MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK!
Manchester Users Network. How To get Help Over Christmas and the New Year 2016/17 : Crisis teams can give urgent help to people who have a mental health problem. You can call NHS 111. The line is for when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. You can call 111 […]
By Joe Mount More than 120,000 children in the UK will be homeless this Christmas, according to a report by the charity Shelter. This is the equivalent of four children at every school in the country. This figure comprising children living in temporary accommodation, such as emergency bed and breakfasts and hostels, or […]
Only 46 per cent of GPs undertook a training placement in the discipline before qualifying - and having more experience may mean they can look after their own well being
BY NICOLA FIFIELD Doctor Most GPs don’t receive adequate training in mental health, despite one in three appointments being related to the issue. Data obtained by Mind shows just 46 per cent of GPs undertook a training placement in a mental health setting before qualifying. The mental health charity’s research also found 82 per […]
Decisions that have no mandate or support from professional health workers or those who represent them including Unison’s Manchester Community and Mental Health Branch and Trade Unionist from all parts of the region.
Manchester Town Hall (photo) By: Paul Reed. Anyone who has anything to do with the care of people who suffer from a mental health illness, including ‘Dual Diagnosis Service’ should aim to read the following : Manchester City Council Mental Health Services consultation report, as reported below and at the following link: Here . […]
Fear of hospital closures (Already we have lost Edale Unit, PFI hospital) This is a big concern meeting Calling for your attendance for it is urgently needed ! SOS SAVE OUR SERVICES SOS
MANCHESTER USERS’ NETWORK MEETING. Tuesday 8 th November 2016, 1.30pm Harpurhey Wellbeing Centre, 93, CHURCH LANE, MANCHESTER M9 5BG. Mental Health Trust Take Over! User Engagement with Tom Woodcock, Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation Trust. We also invite, Commissioners, patients, ex – patients from Bolton, Salford and Trafford that have used the Trust’s Services […]
"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 […]
By: Josh Garside Michael Patrick Martin (MISSING) Police have issued a £10,000 reward for any information leading to the discovery of a missing 25-year-old feared dead. Michael Patrick Martin was last seen on Sunday 7 August and his was car found dumped in Blackley. Acquaintances described Michael, 25, as “a nice lad to speak […]
“With an ever decreasing workforce and ever increasing pressure, our members are struggling to cope across all services. We find it inexplicable that Manchester City Council can find this level of funds to address senior officers pay.”
Manchester City Council has defended proposed pay rises for its senior managers despite accusations that the above-inflation increases come at a time of “savage cuts”. The council proposed that the changes to the Strategic Management Team (SMT) pay, which would cost just over £50,000, were due to role changes to support key priorities. The above-inflation […]
Lee Arnold, who has paranoid schizophrenia, is sentenced to life in jail for killing William Lound in Salford.
Frances Perraudin North of England reporter @fperraudin Lee Arnold, pictured, went to A&E 10 months before the murder complaining that he was hearing a voice telling him to kill people. Photograph: GMP/PA The mother of a student who was murdered in a transphobic and homophobic attack has blamed “totally inadequate” mental health services […]
His Ushakov medal marked 70 years since the war ended, after the British defence chiefs finally agreed to honour the thousands who risked their lives in freezing Arctic convoys. British bull dog PM: Winston Churchill once described them as having made ‘the worst journey in the world’.
By: Paul Reed. Last Sunday in Manchester a ceremony was held to mark the end of 71 years since the Second World War in Europe ended. Beginning at 1:30 pm, and organised by the Manchester and St Petersburg Friendship Society. Jim Charnock began the ceremonial by dedicating this year’s Manchester Celebrations of the end of […]