Mental health team didn’t believe mum-of-one posed a ‘significant risk’ to herself days before train station death

Day two of the inquest in Stockport heard how doctors at the Bronte ward at Wythenshawe Hospital, where Kate was being treated after being sectioned under the Mental Health Act, felt her condition had improved enough for her to be discharged to the home based treatment team. This is despite earlier ‘manic behaviour’ on thisContinue reading “Mental health team didn’t believe mum-of-one posed a ‘significant risk’ to herself days before train station death”

Schoolgirl, 13, ‘did not intend to end her own life’, coroner rules

Faith Hindle, from Salford, killed herself a day after telling an “overburned” mental health nurse that she feared she was unable to keep herself safe. She was pronounced dead at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital after being found hanged at her family’s home in Cadishead on the evening of December 8, 2018. At an inquest at BoltonContinue reading “Schoolgirl, 13, ‘did not intend to end her own life’, coroner rules”

‘Special’ son, 22, died after ‘never getting over’ his counsellor using gravestone reference in therapy

A counsellor apologised to a client after using imagery of ‘a gravestone’ in a therapy session, a court heard today. Benjamin Davis then took his own life only a few months later, having ‘never got over that experience’, his father said. During an inquest in Bolton today (April 13), private counsellor Avremi Rosenberg admitted thatContinue reading “‘Special’ son, 22, died after ‘never getting over’ his counsellor using gravestone reference in therapy”

Anti-psychotic drugs contributed to death of man with mental health history, inquest hears

A man died after a build up of side effects from a drug he was taking to treat his paranoid schizophrenia led to his organs failing, an inquest heard. John Warren had battled mental health problems since his early 20s. He was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 1988, a jury at Manchester coroners court heard.Continue reading “Anti-psychotic drugs contributed to death of man with mental health history, inquest hears”

Family will have to wait for answers over son’s death at GMMH mental health unit

Charlie Millers was one of three young people to die at Prestwich Hospital over a nine-month period. Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH), who run the site, have been ordered to commission an “external report” about all three deaths by NHS England. A pre-inquest review held at Rochdale Coroner’s Court today, March 8,Continue reading “Family will have to wait for answers over son’s death at GMMH mental health unit”

Man discharged from MRI mental health unit died hours later after trying to take own life outside

Daniel Kirton may have had his ‘right to life’ breached, a pre-inquest review heard today. A man who died after trying to take his own life inside hospital grounds just hours after being discharged from its mental health unit could have had his ‘right to life’ breached, an inquest heard. Daniel Kirton, 35, visited theContinue reading “Man discharged from MRI mental health unit died hours later after trying to take own life outside”

Mental health service failings possibly contributed to dad killing his baby son, coroner says

A coroner has delivered a damning condemnation of the mental health treatment of a psychotic man in the months before he threw his 11-month-old son into a river and to his death. The failures leading up to the horrific events which claimed the life of Zakari William Bennett-Eko on September 11, 2019, represented an ‘arguableContinue reading “Mental health service failings possibly contributed to dad killing his baby son, coroner says”

Young woman who blogged about mental health battle dies in ‘serious incident’ at Cheadle Royal

Beth Matthews died following a “serious incident” at the Priory psychiatric hospital at Cheadle Royal on the 21st March 2022 .It is understood that she had been a patient at the facility for several months. The 26-year-old, from Cornwall, blogged her mental health journey following a suicide attempt in April 2019. She fell from aContinue reading “Young woman who blogged about mental health battle dies in ‘serious incident’ at Cheadle Royal”

Mother’s agony after suicidal daughter escapes from GMMH hospital despite being sectioned

A worried mother says her suicidal daughter escaped from a mental health hospital on numerous occasions. The woman says her 21-year-old daughter, whose names are being withheld to protect their identity, was sectioned under the Mental Health Act and admitted to Griffin Ward at Prestwich Hospital ten months ago. The mother, who lives in Collyhurst,Continue reading “Mother’s agony after suicidal daughter escapes from GMMH hospital despite being sectioned”

New £3m model of mental health support agreed in Salford.

A new citywide mental health service has been approved, anticipated to support an additional 5,000 people per year in Salford. ‘Living Well Salford’, jointly funded by NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust (GMMH) and Salford Primary Care Networks, is the name given to the new local system designed toContinue reading “New £3m model of mental health support agreed in Salford.”