"As a first step towards this change, I'm announcing a new £40 million package to both prevent and tackle the causes of homelessness.
Theresa May has announced a £40 million package designed to prevent homelessness by intervening to help individuals and families before they end up on the streets. The Prime Minister said that the move was a first step in a policy shift moving the focus away from dealing with the consequences of homelessness and putting […]
Thomas Szasz: Does mental illness exist? A conversation with Thomas Szasz. Filmed at the Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health where he discusses ‘does mental illness exist? “If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.”–Thomas S. Szasz. Wednesday 10 Th September, 2014 Thomas S. Szasz received […]
'Adolescence can be a difficult transitional period and it's when we typically see the first signs of mental health disorders such as schizophrenia and depression. This study gives us a clue why this is the case'
Siobhan Fenton @siobhanfenton The study found that the brain regions which showed the greatest MRI changes during adolescence were those in which genes linked to schizophrenia risk were most strongly expressed. Teenagers’ brains can reveal whether they will develop mental health conditions later in life, research has found. Brain scans can therefore […]
Academic, healthcare and business leaders have welcomed the minister to see how Manchester is leading the way in the digital health revolution.
Life Sciences Minister George Freeman will today open the new home to the Health eResearch Centre of the Farr Institute at the University of Manchester, creating a North of England hub for some of the world’s best digital and health research. Vaughan House will be one of the leading venues in the country to develop new technologies […]
Charlie Walduck from Manchester weighed a whopping 50 stone but slimmed down
By: Nicola Fifield Obese: Charlie Walduck at his heaviest Charlie Walduck weighed 50 stone at his heaviest – before losing more than 35 stone in two years. The 47-year-old from Manchester, who has since put back on a few stone, said: “Regardless of whether someone is obese, an alcoholic or a drug user – if they […]
Matt Joslin has written an open letter to the NHS after classes helped him deal with back problem and depression
BY CHARLOTTE DOBSON A Manchester GP is calling on the NHS to prescribe a different kind of treatment to patients… yoga. Dr Matt Joslin has written an open letter asking for the ancient form of exercise to be prescribed to patients on the NHS. He claims yoga has the potential to improve almost all aspects […]
Mental health services, which are already struggling under the strain of demand, historically inadequate funding and incompetent commissioning decisions, will not achieve parity at least in my life time. And the problem might get even worse before it gets better.
OPINION BY DR KAILASH CHAND On almost every measure, the NHS in Greater Manchester is in a worse position than this time last year. And as we enter winter, this spells bad news. Last winter was the worst for a generation with A&E waits hitting their highest levels since targets were introduced in […]
Nearly one in four areas of England has unacceptably high rates of early deaths among people with mental health problems, a report suggests.
The warning by independent experts funded by the Cabinet Office came after they looked at deaths before 75 in 2011-12 in more than 200 local areas.
The Government has ‘failed its duty of care’ to people with mental health problems, according to a senior figure in Mind charity.
The comments come after Conservative MP Priti Patel was last week condemned for claiming that there is no evidence to suggest that more people with mental health issues received cuts to their benefits than others.