Media coverage January-March 2016

March 2016

1: Jewish family with mentally ill daughter blast “diabolical” failure by council. Jewish News

2: 70,000 in Liverpool on ‘rip-off’ prepay meters… here’s what can you do about it. Liverpool Echo

2: Nine ECHO readers who say “rip-off’ prepay meters left them with extortionate energy bills. Liverpool Echo

2: Liverpool residents losing thousands on prepay meters. ITV

8: More can be done to integrate physical and mental health care – report. Southern Daily Echo

12: Tory mental health plans for children are in chaos, claims top Labour MP. The Mirror

12: 8,000-name Bootham Park petition handed in to No10. The Press

14: Corbyn blasts ‘completely unacceptable’ anti-Semitic abuse sent to Luciana Berger. Jewish News

14: Liverpool MP targeted by vile racist online trolls. Liverpool Echo

17: OPINION – Luciana Berger: A chance to reflect on my own struggles against anti-Semitism. Jewish News

17: ‘We are long way off parity of esteem’ – shadow mental health minister Luciana Berger hits out at government during visit to region. Eastern Daily Press

17: Thousands back bid to revive York mental health hospital shut down by watchdog. Yorkshire Post

17: Jeremy Corbyn condemns mental health joke at “Corbyn 4 PM” event. BuzzFeed

19: Mental health – ‘We must have a change’: BBC News

19: Health charities call for trust to be held to account over failings. Yorkshire Post

21: Jeremy Corbyn ‘JC4PM’ Tour comedian Jeremy Hardy says Trident supporters are mentally ill. Huffington Post

24: LEJOG walker meets government minister as journey north continues. Swindon Advertiser

February 2016

3: Everton pioneer mental health awareness against Newcastle. Liverpool Echo

4: Luciana Berger on why mental health shouldn’t be a private battle and is a problem for us all. The Mirror

5: Employers must recognise scale of mental wellbeing challenge, says shadow minister. CIPD People Management

5: Suicides rise on Tories’ watch. Morning Star

5: Prison funding cuts ‘are putting vulnerable prisoners at risk’. Guardian

5: Interview: Luciana Berger. Varsity

8: As children face a mental health crisis, should schools take the lead in fighting it?. New Statesman

8: £87 million earmarked for mental health care for new mothers and children remains unspent, Labour claims. Huffington Post

8: Children of alcoholics are ‘suffering in silence’ because of a scandalous lack of support. ITV News

8: Jeremy Hunt criticised for ‘no-show’ In Parliament over junior doctor’s strike. Huffington Post

10: Why employers should recognise the scale of mental wellbeing. Ashdown Group

10: Luciana Berger lends Jewish students’ support for mental health awareness campaign. Jewish News

15: Ministers must stop hiding behind their rhetoric and deliver these vital long-overdue changes. Huffington Post

15: 5 times mental health services were failed by the Conservative government. Independent

16: Forget about a mental health revolution without new cash. Guardian

18: Number of children waiting in A&E with mental health problems soars, new figures show. Huffington Post

18: 58 million anti-depressants issued every year – equivalent of one per person in England. Daily Telegraph

21: Revealed: The £62m black hole in Merseyside hospitals’ finances. Liverpool Echo

22: Learning disabilities treatment care is ‘shocking’. BBC News

23: NI mental health spending ‘unacceptable’ – Campbell. UTV

24: Berger suggests Government had hand in delaying mental health report. Care Appointments

January 2016

4: BBC Three to air two new Professor Green documentaries. ATV Today

5: Unexpected deaths of mental health patients ‘needs public investigation’. Press Association

8: Extreme OCD ‘misdiagnosed’ as paedophilia’. Sky News

9: Shadow mental health minister, Luciana Berger, visits Cheltenham charity Suicide Crisis. Gloucestershire Echo

11: PM pledges £1bn to end ‘shame’ of mental illness. Sky News

12: Southbank Centre launches Changing Minds, a new weekend festival about mental health and the arts. Disability Arts Online

18: David Cameron repeats controversial claim. Daily Mail

19: Osborne’s ‘lost marbles’ taunt reinforces mental health stigma, says Labour. Guardian

20: Barclays creating 300 jobs after £15m investment. Insider Media

20: Barclays creating 300 jobs at Wavertree Technology Park site. Liverpool Echo

21: Bootle’s May Logan Centre wins praise from Shadow Mental Health Minister. LHT News

25: Berger paints a healthy picture. Jewish Chronicle

25: Number of mental health nurses falls 10%. Guardian

26: Cuts blamed for ‘appalling’ rise in mental health deaths. Mirror

29: Shadow Minister for Mental Health visits centre for mindfulness research. Care Appointments

30: One in three Liverpool women are not taking life-saving cervical cancer smear test. Liverpool Echo