Author Archives: Tippa Naphtali

We remember our comrade Pauline Campbell : 10 Years on!

Pauline Campbell RIP

4WardEverUK pays respect to our dear sister and comrade as we mark the 10th anniversary of her tragic death.

Pauline Campbell was found dead on 15 May 2008, not far from the grave of her daughter Sarah. Sarah died in January 2003 in HMP Styal.

Picture: Pauline Campbell at the annual UFFC Rally & Demo in 2007.

Pauline was committed not just to campaigning but also to helping INQUEST’s work in supporting bereaved families. She was one of a number of bereaved parents who turned their own personal loss into sustained campaign action and protest. Read the rest of this entry

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Campaign charity INQUEST launches its Skills and Support Toolkit

Azelle Rodney’s Family

The Family of Azelle Rodney

source: INQUEST
published: 11 December 2015

INQUEST launched an online version of its Skills and Support Toolkit on 16th December. This resource, funded by the Big Lottery, has been developed with the help of a number of families, including INQUEST’s Family Reference Group, all of whom have had direct experience of a relative who has died in custody or detention.

The toolkit’s purpose is to help bereaved people navigate their way through the protracted inquest process and to build a range of skills to support their rights and access to information. Individuals can learn basic skills such as, how to plan and organise information ahead of an inquest, speak in public, as well as some more advanced skills such as campaigning, speaking to media or lobbying a Member of Parliament. Read the rest of this entry

Deaths of more than 1,000 people “not investigated by NHS”

Mental Health Solitudesource: ITV News
published: 11 December 2015

A new report says that the unexpected deaths of more than 1,000 people have not been investigated by the NHS.

“They ignored him and they ignored us”. That’s the claim tonight from the parents of a man who they believe was failed by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Mark O’Shaugnessy told health professionals he wanted to kill himself and hurt his mother. Instead of being admitted to a psychiatric ward, he was allowed to return home where he committed suicide.

His mother Julie spoke out following yesterday’s revelation that the Trust has failed to investigate hundreds of unexpected deaths.

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