New report says NHS needs to do more to protect child sex abuse survivorsRead the full story ›
A new NHS support service has launched in Greater Manchester to help police deal with mental health calls.
The Vulnerability Support Unit screens 999 and 101 calls and then diverts them to officers who can provide specialist support.,
The service is delivered by North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation, in partnership with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and Greater ManchesterMental Health Foundation Trust.
Talking about his mental health, the MP referenced parental divorce, failed relationships and ‘prolonged periods of loneliness’.Read the full story ›
Three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental heath condition but faced with budget cuts - services for children and adolescents are being cut back. Waiting times are getting longer. So what is the solution? Join Alison Mackenzie and her guests, Andrew Stephenson the Conservative MP for Pendle, Angela Eagle the Labour MP for Wallesey and Dr Marc Bush , Policy Director at the Young Minds Charity.
More than 12 thousand children referred to mental health services in the North West have been rejected for treatment, according to NSPCCRead the full story ›
Former footballer Clarke Carlisle has revealed that a stranger persuaded him to speak to his family rather than take his own life.Read the full story ›
A unique mental health database has been launched to offer support and guidance for people in need of helpRead the full story ›
What's it really like to live with a long term mental illness?
Jon Paul Bamford began to hear voices as a teenager. He's lived with his condition for more than 20 years.
But after support and therapy from Rochdale MIND, Jon Paul says he now thinks of his voices as a gift.
And he says he uses the voices only he hears to help him write songs.
In the next in our series of pieces raising Mental Health Awareness he's been talking to our correspondent, Matt O'Donoghue, about his illness and about how people's attitudes towards it need to change.
Figures obtained exclusively by Granada Reports show that children are waiting up to nine months to receive mental health treatment.Read the full story ›
The MP for Worsley and Eccles South, has been appointed as the new Shadow Cabinet Member for Mental Health and Social Care.Read the full story ›