Death could have been prevented: Greater Manchester’s mental health trust ‘lost oversight’

A heartbroken mum says she feels her daughter’s death could have been prevented if she had received the mental health treatment she desperately needed.  Olivia Garvey was found ‘collapsed and unresponsive’ at the White Lodge Hotel, in Salford, last September – six months after her last involvement with mental health services.  An inquest into the 24-year-old’sContinue reading “Death could have been prevented: Greater Manchester’s mental health trust ‘lost oversight’”

Bed occupancy levels at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust continue to exceed full capacity.”

Papers discussed by Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust’s board show that whilst demand for services dropped during the pandemic, community mental health services then saw a 26pc increase on pre-Covid levels in March – ‘suppressed demand that is now coming through’. Trafford clinical commissioning group noted a similar pattern. “Referrals to specialist child and adolescentContinue reading “Bed occupancy levels at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust continue to exceed full capacity.””

The £1.8m project helping Salford patients feel at home again after hospital care

Salford patients delayed on hospital wards are being helped to return to the community with a fresh start in a new home as part of a £1.8 million project. Progressive landlord ForHousing has joined forces with Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation to tackle the long delays in people being discharged due to a lack ofContinue reading “The £1.8m project helping Salford patients feel at home again after hospital care”

Children six times more likely to be restrained than adults

Children in mental health units are almost six times more likely to be restrained compared to adults, according to the findings of an unpublished NHS England review. Several sources who have been briefed, during presentations, on the unpublished review of inpatient child and adolescent mental health services undertaken by NHS England’s Getting it Right FirstContinue reading “Children six times more likely to be restrained than adults”

Build Back Fairer in Greater Manchester: Health Equity and Dignified Lives

Commissioned by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership this review, ‘Build Back Fairer in Greater Manchester: Health Equity and Dignified Lives’, includes bold and ambitious recommendations on how to reduce health inequities and build back fairer from the COVID-19 pandemic for future generations. A new Framework is part of the review and comes as life expectancy falls for everyone across the UK, and health inequities widen, atContinue reading “Build Back Fairer in Greater Manchester: Health Equity and Dignified Lives”

“Prescripticide”

From the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry: This video challenges one of the most popular beliefs: That mental suffering is a disease that requires corrective treatment through chemical intervention. ISEPP More specifically, this 12-minute short film, ‘Prescripticide,’ is co-sponsored by the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) and the Coalition Against MedicalizedContinue reading ““Prescripticide””

Soteria Past, Present, and Future: The Evidence For This Model of Care

With Robert Whitaker (founder of Mad in America) Saturday, July 17, 2021 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST This is a free event, for further information and to register go here About this event Robert Whitaker is an American journalist and author, writing primarily about medicine, science, and history. He is the author of fiveContinue reading “Soteria Past, Present, and Future: The Evidence For This Model of Care”

Open Dialogue for Psychosis: Book Launch and Conference

Organising Mental Health Services to Prioritise Dialogue, Relationship and Meaning On 30 July 2021, Routledge will be publishing the book Open Dialogue for Psychosis – Organising Mental Health Services to Prioritise Dialogue, Relationship and Meaning. This is the first international book on the Open Dialogue approach, with 47 chapters written by people engaged in/developing the approach inContinue reading “Open Dialogue for Psychosis: Book Launch and Conference”

UNITING SENSES AND EXPERIENCES NETWORK (USEN)

DISCUSSION- OPEN TO ALL A open webinar for everyone to discuss our network and plans going forward. About this eventWe know that unusual sensory experiences and beliefs are relatively common in childhood, especially for children who many be struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness and other adversities. It is also understood that children’s experiences are oftenContinue reading “UNITING SENSES AND EXPERIENCES NETWORK (USEN)”