Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust (GMMH) is under fire due to policy changes that are said to be limiting peer advocacy and service user involvement.
In January, GMMH published its latest service user and carer engagement policy (SCE), which changed the definition of “service user” to mean anyone who has been discharged from its mental health services within the last 12 months. Only they are allowed to be involved in decision making about GMMH services.
My first contact with Liverpool Mental Health Consortium (LMHC) was in February 2003, when I wrote them a very terse letter complaining bitterly that I had been unable to access a place at their national Snakes & Ladders Conference & denouncing them for exclusivity & poor communication.
Fast-forward 9 months, & they advertised a post with a person specification clearly stating that lived experience of mental distress was a ‘desirable quality’.
Mental health worker asked vulnerable woman to perform sex act on herself
David Kelly, 52, encouraged the victim, who has schizophrenia and a number of other conditions, to touch herself intimately, after turning up at her home.
She was said to have been left feeling ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ by the incident and has struggled to comes to terms with it.
Important Information, rights & news for patients!
Wednesday 10th January 2018, 1.30pm
Held at the
Park House Hospital.
A lack of hospital beds means NHS bosses are having to pay for in-patients from Greater Manchester to be treated across the country - at a £9m cost to the region’s taxpayers
A lack of hospital beds means NHS bosses are having to pay for in-patients from Greater Manchester to be treated across the country – at a £9m cost to the region’s taxpayers
“Scandalous” waits to get mental health patients access to treatment are letting down vulnerable people and wasting police resources, an MP said.
A Freedom of Information request by Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb found some patients detained by police faced long waits for doctors, beds or ambulances.
The Service Users Christmas Party will be held once again on
Thursday 14th December 2017 at Stanley Street Working Men’s Club Openshaw 7:30pm until 11 pm
New figures reveal that girls, young women and black people are more likely to be held down by staff on wards
Patients in mental health units were physically restrained by staff more than 80,000 times last year in Britain, including 10,000 who were held face down or given injections to subdue them, new NHS figures show.
By Ross HawkinsPolitical correspondent, BBC Radio 4 Today Police chiefs in England and Wales say they may be unlawfully detaining arrested people needing mental health care more than 2,000 times a year. Some people have been held in police cells for several days because there is no hospital bed for them, the National Police […]
There’s been a big increase in cases of abuse concerning Salford’s vulnerable and elderly people, rising from 492 referrals in 2015/16, to 731 in 2016/17, up by 33%.