A mother whose son killed himself after being told he would have to wait three months for ‘life-saving’ psychotherapy has urged the government to pump more cash into hard-hit services – or risk losing more vulnerable young people.
The average wait for treatment across the region is 27 days - way above the national average of 18.8 days
BY: DAVID OTTEWELL & TODD FITZGERALD Nearly 200 mental health patients have been forced to wait more than 90 DAYS for treatment, the M.E.N. can reveal. Shocking new figures show that those needing access to services in south Manchester face waits longer than almost anywhere in the country, at around 50 days. NHS data lays bare […]
Mental health problems are everyone’s problem Prime Minister Theresa May gives speech on shared society, the government’s role within it and how to transform mental health support
Mental health problems are everyone’s problem. As a society we must face up to that fact. And the announcements I am making today will ensure we do just that.
The Prime Minister wrote for the Huffington Post about a new approach to mental health support. It is a tragic fact that 1 in 10 children in this country has a diagnosable mental health condition. The long-term effects can be crippling: children with behavioural disorders are 4 times more likely to be dependent […]
Charity calls on government to make more funds available as it helps NHS cope with increased demand for health services.
The Red Cross has warned of a “humanitarian crisis” in the British National Health Service (NHS) as it struggles to cope with overcrowding and a lack of resources. Teams from the medical charity were deployed at a number of hospitals in the East Midlands region of England in early January to alleviate the […]
By: Dan Bean A MUSICIAN from York says more needs to be done to help people with mental health problems in the city. Stuart Niven said he had tried to commit suicide several times after taking antidepressants, and the lack of mental health services in York was something that needed rectifying. Mr Niven, 56, […]