MANCHESTER USERS’ NETWORK MEETING. Tuesday 8 th November 2016, 1.30pm

Fear of hospital closures (Already we have lost Edale Unit, PFI hospital) This is a big concern meeting Calling for your attendance for it is urgently needed ! SOS SAVE OUR SERVICES SOS

MANCHESTER USERS’ NETWORK MEETING.  Tuesday 8 th November 2016, 1.30pm

MANCHESTER USERS’ NETWORK MEETING. Tuesday 8 th November 2016, 1.30pm Harpurhey Wellbeing Centre, 93, CHURCH LANE, MANCHESTER M9 5BG. Mental Health Trust Take Over! User Engagement with Tom Woodcock, Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation Trust. We also invite, Commissioners, patients, ex – patients from Bolton, Salford and Trafford that have used the Trust’s Services […]

King’s Fund: Mental health services ‘under threat’

King’s Fund: Mental health services ‘under threat’

James Evison Increased funding for mental health services has not been provided across the country, and services are ‘under threat’, according to a new report by the King’s Fund. The health think-tank claims its analysis shows 40% of mental health trusts actually saw income fall in 2015/16 rather than grow, despite commitment from central government […]

Three times as many mental health patients commit suicide when receiving care at home rather than hospital

More than 200 suicide deaths per year now occur in patients under mental health home treatment teams

Three times as many mental health patients commit suicide when receiving care at home rather than hospital

BY CHARLOTTE DOBSON Three times as many mental health patients committed suicide when receiving care at home compared to those in hospital, new research has revealed. The findings, published by the University of Manchester, have raised concern among mental health campaigners about the number of people taking their own life after they have been discharged […]

Austerity has driven a shocking rise in homelessness, but there is another way

So why, in one of the richest countries in the world, do we still have a problem with homelessness, and what can we do about it?

Austerity has driven a shocking rise in homelessness, but there is another way

By: CONRAD BOWER   Walking around the city streets of the UK, it is impossible to miss the growing levels of homelessness. Ever more homeless people appear, asking for change or sheltering in doorways: asleep, unconscious or worse? It’s hard for passers-by to tell, and few are willing to check. It is often the most vulnerable […]

Leading devo council defends pay rise for senior managers

“With an ever decreasing workforce and ever increasing pressure, our members are struggling to cope across all services. We find it inexplicable that Manchester City Council can find this level of funds to address senior officers pay.”

Leading devo council defends pay rise for senior managers

Manchester City Council has defended proposed pay rises for its senior managers despite accusations that the above-inflation increases come at a time of “savage cuts”. The council proposed that the changes to the Strategic Management Team (SMT) pay, which would cost just over £50,000, were due to role changes to support key priorities. The above-inflation […]

Mental health biggest threat to health of UK workforce

Mental health biggest threat to health of UK workforce

ELENA HECTOR Mental health is the biggest threat to UK workers over the next five years, according to new research. An online survey of 1000 managers and bosses of medium and large size businesses found that over half (51%) believe that mental health will affect employees in the near future. The poll, commissioned by AXA […]

Legal Threats Could Soon Be Mounted Against Manchester Mental Health Over Closures

It's time to come along and have your say amongst people who suffer the same as you and amongst people who are and will keep on representing your issues.

Legal Threats Could Soon Be Mounted Against Manchester Mental Health Over Closures

TONIGHT AT 6:PM Legal threat to stop Manchester mental health service closures Please come and speak out about how you or somebody you know will be affected by the closure of 11 Manchester mental health closures. Closures include employment support, benchmark employment, perinatal care, complex mood disorders, psychosexual and creative wellbeing. It’s time to come […]

MUN in London on 16 Th April, 2016 #4Demands Building the fight Back SOS NHS,

"We can now not just get rid of David Cameron, but the whole rotten Tory Government." This was greeted with loud cheers.

MUN in London on 16 Th April, 2016 #4Demands Building the fight Back SOS NHS,

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 […]

Sara’s Story: The diary of a teenager who died in the mental health system

“I’m Broken Inside: Sara’s Story” Sara's diary

Sara’s Story: The diary of a teenager who died in the mental health system

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 […]

Why Manchester’s mental health cuts are an absolute disgrace

The city's mental health trust is expected to axe £1.5m in services this morning. Here's why all of us should be outraged

Why Manchester’s mental health cuts are an absolute disgrace

 BY: Jennifer Williams When cuts have gone on this long, there is a danger they can start to look a bit samey, to barely pass as news. A million from this service. Two million from that. This council has shrunk by this percent. This other public body is about to fall over. But there are […]