Scandal of the mental health patients being sent more than 125 miles away for care

“We recognise that this is not ideal."

Scandal of the mental health patients being sent more than 125 miles away for care

People with mental health issues from Greater Manchester have been put in care up to 180 miles away as pressure on services mounts, the M.E.N. can reveal.
NHS figures show five patients from the region were placed between 125 and 185 miles away as of December by Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust.

Welfare Slashing ‘Leaves Disabled Unable To Live’

Proposed £30 ESA cut will mean many can’t afford the essentials of life

Welfare Slashing ‘Leaves Disabled Unable To Live’

Proposed £30 ESA cut will mean many can’t afford the essentials of life

There has been a steep rise in the number of complaints made about NHS mental health services, figures suggest.

There has been a steep rise in the number of complaints made about NHS mental health services, figures suggest.

    Formal complaints about mental health services in England jumped from 9,180 in 2010/11 to 14,103 in 2015/16, according to an analysis of NHS Digital data conducted by Labour’s Luciana Berger. This represents a 54% rise in complaints in just five years. Ms Berger, who is the president of Labour’s Campaign for Mental Health, […]

Burnham mum, Jo Clements releases powerful video a year after son, Charley Marks death

Burnham mum, Jo Clements releases powerful video a year after son, Charley Marks death

BY : Alice Simmons     IT’S been a year since Burnham-on-Sea teenager Charley Marks took his own life at his home. Marking the anniversary of his death, Charley’s mum, Jo Clements, was part of a heartwarming video telling Charley’s story in a bid to raise awareness of mental health in young people. The devastated mum […]

MUN “KEEPING the SERVICE USER in MIND ‘WHAT TO DO IN CRISIS’ GET HELP YOUR NOT ALONE

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK!

MUN “KEEPING the SERVICE USER in MIND ‘WHAT TO DO IN CRISIS’ GET HELP YOUR NOT ALONE

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 […]

Rosh Hashanah 5777 [Happy New Year To All Our Jewish Friends]

This Sunday Jews around the world will celebrate with the eating of apples and honey, challah dipped in honey and sweet carrots symbolize hope for a sweet year ahead. Pomegranates are eaten in the hopes that their good deeds are as plentiful as the seeds of the fruit, Manchester User's Network wish all our Jewish members and friends a happy new year for 5777.

Rosh Hashanah 5777 [Happy New Year To All Our Jewish Friends]

Rosh Hashanah which started in Manchester last  Sunday evening at 18:24 Hrs. When candles were lit as year 5777 began on the Jewish calendar and  for the last two days traditional festivities are carried out amongst the Jewish communities around the world; [2nd-4th October]. Customs associated with the holiday include sounding the shofar, eating a round […]

Manchester needs a Dr Mercola to help bring debate to our mental health services

The MUN Reporter, offers this article up for you to debate in our comments section below ; Manchester has many fine physicians who are dedicated to medicine. However, Manchester urgently needs a Dr Mercola, a person willing to take forward the debate. Mental health needs to be politicised. We hope you will make your views clear in our comments section below. “It’s time to be heard” is the theme of our campaign.

Manchester needs a Dr Mercola to help bring debate to our mental health services

He Murdered a Friend After Taking This Best-Selling Drug Story at-a-glance A Canadian judge has ruled that Prozac caused a teenage boy to murder his friend, as the drug caused him to overreact “in an impulsive, explosive and violent way” Many drugs, particularly antidepressants, are associated with violence, including suicidal and homicidal tendencies. Of the […]

IVAN LEWIS FOR MAYOR: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES NEEDS HIM !

IVAN LEWIS MP: IF THE LABOUR PARTY MEMBERS VOTE FOR IVAN FOR MAYOR, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN MANCHESTER WILL HAVE THE BEST PERSON TO FIX THE PROBLEMS !

IVAN LEWIS FOR MAYOR: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES NEEDS HIM !

Ivan Lewis MP received the backing of MUN to be the next elected Greater Manchester Mayor. The mayor will hold a lot of powers in the GT Manchester region. The elected GT Manchester Mayor will lead Greater Manchester Combined Authority and hold decision-making powers and control budgets in areas including Mental Health, General health, Justice, […]

Victory In the Courts Against Decision To Cut Essencial Manchester Mental Health Services

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 In the Courts Against Decision To Cut Essencial Manchester Mental 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, […]

MUN: Chair Calls On Members & Friends To support Ending the use of Taser against people locked in psychiatric wards

“Taser has been used against patients detained in secure psychiatric settings for more than 10 years: But the culture of cover-up that dominates these sectors and the unequal power balance between those subject to such treatment and statutory providers and the police has silenced public debate around this issue.

MUN: Chair Calls On Members & Friends To support Ending the use of Taser against people locked in psychiatric wards

Breaking News : Paul Reed Reacts to Calls for ban on Taser use against people in locked psychiatric wards to be debated in Parliament .:- By: MUN Reporter: The elected Chair of MUN (Manchester Users Network) Paul Reed has called on all their members and friends to instruct their elected MP’s via Twitter and request them to […]

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