Media coverage October-December 2015

December 2015

5: Jeremy Hunt snubs mental health facilities not making a single visit in a year. The Mirror

9: NHS trust ‘failed to properly investigate deaths of more than 1,000 patients’. Guardian

9: 17 horrifying mental health facts that have been delivered to Jeremy Hunt. The Mirror

9: I’m terrified what the country will look like in 2010. The Pool

9: Edge Hill University in partnership with Everton in the Community celebrate youth mental health initiative. The Southport Visiter

9: Minister accuses Government of falling short in its pledge to tackle mental health. Care Appointments

10: Britain is in the grip of a mental health crisis the Government is failing to tackle. Independent

10: Borehamwood’s Labour Party celebrated Chanukah with a special guest. Bourehamwood and Elstree Times

12: Scandal-hit hospital trust with 1,182 unexpected deaths was warned on staffing levels. The Mirror

18: Trash day: Big government announcements you may have missed. BBC News

19: Michael Gove urged to act over ‘massive rise’ in prison suicides. Independent

19: Dad fears for his job if toll charge for Mersey Gateway goes ahead. Liverpool Echo

23: This Christmas let’s ensure no-one is feeling isolated and alone. Huffington Post

25: Campaign driven by ex-JFS pupil beats Justin Bieber to Xmas number one. Jewish News

26: Soaring numbers of children treated in A&E for mental health problems. Mirror


November 2015

4: Luciana Berger: ‘We have a mental health crisis as the system only focuses on crisis’. Guardian

5: How can ministers claim to be promoting patient care when the wellbeing of those who provide it is suffering so badly on their watch? Huffington Post

12: Mental health services under ‘huge pressure’ amid budget cuts. Daily Mail

12: Liverpool MPs get a guided tour around Hollyoaks set. Liverpool Echo

12: MPs display the ‘write’ stuff for social action. Jewish Chronicle Online

15: Depression, stress and anxiety – where to go for mental health help in Liverpool. Liverpool Echo

17: ‘More suicides’ in government disability test areas. BBC News

17: Almost 600 suicides could be related to DWP work assessments, claims new research. Huffington Post

17: Drones seized inside British prisons eight times after being used to smuggle contraband goods. Mirror

18: Wavertree MP and shadow mental health minister Luciana Berger brands Ken Livingstone’s comments “unacceptable”. Liverpool Echo

18: Watch the moment Labour MP spoke up bravely about his battle with depression. The Mirror

18: Ken Livingstone makes ‘unreserved’ apology for ‘psychiatric help’ comment. BBC News

19: We must stem the tide of male suicide. Huffington Post


October 2015

2: More needs to be done to help people with mental illness back to work. Left Foot Forward

2: The state of our mental health system is one of the great scandals of our time. Daily Telegraph

7: Mental health service crisis: The Big Issue North

10: Luciana Berger: Homophobia and prejudice can cause mental health issues. Pink News

10: The sad truth is that for thousands of people with mental health issues in the UK, there is no dignity. Huffington Post

10: Catching up with Luciana Berger, Britain’s first ever Shadow Minister for Mental Health. Vice

18: Exclusive: How many beds has your hospital lost since David Cameron came to power? Liverpool Echo

20: Luciana Berger joins MPs and community leaders to highlight importance of poverty charity’s work in Israel conflict. Jewish Chronicle

21: Community mental health services ‘getting worse’ in some areas of England. Guardian

21: Many people with mental health problems ‘do not feel listened to’.

22: Suicide rates in young men branded a ‘scandal’ following tragic death of Liverpool student Liam Fletcher. Liverpool Echo

23: Rise in mental health detentions shows ‘services are struggling’. Guardian

26: Luciana Berger speech to the Pink News Awards: Pink News

29: Jeremy Corbyn’s new Shadow Minister for Mental Health to show Professor Green’s BBC3 suicide documentary in Parliament. Radio Times

29: Petition to stop cuts to Merseyside Police reaches more than 10,000 signatures. Liverpool Echo

30: NHS: Stress affecting one in three junior doctors, according to British Medical Association. Independent

31: Tax credits: Private debt collectors to fetch back payments made in error. Independent