Crisis in Manchesters Mental Health Services Public Meeting 12th May 2021

On the 12th May we held a public meeting attended by over 50 people to discuss why Mental Health Services in Manchester are being overwhelmed by the level of need. This video is a record of the proceedings.

It’s time for us to get together and say what’s needed. As the crisis in community care has increased so have hospital admissions.

This is a consequence of a lack of resources combined with resistance to thinking beyond the outmoded medical model of care based around the psychiatric hospital. The discussion is always about the lack of “beds”.

We say we don’t need more beds, we need better community support and care for people in crisis.


Dr Gail Coleman Oluwabusola (Chair)

Paul Baker, CHARM

Anandi Ramamurthy, CHARM

Claire Miller, Unison Representative

Amy Wells, National Survivor User Network Mary Patel, Family member

Dr Jeff Evans, Mental Health Campaigner

Simon Smith, family member

Published by CHARM Greater Manchester

CHARM, the Community for Holistic, Accessible, Rights Based Mental Health was launched by The Organic Recovery Learning Community in September 2020.

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