Safe Staffing Campaign

Greater Manchester Mental Health Unison. Public meeting     Thursday  11th Aug 6.30pm Cross St Chapel, M2 1NL No beds, no staff, no pay = NOT SAFE Greater Manchester Mental Health Servies are again in crisis. The QCQ has judged some as “inadequate”, primarily due to them having too few staff. Users of the servicesContinue reading Safe Staffing Campaign

Understanding Trauma, Building Resilience

Manchester Art Gallery, 4th October 2022 Click on link to see report presented to Health Scrutiny Committee on 21st July 2021 by Manchester Health and Care Commissioning outlining the journey that Manchester is on to become an ACE aware, trauma informed and trauma responsive City. https://democracy.manchester.gov.uk/documents/s25288/ACEs%20Trauma%20presentation.pdf Research shows that the adversity we experience as aContinue reading “Understanding Trauma, Building Resilience”

Jeff Evans completes “The Do it For Dan Pennine Way” Walk ’22 and raises over £2000 for CHARM

Congratulations Jeff and thank you for donating the money you have raised this year to CHARM. You can donate to the fundraiser for the next week here The Do it For Dan Pennine Way Walk ’22 This year’s challenge was the 270 miles walk of the first English long-distance footpath from Edale, Derbyshire to KirkContinue reading “Jeff Evans completes “The Do it For Dan Pennine Way” Walk ’22 and raises over £2000 for CHARM”

Building an emancipatory mental health approach

Building an emancipatory mental health approach Workshop, Unitarian Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, Friday, 15th July 2022 An evaluation report for CHARM Members and supporters and those who were present at the day Attendance About 35 people attended over the full day. The participants were from diverse backgrounds. Attendees included experts by experience, family members, workersContinue reading Building an emancipatory mental health approach

The mental health and dementia hospital where staff ‘didn’t know patients’ names’ and ‘told them to sit down whenever they tried to get up’

A mental health care hospital has been shut down by watchdogs after investigators uncovered shocking practices. The care unit was slammed for staff ‘not respecting the privacy and dignity’ of patients, as ‘staff often talked over patients, ignored patients, and talked about their personal hygiene needs in the main lounge’, while ‘patients were told toContinue reading “The mental health and dementia hospital where staff ‘didn’t know patients’ names’ and ‘told them to sit down whenever they tried to get up’”

Relaunch of Manchester Hearing Voices Network

On Wednesday 25th May 2022 at The Yard Theatre in Hulme, Manchester, we held a meeting to relaunch the Manchester Hearing Voices Network and to develop support for groups and individuals across the North West. Over 20 people joined us for a reflective and important discussion about rebuilding the hearing voices movement in Manchester. We showed twoContinue reading “Relaunch of Manchester Hearing Voices Network”

Equalities Discrimination v People with Mental Health Issues who require bus passes in Greater Manchester

Manchester Users Network are campaigning for Transport for Greater Manchester to reduce the length time it takes for service users of mental health services to access their bus passes. There are a lot of service users with severe and enduring mental illness in this situation. MUN are demanding that TfGM should make extension or payContinue reading “Equalities Discrimination v People with Mental Health Issues who require bus passes in Greater Manchester”

Learning from the Trieste Mental Health Experience: Developing Essential Ingredients in Creating Resilient Community Mental Health System

You can purchase the recording of the event here A rare opportunity to hear directly from four of the most important managers and clinicians who led the internationally significant deinstitionalization processes in Trieste, Italy, through the closure of a large psychiatric hospital and the development of local Community Mental Health Centres with hospitality. This webinarContinue reading “Learning from the Trieste Mental Health Experience: Developing Essential Ingredients in Creating Resilient Community Mental Health System”

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust criticised after seven-year-old Emily Jones killed by patient

After Emily’s death, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) – who had been treating Skana – conducted an internal review and said it was “difficult to see how this incident could have been prevented”. But NHS England has now disagreed with GMMH’s assessment, saying there was not ‘sufficient analysis’ to justify their conclusion.  ItsContinue reading “Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust criticised after seven-year-old Emily Jones killed by patient”