SALFORD MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP THAT FOUGHT MAYOR NOW RECEIVES COUNCIL VISIT

SALFORD MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP THAT FOUGHT MAYOR NOW RECEIVES COUNCIL VISIT

Five years ago the United Service Users Committee, or USUC, fought a massive campaign against cuts to mental health wellbeing drop-ins by Salford City Council and the former City Mayor, Ian Stewart.

Number of mental health patients treated hundreds of miles from home hits new high

Doctors warn of growing crisis that risks patient safety after huge cuts to specialist mental heath beds

Number of mental health patients treated hundreds of miles from home hits new high

Doctors warn of growing crisis that risks patient safety after huge cuts to specialist mental heath beds

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 […]

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 patients forced to wait more than 90 days for treatment in Greater Manchester

The average wait for treatment across the region is 27 days - way above the national average of 18.8 days

Mental health patients forced to wait more than 90 days for treatment in Greater Manchester

BY: DAVID OTTEWELL  & TODD FITZGERALD   Nearly 200 mental health patients have been forced to wait more than 90 DAYS for treatment, the M.E.N. can reveal. Shocking new figures show that those needing access to services in south Manchester face waits longer than almost anywhere in the country, at around 50 days. NHS data lays bare […]

“Last Christmas we had an NHS And the very next year We gave it away…”

Good Sir Richard Leese went out On the feast of Stephen When the snow lay round about Deep and crisp and even

“Last Christmas we had an NHS And the very next year We gave it away…”

CARDS, CAROLS AND ELVES TO SAVE GREATER MANCHESTER NHS   Last Christmas we had an NHS And the very next year We gave it away…and sometimes to no-one special…’   Save the NHS campaigners were out at the Albert Square Christmas Market in Manchester today, singing festive songs and carols with suitably changed lyrics, much […]

THE CHRISTIE FACING £7.5M CUTS AS CANCER PATIENT MADE TO WAIT FOR BED

THE CHRISTIE FACING £7.5M CUTS AS CANCER PATIENT MADE TO WAIT FOR BED

By Salford Star   NO ROOM AT THE HOSPITAL !   “Is that what we’re being reduced to? Just die quietly and don’t make a fuss? No!” Jean from Langworthy On Saturday there is a `No room at the hospital’ rally in Manchester against NHS cutbacks in Greater Manchester. In the run-up, the Salford Star presents […]

MUN Meeting with Start in Salford Creative Arts and Wellbeing Centre

MUN Meeting with Start in Salford Creative Arts and Wellbeing Centre

MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK MEETING! For GÖÖD mental health attend !   “We need to support and help each other”. We welcome Bernadette Conlon, Chief Executive of Start in Salford talking about their therapies and projects.   Creative Arts and Wellbeing Centre. ALSO Bernadette Conlon, Chief Executive Important Information, rights & news for patients! Wednesday 8th June […]

LABOUR PARTY COUNCILLOR RESIGNS OVER MENTAL HEALTH BULLYING BY FELLOW COUNCILLORS

EX ARMY SALFORD LABOUR PARTY COUNCILLOR RESIGNS OVER MENTAL HEALTH BULLYING BY FELLOW COUNCILLORS

LABOUR PARTY COUNCILLOR RESIGNS OVER MENTAL HEALTH BULLYING BY FELLOW COUNCILLORS

EX ARMY SALFORD/ LABOUR PARTY COUNCILLOR RESIGNS OVER MENTAL HEALTH BULLYING BY FELLOW COUNCILLORS LABOUR COUNCILLOR CLAIMS BULLYING BY LOCAL PARTY BIG WIGS OVER MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES “If me as an elected councillor gets treated like this by the powers that be, then what chance has the public got?” Swinton South Councillor, Neil Blower, has […]

Cuts blamed for ‘appalling’ rise in mental health deaths

Inquiry call as new figures show a 26% rise in the number of mental health patients attempting or committing suicide

Cuts blamed for ‘appalling’ rise in mental health deaths

BY JASON BEATTIE More help needed: figures show rise in number of mental health deaths   MPs have blamed government cuts for the “appalling and tragic” rise in the number of mental health deaths. New figures show unexpected deaths among mental health patients in NHS care have soared by more than a fifth over the […]

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