Children’s Mental Health Crisis

Book seats for coaches from #Derbyuk to People’s Assembly Against Austerity Take Back Manchester Festival | 30 Sep – 4 Oct 2017: Email mozgreenshields@gmail.com or text 07889274723

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People’s Assembly Against Austerity

Take Back Manchester Festival | 30 Sep – 4 Oct 2017

Take Back Manchester Festival | 30 Sep – 4 Oct 2017

Book seats for coaches leaving Derby for Torres Out demonstration by email mozgreenshields@gmail.com or text 07889274723

Planned to coincide directly with the Tory Party Conference in Manchester we will be holding 5 full days of protest, music, comedy, direct actions, meetings, events and a whole lot more…

This is will probably be the most ambitious event the People’s Assembly Against Austerity have ever undertaken. We will make sure the Tories, can’t move through Manchester without feeling the full force of opposition to their austerity policies.

Take Back Manchester Festival | 30 Sep – 4 Oct 2017

The week of action will include:
National Demonstration – Sunday 1 October 2017
Tories Out | No More Austerity | Scrap the Pay Cap
For Decent Health, Homes, Jobs & Education
Assemble: 12:00pm, Castlefield Arena, Rice Street, Manchester – March to the Conference Centre

This is the main event in the week which coincides with the opening of the Conservative Party conference. Coaches and transport is being arranged from across the country for the day.

If you can organise a group of people to travel from your organisation, workplace or community then please get in touch – we can put you in touch with people in your area and advise on best transport options.

Get Ready | Get Involved | Get Organised

The week will be packed full & we’re encouraging as many people as possible to stay for the whole week. Book time off work now – we will be arranging accommodation for people in a community centre. This will be basic but will be very cheap. Full details and booking available soon.

Other events in the week will be announced every few days so keep an eye on our website and the event on Facebook.

Please check out the Facebook page here, like it and share widely.

Also check out our transport page here.  These are the few coaches already booked and don’t forget to keep checking back as more come in… Also please send us your coach details as soon as you have them to office @thepeoplesassembly.org.uk so we can add them to the site.

Finally – we urgently need to raise funds!

To take on this task we need to raise a huge amount of money. The more money we raise, the more venues we can book, protests and demonstrations we can organise, events can take place.

We need to raise a minimum of £70,000 but once we hit that target we won’t stop fundraising – we’ll just go bigger and bolder with the events we can plan.

Please make a donation and help make this huge!

Solidarity

 

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity
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You can also keep up with The Derby People’s Assembly Against Austerity on Twitter or Facebook.

#NHS Mental Health Crisis: We are sitting on children’s mental health ‘timebomb’ after £50m government cuts say charities

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We are sitting on children’s mental health ‘timebomb’ after £50m government cuts say charities

Cyber Bullying
Onslaught: 24/7 online bullying is one cause say campaigners

Massive cuts to services which treat troubled children have created a mental health timebomb, campaigners said.

They spoke out after disturbing figures revealed the number of children turning up at A&E with mental health conditions had almost DOUBLED in four years.

Every day nearly 50 young people aged 18 or under arrive at casualty units with psychiatric ­problems. In all, 17,278 attended A&E in England last year, compared to just 9,328 four years ago.

Health campaigners said a rise in cyber-bullying and “sexting” – sending graphic messages and images – could have contributed to more kids suffering from psychiatric problems.

They also blamed cuts of £50million to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) since 2010 for the dramatic rise.

Lucie Russell, campaigns director at charity YoungMinds, said: “We are sitting on a mental health timebomb. Every day we hear about the toxic climate children and young people face in a 24/7 online culture where they can never switch off. Young people tell us they ­experience a continuous onslaught of stress at school, bullying, sexual pressure. They don’t know where to turn.”

Mental health

17,278

The number of people aged 18 or under who attended A&E in England last year with mental health problems

The charity found that 60 per cent of councils in England have cut or frozen CAMHS budgets since 2010/11.

Paula Lavis, co-ordinator of the ­Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, said: “We know there have been cuts to early intervention services. Local authorities who often fund these ­services have taken huge budget cuts.

“Young people are often not being seen at an early stage and so for many their problems are reaching crisis point.” When 18-year-old mental health campaigner Sophia Parvizi-Wayne, from North London, had anorexia at the age of 14, her family had to pay for a private psychologist. Sophia said: “More funding is required. I was denied psychology on the NHS on the basis that ‘there were people worse than me’.

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