John was keen to be as well as possible and to reach his aim of leading what he referred to as a ‘normal life’. John joined the Moodswings Recovery and Isolation project on the recommendation of his GP as he had struggled with severe depression for many years, and had recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. For him, a normal life meant becoming part of the community again as his severe mental health problems had meant he had become isolated for a number of years and had not worked or socialised.
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The NHS Transformation Unit is currently supporting various pieces of work in Greater Manchester (GM) to improve services for patients across GM. The attached bulletin contains information on opportunities for involvement for patients, carers and interested members of the public on project which are currently underway.
A practical introduction to improving your own personal wellbeing at work and beyond. Suitable for all staff and volunteers, you will explore emotional resilience and learn practical ways to deal with stress & negative thinking.
Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) NHS Foundation Trust is holding a series of consultation meetings in Manchester for carers and staff of GMMH services to look at how they can further develop the Trust Family and Carers Strategy. This strategy currently has four priority areas following consultation across Bolton, Salford, Trafford and Specialist Services. Due to the formation of the new Trust, GMMH would like to ensure the priorities reflect those of carers and staff in Manchester.
So as usual, I’ve found myself frantically involved in a Twitter debate and am struggling to coordinate a response within the strict character limit, so this is the result…
Just to be clear, this is an updated version of a blog that I wrote a couple of years ago (hence the “Part Two”) but the thoughts are still relevant, and I have some stuff to add.
The Pennine Acute Hospital Trust are hosting their annual grading for NHS England (Equality Delivery System) in March, which looks at the care and services patients/service users receive whilst in one of the hospitals.
During the equality events at North Manchester General Hospital, they want to hear your views on whether patients, service users and carers are being treated in a fair way and what the hospitals might need to do to improve.
Have you missed out on a place in this year's Great Manchester Run (10k)?
Don't worry, we've got you covered!..
..sign up now and run for the Spirit of Manchester Fund from Macc (the organisation that coordinates the Spirit of Manchester programme).
Do you look after someone? Manchester Carers Network wants to know what is important to you.
If you support a relative, partner or friend who due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction could not manage without that support - and if you are unwaged for the support you give - you are a carer.
Gorton Community Grocer is a food-sharing project redistributing groceries and toiletries, which opens on 9 February, at Gorton Community Centre, 543 Abbey Hey Lane, M18 8PF. Gorton Community Grocer will be open every Friday 9.30am-12pm.
All across this country there are families who struggle to put food on the table; children are going to school hungry and parents are skipping meals so that their kids can eat an evening meal.
The Together Network wants to continue their work to stop this and they’re calling on churches, schools, families, and individuals throughout England to stand up to food poverty – and have some fun in the process.