Media coverage April-June 2016

June 2016

29: Metro mayor race: Luciana Berger pledges to be the most ‘open, transparent and accountable’ in the country. Wirral Globe

29: Luciana Berger vows to be Liverpool City Region’s ‘listening Metro Mayor’. BBC

May 2016

3: Labour calls for Katrina Percy, chief executive at Southern Health NHS Trust, to be sacked. Southern Daily Echo

4: Patients and families failed by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust need action and they need it now. Huffington Post

4: Mental health champion for UK schools axed after criticising government. Guardian

5: Parents fight for truth in new ‘Mid Staffs’ scandal involving catalogue of failures. The Mirror

9: NHS mental health funding is still lagging behind, says report. Guardian

12: Croydon art gallery aims to tackle mental illness. East London Lines

16: The scandal of mental health in prisons that Michael Gove is failing to tackle. Huffington Post

23: Why is local government so blokey?. Guardian

25: Luciana Berger elected first parliamentary chair of Jewish Labour Movement. Jewish News

30: Luciana Berger to stand for mayor of Liverpool city region. Guardian

31: Luciana Berger aims to ‘reach every corner of city region’ in her bid to become Metro Mayor. Liverpool Echo

31: On mayoral models and female leaders. Guardian

April 2016

1: Government unable to answer ‘basic questions’ on mental health, reveals Labour’s Luciana Berger. Huffington Post

1: Ministers ‘letting down mentally ill people’ by not collecting data. Guardian

1: Government accused of failing mentally ill people by not collecting data. Telegraph

1: Questions the government can’t answer on mental health as it fails to tackle growing crisis. Mirror

5: Martin Lewis: ‘Debt and mental illness are a marriage made in hell. This is how to cope’. Telegraph

6: Tragic teenager’s mother urges NHS trust chief to quit. Wiltshire Business

6: NHS Trust told to make ‘urgent and significant’ improvements to care. ITV News

10: Devastating NHS mental health budget cuts mean there are days when NO beds are available. Mirror

11: Mental health services turn away 23% of under-18s referred to them. Guardian

11: Young people mental health patient deaths not properly recorded. Huffington Post

11: Top tech firms urged to step up online abuse fightback. Guardian

15: Essential service helps women whose lives are shattered by addiction. Brighton and Hove Independent

16: People with mental health problems deserve better than ‘I’m sorry, I haven’t a clue’. Labour List

16: Why can a Liverpool MP get no answers over state of mental health services? Liverpool Echo

20: Jewish group leads calls to reform system of detaining asylum-seekers. The Jewish Chronicle Online.

20: Early death rate of mentally ill people has risen under the Tories. Huffington Post

21: Mental health goals may not be met, audit office warns. Guardian

22: Ministers don’t know what effect their cuts are having on people with mental health problems. Independent

26: Home Secretary to set out government’s response to Hillsborough findings. Liverpool Echo

28: Child mental health services ‘turning away vulnerable young adults.’ Huffington Post

29: CQC’s damning report: Southern Health ‘still not doing enough’. ITV News

30: Jewish Labour MP speaks out over the vile anti-semitic abuse she is subjected to by online bullies. Daily Mail