Two mothers whose children died after cries for help were ‘ignored’ demand overhaul of mental health services

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

Two mothers whose children died after cries for help were ‘ignored’ demand overhaul of mental health services

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 […]

Depressed mental health campaigner abruptly discharged from care after being told nothing can be done for him

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

Depressed mental health campaigner abruptly discharged from care after being told nothing can be done 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 […]

Father criticises mental health services after daughter’s death

She needed treatment. She was a very poorly girl and we begged them. Literally begged them. – ALAN WISE, NATASHA'S FATHER

Father criticises mental health services after daughter’s death

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 […]

William and Kate meet mental health campaigner and the man who stopped him jumping off Waterloo bridge

Royals met man behind #FindMike - who tried to track down a passer-by who stopped him leaping to his death

William and Kate meet mental health campaigner and the man who stopped him jumping off Waterloo bridge

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 […]

Shadow Mental Health Minister & Contender For Greater Manchester Mayor 2017 Video

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)

Shadow Mental Health Minister & Contender For Greater Manchester Mayor 2017 Video

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 […]

‘How my mental health issues helped me help others’

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.

‘How my mental health issues helped me help others’

  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 […]

The six things Ivan Lewis MP plans to tackle first if he becomes mayor

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

The six things Ivan Lewis MP plans to tackle first if he becomes mayor

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 mental health provider, Stanford to develop suicide prevention app

UK-based mental health provider Mersey Care NHS Trust has partnered with Stanford University to develop an app that prevents suicides, according to BBC.

UK mental health provider, Stanford to develop suicide prevention app

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 […]

Paul Reed on BBC Radio Manchester | W.C.A. and ESA benefit

Manchester Users Network's chair Paul Reed is interviewed by Andy Crane Radio Manchester GMR

Paul Reed on BBC Radio Manchester | W.C.A. and ESA benefit

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]  

BBC Radio Manchester – Mainway & Horticulture Cuts (Audio clip)

BBC Radio Manchester – Mainway & Horticulture Cuts (Audio clip)

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]