Mental health patients are being treated hundreds of miles away – due to a lack of beds in Manchester

Hundreds of desperately ill patients were sent almost 200 miles from Greater Manchester for 'out-of-area' placements.

Mental health patients are being treated hundreds of miles away – due to a lack of beds in Manchester

Hundreds of desperately ill patients were sent almost 200 miles from Greater Manchester for ‘out-of-area’ placements.

Violent psychiatric patient repeatedly stabbed mental health ward staff

Violent psychiatric patient repeatedly stabbed mental health ward staff

A violent psychiatric patient stabbed two members of staff on a mental health ward in a vicious knife attack.
Myha Grant stabbed health care assistant Julius Falomo 17 times and nurse Francis Barrett six times.

Brother of mental health patient feared he was ‘deteriorating into crisis’ days before dying from pneumonia at Ipswich flat

Brother of mental health patient feared he was ‘deteriorating into crisis’ days before dying from pneumonia at Ipswich flat

The brother of a mentally-ill Suffolk man feared his sibling was “about to deteriorate into a crisis” in the days before his death, an inquest heard.

Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis

Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter. Doctors have confirmed a diagnosis made more than 200 years ago by one of medicine’s most influential surgeons. John Hunter had diagnosed a patient in 1786 with a “tumour as hard as bone”. Royal Marsden Hospital doctors analysed patient samples and case notes, which were preserved at the […]

Alastair Campbell talked candidly to Maajid Nawaz about his mental health issues (Listen Here)

"The issue are being explored in a new documentary which features Campbell. "I had depression, also I talk about in the 1980's I had a psychotic breakdown," he said.

Alastair Campbell talked candidly to Maajid Nawaz about his mental health issues (Listen Here)

The former Downing Street communications boss explained the ripple effect that mental health issue can have on sufferer’s families. “The issue are being explored in a new documentary which features Campbell. “I had depression, also I talk about in the 1980’s I had a psychotic breakdown,” he said. “I think that sometimes its harder for […]

Hopes to bring mental health care closer to home

Hopes to bring mental health care closer to home

PLANS are being developed to allow people with mental health issues to be cared for in Bolton instead of being placed as far away as Birmingham. The town could be home to a ‘locked’ rehabilitation unit after proposals were put before the Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) last week. Barry Silvert, clinical director of commissioning, […]

Chief executive of Manchester’s crisis hit mental health trust lands new job – at an even bigger trust

Ms Moran had been chief executive at the trust for four years, during a period in which it struggled with major financial challenges

Chief executive of Manchester’s crisis hit mental health trust lands new job – at an even bigger trust

BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS   Michele Moran   The chief executive of Manchester’s crisis-hit mental health trust has got a new job heading up an even bigger NHS trust. Michele Moran, under whose leadership Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust has been scrapped and taken over by another organisation amid financial disarray, is being seconded […]

Manchester’s mental health bosses push through savage cuts despite public rage

A public consultation carried out following pressure from councillors last year has concluded people were against the move.

Manchester’s mental health bosses push through savage cuts despite public rage

BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS: Manchester’s mental health trust is to push ahead in axing £1:5m of frontline services, the M.E.N. can reveal – despite a huge public outcry. At its board meeting Thursday morning Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust is due to scrap eight separate community-based services, hitting around 500 patients. They include arts […]

Father criticises mental health services after daughter’s death

She needed treatment. She was a very poorly girl and we begged them. Literally begged them. – ALAN WISE, NATASHA'S FATHER

Father criticises mental health services after daughter’s death

ITV NEWS REPORT Natasha Wise Photo:   The father of a young woman who killed herself this week after waiting months for counselling for depression has criticised mental health services in Manchester. Natasha Wise, 22, left a series of heartbreaking Facebook posts before falling to her death from a bridge in Whalley Range on Tuesday. She […]

Seven questions the Manchester Mental Health Trust refused to answer following the death of Natasha Wise

A full investigation has been launched after Natasha Wise battled for more than a year to get counselling for depression

Seven questions the Manchester Mental Health Trust refused to answer following the death of Natasha Wise

BY: SAM YARWOOD Natasha Wise A full investigation has been launched into the care of a young woman who plunged to her death after an 18-month battle to get counselling for depression. Natasha Wise, 22, died after falling from a bridge in Whalley Range on Tuesday, just hours after celebrating her birthday. Her family claim she was […]

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