Opinions: Park House Psychiatric Hospital – A new hospital for the 2020’s or the 1920’s

Tony Baldwinson asks “Are we building new hospitals for the 2020s or the 1920s? “As many mental health activists and campaigners have pointed out, building a new centralised mental health hospital flies in the face of all modern best practice in dispersed, community-based mental health services. “ Leave a reply Park House will be a new-buildContinue reading “Opinions: Park House Psychiatric Hospital – A new hospital for the 2020’s or the 1920’s”

What if we said Mental Wealth instead of Mental Health?

Our Mental Wealth is a valuable resource that can be diminished and replenished Olatunde Spence, 2021 I wanted to think about mental health in a way that acknowledges and recognises our capacity and resilience to deal with life’s challenges. Our internal world is rich and diverse and at different times in our lives we findContinue reading “What if we said Mental Wealth instead of Mental Health?”

Supporting someone experiencing altered states of mind (psychosis)? Complete the Survey

The survey is about what it is like to give this support to someone experiencing altered states of mind, what we often call “psychosis”. The survey which forms the first part of a study about what it is like to give this support to someone and is now live here, and is open until theContinue reading “Supporting someone experiencing altered states of mind (psychosis)? Complete the Survey”

Building Back Better Mental Health in Greater Manchester

Tuesday , 20 April 2021: 18:30 – 20:00 BST (Zoom or Teams – link to be sent one week before event) EventBrite registration here BACP Mayoral Hustings: Government and media attention during the pandemic has largely focussed on acute NHS services and, to a lesser extent, social care. The massive impacts on mental health haveContinue reading “Building Back Better Mental Health in Greater Manchester”

Over 600 adults in the City of Manchester waiting for an Autism Assessment

A Freedom Of Information Request to Greater Manchester Mental Heath Trust (GMMHT) about the current waiting times for adults who have requested an Autism Assessment has revealed that in the City of Manchester over 600 people are currently on the waiting list, yet only 30 assessments are carried out a year. Potentially then there areContinue reading “Over 600 adults in the City of Manchester waiting for an Autism Assessment”

New Research Findings: Tapering Antipsychotic Treatment May Minimise Risk of Relapse: An historic breakthrough?

See article in the The Metro, 23rd March 2021 below: We already knew this from our Taking Care of Medication Expert Group but it’s great to see that the renown psychiatrist Professor Robin Murray and colleagues now agree with us. We hope the leaders of our psychiatric services in Greater Manchester will read this andContinue reading “New Research Findings: Tapering Antipsychotic Treatment May Minimise Risk of Relapse: An historic breakthrough?”

End the Crisis in Greater Manchester Mental Health services

Members of Unison have launched a petition to demand change in Mental Health Services in Manchester. Please share with friends, colleagues and family.   Read and sign the petition here All too frequent headline deaths of people waiting for or under mental health care in Greater Manchester reveal the same story of inadequate underfunded services:  PeopleContinue reading “End the Crisis in Greater Manchester Mental Health services”

Greater Manchester Community Mental Health Transformation

February 2021, The NHS Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults Plan for Greater Manchest The first draft of the prospectus for the Mental Health Framework transformation has been completed by the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership and Innovation Unit, and you can read it by clicking below: Across Greater ManchesterContinue reading “Greater Manchester Community Mental Health Transformation”

GMMHT publishes proposed Clinical Model for Inpatient Care in the New Park House Psychiatric Hospital

This describes the care a patient can expect during an admission to the in-patient unit. We will be responding to the proposed plan and would appreciate your views. It is written in technical, professional language and that can make it off putting to read. It describes the values underpinning the service, and claims to provideContinue reading “GMMHT publishes proposed Clinical Model for Inpatient Care in the New Park House Psychiatric Hospital”