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 […]

“Last Christmas we had an NHS And the very next year We gave it away…”

Good Sir Richard Leese went out On the feast of Stephen When the snow lay round about Deep and crisp and even

“Last Christmas we had an NHS And the very next year We gave it away…”

CARDS, CAROLS AND ELVES TO SAVE GREATER MANCHESTER NHS   Last Christmas we had an NHS And the very next year We gave it away…and sometimes to no-one special…’   Save the NHS campaigners were out at the Albert Square Christmas Market in Manchester today, singing festive songs and carols with suitably changed lyrics, much […]

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 […]

THE CHRISTIE FACING £7.5M CUTS AS CANCER PATIENT MADE TO WAIT FOR BED

THE CHRISTIE FACING £7.5M CUTS AS CANCER PATIENT MADE TO WAIT FOR BED

By Salford Star   NO ROOM AT THE HOSPITAL !   “Is that what we’re being reduced to? Just die quietly and don’t make a fuss? No!” Jean from Langworthy On Saturday there is a `No room at the hospital’ rally in Manchester against NHS cutbacks in Greater Manchester. In the run-up, the Salford Star presents […]

Quarter of young people seeking mental health care ‘turned away by specialist services’

'Something has to go drastically wrong before some services will intervene' report warns

Quarter of young people seeking mental health care ‘turned away by specialist services’

By: Ella pickover One organisation would not accept those who have expressed a desire to kill themselves unless they had done so on more than one occasion Getty   Specialist mental health services are turning away almost a quarter of youngsters seeking help, a new report suggests. One in four youngsters who are referred by their […]

Misery and Despair For Many Residents; presently living with A Mental Health Illness Within the City of Manchester

Decisions that have no mandate or support from professional health workers or those who represent them including Unison’s Manchester Community and Mental Health Branch and Trade Unionist from all parts of the region.

Misery and Despair For Many Residents; presently living with A Mental Health Illness Within the City of Manchester

Manchester Town Hall (photo)   By: Paul Reed. Anyone who has anything to do with the care of people who suffer from a mental health illness, including ‘Dual Diagnosis Service’ should aim to read the following : Manchester City Council Mental Health Services consultation report,  as reported below and at the following link: Here . […]

Number of NHS mental health nurses has fallen by 15% under Tories

Since Conservatives came to power in 2010, number of specialist nurses has fallen from 45,384 to 38,774

Number of NHS mental health nurses has fallen by 15% under Tories

  Denis Campbell Health policy editor The Royal College of Nursing claims the figures proved ministerial pledges of recent years were not being delivered. Photograph: UIG via Getty Images   The number of mental health nurses working in the NHS has dropped by almost a sixth since the Conservatives came to power in 2010, figures […]

So child mental health services are failing. Why’s that then, Jeremy?

The health secretary recognises that the inadequacy of Camhs is leading to tragedies – and yet he refuses to fund it properly

So child mental health services are failing. Why’s that then, Jeremy?

BY: Hannah Jane Parkinson   @ladyhaja  ‘Hunt has the gall to tell us that mental health services are failing children and adolescents.’ Photograph: Con Tanasiuk/Design Pics Inc   Actions speak louder than words is perhaps the maxim that governments should live by; that governments should have as their desktop screensavers or written on Post-its on ministerial fridges. […]

Plymouth GP Dr Richard Ayres Is A True Physician of Medicine A True Hero of Social Medicine

Plymouth GP prescribes nutritional drinks to patients who can't afford food

Plymouth GP Dr Richard Ayres Is A True Physician of Medicine A True Hero of Social Medicine

By: ALEX WOOD Follow on  Twitter @MrAlexWood Dr Richard Ayres has started prescribing nutritional drinks to his patients at the Cumberland Surgery   A Plymouth GP has resorted to prescribing nutritional drinks to his patients as “more and more” struggle to pay for food. Dr Richard Ayres, who works at the Cumberland Surgery in Devonport, […]

Leading devo council defends pay rise for senior managers

“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.”

Leading devo council defends pay rise for senior managers

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 […]