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 […]
Lee Arnold, who has paranoid schizophrenia, is sentenced to life in jail for killing William Lound in Salford.
Frances Perraudin North of England reporter @fperraudin Lee Arnold, pictured, went to A&E 10 months before the murder complaining that he was hearing a voice telling him to kill people. Photograph: GMP/PA The mother of a student who was murdered in a transphobic and homophobic attack has blamed “totally inadequate” mental health services […]
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Mark Rowley, who gave the latest police statement (see below), is Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer. He serves as an assistant commissioner in the Metropolitan police and leads its specialist operations division, which is the home for the counter-terrorism command. What leads police to consider terrorism as a possibility is not publicly […]
"We can now not just get rid of David Cameron, but the whole rotten Tory Government." This was greeted with loud cheers.
By: Paul Reed A massive number of people from all around the UK marched on London, demanding a total end to government austerity measures and the immediate resignation of David Cameron. Manchester User’s Network in collaboration with members of Unison estimated up to 80.000 people however, later the official count was given as […]
In this special report Jennifer Williams catches a glimpse of the lives of those that sleep rough on Manchester's streets
BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS The figure in the Royal Exchange doorway is motionless. It’s 8.45am. Commuters are rushing through St Ann’s Square in the icy drizzle, heads bent over coffee cups as drama quietly plays out nearby. Kelly is vaguely known to the council’s homelessness team, but they don’t know her well. “I’ve not come […]
Panorama’s Peter Marshall Sara Green, 17, died as a result of self-harming as an in-patient in a mental health unit. BBC Panorama was given access to Sara’s diary that she kept, showing how she was failed by the child and adolescent mental health system in England. If you are affected by any of the issues […]
Deborah Cooper and Martina Brincat-Baines have launched a campaign to improve provision for troubled teenagers, criticising the government for ‘inadequate’ funding for young people in the midst of a crisis
BY: TODD FITZGERALD Martina Brincat-Baines, mum of Kesia, and Deborah Cooper, Tyler’s mum Two mothers whose suicidal children died after their cries for help were ‘ignored’ have joined forces to demand an overhaul of mental health services – and more cash to help vulnerable youngsters. Deborah Cooper and Martina Brincat-Baines have launched a campaign […]
A public consultation carried out following pressure from councillors last year has concluded people were against the move.
BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS: Manchester’s mental health trust is to push ahead in axing £1:5m of frontline services, the M.E.N. can reveal – despite a huge public outcry. At its board meeting Thursday morning Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust is due to scrap eight separate community-based services, hitting around 500 patients. They include arts […]
Natasha Wise, 22, had faced an 18-month battle to get counselling for depression
BY: SAM YARWOOD Friends of a young woman who fell from a bridge and died after being ‘failed’ by mental health services have created a mural in her memory. Natasha Wise was found dead at the foot of a bridge over the Fallowfield Loop in Whalley Range on Tuesday, just hours after celebrating her 22nd […]
She needed treatment. She was a very poorly girl and we begged them. Literally begged them.
– ALAN WISE, NATASHA'S FATHER
ITV NEWS REPORT Natasha Wise Photo: The father of a young woman who killed herself this week after waiting months for counselling for depression has criticised mental health services in Manchester. Natasha Wise, 22, left a series of heartbreaking Facebook posts before falling to her death from a bridge in Whalley Range on Tuesday. She […]