Mental health problems are everyone’s problem. As a society we must face up to that fact. And the announcements I am making today will ensure we do just that.
The Prime Minister wrote for the Huffington Post about a new approach to mental health support. It is a tragic fact that 1 in 10 children in this country has a diagnosable mental health condition. The long-term effects can be crippling: children with behavioural disorders are 4 times more likely to be dependent […]
Charity calls on government to make more funds available as it helps NHS cope with increased demand for health services.
The Red Cross has warned of a “humanitarian crisis” in the British National Health Service (NHS) as it struggles to cope with overcrowding and a lack of resources. Teams from the medical charity were deployed at a number of hospitals in the East Midlands region of England in early January to alleviate the […]
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK!
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 […]
260 people were detained under the Act over past year - more than twice the number of other UK areas
BY: JAMES RODGER People in Birmingham are more than twice as likely to be sectioned as those in other parts of the country. Data released today shows that 260 people have detained under the Mental Health Act in the Birmingham South and Central CCG area in the 12 months to the end of March […]
'Something has to go drastically wrong before some services will intervene' report warns
By: Ella pickover One organisation would not accept those who have expressed a desire to kill themselves unless they had done so on more than one occasion Getty Specialist mental health services are turning away almost a quarter of youngsters seeking help, a new report suggests. One in four youngsters who are referred by their […]
Why is there so much stigma attached to mental health? It's time to treat mental health sufferers like normal human beings.
BY: GEORGIA ELIZABETH WILLIAM “Watch out! The killer Bipolar zombie is back at work” said no one, ever. But, how come you feel you can’t talk to Mary, who’s back to work after a long battle with depression? Imagine. You trip whilst playing a sport, breaking a leg that was already pretty tender. You blatantly can’t […]
The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘psychological and mental health first aid for all’. If all workplaces provided Mental Health First Aid, it would create safer, healthier and more productive environments for everyone.
10 October 2016 We all have mental health just as we have physical health, but it can seem more difficult to spot the signs of mental ill health. Former City law firm partner Richard Martin, who following serious mental health illness changed career to advise workplaces on mental wellbeing, tells his story. The […]
The number has risen by 92% from 37 killings or suspected killings in 2009 to 71 last year, with 423 people killed in the last seven years
BY GEMMA MULLIN Paranoid schizophrenic Matthew Daley was jailed after stabbing pensioner Donald Lock to death One person a week is killed by a mental health patient exposing the pressure onNHS trusts, an investigation has found. The number has risen by 92% from 37 killings or suspected killings in 2009 to 71 last […]
By: Josh Garside Michael Patrick Martin (MISSING) Police have issued a £10,000 reward for any information leading to the discovery of a missing 25-year-old feared dead. Michael Patrick Martin was last seen on Sunday 7 August and his was car found dumped in Blackley. Acquaintances described Michael, 25, as “a nice lad to speak […]
An exclusive investigation by Granada Reports has revealed more than 40- thousand people with psychiatric issues went to A&E in the North West in the last three years - a rise of almost 70 per cent.
There has been an alarming rise in the number of people with mental health problems who feel they’ve got nowhere to go for treatment other than their local A&E. An exclusive investigation by Granada Reports has revealed more than 40- thousand people with psychiatric issues went to A&E in the North West in the last […]