Appeal to find mental health patient John Piggott who has been missing for three months

John Piggott has not been seen since January after going on leave from hospital to Prestwich in Bury

Appeal to find mental health patient John Piggott who has been missing for three months

John Piggott has not been seen since January after going on leave from hospital to Prestwich in Bury

Scandal of the mental health patients being sent more than 125 miles away for care

“We recognise that this is not ideal."

Scandal of the mental health patients being sent more than 125 miles away for care

People with mental health issues from Greater Manchester have been put in care up to 180 miles away as pressure on services mounts, the M.E.N. can reveal.
NHS figures show five patients from the region were placed between 125 and 185 miles away as of December by Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust.

The Mental Patients Union, 1973

The Mental Patients Union, 1973

The Mental Patients Union (MPU), in the early 1970s, could probably be seen as the first service user involvement movement. Founder member Andrew Roberts described the Union’s genesis:

The OxyContin Cartel: Billionaire Family 16th Richest in the U.S.

The Sackler family have profited handsomely from the highly addictive painkiller, according to Forbes.

The OxyContin Cartel: Billionaire Family 16th Richest in the U.S.

The Sackler family have profited handsomely from the highly addictive painkiller, according to Forbes.

DPO hopes mayoral election will see Manchester lead the way on disability rights

DPO hopes mayoral election will see Manchester lead the way on disability rights

A leading disabled people’s organisation (DPOs) is hoping to persuade the first elected mayor of Greater Manchester to make the region a trailblazer for disability rights in England.

Mental health campaigner Tom McAlpine, the father of Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine, dies

Tributes have already poured in for the Coronation Street star's father, who was chair of the mental health charity Moodswings

Mental health campaigner Tom McAlpine, the father of Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine, dies

Tributes have already poured in for the Coronation Street star’s father, who was chair of the mental health charity Moodswings

Maximus ‘admits’ using brutal and dangerous suicide questions

Maximus ‘admits’ using brutal and dangerous suicide questions

One of the outsourcing giants paid to assess disabled people for their eligibility for benefits appears to have admitted that it is standard practice – approved by the government – to ask claimants with mental health conditions why they failed to take their own lives.

Sir Gerald Kaufman, Great Socialist & Parliamentarian Labour MP for Manchester Gorton and Father of the House of Commons, dies aged 86

Sir Gerald Kaufman, Great Socialist & Parliamentarian Labour MP for Manchester Gorton and Father of the House of Commons, dies aged 86

Sir Gerald dedicated his life to serving those who he believed would benefit most from a Labour government andLabour values in action. He believed that policy and principle without power were simply not enough to deliver the better life that he fought for on behalf of his constituents for almost 50 years.

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