Reshaping ownership within adult social care

Adult social care is broken. After years of marketisation and outsourcing we are left with a service where large market players dominate. Taxpayers’ money, and the savings of older people, are being extracted out of the system for shareholder gain. The Centre for Local Economic Strategies have published a report on the issues involved.  TomContinue reading “Reshaping ownership within adult social care”

Stop Benefit Deaths Campaign

“People tell us that their experience in the welfare system puts them under a huge amount of pressure, that crucial payment and support is often delayed, and the assessment process itself can by highly intrusive and triggering. These characteristics of the welfare system can cause damage to people living with mental illness, but they affectContinue reading “Stop Benefit Deaths Campaign”

No systematic approach to supporting people with autism who are admitted to in-patient psychiatric units

A significant number of people with autism require in-patient psychiatric care. Although the requirement to adequately meet the needs of people with autism in these settings is enshrined in UK law and supported by national guidelines, little information is available on current practice. A recent research study has found that there is no systematic approachContinue reading “No systematic approach to supporting people with autism who are admitted to in-patient psychiatric units”

Minimal Medication Alternatives for Psychosis Needed

Source: Mad in America: http://madinamerica.com/2021/06/minimal-medication-alternatives-psychosis-needed/By Ayurdhi Dhar, PhD, June 2, 2021 Researchers question the long-term use of antipsychotics and suggest increased research and investment in psychosocial interventions. Mad in America In a new opinion piece in Psychosis, psychologist Ruth Cooper of the University of Greenwich and her colleagues make a case against the long-term useContinue reading “Minimal Medication Alternatives for Psychosis Needed”

‘Shortcomings in care’ by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust found as man died after absconding from hospital amid ‘deteriorating mental health’

Senior Coroner to make report to the Department of Health and Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership to prevent future deaths. At the time of Martin’s death, there was a failure to conduct a detailed risk assessment in the period while a bed was sought or to agree a joint plan to manage theContinue reading “‘Shortcomings in care’ by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust found as man died after absconding from hospital amid ‘deteriorating mental health’”

Family Perspectives: CHARM Public Meeting “The Crisis in Manchester’s Mental Health Services

Simon Smith and Mary Patel talk about their experience of supporting family members in crisis in the community. These presentations were made at our public meeting on May 12th attended by over 50 people. We discussed why Mental Health Services in Manchester are being overwhelmed by the level of need and what we can doContinue reading “Family Perspectives: CHARM Public Meeting “The Crisis in Manchester’s Mental Health Services”

CHARM MONTHLY MEETING DATES

Anyone who wishes to promote the principles of CHARM is welcome to attend our organising meetings.  We meet every 4 weeks. Dates of next meetings Tuesday 8 June 6.30 pm Tuesday 6 July 6.30 pm Tuesday 3 August 6.30 pm summer break Tuesday 14 September 6.30pm Please email charm.mentalhealth@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list forContinue reading “CHARM MONTHLY MEETING DATES”