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Communities for Holistic Accessible Rights based Mental Health

We are a campaign calling for changes in the way psychiatric services are provided in Greater Manchester.
We’ve teamed up with people with lived experience, workers, trade unions, family groups and citizens 
We are calling for a root and branch review and an action plan to transform mental health services in our communities.
Can you help? Contact us here

Next CHARM Supporters Meeting

Tuesday, 3rd May 2022 at 18.30

As usual the meeting will be held on Zoom. See link below:

CHARM Zoom Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 863 0572 3349
Passcode: 116900

The agenda for the meeting is as follows.

Feedback on JGM Evans letter of support from CHARM and responses from CCG, CQC and Lucy Powell

Crisis in Manchester Services update

Co-design Collaboratives for “Living Well” update
On the 22nd April we were notified that “the senior leaders who sit ‘above’ the Collaboratives, which includes CCG and MCC commissioners, GMMH leads, and various VCSE CEOs, notably of MIND, MACC and 42nd St. held a meeting and decided that further work at their level is necessary (essentially to develop their vision and governance arrangements, and for them to further understand what the data and ethnographic research is telling them) so that they can support, assist and shape the work on which we are about to embark and have directed the Operational Managers to pause the Collaborative meetings in Central, North and South Manchester.”


Mental Health Action Group Research Launch: It’s My Medication, Thursday 5th May 11am-1pm for the launch of ‘It’s My Medication- Mental Health & Homelessness in Manchester’

Justice For Care/ CHARM Joint Meeting, Sunday 8th May 14.00 Zoom

Launch of Manchester Hearing Voices Network, Wednesday 25th May, 19.00 at The Yard, Work For Change, 47 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester

Discussion topics

Equalities – Why no women’s only rehabilitation services provided by GMMH

Wider issues re. national picture on outsourcing to private sector and poor quality of services

GM Integrated Care Commissioning System -what do we know?

Published by CHARM Greater Manchester

CHARM, the Community for Holistic, Accessible, Rights Based Mental Health was launched by The Organic Recovery Learning Community in September 2020.

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