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Cast your vote for the Best Community Space Spirit of Manchester Award 2016

1 Jul 2016 - 12:32 by michelle.foster

Voting is now open to vote for the Best Community Space Spirit of Manchester Award 2016.

Award criteria
A community space can be a piece of land or a building available for use by the community. Organisations needed to show:
• Best use of a community space
• How the space is seen as central within the community
• The impact it has within the local community

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Cancer and Mental Well-being engagement events

1 Jul 2016 - 11:04 by michelle.foster

Macmillan Cancer Support is currently undertaking a number of engagement events to look at issues relating to mental well-being and cancer. This information will be used to inform the future work of Macmillan’s ‘cancer and mental health taskforce’. The taskforce is looking at what cancer patients and carers say about their emotional experiences, the support they get for these, and any extra support they might appreciate.

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Free counselling and emotional support service for young people in Manchester

10 Jun 2016 - 10:20 by michelle.foster

Any young person aged between 11 and 19, living within the City of Manchester area can now get free online emotional and mental health support using a website called Kooth.com. They can sign up, choose an avatar (an online character) to represent them anonymously and have an online chat with a counsellor or use the many other features on the site such as
message forums and blogs.

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Comic Relief - Maternal Mental Health Initiative

27 May 2016 - 09:23 by michelle.foster

More than 1 in 10 women develop a mental illness during pregnancy, or in the first year of their baby’s life. Depression is the biggest problem, affecting 10-14% of women. In England, roughly 122,000 babies under one live with a parent who has a mental health problem. Left untreated, poor mental health can have a devastating impact on mums and their families. Not only can mums suffer unnecessarily, but in severe cases, it can be life-threatening –with suicide being one of the leading causes of death for women in the UK during the perinatal period.

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Launch of the Manchester NHS CCGs Mental Health grants programme

3 May 2016 - 12:43 by michelle.foster

You are invited to attend the launch of the Manchester NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) mental health grants programme developed in association with Macc.

The launch is taking place on:
Wednesday 25 May 2016, 1pm-3.30pm
At Halle St Peters
, 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF

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The Horsfall

15 Apr 2016 - 10:07 by michelle.foster

42nd Street is launching The Horsfall, a venue and programme exploring ways to engage with heritage and creativity to improve mental health and wellbeing.

The Horsfall is taking inspiration from the Ancoats Art Museum; a unique social and artistic experiment established in Manchester at the end of the 19th Century by namesake Thomas Horsfall, who sought to promote wellbeing and social change through contact with art and nature.

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Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution

25 Feb 2016 - 19:19 by Mike Wild

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Could you give us 10 minutes to talk about health?

As part of Greater Manchester’s Devolution agenda, for the first time Greater Manchester is taking control of £6 billion of public funding for health and social care from April 2016.

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African and Caribbean Mental Health Services

12 Feb 2016 - 11:03 by michelle.foster

The African and Caribbean Mental Health Services (ACMHS) is a voluntary charitable organisation that was formed in October 1989 to provide support to African and African Caribbean people with mental health problems aged 16 and over and registered with a Manchester GP.

The Mental Health Team works with people who have common mental health problems i.e.: depression, anxiety, relationship problems and low self-esteem by offering advice, CBT and person-centred counselling, CBT therapies, advocacy, health and well-being groups.

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MMHSCT Mental Health Services consultation – Our Plans to Stop some of our Services

9 Dec 2015 - 13:21 by michelle.foster

This consultation is being led by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT) and is supported by the North, Central and South Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (the Trust) provides specialist, community mental health, prison and public health wellbeing services as well as support services for people living within the City of Manchester. The Trust receives most of its money (about 67% of its total income) to provide these services from the North, Central and South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups (Manchester CCGs).

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Mental Health Cuts in Manchester Briefing (26/11/2015)

4 Dec 2015 - 13:55 by michelle.foster

The following is Macc’s understanding and observations on the current position. It is important to note that this is changing all the time.

Level of Cuts
The Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust is being forced to make cuts of £6.9m in 2015/16. This figure represents 7% of the Trust’s total £103m income. The figure is especially high due to £2m of the 2014/15 round of cuts not being achieved and therefore carried forward into this round.

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