Public Meeting held on Monday 15 December 2014 at the Wellbeing Centre, Harpurhey – 12 noon – 2pm The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and explained that this was a public meeting to discuss the proposed cuts in funding by Manchester City Council to mental health services. Alan Hartman explained […]
MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK STANDS SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THOUSANDS AGAINST ANTI SEMITISM
“2,500 Jews, Christians and Muslims from all over the UK stood shoulder to shoulder to protest anti-Semitism in the UK and to say loudly that the Jewish community has always been an asset to, and contributed to life in, the UK and should not be attacked for events that happen many thousands of miles away,” said Bloom, who noted that a further 1,200 watched the rally online.