She needed treatment. She was a very poorly girl and we begged them. Literally begged them.
– ALAN WISE, NATASHA'S FATHER
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 […]
A full investigation has been launched after Natasha Wise battled for more than a year to get counselling for depression
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 […]
MANCHESTER USER’S NETWORK PUBLIC MEETING (MANCHESTER MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS) With Guest Speakers: Luciana Berger MP Plus Ivan Lewis MP ( Now the Challenger for Mayor of Greater Manchester)
Manchester Users Network hosted a Public meeting at the Mechanics Institute in Manchester. Please watch this video of the event. MANCHESTER USER’S NETWORK PUBLIC MEETING (MANCHESTER MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS) With Guest Speakers: Luciana Berger MP (Berger is the great niece of the famous 20th centenary trade unionist Manny Shinwell ) Plus Ivan Lewis MP ( Now […]
Dr Alan Smith, the bishop of St Albans, says proposed cuts will hit those the prime minister wants to help
Daniel Boffey Observer policy editor Saturday 20 February 2016 The Bishop of St Albans Dr Alan Smith has questioned the prime minister’s stance on welfare reforms affecting those with mental health issues. Photograph: Alamy David Cameron’s claim to be backing a revolution in the treatment of the mentally ill has come under attack from […]
People in need deserve better than a few patchy pilot schemes. It’s time to fill the gaps in our over-stretched police and mental health services
Mary O’Hara A project in Lancashire has seen local authority, health and voluntary sector organisations join together, sharing data and pooling budgets. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian You’re walking home late one night and you see a person, visibly distressed and shouting, zig-zagging down the middle of a busy road. What do you […]
Chairman for North West Ambulance Service, Wyn Dignan comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Mark to the Service and are confident that he will be a positive addition to the Trust Board.
By Carl Fallowfield The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed the appointment of Mark Tattersall Non-Executive Director of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Mark is a qualified accountant who worked as a senior executive from 1991 until the end of 2007 in a range of businesses which included the Co-operative and London […]
The town hall is holding a one-off hearing today to discuss the state of our mental health services, after it emerged the city's crisis-hit provider was being scrapped
This afternoon councillors, NHS officials, patients and voluntary groups are gathering at Manchester town hall to discuss the state of our city’s mental health services. The one-off inquiry was ordered late last year , after it emerged Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust was on the brink of financial collapse – and planning £1.5m […]
The Trust is leading a public consultation regarding its plans to stop some of its services. This consultation is supported by the North, Central and South Clinical Commissioning Groups and will run from 8 December 2015 until 21 February 2016.
Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (the Trust) wishes to engage with patients/service users, carers and the wider community to help ensure that the services provided continue to meet the needs of people living in Manchester, in the most effective way possible. On this page you can find information about the current proposed service […]
Special report By: Manchester Evening News Journalist Jennifer Williams: We went to find what it's really like living with mental health issues in Manchester and found services are at crisis point
BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS Mental health patient John Byron Nothing about John Byron says ‘sometimes I very nearly kill myself’. But every now and then when life becomes too much, he ends up ‘curled up on the floor screaming and shouting’ on the brink of harming himself. When this happens John, aged 49 and a chronic […]
Tracy Shelvey, who died days after a man accused of raping her was cleared, plunged to her death after staging Rochdale rooftop protest Tracy Shelvey was given inadequate support by agencies including the police, council and social and health services, the inquest heard. Photograph: PA Josh Halliday Tuesday 15 December 2015 A coroner has found […]