Media coverage July-September 2015

September 2015

9: IN PICTURES: Drawing on the Queen’s record-breaking reign! Jewish News

9: Refugee crisis: Community’s combined initiative draws huge support. Jewish Chronicle

14: Two more Merseyside MPs join Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet team. Liverpool Echo

14: Jeremy Corbyn creates new dedicated ‘Minister for Mental Health’ in his shadow cabinet. Independent

14: New Labour leader creates shadow mental health role. Nursing Times

15: Care provider backs Corbyn’s new minister for mental health. Warrington Guardian

15: Britain’s mental health is in crisis – a shadow minister can’t tackle it alone. Guardian

15: Labour’s New Shadow Minister for Mental Health Must Look at Much More Than Just the NHS. Huffington Post

15: Jeremy Corbyn appoints dedicated Shadow Minister for Mental Health. Cosmopolitan

16: Plymouth expert welcomes appointment of Shadow Minister for Mental Health on Labour frontbench. Plymouth Herald

16: TUC congress: CSP warns about cuts to physio in mental healthcare. Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

18: Labour Party shows ‘clear commitment’ to mental health by appointing dedicated shadow minister. Homecare

19: Shadow minister Luciana Berger warns of mental health crisis as budgets dwindle. Sunday Mirror

20: New shadow mental health minister Luciana Berger: NHS services are ‘going backwards’ due to cuts. Liverpool Echo

25: MP in Walton mental health hospital visit. Champion

28: Schizophrenia: the next big challenge in public health. Morning Star

30: How the Health and Social Care Act broke down mental health services. Left Foot Forward

30: Why the New Shadow Minister for Mental Health Can Make or Break Labour’s Campaign. Huffington Post


August 2015

2: Merseyside politicians sign open letter backing Liverpool-born Andy Burnham as next Labour Party leader. Liverpool Echo

22: Andy Burnham: ‘I will run the government ragged’. BBC News

22: Tories break pledge to increase spending on mental health services. Mirror

23: Ministers accused of failing to keep mental health pledge. BBC News

24: Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham says united party can kick Tories out in 2020. Mirror

25: ‘Unacceptable’: Rochdale MP Danczuk attacks Government over ‘broken’ mental health spending promises. Mancunianmatters

26: Local spending on mental health has been reduced. MinsterFM

26: Mental health spending in Manchester could be cut by £1.5m next year. Manchester Evening News

26: Increase in written complaints another sign NHS is going backwards under Cameron. Labour Press

27: Government breaks promises on mental health care, says Simon Danczuk. Rochdale Online


July 2015

4: Michael Gove’s school reforms ‘ignored’ rise in pupils’ mental illness. Guardian

8: Tory Tax Credit shame. Morning Star

10: Public health cuts could cost NHS extra and cause more unplanned pregnancies. Guardian

11: Liverpool’s abortion rate revelation shows nearly a third of pregnancies end in termination. Liverpool Echo

13: Government delays publication of plans for reduction in UK’s sugar intake. Guardian

13: Number of mental health beds in Greater Manchester falls. Manchester Evening News

16: Man died in hospital after Runcorn care home failed to give him prescription medicine, inquest hears. Liverpool Echo

21: Government’s approach to HIV ‘doesn’t make sense’. Pink News

22: Cuts in acute psychiatric care may have gone too far, inquiry finds. Guardian

24: More than 70 Liverpool NHS staff face redundancy after privatisation deal worth up to £1bn. Liverpool Echo