Mental health early deaths ‘worrying in one in four areas’

Nearly one in four areas of England has unacceptably high rates of early deaths among people with mental health problems, a report suggests.
The warning by independent experts funded by the Cabinet Office came after they looked at deaths before 75 in 2011-12 in more than 200 local areas.

Election Special for Patients staff and the Public 22 nd April 7pm-9pm

Election Special for Patients staff and the Public 22 nd April 7pm-9pm
Manchester Users Network will be hosting an Election Special for Patients staff and the Public to attend so they will have a chance to ask questions of Parliamentary Candidates.

Manchester Users Network hosts ‘A Question Time Special’ 22 nd April 7pm – 9pm

North West Health Journalist And Television Broadcaster Elaine Dunkley will be chairing the Question Time Special.

Crisis in Mental Health and Social Care Manchester Conference Sat 14Th March 11am

Crisis in Mental Health and Social Care Conference
Saturday 14th March 11am-3pm
Manchester Methodist Hall

Nurse Karen Reissmann to stand in closed mental health Edale Unit , Ward Against Labour MP Gerald Kauffman

Karen Reissmann, a local nurse who is standing against Labour MP Gerald Kauffman, said, “People in Gorton are looking for change. There is a deep sense of betrayal at Labour’s failure to represent ordinary people. It cuts through every conversation, even with Labour loyalists.”

Samaritans offers listening ear over Christmas

More than 45% of men who responded to a survey* by Samaritans said they felt more worried at Christmas than other times of the year.

The findings come with a reminder that volunteers from the charity’s 201 branches will be available round the clock over the festive period, for anyone who needs to talk.

The online survey found that of the male respondents:

Almost half (48%) feel sad or depressed at Christmas time
45% of men feel that others expect them to be happy at Christmas when they are not
More than a third (37%) of men admitted to feeling lonely at Christmas
30% of men felt stressed or anxious at Christmas time

Nurse Karen Reissmann against ‘sell off’ of NHS services !

Nurse Karen Reissmann against ‘sell off’ of NHS services !

CAMPAIGNERS presented a petition with more than 8000 signatures to health chiefs against the perceived “sell-off” of mental health services.

Around 40 members of Save Bolton Health Services picketed outside the board meeting of the Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is in the process of re-tendering the contract for psychological therapies services.

Group secretary Karen Reissmann also spoke out during the meeting, calling for more information about the new contract and procurement process.

ALMOST NINE HUNDRED ADULT ABUSE ALERTS IN SALFORD LAST YEAR !

ALMOST NINE HUNDRED ADULT ABUSE ALERTS IN SALFORD LAST YEAR !
Salford has a huge number of alerts, referrals and safeguarding issues with adults, which range from neglect to physical abuse, to financial and emotional abuse, according to a new report by the Salford Adult Safeguarding Board.

MUN Supporter The Late Great Mr Tony Benn: Will & Testament Tonight !

MUN Supporter The Late Great Mr Tony Benn: Will & Testament Tonight !

“In this unique autobiographical feature, Tony Benn – one of the UK’s most influential and charismatic political figures – presents his personal reflections on life, work, love and loss through intimate, confessional interviews, wonderfully illustrated by his personal photographic and film archives. Criss-crossing the UK, he bears witness to major social and political upheavals and events that influenced him during his life and political career.”

“Karen has always been a champion of her clients.”

“Karen has always been a champion of her clients.”

“Karen has always been a champion of her clients.”

Karen Reissmann, community nurse and UNISON activist, was sacked by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust in 2007. She was sacked for speaking out about cuts and the effect of privatisation.

“bogged down” in the boycott issue”

“bogged down” in the boycott issue”

Unison in unison with Department of Health By Martin Bright, November 15, 2012 Follow The JC on Twitter Across the country, strikes are being organised in the heath service by public sector union Unison. Just this week, the union described plans to cut 50 per cent of nursing staff at NHS Direct as a “disaster”. […]

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