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 […]

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 […]

Struggling mental health trust to be taken over by neighbouring FT

“I think the public would, rightly, ask whether someone who has just overseen such difficulty should just walk straight into another highly paid job,”

Struggling mental health trust to be taken over by neighbouring FT

NHS Improvement (NHSI) has selected the provider that will acquire the struggling Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT), which had announced as far back as 2014 that its finances were unsustainable and considered cutting a range of services last year in order to save £1.5m. Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS FT will […]

Chief executive of Manchester’s crisis hit mental health trust lands new job – at an even bigger trust

Ms Moran had been chief executive at the trust for four years, during a period in which it struggled with major financial challenges

Chief executive of Manchester’s crisis hit mental health trust lands new job – at an even bigger trust

BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS   Michele Moran   The chief executive of Manchester’s crisis-hit mental health trust has got a new job heading up an even bigger NHS trust. Michele Moran, under whose leadership Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust has been scrapped and taken over by another organisation amid financial disarray, is being seconded […]

Manchester CCG’s & Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust To Appear in Court

The Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust and Manchester (3) Clinical Commissioning Groups are accused of failing in their duty to disabled and disadvantaged people in the city by the planned closures .

Manchester CCG’s & Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust To Appear in Court

Outside Bench Mark Nell Lane, one of the services under threat of closure     Press Release : Issued By Manchester Users’ Network: For Immediate Release: – In the Civil Justice Centre in Manchester.   A Court action on Friday 24 Th June, 2016 prevented Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust from taking any further […]

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 […]