Response to The GMMH Working Together Strategy 2022 – 2025

From: CHARM Families For Recovery Support Group, CHARM To: Claire Watson, Head of Service User/Carer Engagement and Improvement Dear Claire Thank you for sending us the draft GMMH Together Strategy 2022 -2025 and requesting our feedback. We have put five main points forward for consideration by the Trust (with further important observations included in theContinue reading “Response to The GMMH Working Together Strategy 2022 – 2025”

Caryl Phillips: why David Oluwale matters

Renowned writer and founding patron of #RememberOluwale, Caryl Phillips will discuss David Oluwale with LBU’s Dr Emily Zobel Marshall Tuesday, 26th April 2022 17:00 – 18:30 The Leeds Library18 Commercial Street Leeds LS1 6AL David Oluwale’s tragic death triggered an unprecedented number of creative responses from poets, artists and writers both nationally and internationally. The most well-knownContinue reading “Caryl Phillips: why David Oluwale matters”

Study highlights importance of bonding between young mental health patients and nurses

The relationships between young mental health patients and the nurses looking after them is an overlooked treatment in its own right, according to new research. The qualitative study of eight  young people, eight  family members and eight nursing staff by psychologists from The University of Manchester and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is published in high profileContinue reading “Study highlights importance of bonding between young mental health patients and nurses”

Suicidal teenage girl from Whitstable sent to mental health hospital in Manchester

A Kent mum was forced to spend all her savings in order to stay near her 13-year-old girl, who was placed in a mental health hospital 280 miles from home. Here, she tells Marijke Hall of her experiences with the “broken” system… Ms Oliver, who is in recovery from breast cancer, says had Imogen beenContinue reading “Suicidal teenage girl from Whitstable sent to mental health hospital in Manchester”

Nursing Narratives: Racism and the Pandemic

Conference and film launch for Nursing Narratives: Racism and the Pandemic Saturday, 5 March 2022 09:30 – 16:30 Hallam Hall, City Campus, Owen Building, Sheffield City Centre, S1 2LX ‘Racism like a virus spreads and causes significant harm.’ Nursing Narratives: Racism and the Pandemic (an AHRC/UKRI Rapid Response to Covid-19 research project) has taken aContinue reading “Nursing Narratives: Racism and the Pandemic”

Sam Millers and Marc Thompson want answers after both their teenagers were admitted to Prestwich Hospital and didn’t come back out alive

The parents of two children who died in hospital due to “observation failings” are demanding an independent investigation. Sam Millers and Marc Thompson are parents from two different parts of the county who both lost their children after they received treatment at Prestwich Hospital. Sam, from Old Trafford, lost her trans son Charlie, 17, inContinue reading “Sam Millers and Marc Thompson want answers after both their teenagers were admitted to Prestwich Hospital and didn’t come back out alive”

Most adolescents dying by suicide or harming themselves known to health services

Around 80% of adolescents who died by suicide or who had self-harmed had consulted with their GP or a practice nurse in the preceding year, shows new research. The large study of 10 to 19-year-olds between 2003 and 2018, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, also puts forward a series of proposals toContinue reading “Most adolescents dying by suicide or harming themselves known to health services”

Lancashire MP slams mental health trusts for ‘pulling bobbies away from the beat’

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has blasted NHS mental health trusts for their reliance on the police. Mrs Cooper has raised the matter with the Secretary of State for Health, claiming that local NHS Trusts like Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust and Greater Manchester Mental Health have told her to refer mental health crises toContinue reading “Lancashire MP slams mental health trusts for ‘pulling bobbies away from the beat’”

Psychiatric hospital ordered to improve after failing to provide ‘caring environment’ for patients

A psychiatric hospital has been ordered to improve after a watchdog found it was failing to provide ‘a caring environment’ that respected patients’ dignity and helped them recover. Cheadle Royal Hospital, in Heald Green, has in-patient wards for adults and children as well as specialist eating disorder services. It was previously rated ‘good’ overall by theContinue reading “Psychiatric hospital ordered to improve after failing to provide ‘caring environment’ for patients”

Man charged with attempted murder after patient stabbed at mental health unit

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a patient was stabbed in the mental health unit of a hospital. Police rushed to reports of a stabbing on October 27 at Park House, which contains adult inpatient mental health wards on the North Manchester General Hospital site. A man in his 30s suffered seriousContinue reading “Man charged with attempted murder after patient stabbed at mental health unit”