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 […]

Osborne’s psychiatrist brother struck off over ‘profoundly unacceptable affair’ with patient

The vulnerable mother-of-two attempted suicide after Adam Osborne broke off the relationship – and he threatened to 'make sure you pay' when she reported him

Osborne’s psychiatrist brother struck off over ‘profoundly unacceptable affair’ with patient

BY LAUREN BROWN ‘Saddened’: Dr Osborne said his behaviour had been irresponsible   The younger brother of Chancellor George Osborne has been struck off the medical register after a two-year sexual relationship with a vulnerable patient. Psychiatrist Adam Osborne, 39, threatened the mother-of-two when she reported him, telling her: “I will make sure you pay”. […]

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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