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

Rugby stars tackle mental health

Rugby stars tackle mental health

Former Rugby League stars Danny Sculthorpe and Phil Veivers visited Hopwood Hall College to raise awareness about mental health.
The former players, who have played at some of the biggest clubs in rugby league, held sessions over the course of two days with sports students at the college with the ‘State of Mind’ charity.

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.

Greater Manchester-wide plans to improve the region’s mental health

Greater Manchester-wide plans to improve the region’s mental health

PLANS have been discussed which will see a combined effort to improve mental health services around Greater Manchester.

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

Tackling mental health stigma will require more than just goodwill

Delivering the PM’s pledge should not rest on the shoulders of overstretched staff, it must be backed with appropriate resources

Tackling mental health stigma will require more than just goodwill

The prime minister, Theresa May, has pledged to tackle mental health stigma as part of her vision for her “shared society”. May announced plans to transform the way mental illness is dealt with not in our hospitals but in classrooms, at work and in our communities. The initiative has been largely welcomed, although there is concern that this is yet another governmental policy that hinges on goodwill rather than identifiable resource.

Mental health care: ‘The system is broken’

Mental health care: ‘The system is broken’

Theresa May has unveiled plans to do more to help those, particularly young people, with mental health conditions. In her speech at the Charity Commission, the prime minister announced a number of pledges including training at every secondary school, training for employers and organisations, and the appointment of a mental health campaigner. Here, people have […]

Trust’s top doctor enters election for RCPsych presidency with pledge to ‘make parity of esteem a reality’

Former Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust’s top doctor Dr JS Bamrah, known as 'JS', is seeking to become the next president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych).

Trust’s top doctor enters election for RCPsych presidency with pledge to ‘make parity of esteem a reality’

Former Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust’s top doctor Dr JS Bamrah, known as ‘JS’, is seeking to become the next president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych).

Manchester’s role in Theresa May’s mental health plans

Manchester’s role in Theresa May’s mental health plans

  There has been much interest in Theresa May’s plans to do more to help those particularly young people, with mental health conditions. In her speech at the Charity Commission, the Prime Minister announced a number of pledges including a new review of employment and mental health and expansion of digital services. She also launched […]