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Mental health services ‘broken and heading for crisis’

Staff are burnt out and ‘leaving in droves‘ UNISON health delegates are told

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Mental health in numbers

Mental health in numbers

Media on the UNISON National site.

Where’s the support for our mental health?

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, UNISON members share their experiences of the UK’s struggling mental health services

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Making time to talk

Laney Walsh is working tirelessly to combat the stigma around mental health

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Stigma around mental health must end, says UNISON

Employers urged to ‘take real action’ to support staff

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Mental Health Matters UNISON and Mind working together to support the mental health of emergency workers – booklet

A guide for workers in the emergency services to help them deal with a mental health problems or support colleagues. It could also be useful to UNISON reps outside police and ambulance services.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Award-winning work on mental health in Redditch and Bromsgrove

General secretary Dave Prentis visits branch to see first hand the practical help and support provided to members

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Mental health services in dire state, says UNISON

Responding to the report of the NHS England Mental Health Taskforce, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “The provision of mental health services in this country is in a dire state. “It is hard to imagine how much worse things can get when children are being sent far away from their families because of […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Equalities and Campaigning

A range of courses to equip activists with the skills and knowledge to organise and campaign effectively around political and equalities issues. Political education workshops These workshops, developed for delivery in branches, vary in length from half an hour to half a day. Boom – Bust – Fightback Defending public services Lobbying game Marching in […]

Page on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust staff balloted for strike action

Administrators and medical secretaries are being balloted for strike action as Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust press ahead with up to 12.5% pay cuts as part of a restructure of services. If the proposals go ahead 53 full-time equivalent posts will be lost and specialised medical secretary roles will disappear. With fewer staff […]

News on the UNISON South West site.

Mental health guidance for branches

This short guide is designed to help branches initiate discussions with employers about prioritising the mental health of staff. It is based on the “Thriving at work” Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health in the workplace. Suggestions explore a number of methods that reflect joint working approaches and creative ways to encourage discussions.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Mental health at work- a young persons guide

Media on the UNISON South East site.

Police and justice delegates highlight disability issues

Conference discussed the importance of supporting and recruiting disabled staff and of supporting staff with mental health problems

Article on the UNISON National site.

Delegates voice the need for mental health first aiders

Disabled members speak out about the importance of mental health care and the role that mental health first aid can play

Article on the UNISON National site.

Bargaining on Mental Health Policies: A practical guide for UNISON branches

This comprehensive (56 page) practical guide is designed for branches to dip in and out of when bargaining on mental health issues.

Media on the UNISON National site.