By: PA More than half of disability benefit claimants with mental health problems are losing out financially after being moved on to the Government’s new Personal Independence Payment, according to new figures. Campaigners called for an urgent overhaul of the reassessments, which millions of claimants are having to undergo as Disability Living Allowance is […]
Council chiefs have defended their record on mental health funding after a charity accused them of spending ‘next to nothing’ on mental health initiatives. A freedom of information request by mental health charity Mind revealed local authorities were spending less than 1% of their public health budget on mental health services. The Local Government Association […]
Neil Jewell, who had schizophrenia, died after failings in his care, accepted by the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) looking after him.
By Sophie Hutchinson BBC News:Image caption Neil Jewell died after being unable to access the care he needed Mental health trusts in England are still having their budgets cut, despite government assurances they would be funded on a par with physical healthcare, figures suggest. Analysis by the King’s Fund think tank, seen by the BBC, […]
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 […]
One in three adults (37 per cent) aged 16-74, with conditions such as anxiety or depression, surveyed in England, were accessing mental health treatment in 2014.
One in three adults (37 per cent) aged 16-74, with conditions such as anxiety or depression, surveyed in England, were accessing mental health treatment in 2014. The results of the Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing4, published today by NHS Digital, show that this figure has increased from one in four people (24 per […]
The case raised important issues about the parity of esteem between mental and physical health services, the long-standing under funding of mental health services by the NHS, and the need to consider socio-economic inequality in access to and outcomes achieved by health services.
VICTORY AGAINST DECISION TO CUT MANCHESTER SPECIALIST MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES A High Court legal challenge by a service user represented by DPG has forced Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust and the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups to withdraw their decisions to cut seven specialist mental health services in the area. The services, […]
A public consultation carried out following pressure from councillors last year has concluded people were against the move.
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 […]