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Transforming Mental Health Services: Whole Person, Whole Life-Whole System Approach Workshop

with Paul Baker and John Jenkins Book your place on Eventbrite here Over many years in developing community mental health services to replace the institutional system in the UK and a few other countries, the IMHCN recognised that we needed a more fundamental approach to ensure better mental health outcomes for service users and familyContinue reading “Transforming Mental Health Services: Whole Person, Whole Life-Whole System Approach Workshop”

CHARM Latest News

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 transformContinue reading “CHARM Latest News”

Autistic girl, 14, unlawfully detained in hospital, high court judge finds

The high court in London. Mr Justice MacDonald described the hospital environment into which the girl was placed as ‘brutal and abusive’. In his judgment, MacDonald refused to grant a request from Manchester City Council for the local authority to remain anonymous. He criticised the council for failing to find her a suitable placement throughoutContinue reading “Autistic girl, 14, unlawfully detained in hospital, high court judge finds”

Mental health team didn’t believe mum-of-one posed a ‘significant risk’ to herself days before train station death

Day two of the inquest in Stockport heard how doctors at the Bronte ward at Wythenshawe Hospital, where Kate was being treated after being sectioned under the Mental Health Act, felt her condition had improved enough for her to be discharged to the home based treatment team. This is despite earlier ‘manic behaviour’ on thisContinue reading “Mental health team didn’t believe mum-of-one posed a ‘significant risk’ to herself days before train station death”

Schoolgirl, 13, ‘did not intend to end her own life’, coroner rules

Faith Hindle, from Salford, killed herself a day after telling an “overburned” mental health nurse that she feared she was unable to keep herself safe. She was pronounced dead at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital after being found hanged at her family’s home in Cadishead on the evening of December 8, 2018. At an inquest at BoltonContinue reading “Schoolgirl, 13, ‘did not intend to end her own life’, coroner rules”

‘Special’ son, 22, died after ‘never getting over’ his counsellor using gravestone reference in therapy

A counsellor apologised to a client after using imagery of ‘a gravestone’ in a therapy session, a court heard today. Benjamin Davis then took his own life only a few months later, having ‘never got over that experience’, his father said. During an inquest in Bolton today (April 13), private counsellor Avremi Rosenberg admitted thatContinue reading “‘Special’ son, 22, died after ‘never getting over’ his counsellor using gravestone reference in therapy”

Anti-psychotic drugs contributed to death of man with mental health history, inquest hears

A man died after a build up of side effects from a drug he was taking to treat his paranoid schizophrenia led to his organs failing, an inquest heard. John Warren had battled mental health problems since his early 20s. He was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 1988, a jury at Manchester coroners court heard.Continue reading “Anti-psychotic drugs contributed to death of man with mental health history, inquest hears”

Family will have to wait for answers over son’s death at GMMH mental health unit

Charlie Millers was one of three young people to die at Prestwich Hospital over a nine-month period. Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH), who run the site, have been ordered to commission an “external report” about all three deaths by NHS England. A pre-inquest review held at Rochdale Coroner’s Court today, March 8,Continue reading “Family will have to wait for answers over son’s death at GMMH mental health unit”

Man discharged from MRI mental health unit died hours later after trying to take own life outside

Daniel Kirton may have had his ‘right to life’ breached, a pre-inquest review heard today. A man who died after trying to take his own life inside hospital grounds just hours after being discharged from its mental health unit could have had his ‘right to life’ breached, an inquest heard. Daniel Kirton, 35, visited theContinue reading “Man discharged from MRI mental health unit died hours later after trying to take own life outside”

Mental health service failings possibly contributed to dad killing his baby son, coroner says

A coroner has delivered a damning condemnation of the mental health treatment of a psychotic man in the months before he threw his 11-month-old son into a river and to his death. The failures leading up to the horrific events which claimed the life of Zakari William Bennett-Eko on September 11, 2019, represented an ‘arguableContinue reading “Mental health service failings possibly contributed to dad killing his baby son, coroner says”

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