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)”

Number of NHS mental health beds down by 25% since 2010, analysis shows

The number of beds in NHS mental health hospitals has fallen by a quarter since 2010, forcing more patients who are seriously ill to be taken far away from home in order to receive treatment, Labour has revealed. Its analysis of official figures shows that the NHS in England now has almost 6,000 fewer beds for people with conditionsContinue reading “Number of NHS mental health beds down by 25% since 2010, analysis shows”

Father of Emily Jones hits out as review of GMMHT finds actions of patient that killed his daughter ‘could not have been predicted

The father of Emily Jones has criticised mental health services after they claimed her death could not have been ‘predicted or prevented’. ‘The failings are clearly and comprehensively addressed in their review but they still continue to relinquish all responsibility for the actions that lead to my daughter’s death.’ The seven-year-old was killed by EltionaContinue reading “Father of Emily Jones hits out as review of GMMHT finds actions of patient that killed his daughter ‘could not have been predicted”

‘Gross failings’ by Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust contributed to suicide of former rugby player inquest found

The Inquest found that within a crisis care plan compiled in February 2020, there was specific reference to expressions of concern on the part of the family being indicative of the deterioration of the deceased’s mental health. Such concerns were raised on April 16, May 7, September 17 and November 3. Those concerns were notContinue reading “‘Gross failings’ by Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust contributed to suicide of former rugby player inquest found”

Man took his own life a month after mental health team said he was no longer an ‘urgent priority’

Steven Startup killed himself weeks after he was downgraded from an ‘urgent’ priority by a Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust mental health team. Stephen’s GP had referred him for desperate help after a chat about his suicidal thoughts but the nurse who did this assessment said it wasn’t likely he would act on it. AfterContinue reading “Man took his own life a month after mental health team said he was no longer an ‘urgent priority’”

Coroner will consider whether Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust could have done more to help a mother whose remains were found two years after she went missing.

Inquest to be held because of questions over whether Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust could have acted differently before Marie went missing. The Coroner said: “I do have reason to suspect that the state or its agents – in this case the mental health trust – knew, or ought to have known, ofContinue reading “Coroner will consider whether Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust could have done more to help a mother whose remains were found two years after she went missing.”

Why aren’t patients being told truth about electric shock therapy?

Information leaflets about ECT comply neither with NICE recommendations nor the principle of informed consent. Patients are being misled about the risks they are taking and the limited nature of ECT’s benefits. New research published today (15th June) concludes ECT Patient Information about ECT is misleading. See full abstract here See article in Daily MailContinue reading “Why aren’t patients being told truth about electric shock therapy?”