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 […]
His Ushakov medal marked 70 years since the war ended, after the British defence chiefs finally agreed to honour the thousands who risked their lives in freezing Arctic convoys. British bull dog PM: Winston Churchill once described them as having made ‘the worst journey in the world’.
By: Paul Reed. Last Sunday in Manchester a ceremony was held to mark the end of 71 years since the Second World War in Europe ended. Beginning at 1:30 pm, and organised by the Manchester and St Petersburg Friendship Society. Jim Charnock began the ceremonial by dedicating this year’s Manchester Celebrations of the end of […]
The only certainty is that current reporting of deaths is confused and incomplete. The NHS places nearly half of all its young psychiatric patients in private psychiatric units and these are not subject to FoI requests.
BBC Panorama By Peter Marshall A charity for bereaved families is demanding the government investigates the way deaths of young people in mental health units are recorded. Research by Inquest suggests at least nine young people have died in England as in-patients since 2010. Health Minister Alistair Burt told BBC Panorama he didn’t know the […]
A public consultation carried out following pressure from councillors last year has concluded people were against the move.
BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS: Manchester’s mental health trust is to push ahead in axing £1:5m of frontline services, the M.E.N. can reveal – despite a huge public outcry. At its board meeting Thursday morning Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust is due to scrap eight separate community-based services, hitting around 500 patients. They include arts […]
The poll found 7% had used or increased their reliance on prescription drugs.
By Katherine Sellgren BBC News education reporter Image copyrightThinkstockImage captionTeachers have long complained of a heavy workload One in 10 teachers say they have been prescribed anti-depressant drugs to cope with the pressure of their jobs, says a teachers’ union survey. The NASUWT survey of over 5,000 teachers found 22% had increased their alcohol intake […]
'Manchester deserves better mental health services' campaign is calling for a mass lobby outside Chorlton House on this date, from 9.30am - the meeting starts at 10.00am. Chorlton House, 70 Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9UN.
D-day for Service Users: Please support demo outside Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust HQ Chorlton House on 31 St March 2016 at 9:30am. The Trust will meet at a Board meeting to announce their decision if to close 7 front line mental health services; every one of them is needed and absolutely necessary to […]
A challenge against Manchester City Council's decision to close the Brian Hore Unit in West Didsbury has been launched by public law experts.
BY: CHARLOTTE DOBSON The Brian Hore Unit in West Didsbury Campaigners fighting the closure of a ‘life-saving’ alcohol dependency unit have launched legal action against the council. Public law experts have applied for a judicial review into the decision to close the Brian Hore Unit, in West Didsbury . People who use the service […]
Was He Bi-Polar? Evidence in New Book Suggests Randolph Suffered Behavioral Ills
After World War II, Randolph Churchill, Winston’s only son, still believed his destiny was to become prime minister, and that the name Churchill alone would carry the day, regardless of the mounting evidence against his chances. Many had predicted greatness for young Churchill a decade earlier, when he boldly displayed his gifts as a public […]
One in five British workers admit to being skeptical about colleagues who take time off work for mental health issues, such as depression, stress or anxiety, new research has revealed.
Willis PMI Group, part of Willis Towers Watson, commissioned a study 1,388 finding that 14% still do not believe that stress is a genuine mental health condition. However, 29% of those questioned claim to have suffered from mental health problems themselves. Mike Blake, Director at Willis PMI Group, said: “These results highlight the extent of […]
Manchester, wake up to the mess you’re putting your people in. Mental health is a scandal in England. Sign our petition and start the commons debate to end the scandal that is Manchester mental health services.
Manchester Users Network, will not accept any cuts to Manchester mental health service (we have had far too many to date). Anyone familiar with Manchester mental health services will understand that year on year cuts levelled against our services have happened for far too long. Nurse Karen Reissmann blew the whistle on the scandal in […]