UK progress on disability rights ‘patchy and torturous’, UN told

Progress towards equality for disabled people in the UK "continues to be patchy and torturous", campaigners have warned.

UK progress on disability rights ‘patchy and torturous’, UN told

Progress towards equality for disabled people in the UK “continues to be patchy and torturous”, campaigners have warned.

Greater Manchester-wide plans to improve the region’s mental health

Greater Manchester-wide plans to improve the region’s mental health

PLANS have been discussed which will see a combined effort to improve mental health services around Greater Manchester.

Shocking UK prison suicide numbers demand government action

Shocking UK prison suicide numbers demand government action

Bishop Richard Moth has called on government to redouble its efforts on prison reform following today’s report from the
Ministry of Justice stating that suicides in prisons across England and Wales reached their highest ever number last year.

Tackling mental health stigma will require more than just goodwill

Delivering the PM’s pledge should not rest on the shoulders of overstretched staff, it must be backed with appropriate resources

Tackling mental health stigma will require more than just goodwill

The prime minister, Theresa May, has pledged to tackle mental health stigma as part of her vision for her “shared society”. May announced plans to transform the way mental illness is dealt with not in our hospitals but in classrooms, at work and in our communities. The initiative has been largely welcomed, although there is concern that this is yet another governmental policy that hinges on goodwill rather than identifiable resource.

The NHS mental health chief who had a nervous breakdown

The NHS mental health chief who had a nervous breakdown

“Perhaps not the most flattering photo of me, but I’m sharing this awful picture and my story to help increase understanding of the impact of mental illness and to celebrate my recovery.”

Greater Manchester Mayor Tony Lloyd launches mental health review

Greater Manchester Mayor Tony Lloyd launches mental health review

An independent review of how people with mental health issues are treated in the criminal justice system has been commissioned by Tony Lloyd, Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner.

Manchester’s role in Theresa May’s mental health plans

Manchester’s role in Theresa May’s mental health plans

  There has been much interest in Theresa May’s plans to do more to help those particularly young people, with mental health conditions. In her speech at the Charity Commission, the Prime Minister announced a number of pledges including a new review of employment and mental health and expansion of digital services. She also launched […]

MUN Invites Community Matron Ann Wainwright A Chance To Get Answers To Your Questions 18th January 2017. 1.30pm

MUN Invites Community Matron Ann Wainwright A Chance To Get Answers To Your Questions 18th January 2017. 1.30pm

“MANCHESTER USERS’ NETWORK” Meeting Wednesday 18th January 2017. 1.30pm. Invited        Community Matron  (Ann Wainwright)                                                      CPAs!   Stepping Down means (Discharge or part discharge) Held in the Users’ Office. Park House Hospital. Some Questions & Comments *What does a Community Matron do? * I have no Copy of my CPA! * I do not […]

A Man Has Reported To Police He Was Raped By Another Patient On A North Manchester Psychiatric Ward

A Man Has Reported To Police He Was Raped By Another Patient On A North Manchester Psychiatric Ward

The man was so upset at the lack of assistance and understanding from both the Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust and Greater Manchester Police that he contacted the Manchester Evening News to help bring the alleged incident to the public’s attention.

Man ‘raped on psychiatric ward’ at Park House says staff failed to protect him

The man - who has made 10 attempts on his own life since the attack - has spoken to the M.E.N. in a bid to get answers

Man ‘raped on psychiatric ward’ at Park House says staff failed to protect him

A suicidal man allegedly raped on a psychiatric ward by another patient while he was dosed up on medication has blasted staff for failing to protect him – and has called on police to act.