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Government urged to strengthen draft Mental Health Bill

The Government’s draft Mental Health Bill must be strengthened to address rising numbers detained under current legislation and tackle unacceptable and inexcusable failures on racial inequalities, say MPs and Peers. The Joint Committee’s detailed report is published today following extensive hearings to scrutinise the draft legislation. The Joint Committee, established in July 2022, has examined…

Mental health care is the next big scandal brewing in the NHS

Subject to its findings, the Essex inquiry could turn out to be one of the worst scandals of NHS treatment in its history Beth Matthews saved lives with her brutally honest, often shockingly graphic, posts about surviving a suicide attempt. She was an extraordinary young woman, whose blogs and social media threads often reached other unwell…

Ministers order ‘rapid review’ into mental health inpatient care in England

Dr Geraldine Strathdee to investigate care units after series of scandals involving abuse or neglect of vulnerable patients in psychiatric in-patient services Denis Campbell Ministers have ordered an inquiry into the quality of care in mental health inpatient units in England after a series of scandals in which vulnerable patients were abused or neglected. Maria Caulfield, the…

Hospital trust in Greater Manchester improves mental health wards for privacy and dignity

As part of the improvements, £1.5m has been invested in replacing Pennine Care’s two remaining shared dormitory wards with single ensuite bedrooms Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has transformed mental health hospital wards for adults and older people, to improve care and provide the highest levels of privacy and dignity. Mental health, learning disability and…

Bill McCarthy, former NHS boss to take over scandal-hit Greater Manchester mental health services

Bill McCarthy, a former NHS director has been revealed as the new chair of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH). The appointment follows after ‘inexcusable behaviour and examples of unacceptable care’ were ‘exposed’ at a mental health unit, said the outgoing chair. Rupert Nichols wrote a letter to the governors, board members and…

Mental health blogger, 26, died in Cheadle Royal after taking poisonous substance bought online, inquest hears

Beth Matthews collapsed in front of staff at a psychiatric hospital after telling them it was protein powder Beth Matthews, 26, collapsed in front of hospital staff after telling them it was protein powder. She had been detained under the Mental Health Act and transferred to The Priory’s Cheadle Royal psychiatric hospital in Stockport for…

Edenfield and Acute Services in Manchester: Open Discussion

Following our successful public meeting on 10 December about Edenfield and Human Rights we have organised an open discussion meeting.   It will take place on: Saturday 28th January 2 – 5pm Percival Room, Unitarian Chapel, Cross Street, , M2 1NL  This meeting will be focussed on people with lived experience who would like to…

“We need to be heard and you need to listen” is clear message from CHARM Public Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT AND REPORT Saturday, 10 December 2- 4 pm 60 people attended the public meeting. We heard both inspiring and challenging stories from people with lived experience, family members, workers and concerned citizens. Our keynote speakers were: Dainius Puras, psychiatrist, former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Mental Health speaks about the…

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