York Musician Concerned About Mental Healthcare

York Musician Concerned About Mental Healthcare

By:   Dan Bean   A MUSICIAN from York says more needs to be done to help people with mental health problems in the city. Stuart Niven said he had tried to commit suicide several times after taking antidepressants, and the lack of mental health services in York was something that needed rectifying. Mr Niven, 56, […]

Jonny Benjamin: How mental health campaigner went from suicide attempt to MBE

He escaped hospital intending to kill himself. A fresh diagnosis of schizophrenia and incessant questioning about whether he was gay made him feel suicidal. Now he's been made an MBE

Jonny Benjamin: How mental health campaigner went from suicide attempt to MBE

By: Peter Walker, May Bulman  @petejohn_walker   A man who tried to throw himself from a bridge in London after escaping hospital has been made an MBE. A 20-year-old Jonny Benjamin tried to take his own life on Waterloo Bridge while struggling to come to terms with a schizoaffective disorder diagnosis and being gay.  Nine years on, […]

NHS mental health services failing young people, say psychiatrists

Seven in 10 psychiatrists deem Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to be inadequate at best, Guardian survey finds

NHS mental health services failing young people, say psychiatrists

BY: Denis Campbell Health policy editor   NHS services for the soaring numbers of children who have self-harmed, tried to end their life or are having a breakdown are woefully substandard and risk prolonging their suffering, according to their psychiatrists. More than seven out of 10 (72%) consultant psychiatrists who specialise in treating children and adolescents […]

MUN “KEEPING the SERVICE USER in MIND ‘WHAT TO DO IN CRISIS’ GET HELP YOUR NOT ALONE

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK!

MUN “KEEPING the SERVICE USER in MIND ‘WHAT TO DO IN CRISIS’ GET HELP YOUR NOT ALONE

Manchester Users Network. How To get Help Over Christmas and the New Year 2016/17 :     Crisis teams can give urgent help to people who have a mental health problem. You can call NHS 111. The line is for when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. You can call 111 […]

Disability benefit claimants with mental health issues ‘lose under new payments’

Disability benefit claimants with mental health issues ‘lose under new payments’

By: PA     More than half of disability benefit claimants with mental health problems are losing out financially after being moved on to the Government’s new Personal Independence Payment, according to new figures. Campaigners called for an urgent overhaul of the reassessments, which millions of claimants are having to undergo as Disability Living Allowance is […]

Carrie Fisher,Mental Health Advocate,Dies at Age 60

Her life's work Carrie Fisher, iconic Star Wars actress, was a tireless mental health advocate until her last days

Carrie Fisher,Mental Health Advocate,Dies at Age 60

By Rex Santus    Carrie Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in “Star Wars,” died Tuesday, according to a family spokesman in a statement released to People magazine. Beyond her iconic role in the mega movie franchise, Fisher was a prolific author and screenwriter, and a vocal advocate for the mentally ill who […]

Coroner rules Camden mental health trust ‘missed’ chance to ask about gas that killed young woman

Coroner rules Camden mental health trust ‘missed’ chance to ask about gas that killed young woman

BY:  Emma Youle Demi died in March this year. Picture: Family of Demi Williams   Demi Williams, 22, was found dead in her Archway flat on March 15 – 11 days after she last spoke to mental health workers, St Pancras Coroner’s Court heard. An inquest into her death last week concluded that Demi had […]

NHS hospitals need to ‘radically change’ to stop people with learning disabilities dying prematurely

NHS hospitals need to ‘radically change’ to stop people with learning disabilities dying prematurely

By  Sue Learner, Editor It has been common knowledge for decades that people with learning disabilities and mental health problems are dying prematurely, yet a Government review has found hospitals are still not bothering to investigate these deaths. The report ‘Learning, candour and accountability’ commissioned by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and carried out by the […]

Bereaved families ‘let down by NHS’

Bereaved families ‘let down by NHS’

By Michelle Roberts Connor Sparrowhawk’s family raised concerns about how his death was investigated   NHS investigations into patient deaths are inadequate, causing more suffering to bereaved families, says a report. Too often grieving relatives were shut out of investigations or left without clear answers, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said. The report is the […]

Unhappiness more likely to result from poor mental health or being single than economic factors, major new study finds

LSE academics want to 'revolutionise how we think about human priorities' and promote use of 'subjective wellbeing' as a measure of successful governance, instead of economy

Unhappiness more likely to result from poor mental health or being single than economic factors, major new study finds

Charlotte England @charlottengland A head teacher and pupils open GCSE results at a school in London Getty Images   Economic factors are not the biggest cause of unhappiness  failed relationships and mental illness play a far greater role, a major new study into the “origins of happiness” has found. Eliminating depression and anxiety would reduce misery by 20 per cent, whereas eliminating poverty would only cut it down […]