Trust Block Peer Advocacy for Services Users In Manchester

Trust Block Peer Advocacy for Services Users In Manchester

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust (GMMH) is under fire due to policy changes that are said to be limiting peer advocacy and service user involvement.

In January, GMMH published its latest service user and carer engagement policy (SCE), which changed the definition of “service user” to mean anyone who has been discharged from its mental health services within the last 12 months. Only they are allowed to be involved in decision making about GMMH services.

Manchester Mental Health Park House Unit Support worker asked vulnerable woman to perform sex act on herself Gets 30 Months In Prison

Mental health worker asked vulnerable woman to perform sex act on herself

Manchester Mental Health Park House Unit Support worker asked vulnerable woman to perform sex act on herself Gets 30 Months In Prison

David Kelly, 52, encouraged the victim, who has schizophrenia and a number of other conditions, to touch herself intimately, after turning up at her home.

She was said to have been left feeling ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ by the incident and has struggled to comes to terms with it.

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.

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.

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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