The Crisis in Manchester’s Mental Health Services: How do we do it better?

18.30 12th May 2021 Zoom Meeting A Conversation and Discussion Mental Health Services in Manchester are being overwhelmed by the level of need. Can’t get the support you need? It’s time for us to get together and say what’s needed. As the crisis in community care has increased so have hospital admissions. This is aContinue reading “The Crisis in Manchester’s Mental Health Services: How do we do it better?”

Mental health crisis: How a new approach to care could help the NHS

“In Home Group, working in a psychologically informed way is one of the fundamental principles of our LIFE support practice model. It is central to how we support our customers in that we seek to understand what has happened in their lives up to that point in order to develop how we support them mostContinue reading “Mental health crisis: How a new approach to care could help the NHS”

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust uses Electro-convulsive Therapy at one of highest levels in country: We call for review

We call on Greater Manchester Mental Health Commissioners to urgently review this treatment and provide alternative support for people previously administered ECT. We call on GMMHT to suspend the treatment and to explain the huge difference in usage compared with our neighbouring Trust, Mersey Care. We call on on the Mayor of Greater Manchester toContinue reading “Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust uses Electro-convulsive Therapy at one of highest levels in country: We call for review”

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”