A woman who lost her husband after he battled depression is urging others to speak out. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 35. Sarah Rogers has been speaking to Clare Francis who says mental health must be talked about more.
Merseyside police say a quarter of 999 calls involve mental health issues. The force has set up a dedicated mental health service to help.Read the full story ›
A project in Bolton aimed at staving off isolation in older men is proving to be a huge success. The Men in Sheds of Breightmet trade in skills as well as advice, encouraging older retired men and those with mental health problems to create new social networks. The scheme which is run by Bolton at Home is open to all men. Tony Cottram from the charity said the idea comes from Australia.
Handymen in Bolton have come up with a unique way to beat isolation. The Men in Sheds project helps build social networks and confidence.Read the full story ›
The number of people seeking help for mental health problems seems to be constantly on the rise.
The region's newest mental health unit - the Clock View Hospital in Liverpool - has only been open a matter of months but it's already full all the time.
In Merseyside alone over the last four years, the number of people contacting the Merseycare NHS Trust has reached half a million - a rise of 15%.
The new hospital cost £25 million and already, staff are saying its 80 rooms are constantly occupied.
Only those with serious illness are admitted to Clock View with a number of patients sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
Our reporter Sarah Rogers was given exclusive access to the wards.
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The CEO of Mersey Care NHS trust says people with mental health illnesses are being discriminated against. Joe Rafferty claims that patients deserve better care than they might be getting at some facilities. His comments come following the opening of a state of the art hospital in Liverpool for in-patients. Costing £25m, Clock View has 80 en-suite rooms, they are full all of the time:
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