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Joe Rafferty

Joe Rafferty’s Update: Partnerships @JR_MerseyCare

Part of my job as Chief Executive of Mersey Care NHS Trust is to meet people from other health organisations and it is always nice to hear compliments about the work we are doing. Only this week I received a lot of positive comments about how we’ve made ourselves a real integrator in the healthcare […]

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Doing The Right Thing: Everyone’s Business by @PC_Becky_Davies

(This blog contains my own views and opinions) We are busy working hard to bring changes to culture within the police service, opening up conversations about mental health. This brings challenges and frustrations. ‘Blockers’ as they are affectionately termed. Navigating these blockers is more difficult because the subject is so important; time IS NOT on […]

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Social Support – @JR_MerseyCare

I’d like to start this week’s blog by offering my thanks to work that social workers do in helping with the care of our patients. We work alongside social workers in a large variety of roles across the trust, from the work they do in the community to the valuable role they play in our […]

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Luciana Berger Fix dementia care

Together, we can help fix dementia care @lucianaberger

I’ve written to NHS chief executive Simon Stevens asking him to join me in supporting the Alzheimer Society’s Fix Dementia Care campaign. The campaign is calling for improvements in hospital care for people living with dementia following the charity’s investigation which found too many people with dementia are falling while in hospital, being discharged at night or […]

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My Life With Mersey Care BY @loonydepartment

I’m a service user at Mersey Care NHS Trust. My journey into the mental health services started in my early teens. I had a social worker, psychologist and so on. My school days, my home life, my life in children’s homes (Nugent Care), my secure unit life, my residential school life. Anyway, you could say […]

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Time for actions to speak louder than words – Michael McCourt, CEO – Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

I was briefly interviewed today [email protected] BBC Radio Manchester’s breakfast show. I answered questions on the report ‘The Mental Health Five Year Forward View’ and the current state of mental health in England and specifically Greater Manchester. I really welcome the report and will say a little more on that later. While I’m proud of all that […]

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What does new power mean for the NHS?

What does new power mean for the NHS? – Victoria Betton @VictoriaBetton

What does new power mean for the NHS? 0 comments What do shifting societal trends towards a sharing economy mean for the NHS? Understanding New Power (Heimans & Timms, December 2014) sets out a framework to conceptualise shifts in power which are enabled by digital technologies in contemporary society: Old power works like a currency. It is held by few. […]

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My Stay in Clock View by @loonydepartment

My Stay in Clock View by @loonydepartment

My Stay In Clock View 06/02/16Loony Department What’s been happening the past few weeks. Well from the 20th Jan to 5th Feb, I was in a mental health facility (Clock View Hospital, Liverpool). I’ll just explain what lead up to this. January was becoming a difficult time for me, as I explained in my previous post […]

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What to say to someone with Postpartum Psychosis by @PPsoup

What to say to someone with Postpartum Psychosis I was inspired to write this after a twitter conversation where I mentioned a small thing I needed to hear in the midst of Postpartum Psychosis. It was a simple thing but it would’ve made a massive difference to my recovery. My tweet was, “I wish midwives had given […]

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Time to Talk Day 2016 by Laura Roche

The ‘Time to Change’ campaign has been instrumental in tackling stigma around mental health and on 4 February, their ‘Time to Talk’ day encourages people to talk openly about mental illness. I’ve suffered with depression and anxiety for most of my life and I can vouch for the fact that talking about it has helped […]

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