People with mental health issues from Greater Manchester have been put in care up to 180 miles away as pressure on services mounts, the M.E.N. can reveal.
NHS figures show five patients from the region were placed between 125 and 185 miles away as of December by Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust.
One of the outsourcing giants paid to assess disabled people for their eligibility for benefits appears to have admitted that it is standard practice – approved by the government – to ask claimants with mental health conditions why they failed to take their own lives.
Homelessness is on the rise in London with increasing numbers of people forced to spend a night on the streets.
Drugs and alcohol are often identified as key factors – but the link between sleeping rough and mental illness goes under the radar.
An award-winning nurse set himself alight outside Kensington Palace only hours after being let out of a mental health unit, an inquest has heard.
Amin Abdullah went into a spiral of depression after he was dismissed from his dream job at Charing Cross Hospital for supporting a colleague following a complaint from a patient.