The main employer represented by this branch is the Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust. We negotiate on behalf of our members in relation to any proposed reorganisations and policy changes.
We have official recognition with the Employer and attend negotiating meetings with the Senior Managers & Executives of the Trust Board (JNCC). Ben Jackson, Branch Secretary, attends MMH&SCT Board Meetings and attends the Policy Development Group and Health & Safety Committees. If you have any questions about our roles, or wish to become more involved in branch activities then please use the contact form to share your Comments/Questions.
In July 2017 the Manchester Community and Mental Health Branch merged with the Bolton, Salford and Trafford Mental Health Branch. The name of the new Branch is ‘Greater Manchester Mental Health’. This new Branch has about 2500 members, most of … Continue reading
If your GP practice is in Manchester (even if you are not a Manchester resident) please write to them asking if they know about the proposed service closures, what they think the impact will be on their patients, and whether … Continue reading
The campaign has produced model letters for you to send to find out what councillors and candidates will do to fight for better mental health services and against the proposed closures. Feel free to adapt these letters. There are two … Continue reading
The Branch organised a lobby of the MMHSCT Trust Board meeting on 31st March 2016 outside Chorlton House. At this meeting MMHSCT announced that despite overwhelming support for all the services, it was going ahead with plans to close all … Continue reading
Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust and Manchester CCGs were told by the Health Scrutiny Committee to conduct a public consultation into the proposed closure of 8 frontline mental health services, plus the community rehabitation service in Crumpsall. The … Continue reading
Campaign leaflet about the proposed cuts to 8 frontline mental health services, and what the branch is doing to fight these cuts. Click here for the leaflet: Stop cuts to frontline mh services nov 2015
If you would like to sign our branch petition against cuts in mental health services, jobs and staff online, please click on this link: https://www.change.org/p/manchester-mental-health-and-social-care-trust-manchester-deserves-better-mental-health-services-there-must-be-no-cuts-in-services-jobs-or-staff?recruiter=45408890&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink
Information for MMHSCT Members July 2015 click the link to read the Information sheet. If you work in MMHSCT and have not received this Information sheet – contact Ben Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org
This branch supports unison’s call for a change in whistleblowing laws. The current laws are too narrow and not fit for purpose. Our employer is currently using their whistle Blowing policy to look at concerns raised by individual and groups … Continue reading