Appeal to find mental health patient John Piggott who has been missing for three months

John Piggott has not been seen since January after going on leave from hospital to Prestwich in Bury

Appeal to find mental health patient John Piggott who has been missing for three months

John Piggott has not been seen since January after going on leave from hospital to Prestwich in Bury

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:

Stepped Down ? Do not suffer in silence Review in progress

Stepped Down ? Do not suffer in silence Review in progress

Review of Stepping Down!!

Losing benefit, Bus passes, Support and Supervision, Charged £20 for GP letters?

PIP INVESTIGATION: Assessment reports show widespread dishonesty by nurses

PIP INVESTIGATION: Assessment reports show widespread dishonesty by nurses

Healthcare professionals who carry out face-to-face assessments of benefit claimants have lied, ignored written evidence and dishonestly reported the results of physical examinations, according to a two-month Disability News Service (DNS) investigation.

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.

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, […]

Burnham mum, Jo Clements releases powerful video a year after son, Charley Marks death

Burnham mum, Jo Clements releases powerful video a year after son, Charley Marks death

BY : Alice Simmons     IT’S been a year since Burnham-on-Sea teenager Charley Marks took his own life at his home. Marking the anniversary of his death, Charley’s mum, Jo Clements, was part of a heartwarming video telling Charley’s story in a bid to raise awareness of mental health in young people. The devastated mum […]

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 […]

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