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 […]

Over 120,000 British children will be homeless this winter

Over 120,000 British children will be homeless this winter

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 […]

Unhappiness more likely to result from poor mental health or being single than economic factors, major new study finds

LSE academics want to 'revolutionise how we think about human priorities' and promote use of 'subjective wellbeing' as a measure of successful governance, instead of economy

Unhappiness more likely to result from poor mental health or being single than economic factors, major new study finds

Charlotte England @charlottengland A head teacher and pupils open GCSE results at a school in London Getty Images   Economic factors are not the biggest cause of unhappiness  failed relationships and mental illness play a far greater role, a major new study into the “origins of happiness” has found. Eliminating depression and anxiety would reduce misery by 20 per cent, whereas eliminating poverty would only cut it down […]

Man reportedly raped on Manchester psychiatric ward at Park House by another patient

An investigation has been launched following the incident at Park House

Man reportedly raped on Manchester psychiatric ward at Park House by another patient

By Todd Fitzgerald   Police are investigating after a man was reportedly raped on a psychiatric ward in north Manchester by another patient. The man was allegedly attacked at Park House, on the grounds of North Manchester General Hospital, last week.   Inpatients at Park House facilities include those who have been detained under the […]

Specialising in mental health

Specialising in mental health

  The Five-Year Forward View For Mental Health1 highlights that ‘nine out of 10 adults with mental health problems are supported in primary care’.1 Although there are increasing numbers of mental health nurses working in primary care, there is still a huge deficit. This article aims to develop awareness of the mental health nurse role […]

Breaking the mental health taboo: ‘Please talk about it’

Breaking the mental health taboo: ‘Please talk about it’

By Philippa Goodrich         There’s a frequently quoted statistic that one in four of us will suffer a mental health problem at some point during our life. But what does it mean to be that person, especially in the workplace? Early last year, Sam Brown, a partner in the law firm Herbert […]

Councils defend record on mental health funding

Councils defend record on mental health funding

Council chiefs have defended their record on mental health funding after a charity accused them of spending ‘next to nothing’ on mental health initiatives. A freedom of information request by mental health charity Mind revealed local authorities were spending less than 1% of their public health budget on mental health services. The Local Government Association […]

Trial Begins to Improve Mental Health Services in Alabama Prisons

Mental health services in Alabama prisons are provided by a private contractor called MHM Correctional Services. According to the suit the company fails to provide adequate numbers of psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health providers.

Trial Begins to Improve Mental Health Services in Alabama Prisons

By: ideasintoaction Inmates in a dorm at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Alabama   A trial has begun in Alabama regarding inadequate mental health services to inmates. The class action suit was originally filed in 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama alleging that the treatment of inmates with physical and mental disabilities […]