5 times mental health services were failed by the Conservative Government

"Those suffering from mental illness need to see these pledges fulfilled'

5 times mental health services were failed by the Conservative Government

Ashley Cowburn  @ashcowburn David Cameron met with parents as he outlined his plans for mental health services Getty   David Cameron has announced a billion pounds extra investment will be ploughed into mental health services across the country, claiming more than a million additional people with will receive treatment each year in England by 2021. However, the Government’s announcement […]

Jeremy Corbyn Criticises Mental Health Services At Universities

The leader of the opposition joined the growing number of concerned voices this week with a speech about student mental health.

Jeremy Corbyn Criticises Mental Health Services At Universities

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 […]

Westminster Health Forum: Next steps for health and social care in Greater Manchester

Paul Reed, Chair, Manchester Users Network: invited to speak at seminar in Central Manchester on implementation issues for £6bn devolved health and social care budget to Greater Manchester.

Westminster Health Forum: Next steps for health and social care in Greater Manchester

On FRIDAY, 26TH FEBRUARY 2016 At: RENAISSANCE MARRIOTT, BLACKFRIARS STREET, MANCHESTER M3 2EQ   THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED:- Guest of Honour: Warren Heppolette, Strategic Director, Health and Social Care Reform Greater Manchester Please note that this seminar will take place in Central Manchester. Delegates at this conference will assess implementation issues for the £6bn devolved […]

Leaked report reveals scale of crisis in England’s mental health services

Damning confidential report reveals suicides are rising and 75% of those needing help are not receiving it

Leaked report reveals scale of crisis in England’s mental health services

The mental health team at Heartlands hospital in Birmingham meets to discuss patients. Photograph: Andrew Fox   A leaked report by a government taskforce has painted a devastating picture of England’s mental health services, revealing that the number of people killing themselves is soaring, that three-quarters of those with psychiatric conditions are not being helped, […]

NHS is to blame for 400 suicides a year due to failure to get a grip on epidemic of mental health problems, shocking report reveals

• NHS Review will call on David Cameron to invest £1 billion in mental health • Poor NHS management blamed for mental health epidemic by a taskforce • Experts concerned about psychological issues among many

NHS is to blame for 400 suicides a year due to failure to get a grip on epidemic of mental health problems, shocking report reveals

  By GLEN OWEN AND MICHAEL BLACKLEY FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY Hundreds of lives are being needlessly lost to suicide every year because of the Government’s failure to get a grip on a modern epidemic of mental health problems, a landmark report has found. An official NHS review will call on David Cameron to invest […]

A man assaulted drivers and a police officer

Holsworthy man sectioned under Mental Health Act after drivers and police officers assaulted

A man assaulted drivers and a police officer

By NDJBrendan A MAN from Holsworthy has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after it is alleged that he assaulted several drivers and a police officer. On Saturday morning police received reports of a Holsworthy man trying to flag down vehicles between Holsworthy and Hatherleigh. It is alleged that the 44-year-old man become abusive […]

Mental health patients ‘should not have to travel across England for beds’

Independent commission lists ways psychiatric services must improve, and notes funding lag behind physical health

Mental health patients ‘should not have to travel across England for beds’

Lack of funding for some mental health services in England is putting vulnerable people, including children, at risk, the report says. Photograph: Alamy   James Meikle Mental health services in England must stop sending severely ill adults long distances from homes and families – sometimes to hospitals hundreds of miles away – because of local […]

Please sign our petition :Manchester Deserves Better

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.

Please sign our petition :Manchester Deserves Better

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 […]

A DANCING STAR

Several of us are tentatively seeking to take forward further exploration of how we behave towards mental ill health in our meetings and how we can perhaps offer support to each other in a more creative and confident way than we are currently able to.

A DANCING STAR

People’s lives can be devastated by poor mental health. They may be in touch with mental health services and they may not. In either case peoples experiences show us that acknowledging one’s spiritual  self can be a force for change/good, aiding recovery from debilitating and milder distress. Here a user of Oldham services and a […]

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