Compulsory mental health care orders at 15-year high

Compulsory mental health care orders at 15-year high

The number of compulsory mental health treatments in Scotland has hit its highest level in at least 15 years, according to a watchdog report.

Government accused of ’empty promises’ on mental health as NHS plans to slash funding

New figures reveal half of CCGs plan to reduce proportion of their budgets spent on mental health

Government accused of ’empty promises’ on mental health as NHS plans to slash funding

Cash-strapped Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England said they will reduce the proportion of their budgets spent on offering mental health support in 2017/18, despite previous commitments from Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that spending would increase.

Mental health patients are being treated hundreds of miles away – due to a lack of beds in Manchester

Hundreds of desperately ill patients were sent almost 200 miles from Greater Manchester for 'out-of-area' placements.

Mental health patients are being treated hundreds of miles away – due to a lack of beds in Manchester

Hundreds of desperately ill patients were sent almost 200 miles from Greater Manchester for ‘out-of-area’ placements.

Who pays the penalty when mental health services fail?

Moira Tombs will be speaking at Community Care Live London in September about how the mental health system let her down. Her shocking story will make you re-evaluate what you know about safeguarding

Who pays the penalty when mental health services fail?

I have personal experience of being the subject of a safeguarding alert. My story highlights why the six guiding principles of safeguarding (empowerment, prevention, proportionality, protection, partnership and accountability) matter and how failing to put them into practice can be so costly.

Taking Fish Oil Containing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Gives Positive Effects Upon Bipolar Disorder

While dealing with mental illness requires several different approaches to therapy, adding fish oil seems to be the easier step toward more stable moods and a much more stable life.

Taking Fish Oil Containing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Gives Positive Effects Upon  Bipolar Disorder

Having used fish oils containing EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) for many years I have obtained excellent results leading to no depression, after suffering for over ten years with it.  

One Woman’s Struggle to Get Mental Health Support

One Woman’s Struggle to Get Mental Health Support

The World Health Organization has estimated that mental or neurological disorders will affect one in four people at some point in their lives. In the U.K., one charity says this proportion is far higher.

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.

Tories Ready To Decimate NHS

When local NHS bosses and councils are bullied and bribed into compliance the writing is on the wall for the rest of us – organise and defend the NHS, says JOHN LISTER

Tories Ready To Decimate NHS

When local NHS bosses and councils are bullied and bribed into compliance the writing is on the wall for the rest of us – organise and defend the NHS, says JOHN LISTER

The Mental Patients Union, 1973

The Mental Patients Union, 1973

The Mental Patients Union (MPU), in the early 1970s, could probably be seen as the first service user involvement movement. Founder member Andrew Roberts described the Union’s genesis:

The OxyContin Cartel: Billionaire Family 16th Richest in the U.S.

The Sackler family have profited handsomely from the highly addictive painkiller, according to Forbes.

The OxyContin Cartel: Billionaire Family 16th Richest in the U.S.

The Sackler family have profited handsomely from the highly addictive painkiller, according to Forbes.

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