A teacher with bipolar disorder says it's possible to live a normal life with a mental illness. Nik Allen works with her pupils to break down the myths and stigma surrounding mental health. Whilst taking a class at Rossall in Fleetwood she took the plunge and told pupils all about her illness. One teacher responded by telling her she was a 'danger to children,' but Nik says it's had an astonishing effect on pupils opening a real dialogue about what it all means.
A teacher from Lancashire with bipolar disorder is addressing mental health stigma after being told she 'was a danger' to pupils.Read the full story ›
A mental health nurse from Lancashire is criticising services for teenagers following the death of her daughter. Lauren Johnson killed herself last year in Accrington at the age of 17. Her mother Dawn say's she fell through the gaps in care:
Dawn has set up mental health charity Lauren's Place to try and reach others before it's too late.
A mental health nurse from Lancashire is criticising services for teenagers following the death of her daughter.Read the full story ›
There's a warning cuts to mental health services will leave more people in crisis - especially at night.
Merseyside police say a quarter of all emergency calls involve mental health issues.
The force now works with specialist nurses on patrol until midnight but once they finish it's down to charities to take over.
Sarah Rogers reports on the pressures of coping out of hours.
With cuts to many mental health services Granada takes look at those dealing with the crisis out of hours.Read the full story ›
A charity in Manchester who work through the night helping suicidal callers say there is a crisis in mental health services. The Sanctuary operates from 8pm-6am picking up the pieces after regular services close their doors. Manager, Joanne Harding admits they are inundated all of the time.
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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.