The charity Rethink will be in the centre of Leeds today as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the various mental health conditions which affect hundreds of people across Yorkshire.
The aim of the campaign is to make Leeds the 'most mental health aware' city in the north. The Mental Health SOS campaign is designed to arm people in the city with tips and advice on what they can do if faced with situations such as someone harming themselves or hearing voices.
A campaign has been launched in Leeds urging people to learn a basic tips to help them support someone facing a mental health emergency.
The Mental Health SOS campaign is designed to arm people with practical advice on what to do if they're faced with situations like someone harming themselves or hearing voices. Anna Toth has a long history of depression and self-harming and says attitudes need to change.
Mental health workers in court over 'ill-treatment' of patients
Two mental health unit workers have appeared in court charged with mistreating patients in Doncaster. Care assistant Julie Burge and physiotherapy assistant Michael Barnard are accused of the ill-treatment and wilful neglect of patients at the Solar Centre in St Catherine's Hospital.
Barnard, 49, faces eight charges and Burge, 48, is charged with three offences between January 1 2005 and March 8 2007. Care assistants Susan Murphy, 43, and James Hinds, 59, appeared before the same court last month also charged with ill-treatment and wilful neglect.
The charges relate to 18 patients at the centre. All four defendants will appear before magistrates for a committal hearing on October 26.
A new mental health facility will open in Hull today. The Riverbank rehabilitation and recovery centre will provide a home for up to 36 people. The aim of the facility is to help people live independently, rather than in an "institutional" setting.
Bosses at the centre say they are trying to change the way - in the past it - patients were discharged from hospital either into a residential home where they might stay for years, or into the community with only limited support to prevent a relapse.