New Research Findings: Tapering Antipsychotic Treatment May Minimise Risk of Relapse: An historic breakthrough?

See article in the The Metro, 23rd March 2021 below: We already knew this from our Taking Care of Medication Expert Group but it’s great to see that the renown psychiatrist Professor Robin Murray and colleagues now agree with us. We hope the leaders of our psychiatric services in Greater Manchester will read this andContinue reading “New Research Findings: Tapering Antipsychotic Treatment May Minimise Risk of Relapse: An historic breakthrough?”

End the Crisis in Greater Manchester Mental Health services

Members of Unison have launched a petition to demand change in Mental Health Services in Manchester. Please share with friends, colleagues and family.   Read and sign the petition here All too frequent headline deaths of people waiting for or under mental health care in Greater Manchester reveal the same story of inadequate underfunded services:  PeopleContinue reading “End the Crisis in Greater Manchester Mental Health services”

Greater Manchester Community Mental Health Transformation

February 2021, The NHS Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults Plan for Greater Manchest The first draft of the prospectus for the Mental Health Framework transformation has been completed by the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership and Innovation Unit, and you can read it by clicking below: Across Greater ManchesterContinue reading “Greater Manchester Community Mental Health Transformation”

GMMHT publishes proposed Clinical Model for Inpatient Care in the New Park House Psychiatric Hospital

This describes the care a patient can expect during an admission to the in-patient unit. We will be responding to the proposed plan and would appreciate your views. It is written in technical, professional language and that can make it off putting to read. It describes the values underpinning the service, and claims to provideContinue reading “GMMHT publishes proposed Clinical Model for Inpatient Care in the New Park House Psychiatric Hospital”

CHARM Meeting Tuesday 16th March

We are a campaign calling for transformative changes in the way psychiatric services are provided in Greater Manchester.  We are a campaign calling for transformative changes in the way psychiatric services are provided in Greater Manchester.  We’ve teamed up with people with lived experience, family groups, trade unions and citizens calling for a root and branch review andContinue reading “CHARM Meeting Tuesday 16th March”

Welcome to CHARM

CHARM, the Community for Holistic, Accessible, Rights Based Mental Health was launched by The Organic Recovery Learning Community in September 2020   We are a campaign calling for radical changes in the way psychiatric services are provided in Manchester. We’ve teamed up with people with lived experience, trade unions, family groups and citizens to challenge theContinue reading “Welcome to CHARM”

CHARM Demands

We have established CHARM, following the concerns that we raised about the lack of meaningful consultation and co production that took place regarding the redevelopment of Park House as a single site psychiatric hospital. We have analysed the situation in Greater Manchester and reflected on the policy changes that are currently being addressed by theContinue reading “CHARM Demands”

Desperate families, staff shortages and surging lockdown demand – inside Greater Manchester’s mental health care crisis

‘It’s a house of cards and it’s already falling down’Manchester Evening News, 21/02/2021 “Following her own experience with the service, Anandi Ramamurthy decided to set up CHARM, a support group which works with patients, families and mental health professionals. She said: “It’s the system – not the people who work in it. We have members ofContinue reading “Desperate families, staff shortages and surging lockdown demand – inside Greater Manchester’s mental health care crisis”