Maximus ‘admits’ using brutal and dangerous suicide questions

Maximus ‘admits’ using brutal and dangerous suicide questions

One of the outsourcing giants paid to assess disabled people for their eligibility for benefits appears to have admitted that it is standard practice – approved by the government – to ask claimants with mental health conditions why they failed to take their own lives.

Manchester movie-makers producing short film to combat stigma of men’s mental health issues

Two Manchester movie-makers are producing a short film based arou nd the stigma of mental health.

Manchester movie-makers producing short film to combat stigma of men’s mental health issues

Two Manchester movie-makers are producing a short film based around the stigma of mental health.

Brother of mental health patient feared he was ‘deteriorating into crisis’ days before dying from pneumonia at Ipswich flat

Brother of mental health patient feared he was ‘deteriorating into crisis’ days before dying from pneumonia at Ipswich flat

The brother of a mentally-ill Suffolk man feared his sibling was “about to deteriorate into a crisis” in the days before his death, an inquest heard.

Shocking UK prison suicide numbers demand government action

Shocking UK prison suicide numbers demand government action

Bishop Richard Moth has called on government to redouble its efforts on prison reform following today’s report from the
Ministry of Justice stating that suicides in prisons across England and Wales reached their highest ever number last year.

Mental health reforms are ‘crucial’ so there are ‘no more Charleys’

The mother of a Somerset teenager who took his own life after struggling with mental health issues has spoken out about planned Government mental health reforms, which she says are needed ‘right now’.

Mental health reforms are ‘crucial’ so there are ‘no more Charleys’

By: Sheridan Robins   Charley Marks was 18 years old when he committed suicide back in 2014 and was visited by community psychiatric nurses just hours before his death.  His mother Jo Clement has since set up the charity In Charley’s Memory, which aims to raise awareness and support young people who are battling mental issues. […]

Heartbroken mum calls for more mental health cash after son’s tragic death leap

Heartbroken mum calls for more mental health cash after son’s tragic death leap

A mother whose son killed himself after being told he would have to wait three months for ‘life-saving’ psychotherapy has urged the government to pump more cash into hard-hit services – or risk losing more vulnerable young people.

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, […]

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 […]

Teenager was found dead days after leaving mental health unit, inquest hears

An inquest into Dominic Adam Travis' death heard how family members and support workers are questioning why the 18-year-old was discharged from a mental health ward shortly before his death

Teenager was found dead days after leaving mental health unit, inquest hears

BY: CHARLOTTE DOBSON     A teenager was found with terrible injures at the foot of an empty mill just days after being discharged with a mental health ward. Dominic Adam Travis, 18, died in May 2015 after complaining of hearing ‘voices in his head’ and ‘wanting to see God.’ An inquest into his death heard […]

‘Such a dark place’: Why I jumped off a motorway bridge

'When you’re in that situation you aren’t thinking straight at all. I find it really hard not to get involved in the threads on Facebook when people are making those kind of comments...'

‘Such a dark place’: Why I jumped off a motorway bridge

BY: CHARLOTTE DOBSON A mum who tried to take her own life by throwing herself off a motorway bridge has spoken out about her experience in a bid to end the stigma around mental health. The mum-of-two, from Greater Manchester, describes the darkest moment of her life in her own words to promote greater awareness of […]

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