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Mother calls for major changes to mental health services after daughter's death

Heather Carey Credit: family photo

A mother whose daughter took her own life is calling for major changes to mental health services.

Heather Carey, a law graduate, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She was 31 when she died.

Her mother Karen says the mental health care system needs rebuilding.

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Calendar Girls from Oldham bare all for a good cause

Women from a care home in Oldham who've bared 'almost' all, in the name of charity.

The 12 women from St Herbert's in Oldham have produced a rather racy calendar and today they came face to face with the actresses portraying those that inspired them.

Calendar Girls is currently on tour in the North West - first in Salford before moving to Liverpool at the end of the month.

All of the ' new' Calendar ladies have been touched by cancer but they told our correspondent Rachel Townsend how they're determined to inspire others and raise as much money for cancer research as they can.

  • For more information about cancer research go here

Mum of anorexic girl wants MPs to back new Manchester centre

A woman whose daughter had anorexia has been to Parliament to ask MPs to back the creation of an independent support centre for people with eating disorders in Manchester.

Pip McManus took her own life aged just 15. Her mum Marie says they need to raise at least thirty thousand pounds.

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