‘Trapped’: Thousands call Childline for mental health help

‘Trapped’: Thousands call Childline for mental health help

“Trapped” and feeling like a “monster” is how one young person has described their struggle with mental health.

‘Mental health is as important as physical health’: Manchester ‘yogi-preneur’ backs Time To Talk campaign

‘Mental health is as important as physical health’: Manchester ‘yogi-preneur’ backs Time To Talk campaign

A Manchester journalist-turned-yoga teacher has revealed how she used yoga to help her combat mental health issues – and she hopes others will join her.

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, […]

Looking to the future with quality improvement in mental health

Looking to the future with quality improvement in mental health

Shilpa Ross   Senior Researcher, Policy   It’s been almost a year since the Fund called for a national quality improvement strategy for the NHS in England. We argued that there needs to be greater emphasis on developing cultures that are committed to continuous improvement and a focus on ‘reform from within’ – appealing to the intrinsic motivation […]

UK progress on disability rights ‘patchy and torturous’, UN told

Progress towards equality for disabled people in the UK "continues to be patchy and torturous", campaigners have warned.

UK progress on disability rights ‘patchy and torturous’, UN told

Progress towards equality for disabled people in the UK “continues to be patchy and torturous”, campaigners have warned.

Shocking UK prison suicide numbers demand government action

Shocking UK prison suicide numbers demand government action

Bishop Richard Moth has called on government to redouble its efforts on prison reform following today’s report from the
Ministry of Justice stating that suicides in prisons across England and Wales reached their highest ever number last year.

Mentally ill patients face ‘double whammy’ of poor hospital care

Most people with mental health issues do not receive good treatment at A&E, leading to repeated visits, report finds

Mentally ill patients face ‘double whammy’ of poor hospital care

Most people with mental health issues do not receive good treatment at A&E, leading to repeated visits, report finds

Mental health reforms are ‘crucial’ so there are ‘no more Charleys’

The mother of a Somerset teenager who took his own life after struggling with mental health issues has spoken out about planned Government mental health reforms, which she says are needed ‘right now’.

Mental health reforms are ‘crucial’ so there are ‘no more Charleys’

By: Sheridan Robins   Charley Marks was 18 years old when he committed suicide back in 2014 and was visited by community psychiatric nurses just hours before his death.  His mother Jo Clement has since set up the charity In Charley’s Memory, which aims to raise awareness and support young people who are battling mental issues. […]

MUN Invites Community Matron Ann Wainwright A Chance To Get Answers To Your Questions 18th January 2017. 1.30pm

MUN Invites Community Matron Ann Wainwright A Chance To Get Answers To Your Questions 18th January 2017. 1.30pm

“MANCHESTER USERS’ NETWORK” Meeting Wednesday 18th January 2017. 1.30pm. Invited        Community Matron  (Ann Wainwright)                                                      CPAs!   Stepping Down means (Discharge or part discharge) Held in the Users’ Office. Park House Hospital. Some Questions & Comments *What does a Community Matron do? * I have no Copy of my CPA! * I do not […]