PLANS have been discussed which will see a combined effort to improve mental health services around Greater Manchester.
Seven in 10 psychiatrists deem Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to be inadequate at best, Guardian survey finds
BY: Denis Campbell Health policy editor NHS services for the soaring numbers of children who have self-harmed, tried to end their life or are having a breakdown are woefully substandard and risk prolonging their suffering, according to their psychiatrists. More than seven out of 10 (72%) consultant psychiatrists who specialise in treating children and adolescents […]
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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 […]
Her life's work Carrie Fisher, iconic Star Wars actress, was a tireless mental health advocate until her last days
By Rex Santus Carrie Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in “Star Wars,” died Tuesday, according to a family spokesman in a statement released to People magazine. Beyond her iconic role in the mega movie franchise, Fisher was a prolific author and screenwriter, and a vocal advocate for the mentally ill who […]
By Joe Mount More than 120,000 children in the UK will be homeless this Christmas, according to a report by the charity Shelter. This is the equivalent of four children at every school in the country. This figure comprising children living in temporary accommodation, such as emergency bed and breakfasts and hostels, or […]
Mental health patients wait four years for counselling despite rules saying they must be helped in weeks
Probe finds NHS waiting list for help with conditions such as PTSD is up to 11 times longer than recommended
Getty A man talking with therapist in therapyPeople seeking counselling for conditions such as depression are facing unacceptably long waits Patients wait up to four years for NHS counselling on mental health issues – despite rules saying they should be seen in weeks. A Sunday Mirror probe found the current waiting list for “talking […]
The MUN Reporter, offers this article up for you to debate in our comments section below ; Manchester has many fine physicians who are dedicated to medicine. However, Manchester urgently needs a Dr Mercola, a person willing to take forward the debate. Mental health needs to be politicised. We hope you will make your views clear in our comments section below. “It’s time to be heard” is the theme of our campaign.
He Murdered a Friend After Taking This Best-Selling Drug Story at-a-glance A Canadian judge has ruled that Prozac caused a teenage boy to murder his friend, as the drug caused him to overreact “in an impulsive, explosive and violent way” Many drugs, particularly antidepressants, are associated with violence, including suicidal and homicidal tendencies. Of the […]
“With an ever decreasing workforce and ever increasing pressure, our members are struggling to cope across all services. We find it inexplicable that Manchester City Council can find this level of funds to address senior officers pay.”
Manchester City Council has defended proposed pay rises for its senior managers despite accusations that the above-inflation increases come at a time of “savage cuts”. The council proposed that the changes to the Strategic Management Team (SMT) pay, which would cost just over £50,000, were due to role changes to support key priorities. The above-inflation […]
• One woman dead and five injured after attack • 19-year-old man Tasered by officers and now in custody • Police: ‘terrorism remains line of enquiry’ • Increased police presence on London streets on Thursday • Read the latest report
Mark Rowley, who gave the latest police statement (see below), is Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer. He serves as an assistant commissioner in the Metropolitan police and leads its specialist operations division, which is the home for the counter-terrorism command. What leads police to consider terrorism as a possibility is not publicly […]
Iraq war inquiry exposes how MoD and ministers ignored strict controls on frequency of operational tours of duty
A British Royal Marine fires a missile at an Iraqi position on the al-Faw peninsula in 2003. Photograph: Jon Mills/AP The government risked the mental health of thousands of troops by breaching strict guidelines designed to protect military personnel from excessive deployment and overstretch, the Chilcot report reveals. As families of those who […]