Deborah Cooper and Martina Brincat-Baines have launched a campaign to improve provision for troubled teenagers, criticising the government for ‘inadequate’ funding for young people in the midst of a crisis
BY: TODD FITZGERALD Martina Brincat-Baines, mum of Kesia, and Deborah Cooper, Tyler’s mum Two mothers whose suicidal children died after their cries for help were ‘ignored’ have joined forces to demand an overhaul of mental health services – and more cash to help vulnerable youngsters. Deborah Cooper and Martina Brincat-Baines have launched a campaign […]
John Byron has been under the care of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust for nine years, and now they've decided they can do no more for him
BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS Mental health patient John Byron A severely depressed mental health campaigner has been abruptly discharged from care after nearly a decade – and told there is nothing else that can be done for him. John Byron, 49, has long been under the care of Manchester’s community mental health team to help […]
She needed treatment. She was a very poorly girl and we begged them. Literally begged them.
– ALAN WISE, NATASHA'S FATHER
ITV NEWS REPORT Natasha Wise Photo: The father of a young woman who killed herself this week after waiting months for counselling for depression has criticised mental health services in Manchester. Natasha Wise, 22, left a series of heartbreaking Facebook posts before falling to her death from a bridge in Whalley Range on Tuesday. She […]
Royals met man behind #FindMike - who tried to track down a passer-by who stopped him leaping to his death
BY:SEBASTIAN MANN The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met a mental health campaigner and the man who saved him from taking his own life as they championed efforts to prevent suicide. Jonny Benjamin started the #FindMike search in 2014 to find an unknown passer-by who stopped him leaping to his death from Waterloo Bridge […]
MANCHESTER USER’S NETWORK PUBLIC MEETING (MANCHESTER MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS) With Guest Speakers: Luciana Berger MP Plus Ivan Lewis MP ( Now the Challenger for Mayor of Greater Manchester)
Manchester Users Network hosted a Public meeting at the Mechanics Institute in Manchester. Please watch this video of the event. MANCHESTER USER’S NETWORK PUBLIC MEETING (MANCHESTER MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS) With Guest Speakers: Luciana Berger MP (Berger is the great niece of the famous 20th centenary trade unionist Manny Shinwell ) Plus Ivan Lewis MP ( Now […]
Tom McAlpine, who set-up the MoodSwings charity in Manchester in 1999 with a belief that it is possible for those suffering even severe mental health issues to make a good recovery.
All this week BBC News has been looking at Britain’s growing problem with mental illness, hearing from sufferers, politicians and the professionals who are in the front line of care. But, up and down the country, there are also charities and voluntary organisations dedicated to helping those who have developed mental health problems. One […]
Inequality, public transport and affordable housing are all on his hitlist as he puts his name forward to be mayor of Greater Manchester's ten boroughs
BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS Friday, 19Th February, 2016 This morning Bury South MP Ivan Lewis officially launched his bid to become Labour’s mayoral candidate in next year’s first Greater Manchester-wide election. He is the second hopeful – after police commissioner Tony Lloyd – to throw his hat in the ring. But what would he do if crowned Greater […]
UK-based mental health provider Mersey Care NHS Trust has partnered with Stanford University to develop an app that prevents suicides, according to BBC.
By Aditi Pai When a person opts to use it, the conceptualized app will monitor their communications, like social media accounts, emails, and phone calls, to help physicians track those that are at risk of committing suicide. If users show signs of visiting a location where people often commit suicide or if they miss an […]
Manchester Users Network's chair Paul Reed is interviewed by Andy Crane Radio Manchester GMR
Manchester Users Network’s chair Paul Reed is interviewed by Andy Crane about the work capability assessment as part of the new Employment and support allowance (ESA). Listen Below [audio:https://www.manchesterusersnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/BBC-Radio-Manchester-WCA.mp3|titles=BBC Radio Manchester – ESA and WCA – Benefit reform]
Alan Hartman of Manchester Users network talks to BBC Radio Manchester about the proposed cuts to Mainway and horticulture at Park house, North Manchester general hospital [audio:https://www.manchesterusersnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/BBC-Radio-Manchester-Mainway-Horticulture-cuts.mp3|titles=BBC Radio Manchester – Mainway & Horticulture cuts]